every time he dose that tell him no bite and pop him just hard anough to get his attention. They were uneasy about having a Pit with the other dogs. I have had Pittys for 25 years, they are the loves of my life and I will always have one. This is true, particularly with pit bulls. In reply to Very cute story & just wanted by ravenpoe63. Both Mommy and Daddy clean the puppies it is so cute. I'll keep a thought of getting a pitt. They are great dogs, and the pain tolerance is great, or would be if Lu didn't have displasia as well. And to those Pit Bull lovers out there, I’m sure you’re gonna love this adorable video! He followed me everywhere. They do not always get along well with other dogs. In the newly released book, Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon, author Bronwen Dickey … I didn't really know what to say other than, people tend to gravitate towards a pet that is like them, and that I could relate to a loving dog with a tough look that is largely misunderstood and unfairly blamed. He may just need some time to adjust to the new enviroment and people. This is my number 1 favorite breed they are so loyal, clumbsy,smart, and sooo damn cute(i sware they know they are with those big ol' grins:) I have been rescuing and reabilitating them for the past eleven years just peer passion has kept my drive going for these guys so long knowing how passionate they are just about life in general and wanting to please their PACK LEADER(you) we the people that own this breed need to be public role models for the breed every where please enroll all your new pups and old ones 2 in a positive reinforcement class TODAY... That extra socialization is nothing but GREAT for them in an entirety, even if they are trained then those people with the crazy shitzu next door or next to you in class can see how great these angels really are!!! of bad owners. IT SURE IS FUNNY WHEN YOU CALL HER NAME -- KITTIE --AND THEN THIS BIG PIT COMES RUNNING. Yes, pit bulls require a reasonable amount of attention. Our Magnum is Pet Of The Week and was featured on Q13 Fox this morning, check it out guys! The cats are tolerant to him and he is so well manored. i have always been one to say "Its not the breed its the owners" and it is so true with pits. Why does Best Friends care so much about pit bulls? But I also have had so many comments & looks. In reply to This is SO true! This is so true!! There are some fantastic tips on there and his training book is the best. lol. both of my dogs get along great, except for when my big dog likes to tackle my little dog. They do kiss ALOT, I always joke that its not a pit, its a Spitbull. and adopted dog can be as loving as any dog but i felt that i wasn't a skilled enough handler to raise an emotinally damaged dog. Pit Bulls have gotten a bad rap over the years. She came in as a stray but was obviously a breeder dog bc of how her nipples hang; the vet tech said they'll never go back to normal, and she looks like a little cow. After I had my boys and brought them home Harmony was still a puppy so they have grown up together and he is by far the sweetest thing ever with the boys. If you’re ok with people crossing the street when they see you coming, keep reading. And they let a pitbull stay. If by accident he does he is disciplined which is hard because you know he didn't mean it but you have to do it. He is such a wonderful addition to our family, I would not have another breed now and as I said before, I have been around or owned, St Bernards, german shepherds, australian shepherds, dobermains, rotweilers, and pomeranians, etc. What concerns me is by adding other breeds of dogs to the mix they are changing the dogs in more ways than one. my mom and aunt had to pull her off of me. glad to hear you rescue! She left in a huff, and the people waiting were very sympathetic toward me and gave my dog pets on the head, which he loves. In reply to I'm ashamed to say I sort of by GaugeGramma. I think we are going to have a wonderful dog ! When introducing to children, make sure that she is calm and does not jump up on anyone (good manners)...Also check to make sure that the kids aren't afraid of her, because dogs can sense nervousness and she may also get nervous...As long as you are there and assertive, your dog will feel comfortable and safe around other people...And we all know never to leave any dog along with kids... Do you notice if she is submissive or aggressive? In fact, I detest it. It is our rule." HE IS FULL OF SOOOO MUCH ENERGY. He's got this whine that is hilarious and if we don't get those bubbles going fast enough he gets going with it. A dog is said to be a man’s best friend, and rightfully so. What is a Merle Pitbull? Pitbulls are wiggly, cuddly, affectionate dogs. Unless you just want them to smother intruders with hugs and kisses. she will be 6 months in a couple of weeks. If … thay are farm dogs. In reply to I couldn't agree more. I have a funny story to tell. The stubborness can take a bit to get used to, my boy likes to roll over on his back when he does not want to follow directions and will become dead weight. im proud to say i am a owner of a pitbull terrier & i will be honst i was one of those people yes... one of those people who thought a pitbull would attack just because he was a pit bull yes i was ashamed of myself. And even though there’s a lot of information about how this breed is just like any other dog, there are still people who discriminate. case in point, all the michael vick dogs...they certainly weren't trained properly and more then half of them are in loving family homes with other dogs and children. and how many shelter pits that go on to live in families and are great, with little or no socialization or training,, and all the stories of strays saving or helping complete strangers. i wouldn't trade them for the world! Pit Bull, the Nanny dog myth. Pit Bulls are Affectionate Companions. We have a male golden retriever also and the two of them are insepprable. Pitbull rescue and advocacy. This is SO true! My advise for anyone looking to adopt this breed is that you do not own many animals, that you can give them the time they deserve, to not kennel them all day long and to always use positive reinforcement. vISIT THE dOG WHISPERER; cEASAR MILANS WEBSITE. I love my silly boy! My son, like many people got him as a "status symbol" thinking he would have the toughest dog on the blockl What a hoot! pitbulls are great family dogs my pit would die to protect me or my family with out thinking twice about it i love my dog like he was one of my kids. After a spiritedness of upbringing as a scrap dog, Testking 70-432 if a dog does not get its end patch in much company, it is ofttimes euthanized. are pit casey is a whimp we have seen him clear 10ft easy but we went to the river and he wouldint go over a 2 ft gap sissy and he wouldint lick a burgaler to death he is protective friendly but if anyone broke in and tried to hurt us well... its so true! Pits are AMAZING!!!! Koopa is still a pup and gets very excited when new people come over, he espicially loves our friend Bryan. Lu always makes sure I or my  husband is right behind him to protect him from the cat before he'll go past him on the stairs. You are considering adopting or buying a dog, and one breed you are considering is a Pit Bull Terrier, or one of several breeds that are closely related to this breed. Greatest family dog you could ever ask for and I really wish people would get that bad owners make bad dogs, not the breed. In reply to I was on my way to work one by hoochiesmama, call me a softie but that totally just brought tears to my eyes. pain tolerence should never be an issue when purchasing a dog. I think Bluebelle is cute though since she's my little cow. They like to please. he must have been so scared with all those cars and not able to hear. Also when you walk around he CONSTANTLY pulls at your pant leg and trys to attach (non aggresive) your feet. Couldn't agree anymore my son has totally taken over our new pit puppy well I say puppy she's really bout 6 months old. Upon meeting Raef, I instantly fell in love, as the rest of my family did. In reply to wish i could have mine be by oblivium18. I would also like to mention that we have 5 cats, and the cats are tougher than my pits. Almost like he was saying thank you. Your pit bull will be you and your family’s best friend from the day you take them home to the day they pass away. What a love. Come to find out he is deaf. However, my love for the breed is unquestioned by all who know me. I'm ashamed to say I sort of bought into the "vicious breed" idea until our son brought home Gauge as a puppy. That is the best story ever!!! My 3 daughters love him & so do I. I also have a 3 lb yorkie which (Hooch is scared of). all absolutely true. the guy must have been scared when he seen me walk out the house with him and he went to the front of his truck. I was stunned. 10 Reasons Pit Bulls Are The Best. We had her brother but they started to not get along...Rocks preferred Lady our Cocker over her brother. He has brought alot of laughter into my home. That being said, even though they were bred for this awful purpose, we never had a pit turn on us and bite us. the only thing i have a problem with is when even pit bull advocates say..as long as you train them right and socialize them from the begininng with people. Before I got my first Pit baby I was a BIG dog lover but after getting my first he changed me into a complete American Pit Bull Terrier lover! We put by phatmama. wish i could have mine be like what i've read, your dogs amazed me... it is my first time to have pitbull. And although the media focuses on the negative aspects, in reality they can be awesome pets for the smart owner. I am adopting a 2 year old pit from the local humane society.. she has been there longer than any other dog bc people apparently think she's not "cute" like they're looking for. It's so clear that you have expertise with this breed. My Zilla is still a little bit confused he isn't a guard dog he barks like a mad man when someone new comes around! Rather they say Staffordshire Terrier or Terrier mix so they won’t offend. They love kids, they are so dedicated to you, yes they are very strong and love to play. They are affectionate with both adults and they make me laugh more than anything :], In reply to Wow! that's why we'll probly never own any other breed and why we'll probly stick with rescues. The vet says he is about a year old but they don't have a history on him. It is important that when considering a pitbull as a pet that you carefully screen all puppies and adult dogs to ensure that they respond positively. She had been picked up as a stray ready to give birth. Awwww…they’re all so cute!!! She actually cuddles with our cats, and will occassionally lick them (if they let her). they are loving, great with family and kids. Because if we didn’t, thousands of much-loved family pets would never have their chance at a happy life. My boss is president of the humane society so I figured she would know what to do with him. WARNING THESE ANIMALS LOVE TO CUDDLE AND LOVE TO LOVE YOU. I am so fuckin sick and tired of hearing this breed, being blamed for the ignorance and irresponsibility. He loves the Trampoline and My 12 year old daughters Staffy..  Cardi (The Staffy)  Hasn't gotten on with any other dog except him. Can someone help me. Basically I'm saying a good trainer is your answer!!!!! I was like the others concerned about the breed but when I met BOOTS it changed my mind. If my dog has a problem with someone something is wrong because he loves everyone and everything. I just got a pit puppy, and I love him to death. Tenacity And Owning A Pit Bull For The First Time Today, we’re going to talk about 11 reasons pit bull haters say you should never get a pit bull. for the most part THEY ARE ALWAYS PEOPLE FRIENDLY! while we walked by he shifted and the rocks made a noise and papi started growling and barking at him. She brought in somebody to have him tested. Not knowing if it was garbage or a dog, I turned around on the next exit to go back. I am so glad god does what he does cause I would of never gotten the chance to meet such a great breed -- :). If you don’t like dog kisses then consider another breed, because most pitbulls love licking. the more i research the more i loved the dog. He is about a year old. I will tell anyone these dogs do need you to raise them just like your children and show them who is in charge. i dont know about anyone else with a pit but mine thinks he is a lap dog. she is soo loveable. Some people. And i figured out already that there are two types of people out there. She chews up all her toys fast too. I don't like the bad rap the pit bulls get. I have an amazing trainer. We put her thru basic training class....sad to say but actually kind of funny, she actually failed. I have been a rescue/foster parent for our "dangerous" bully breeds for over 25 years, I was so nervous because of all the bad press all those years ago when I adopted my first puppy. Anyone considering a pit PLEASE consider adopting from a shelter or rescue. You have very accurately identified the characteristics of this breed that make responsibile pit bull owners so proud of their dogs. Its best to get a kitten, pits will lick their heads and adult cats get annoyed with the constant attention. You can buy a lawn mower tire from Walmart for $5. They smile with the love that is given them, eager to share with the world the love they receive. It is true that they are what we as people make them. Dogs should never be left unsupervised with other dogs or children, and should never be allowed to roam off leash except in controlled dog-friendly spaces. My dad has never been a big dog person until i brought my pit bulls home and now he tells everyone he would never have another dog. dont wanna get smacked by her wagging tail, stand about 8 feet away from her! not mine! I was so wrong about pitbulls. They are said to have a friendly temperament and is remarked for being attached to their owners. He fell in love with our first pit so much that we now have 2 and are looking to add a third. This includes a rescue that was a fighting dog. These dogs were earlier used in a cruel sport like baiting and were bred because of the same reason. In reply to Dallas loves to lick as well. I was sitting a friends dog, who bit my child in the face! I am considering getting one of the girls. Remember that as a pitbull owner you are charged with showing the positive side of this breed, so make sure that you always have a friendly and well behaved pet. 6 Reasons Pit Bulls Make Great Pets 1. Pittbulls Are Awesome.. I have two/three boys all play with him in a wrestling manner. Her disposition is wonderful,  she is a sweetie,  and is trying to buddy up with my 4 year old maine coon cat...Help? These are wonderful loving pets. I hear so many things still about the Michael Vick case and I feel he should be euthanized. Airianne is very protective he likes to sit with his paws on the changing table while i change Liam and also lays next to his swing in the living room! I have a six pack of pits all live together and are very well behaved. For this reason it is a good idea to avoid dog parks and play areas with your Pitbull. We end up having to pick him up and carry him to his destination, yes, he is VERY spoiled, they all are, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Bluebelle,  you are definitely in for an adventure! How many puppies did your dogs have.... My son's dog had 9 that is a lot I felt sorry for their mommy she was so big. As the United Kennel Club said, these pooches are friendly and love to be with … and that's sad. trickster! For every puppy your son sells, there is a loving, good, homeless pittie being put down in a shelter :(. ESPECIALLY when they have NO trouble offending us as owners. not so sure if he will ever out grow this hibit seeing he is a avid talker :) and by far my best friend with the biggest hugs. My pitbull has had hers for about a month and it's still in good shape. LIKE YOU SAY A VERY LOVING DOG. i was planing on always having alot of pitts when i get older. It makes me so sad to see how misunderstood the breed is. Paisley is our seventh Pitbull and we have never had a problem with any of them. She didnt listen, she apparently thought it was doggie day care!. It of course gave me a heart attack but was the sweetes thing! I was pretty wary of the breed due to all the negative media, but I worked a few months at the local Humane Society and fell in love. I dont want hime to turn into a biter, In reply to After the death of my last by Roxas. She is by far the best dog I've ever had. I agree with you 100% - we should not be ashame to tell people and I am the first to tell anyone how i grew up with pits and how much part of our family they are! In general corn products are hard to digest and wheat is an allergen to many dogs. I think it would be awesome to make every single person meet/play with a pitbull for a while and see if they change their mind about them. as i always say, i have a 5 year old dauschand that can be just as terrifying as a pitbull that was not trained properly. maybe when my kids are older and understand  more about dog behavior. mom, it hurts!!!". Being that they are terriers, they do like to give chase, but they never hurt the cats, and my cats actually like to snuggle up to them and sleep. I'm ashamed to say I sort of bought into the "vicious breed" idea until our son brought home Gauge as a puppy. She is constantly nipping at the back of his ankles, furiously barking and growling at him. I want to try and do my best to dispel that myth and explain why pit bulls make the best dog breed for kids. If you love being kissed get a pitbull. We have a 4 month old American blue nose pit. These dogs deserve to find homes before breeders bring more into the world. People-Pleasers. This dog wouldn't hurt a fly! After watching this video, how can you not love Pit Bulls? When my youngest daughter was 18 months old. She is covered in scars, the vet thinks they are from dog fights. I would have no by Vanilla's_Daddy. So Why Are Pit Bulls Good Dogs? :}, I have always been very scared of this breed, my oldest daughter has one and I would never allow her to bring to the house. “Merle” refers to the color pattern on a dog’s coat. Pitbulls are terriers, and like most terriers, they tend to prefer humans over other animals. i spent 5 years researching and looking for a reputible breeder. I sometimes tell my friends he is like having another person in the bed. She was appalled and started arguing with the staff, and stated, "But she has the pitbull." I moved to another state and 6 months later came back....he came in the house and the same thing again, licked him for like 20 minutes straight this time. When he was 4 mos old, he had a serious accident that required surgery and rehab, yet even when he was in pain, he had the sweetest disposition and his doctors and nurses loved him. And she dances when happy. Only because all she wanted to do was play, she kept wandering over to the other dogs in class and instigating them to play! He tolerates being used as a pillow well though. She is so cute. They are just like us treat them the way you want to be treated treat them with love & they will love you unconditionally. Hi! My puppy 9 months and about 65 pound will play with you and will not touch you with his teeth. If they, are trained properly AS WITH ANY BREED! this is something i think needs to be addressed in order for things to really change. It took some talking into with my husband but now he knows it was worth more than we paid. They have short coats and are normal shedders, and only need to be brushed semi-regularly. by Titan. We have a 3 year old boy who tends to play rather rough and tumble as most small children do (especially boys lol). Dont get me wrong he is a sweet baby and we love him. Pit Bulls are great with children. All you see is this big head and tongue. SHE LOVES TO LICK AND SOMETIMES IT DRIVES ME CRAZY LOL I ALWAYS SAME IF SOMEONE WAS TO BREAK IN SHE WOULD LIKE THEM TO DEATH AND THAT WOULD BE ABOUT IT... SHE COULD DEF LICK THE PAINT OFF THE WALL IF YOU LET HER (NOT JOKING)LOL BUT SHE IS MY BABY AND I COULDN'T OF ASKED TO A BETTER DOG THEN HER.. I was on my way to work one morning. :). She was 2 at the time, so just to prove that not all these dogs are fighters, and they do get along very well with other dogs, and the ones who are were taught to fight...this is brought on by the idiot owner\owners who hasn't a brain cell in their head! the horse didnt see her and stepped on her foot. In reply to That is a funny story. While Pit Bulls are not good guard dogs because they just love people so much, they may intercede if someone threatens “their” humans. The staff replied, "But it was your dog that almost bit the pitbull owner. I just had a baby boy and I was so nervous that my Airainne was going to be jelous over my new baby. My husband had 36 hrs to bond with "Potter". she wouldnt even hurt a fly she'd lick it lol. He loves everyone! Pitbulls are not aloof – they like to remind you regularly of how they feel about you, and in general this means a lot of tail wagging and kissing. 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