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Old 06-30-2007, 11:41 PM
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We had a Doberman when I was growing up who attacked me once. I was 13 and she knocked me down, landed on my chest and next thing I knew I was staring down her throat with my face in her mouth. I put my hands around her neck to hold her still, got my feet under her belly, then pried her jaws off me and pushed like he!! with my feet. She was knocked 12 feet across the room. I locked her in that room for the next 4 hours til my folks got home. They didnt believe me. But, you know, I never once had to worry about that dog again as I had proved I was the superior animal in a "fight."

My only real experience with a Pit was when one wandered into my yard last year and wouldnt leave. I called her Brinda and tried to keep her. She was truly a sweet dog, didnt go after my cats or little dog. The thing is she was 8 mos to 1.5 yrs old and MAN do those dogs have the energy! I went outside with her for an hour every day playing and trying to train her for simple obedience. She was willing (and smart enough!) to learn but just HYPER beyond belief. I finally found a home for her because I just didnt have the time to spend with her to train her right.

Whoever said above that these dogs are work was right on the money. I dont believe any breed is innately "bad" but animals with that much energy and physical strength need lots of love, time, and firm guidance to be really good pets.



Ferrets on the other hand..... [img]../images/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] I've had about 8 of those. They just take time and patience!! Like havng a 2 year old who can go anywhere a snake can....... LOLOLOL
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:23 AM
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problem is.....when these dogs do attack they very often do tremendous damage. They physically have very very powerful jaws and nearly refuse to let go once on the attack. They are like all dogs, some good, some bad... but I am always wary of them because I have seen up close what a grown pit did to a young boy walking by my business. The pit had climbed the fence and ambushed this kid as he walked down the street..... 100 stitches later the ordeal was over except for the 12 year old boys recovery.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:50 AM
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Like I said my only personal experience was with the one dog. I agree that overall the breed was designed for hunting, and fighting and so are naturally very aggressive. Like so many breeds that become popular, this one has suffered a lot of inbreeding and poor breeding leading to a greater instability for the breed as a whole. In Middle Tennessee alone there have been so many attacks by Pits I would be hard pressed to count them. Now that I think about it, I actually work with a girl whose boyfriendhas a couple. Her favorite used to sleep in the bed with them every night --- til he tried to take her leg off one day.Makes me really glad I found Brinda a home......................................
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:50 AM
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I had a Ferret attack me when I was thirteen years old! It took all I had to wrestle the bastard off of my thumb and it drew huge amounts of blood (them suckers have sharp teeth). Ferret's are natural born killers! And they smell too!

(I actually think Ferret's are cool as beans.. But they DO have sharp teeth). As for Dobermans, I've been mauled by my own Dobie on many occasions, usually when I give her "Rasberries" lord she hates those.... She has on more than one occasion hit me with a solid right hook from the paw, and knocked the glasses off! (perhaps she's a Boxer in disguise???)

Any dog can bite, any dog can attack.. Dogs are no different than Humans.. ANY of us can attack, we can communicate the "reason" which dogs don't have the luxury of doing.... And don't tell me about disposition, we humans can all kill.. Even the most saint of persons could do it if they needed to do so... We don't know what goes on inside the dog's mind...
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:36 AM
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Stinger is right, the difference is a can smash the head of a chihuahua...... a pit is a different matter. Hey more power to all those who own them and keep them. Just keep them under control, or be willing to pay the consequences when that dog attacks and mauls or worse yet kills. The guy behind my business who own the pits use to let the just roam HIS yard. problem was they didnt just stay in his yard they roamed the area, including the above mauling I mentioned. I at one point had several customers who wouldnt get out of their vehicles because of the pits in the area. After the owner told me to FO several times when I asked him to control his dogs, I had a lawyer write him a letter and explain how we were going to sue the SOB if they ever bit me or my family. He went on to explain how we would take his house, and garnish his federal wages for the rest of his life. Guess what... the guy keeps his pits on a pretty tight leash these days. Once maybe in the last year has one gotten out and usually within a few minutes somebody had secured it.
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:48 AM
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RI Builder - 6/29/2007 3:43 PM

Did the owner buy that dog from Michael Vick?


Terrible story but from what the Vet told me those dogs can be very unpredictable
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Old 07-01-2007, 09:06 AM
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Think about this. Agreesiveness is a trait of this breed. Hard to argue that. Do you think you could train a bird dog not to point? A retriever not to go get something? You can train any dog to be good but I really don't think you can out train a genetic trait. I know hoe to train dogs and there is no way in hell I could have trained my german shorthair to dislike and not point birds. He might not do it in front of me but when I turned my back for a minute......
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