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Old 02-17-2021, 06:51 AM
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A dog exactly like that ate 4 kids in my neighborhood
Old 02-17-2021, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Kenny Powers View Post
Let's just get this out of the way....

Pit bulls should be outlawed and made extinct from this planet.

Is that what you were fishing for?
That was my take on his intent. Wanting to start an argument.
Old 02-17-2021, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
That was my take on his intent. Wanting to start an argument.
I apologize if you're referring to my original post. The last thing I was looking to do was to start an argument. My wife and I just really come to like this dog and it has us thinking about getting one at some point. Wanted to know if others had experiences with this breed. That's all.


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Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
I apologize if you're referring to my original post. The last thing I was looking to do was to start an argument. My wife and I just really come to like this dog and it has us thinking about getting one at some point. Wanted to know if others had experiences with this breed. That's all.
There are lots of other dog breeds that are smart, easily trained, and love affection. And they don't eat babies.
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Originally Posted by Onewolf View Post
There are lots of other dog breeds that are smart, easily trained, and love affection. And they don't eat babies.
This dog is as gentle as any dog I have ever encountered.
Old 02-17-2021, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
This dog is as gentle as any dog I have ever encountered.

If you had a 3 year old niece/granddaughter/neighbor kid, would you trust it alone with them?
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Originally Posted by brad1 View Post
and it's not a pit bull.
lol
Old 02-17-2021, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
If you had a 3 year old niece/granddaughter/neighbor kid, would you trust it alone with them?
Completely. My stepson and daughter-in-law owned this dog prior to them having their two sons which are now one and three years old. This dog has never so much as growled, snapped or barked at them or any other person. I can't say the same for black labs. I personally know of two black labs that have bit children.

One of the other dogs we dog sit on a regular basis is what would commonly be considered to be a full on pit bull. That dog is also extremely gentle and affectionate BTW. But that dog and this "Amstaff" are definitely two different breeds. Though if you're going by pictures alone, there is some general physical resemblance, the Amstaff is smaller. We would not consider getting a pit bull. But this is definitely a different variety of dog.

Old 02-17-2021, 08:21 AM
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The dog was bred to fight.

Just like my bird dog was bred to point birds. It's in him somewhere and with my dog (and others I have had in the past, I didn't really have to train them to do it, they just do it.)

I have read too many stories about the lovable pitbull that never hurt a flea and was so lovable that suddenly attacked__________ (add child, neighbor, other pet, family member, etc)

It's in them and it may never come out, but it might. I would never trust a dog bred to attack and fight to not attack and fight.
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Originally Posted by AtTheMurph View Post
The dog was bred to fight.

Just like my bird dog was bred to point birds. It's in him somewhere and with my dog (and others I have had in the past, I didn't really have to train them to do it, they just do it.)

I have read too many stories about the lovable pitbull that never hurt a flea and was so lovable that suddenly attacked__________ (add child, neighbor, other pet, family member, etc)

It's in them and it may never come out, but it might. I would never trust a dog bred to attack and fight to not attack and fight.
It's really just got the personality of a regular old bull dog.
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Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
It's really just got the personality of a regular old bull dog.
Yeah, but it has the breeding of a dog that fights to the death. I've had 6 dogs. All of the dogs that have been purpose bred (4) have exhibited some level of that breeding at one time or another. Two were mutts.

I will never be the guy who said, "he was soo sweet until he ate granny next door." Because that happens and you will never know if it will until it does, if it does. Probably won't but IMO it's lurking in the background and some event could trigger it at any time.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

Not going to do a bunch of research on this, and I have to hope that some of this info is correct....well, hope that all of it is, but I don't trust much these days.

Do you see a commonality in dog breed? One that appears a little more than the rest?

Not saying that all of them are bad, that would be foolish, but for owners to claim that it's BS that many folks are turned off by them because of their "perceived violence" is BS as well.
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Originally Posted by thefuzz View Post
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

Not going to do a bunch of research on this, and I have to hope that some of this info is correct....well, hope that all of it is, but I don't trust much these days.

Do you see a commonality in dog breed? One that appears a little more than the rest?

Not saying that all of them are bad, that would be foolish, but for owners to claim that it's BS that many folks are turned off by them because of their "perceived violence" is BS as well.
And those are just the fatalities. I would bet when you also see the list of attacks that resulted in hospital admittance or ER visits pitbulls and variants are over represented by a large margin. They are bred to bite hard and not let go. When a pitbull gets its teeth into something it is impossible to get it to let go. It's eyes will roll back in its head and it will hang on until it is dead, or longer.

I've seen them used in hog hunting. They would rather die than release their bite.

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Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
Completely. My stepson and daughter-in-law owned this dog prior to them having their two sons which are now one and three years old. This dog has never so much as growled, snapped or barked at them or any other person. I can't say the same for black labs. I personally know of two black labs that have bit children.

One of the other dogs we dog sit on a regular basis is what would commonly be considered to be a full on pit bull. That dog is also extremely gentle and affectionate BTW. But that dog and this "Amstaff" are definitely two different breeds. Though if you're going by pictures alone, there is some general physical resemblance, the Amstaff is smaller. We would not consider getting a pit bull. But this is definitely a different variety of dog.
Dude, it IS a pit bull. What are you talking about?

From Wiki:
Within the United States the pit bull is usually considered a heterogeneous grouping that includes the breeds American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bully, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and occasionally the American Bulldog, along with any crossbred dog that shares certain physical characteristics with these breeds.
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I had one, a beautiful brindle, for fifteen years. Terrific dog. Very gentle. I have a one year old. She would have loved him. She was great with kids.
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Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
This dog is as gentle as any dog I have ever encountered.
That's exactly what everyone says right up to the point their pit attacks someone.
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It's like covid, every mutt is a PB.
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
That's exactly what everyone says right up to the point their pit attacks someone.
Lol. If only you could see this dog, you'd realize just how funny that statement is.
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
If you had a 3 year old niece/granddaughter/neighbor kid, would you trust it alone with them?
Hope you wouldn't trust them alone with the old faithful Lab. https://chicagoinjurycenter.com/common-breeds

Worst dogs for tendency to bite are those little Chihuahua dogs. Annoying as hell and can do damage if they get a hold of a child or a sensitive area. Worst dogs I have personally ever had to deal with are the Cocker Spaniels. Severely aggressive. I also do not fully trust German Shepherds from past experiences.

I would place most of these above the scary Pitt in the dangerous dog category and leaving a three year old alone with any dog is not a good idea. Just my .02
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OMGosh......did this thread just move on to this breed eating babies????
NOW I really have seen it all! Good & loving Lord...I'm good to go whenever you feel it's time. I've seen it all!!!

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