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Old 05-24-2012, 01:12 AM   #11
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When you bring a new pit into your life, do you adopt/rescue or buy one from a breeder? How do you deal with behavioral problems? Of course, I don't mean to be prejudiced against pits, but all big dogs need an extra extra eye out on them when disciplining them just because of the sheer size...
I just wanted to clarify one thing. The "true" APBT is typically from 40-70 pounds. They are more of a medium-medium/large sized dogs. The BIG dogs that you see are not pit bulls but bully types. Usually mixed with American bull dogs, even mastiffs sometimes. The short stocky "hippo" looking ones are usually crosses with English bull dogs. Just wanted to put my two cents in!

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Old 06-21-2012, 12:45 AM   #12
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Back to the poor dog in the middle of the road, I have found if you open the car door and say JUMP IN, happily, often they do. Then you can look for the owner. At least they are safe from cars. I try to always have a lead in the car, and a choke chain, (sorry, chaps), so that I can rescue anything, from rottie to chauhuahua. It is simply the ability to fit any neck, in an emergency.

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People are dumb...I went into the bank for a quick second the other day. My sunroof was open and the front windows were half way down but the back windows were up. I have tint and the car has with built in shades on the back 3 windows so you couldn't see my 3 pups. When I got out 2 younger ladies were hovering around my car and one asked if they could see my dogs. I said sure and let them out, gixxer and brook came out to say hi all happy and bubblely but Winston, the pitbull great dane looked at me like...I don't wanna say hi...lol But I called him out and he happily came anyways. They were all tail wagging saying Hi and the girls were fawning all over them. Especially Winston, they liked him the best and one asked what kind of dog he was.

When i told her she immediately stopped petting him, got in her car and shut the door. lol Her daughter was in the back seat asking if she could pet the doggies and I saw her lean back and say something to her....

The other girl finished saying hi and I called the dogs back in the car and it was over. But I thought that was pretty funny...

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Old 06-21-2012, 08:10 AM   #14
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Back to the poor dog in the middle of the road, I have found if you open the car door and say JUMP IN, happily, often they do. Then you can look for the owner. At least they are safe from cars. I try to always have a lead in the car, and a choke chain, (sorry, chaps), so that I can rescue anything, from rottie to chauhuahua. It is simply the ability to fit any neck, in an emergency.
good advice...

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Old 06-21-2012, 10:05 AM   #15
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My Honey loves to ride and would gladly get into a car with anyone.

I an understand people's fear of pitties (and other brreds that look like them). A vcouple fo years ago it was all in our paper about a meter reader over in Corpu tha was attacked by 2 pitts. One actaully bit thru his shoe into his foot as he tried to get over the fence and pulled him off the fence. the guy wa badly bitten. Someone called the cop and they were there at once and shot and killed both dogs--still attcking the guy.

Then a pitt/boxer mix down th street tried to kill an 8 year old neighbor girl a few years back. They had dog played with the neighborhood kids and nobody was scared of it. Val wa out on the sidewalk and it charged her and took her down ther. It bit her head,m face, arms, legs, side. Cops said it was trying to kill her. Witnesses said she was doing nothing to causes this, had palyed great with the dog a number of times.

A few yeas ago in Houston the family pitt attacked and killed their little daughter. Just out of the blue, no reason known. It is storie like this that scare people.

But then my nephew found a skinny flea ridden pitt and took her home. She stank something aful (skin problems.) He took her to the vet and it was detrmined a skin infection. Also the vet determined she was about 3-4 and had been used as a breeder. Well, long story short, Deezles skin problems cleared up when she went on grainless food, when I wa up there a few weeks ago she almost killed me---slobbery kisses almost dfrowned me. She loves to play with their "pound dog" and they are great freinds. And my neices 13" beagle bosses Macy and Deezle.

As I said, I can understand people being scared of them with all the stories in the news, but they ut need to meet one like Deezle.
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My Honey loves to ride and would gladly get into a car with anyone.

I an understand people's fear of pitties (and other brreds that look like them). A vcouple fo years ago it was all in our paper about a meter reader over in Corpu tha was attacked by 2 pitts. One actaully bit thru his shoe into his foot as he tried to get over the fence and pulled him off the fence. the guy wa badly bitten. Someone called the cop and they were there at once and shot and killed both dogs--still attcking the guy.

Then a pitt/boxer mix down th street tried to kill an 8 year old neighbor girl a few years back. They had dog played with the neighborhood kids and nobody was scared of it. Val wa out on the sidewalk and it charged her and took her down ther. It bit her head,m face, arms, legs, side. Cops said it was trying to kill her. Witnesses said she was doing nothing to causes this, had palyed great with the dog a number of times.

A few yeas ago in Houston the family pitt attacked and killed their little daughter. Just out of the blue, no reason known. It is storie like this that scare people.

But then my nephew found a skinny flea ridden pitt and took her home. She stank something aful (skin problems.) He took her to the vet and it was detrmined a skin infection. Also the vet determined she was about 3-4 and had been used as a breeder. Well, long story short, Deezles skin problems cleared up when she went on grainless food, when I wa up there a few weeks ago she almost killed me---slobbery kisses almost dfrowned me. She loves to play with their "pound dog" and they are great freinds. And my neices 13" beagle bosses Macy and Deezle.

As I said, I can understand people being scared of them with all the stories in the news, but they ut need to meet one like Deezle.
I can understand the fear of a dog that looks like it is going bite them. This girl was just petting my happy dog that was giving her kisses. lol But then she freaked out. What if my dog wasn't a stable dog? She freaked out and ran into her car. Another dog could have given chase and lunged because of how abruptly she changed gears.

The problem is people don't know how to act in front of dogs. They act like a nervous wreck in front of a dog, then if you have an already unstable dog it will pick up on that energy and things escalate....

People need to learn how to act around dogs for their safety and the safety of their kids...the world is a dangerous place and most bites can be avoided with a little bit of common sense. It is no fun to be bitten by any dog and there are far more dogs that will bite you sooner than a pit bull so the quicker people learn the better.



....look there is even a link! I'm getting the hang of this.

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Great post. bigred! I picture is worth a thousand words.....
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thanks I think the funniest thing is that Winston didn't even want to get out and say Hi in the first place lol. He is usually the first one at the door ready to come out. When I opened the door it was Brook and Gixxer there and he was all the way at the side of the car next to the other door. I said "OK" and Brook and Gixxer hopped out and Winston gave me a look like "I don't wanna!" lol I said "come on" and came along with a "FINE" kinda look on his face and perked up as he hit the pavement. He probably would have said I told you so if he could have

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Both of my boys were bitten when kids. The youngest was 5 and we were at a company picnic. I was in a lawn chair eating and Randy was sitting on the ground in front of me eating. TheVP's German Shepherd caem walking by and someone tossed a chicken bone to him (two no-no-s right there--feeding the dog something, and the something being a cooked chicken bone). Anway, the bone hit my son in the chest and the dog just turned and nailed him right in the face. I don't think Randy even saw it coming.

The cut under his eye was not bad, but the one just below hairline above his temple was bad and poured blood. Instant trip to ER. For about 6 weeks I was not allowed to wash his hair (theyhad clipped it back) and finally it healed. Only 2 moths later a red lumpcame up oin the scar--staph--and it took another 2 months to clear up.

Oldest boy wa 14 and on paper route, riding his bike in the middle of residential street. The GSD came over the fence and got him on the bak of his thigh. The doc tried to close it with butterflies as he didn't like to stitch dog bites, but they wouldn't hold We founjd that Ron was the 3rd kid the dog had come over the fence and bitten. a couple of months later he got another boy, a fried of my son's. Billy was sitting on his bike in the drivweway across the street from wher the dog lived. this time, we went ahead and sued as did Billy's parents. I would not have done it had the owners continued to ignore what the dog was doing--and by the way, it had never had rabies shots when it bit Ron and my doctor reported it and the dog was picked up and held.

So it isn't only pitties that bite, any dog can bite. Only dog that ever bit me was an Irish Setter when I was small, but he didn't even leave a brise much less mark.
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Both of my boys were bitten when kids. The youngest was 5 and we were at a company picnic. I was in a lawn chair eating and Randy was sitting on the ground in front of me eating. TheVP's German Shepherd caem walking by and someone tossed a chicken bone to him (two no-no-s right there--feeding the dog something, and the something being a cooked chicken bone). Anway, the bone hit my son in the chest and the dog just turned and nailed him right in the face. I don't think Randy even saw it coming.

The cut under his eye was not bad, but the one just below hairline above his temple was bad and poured blood. Instant trip to ER. For about 6 weeks I was not allowed to wash his hair (theyhad clipped it back) and finally it healed. Only 2 moths later a red lumpcame up oin the scar--staph--and it took another 2 months to clear up.

Oldest boy wa 14 and on paper route, riding his bike in the middle of residential street. The GSD came over the fence and got him on the bak of his thigh. The doc tried to close it with butterflies as he didn't like to stitch dog bites, but they wouldn't hold We founjd that Ron was the 3rd kid the dog had come over the fence and bitten. a couple of months later he got another boy, a fried of my son's. Billy was sitting on his bike in the drivweway across the street from wher the dog lived. this time, we went ahead and sued as did Billy's parents. I would not have done it had the owners continued to ignore what the dog was doing--and by the way, it had never had rabies shots when it bit Ron and my doctor reported it and the dog was picked up and held.

So it isn't only pitties that bite, any dog can bite. Only dog that ever bit me was an Irish Setter when I was small, but he didn't even leave a brise much less mark.
GSD's always seem sketchy to me. I know they can be great dogs but every dog I have had a problem with seems to have been a GSD, a Husky or an Akita.

I've never been scared by a pitbull lol...and i've encountered more pitbulls than any other breed..

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