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What were they thinking by watching a friends Pit Bull. Just Horrific.

Old 11-01-2019, 07:56 PM
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Default What were they thinking by watching a friends Pit Bull. Just Horrific.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/...132701424.html

They watch a friends PB for a day. Kills 4 year old son.

What on earth were they thinking??????????
Old 11-01-2019, 08:08 PM
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So sad to hear of the unnecessary loss. But I would NEVER leave a small child with a "potentially" dangerous animal "not just a pit bull"
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Horrible .......nope , not this time . Sitting this one out , too hard on the heart and I haven't even read the link . Pit Bull owners will never learn and make Horrible decisions with their animals . You won't be able to talk any sense into the Pit owners so don't bother , better off just putting them on ignore so the rest of you can help each other process this horrible event together . Have a nice thread .
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Originally Posted by ed d View Post
Horrible .......nope , not this time . Sitting this one out , too hard on the heart and I haven't even read the link . Pit Bull owners will never learn and make Horrible decisions with their animals . You won't be able to talk any sense into the Pit owners so don't bother , better of just putting them on ignore so the rest of you can help each other process this horrible event together . Have a nice thread .
this. I'm out of this one....
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Come on....."police investigate what caused a dog to attack and kill a 4-year-old boy". That is what they have been trained to do over the decades. Why is this such a surprise today?.... "OMG, who could have seen this coming", give me a break.
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I'm sure that they had been around the dog a few times and it seemed like a nice pet... said sure, we will watch him/her... and we know how that played out.
Old 11-01-2019, 09:19 PM
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I always viewed the Pit-haters as biased. 2yrs ago my family adopted a pit-mix. Not sure what % pit she was, but it was clear she was heavily pit. Great dog with the kids (4 and 2 at the time). Kids would climb all over her, pull on her, etc and she was fine. Fast forward and year and we get her a friend, 1yr old lab mix. She became aggressive with the new dog within a week whenever the kids were around. Chalked it up to growing pains. About 5 months later, I'm in the yard with the kids and both dogs. Lab-mix walks over and licks the 5yr old. Pit comes out of nowhere and full-on attacks the lab. I get the kids inside and separate the dogs. Lab goes to sulk in the corner of the yard and I take pit to the porch by the collar. I check pit for injuries (nothing major) and she's calm/laying down. I go to the other dog and start petting him. Within 30 seconds pit comes from NOWHERE and is attacking the lab-mix. I couldn't get them separated. While trying I took a bite to the hand from the pit (not intentional) and screamed in pain. The pit immediately stopped. I drug her by the collar into the house. 12 stiches later I came home from the ER. Re-homed her the following week with a nice couple who didn't want kids or a 2nd dog. She's doing well from their Facebook posts. That was my one and only time owning a pit or pit mix.
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There are SO many smart friendly loyal...(all those good adjectives to describe an individual dog or an entire breed)...dogs that need adoption. Why roll the dice and get a pit.

I get it with some folks: The breed's reputation,and they feel like a badass walking it down the street. But as a family pet?
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He was always such a good boy...

Stupid naive parents.

If it weren’t for the gruesome deaths of innocent children, these stories would be almost funny at this point. Pretty much old news.

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Originally Posted by Tread_Head57 View Post
I always viewed the Pit-haters as biased. 2yrs ago my family adopted a pit-mix. Not sure what % pit she was, but it was clear she was heavily pit. Great dog with the kids (4 and 2 at the time). Kids would climb all over her, pull on her, etc and she was fine. Fast forward and year and we get her a friend, 1yr old lab mix. She became aggressive with the new dog within a week whenever the kids were around. Chalked it up to growing pains. About 5 months later, I'm in the yard with the kids and both dogs. Lab-mix walks over and licks the 5yr old. Pit comes out of nowhere and full-on attacks the lab. I get the kids inside and separate the dogs. Lab goes to sulk in the corner of the yard and I take pit to the porch by the collar. I check pit for injuries (nothing major) and she's calm/laying down. I go to the other dog and start petting him. Within 30 seconds pit comes from NOWHERE and is attacking the lab-mix. I couldn't get them separated. While trying I took a bite to the hand from the pit (not intentional) and screamed in pain. The pit immediately stopped. I drug her by the collar into the house. 12 stiches later I came home from the ER. Re-homed her the following week with a nice couple who didn't want kids or a 2nd dog. She's doing well from their Facebook posts. That was my one and only time owning a pit or pit mix.
But none of this is breed specific. My first GSD was fine with other dogs I introduced her to, but hated any dog that was not. If she hadn't been under my control, she would have been dangerous, probably even deadly to another dog in a regular home. She was absolutely great with kids, cats, other people and any dog she was introduced too. Lived with 3 other female GSDs in the house with no issues. She was fine in public too because i had very good control. She didn't go seeking it, but if a strange dog came up, you had known what you were doing.

and pits and kids, same thing. It's a temperament, drive and size of dog issue. Pits and mixes usually fit the bill in terms of drive, size and when temperament isn't great, things go bad. But there are so many dogs that are pits and pit mixes everywhere. I lived in a lower income smaller city in WI for a while and there were 5 pits in every yard running loose around everyone and rarely any issues. It's like saying "alcohol was involved" in almost all snowmobiling accidents in WI. No shit, everybody rides from bar to bar drinking. Good luck finding a snowmobiler that wasn't drinking. It's just a matter of odds.

and then drive, Terriers have drive, or most used to anyway. Catch dogs, badger dogs, ratters, bred to go down in enclosed spaces to fight another animal in it's home to the death. Try that with your lab? 80% of the ones bred to today tuck tail and run at a loud noise, never mind, dark, enclosed, and fighting. That drive or tenacity doesn't make them dangerous, but in the wrong hands, unknowing, untrained, or bad temperament it definitely can make it dangerous or even deadly.

and then the stigma, it works against them. Even though there are millions living very good family lives, the bad ones make the news. Case and point, in the mid late 90's, must have been 96? or so? anyway, the neighbor to my really good friend who was living in Green Bay at the time, their toddler almost 3 at the time was killed by their families chocolate lab. never made the news, there is no mention of it today, there is no statistic of it anywhere. Go look, you won't find anything and it sure as hell happened. The family kept the dog too. If that was a pitbull, it would be national news.

People need to know what they're getting themselves into, but that goes for any dog. Lots of dogs have terrible temperaments these days, they don't have size or drive to make them very dangerous or deadly.
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[QUOTE=Tread_Head57;13073375Re-homed her the following week with a nice couple who didn't want kids or a 2nd dog. She's doing well from their Facebook posts. That was my one and only time owning a pit or pit mix.[/QUOTE]

I would of re-homed it with a 12 gauge. Fark that breed.
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Pitbulls are the most dangerous dog breed. Why take the chance? Lovable until they tear you a new one.
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I'm sure someone will come on here and explain pitbulls are bundles of love and the poor animal was just defending itself. Sadly they will believe what they say and this will continue to occur.
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Won’t ever have an aggressive dog breed
PB
Rotts
Doverman
German Shepard

Don’t feel like having to explain to somebody why my dog attacked them
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I'm not a pit hater at all but I think aggression is just in their DNA. Like breeding aggressive dog with aggressive dog makes aggressive pups no matter what you do. My mother has 2 pits and hell F no would I let them over here. I watched them kill cats for fun, the male will attack anyone who walks away from him, he tries to rip your calves off?? Once you turn around he runs away, weird behavior. My doggo doesn't even know what bite is and I don't want him learning from them.
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Originally Posted by Capt Henry Morgan View Post
I'm not a pit hater at all but I think aggression is just in their DNA. Like breeding aggressive dog with aggressive dog makes aggressive pups no matter what you do. My mother has 2 pits and hell F no would I let them over here. I watched them kill cats for fun, the male will attack anyone who walks away from him, he tries to rip your calves off?? Once you turn around he runs away, weird behavior. My doggo doesn't even know what bite is and I don't want him learning from them.
Why does anyone want to own a dog that bites someone. I don't get it. Why does she put up with that?
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Each dog breed was made for a specific purpose. You need to get the breed that fits the intended purpose. I shoot birds. I need a retriever service to get them so I have a lab. He also makes a good house dog. But 1st and foremost he is a bad ass retriever. PB are made to do one thing and that's kill. No matter what that will be their #1 object in life. It will not take much to trigger there inherit breed characteristics. A pit for a house dog is the dumbest thing I have ever heard from.

I was doing some yardwork with my lab in a large local park I have in my po-dunk hillbilly town. On top of hill is a trailer park. Out of no where comes this pit looking dog running at us. I tell my dog to SIT, which he does and I stay between the pit and my dog (with my hand on my 9mm). My dog is very well behaved and listens to every word I say (he is a titled dog) and if the pit gets nose ro nose with my dog, without a doubt I'm pulling the trigger. I will not let some white trash owned non trained pit hurt my big money bird dog and was willing to go to jail for it without question. Owner comes down and tells me how his dog is harmless and just a lover. Yea right, until my dog would have stood up tall and tested him. I'm guarantee the Pit would have attacked. I kept my dog calm and submissive which I feel helped stop a brawl.

Most pits I see you can correlate to the owner. They only get a pit to feel like a bad ass. Pits are stupid
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Pit Bulls are bred for purpose. Fighting and Mauling other dogs.
And other living things which may appear as threats. Just say KIDS, because of their size.

They are much more dangerous to others than to owners. Breeding!

“Rehoming” a pit bull is an immoral act and I suspect is often seen by a trial lawyers as an opportunity for their personal enrichment after the blood dries. Sue everyone!!!

As put bull arrogance and insanity spreads, I have a very difficult time tolerating those who have crossed over. They are selfish and have no thoughts of the welfare of others, now or in the future.
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Originally Posted by Tread_Head57 View Post
I always viewed the Pit-haters as biased. 2yrs ago my family adopted a pit-mix. Not sure what % pit she was, but it was clear she was heavily pit. Great dog with the kids (4 and 2 at the time). Kids would climb all over her, pull on her, etc and she was fine. Fast forward and year and we get her a friend, 1yr old lab mix. She became aggressive with the new dog within a week whenever the kids were around. Chalked it up to growing pains. About 5 months later, I'm in the yard with the kids and both dogs. Lab-mix walks over and licks the 5yr old. Pit comes out of nowhere and full-on attacks the lab. I get the kids inside and separate the dogs. Lab goes to sulk in the corner of the yard and I take pit to the porch by the collar. I check pit for injuries (nothing major) and she's calm/laying down. I go to the other dog and start petting him. Within 30 seconds pit comes from NOWHERE and is attacking the lab-mix. I couldn't get them separated. While trying I took a bite to the hand from the pit (not intentional) and screamed in pain. The pit immediately stopped. I drug her by the collar into the house. 12 stiches later I came home from the ER. Re-homed her the following week with a nice couple who didn't want kids or a 2nd dog. She's doing well from their Facebook posts. That was my one and only time owning a pit or pit mix.
Wow, crazy story, lucky you didn't have a disfigured or worse...a dead child. Thank the Lord.
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
I would of re-homed it with a 12 gauge. Fark that breed.
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