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Default Re: Are pitbulls really dangerous dogs or is all of that hype? (dog attack reference)

any dog can bite. any dog can be aggressive.

pit bulls were never called "nanny dogs" no dog breed goes from bull baiting and fighting to babysitting children as a breed tendency.

just as there are very nice pit bulls, there are some very aggressive uncontrollable ones out there. if a dog with a questionable background is not trained, neutered, and watched you are asking for trouble and placing others at risk.

it's jaws are powerful..they were designed for a purpose. just as other dogs have features designed for what they were bred for, that is what pits functions were.

again, from a good breeder, raised responsibly, trained, i'm sure the dog will be a better less risky pet, but still as with any dog, you need to watch them in situations that put others at risk.

much depends on the owner's behavior as well...everything being said, it is not a breed I would have (but there are plenty of other breeds on that list as well)
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any dog can bite. any dog can be aggressive.

pit bulls were never called "nanny dogs" no dog breed goes from bull baiting and fighting to babysitting children as a breed tendency.

just as there are very nice pit bulls, there are some very aggressive uncontrollable ones out there. if a dog with a questionable background is not trained, neutered, and watched you are asking for trouble and placing others at risk.

it's jaws are powerful..they were designed for a purpose. just as other dogs have features designed for what they were bred for, that is what pits functions were.

again, from a good breeder, raised responsibly, trained, i'm sure the dog will be a better less risky pet, but still as with any dog, you need to watch them in situations that put others at risk.

much depends on the owner's behavior as well...everything being said, it is not a breed I would have (but there are plenty of other breeds on that list as well)
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Default Re: Are pitbulls really dangerous dogs or is all of that hype? (dog attack reference)

My Aunt and Uncle have two pit bulls and two daughters under 12. Honestly those pit bulls are beyond well behaved when it comes to those girls; heck the dogs will let the girls walk them; obviously with parental supervision; but the dogs will walk beside the girls and don't drag or pull at the leash trying to hurt the girls.



Honestly German Shepard's; Doberman's; Chow Chow; Rots and many others have had the share of the 'bad dog' spotlight. Honesty the pits I know and spend time with are nice well behaved dogs that love my nieces more than anything; heck the dogs even sleep with the nieces and there has not been a problem with the dogs are the girls. The girls were taught to treat animals with respect and can both pick up on the cues of the dog. Not to mention these two dogs just want to be cuddled and loved.



I've never had a problem with dogs; I've grown up with small dogs and big dogs; and honestly the small dogs are more nippy than the big ones.
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pit bulls being dangerous, other dog breeds biting is a hot topic. I can show you stats saying pits are uber dangerous. you can in turn show me stats saying they are not. neither side is right. fact is they are a breed whose role was designed for bull or bear baiting & fighting. their jaw strength is very powerful. truth is a bite from a pit will more then likely be a bad one. however so can one be from other breeds as well given the situation. they are powerful dogs.

yes all breeds can & will bite.

this argument is like the one over dog food. I can tell you beneful is crap food. I can show you test scores showing it rates 0/100 every time but yet you can tell me it is the best food on the planet.

pets are arguments that will never end. they become passionate discussions.

all of this being said, i'm not ever going to own a pit. not even one from the best breeder on the planet & hand raised by the most gentle folks on the planet (but there are other breeds I wouldn't get either)

this argument will go on forever.
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pit bulls being dangerous, other dog breeds biting is a hot topic. I can show you stats saying pits are uber dangerous. you can in turn show me stats saying they are not. neither side is right. fact is they are a breed whose role was designed for bull or bear baiting & fighting. their jaw strength is very powerful. truth is a bite from a pit will more then likely be a bad one. however so can one be from other breeds as well given the situation. they are powerful dogs.

yes all breeds can & will bite.

this argument is like the one over dog food. I can tell you beneful is crap food. I can show you test scores showing it rates 0/100 every time but yet you can tell me it is the best food on the planet.

pets are arguments that will never end. they become passionate discussions.

all of this being said, i'm not ever going to own a pit. not even one from the best breeder on the planet & hand raised by the most gentle folks on the planet (but there are other breeds I wouldn't get either)

this argument will go on forever.
I don't think anyone is saying you should own one. Pitbulls are not inherently dangerous. Just like no other breed is inherently dangerous and like a gun is not inherently dangerous. The danger comes when you throw humans into the mix.

There are many breeds I will not own because they do not suit me or my lifestyle. I do not think this means the breed should cease to exist or that others should not own this breed.

I thought the question was "are pitbulls dangerous?" I will go down to the ruling by both the Air Carrier Access Act and the ADA, which both state that dogs should be evaluated on their individual behavior, not breed.

And if a pitbull isn't for you, then please do not get one! I advocate for the right dog for the right person. Get a dog that suits your lifestyle and your needs.
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Default Re: Are pitbulls really dangerous dogs or is all of that hype? (dog attack reference)

I think I answered the question completely...it is a "hot topic"....

the ADA will not designate a breed nor should it, that is not the purpose of the act, that is access, & accessibility. ADA has absolutely nothing to do with if the issue of pit bulls are dangerous. pit bulls as a BREED. pit bull as a specific dog who has caused issues & is a working dog, yes.

working dogs (valid ones) are based on the bond between the owner & dog and the skills the dog was able to master in order to provide assistance to help the owner. the breed can be anything from a tea cup chi to a st Bernard..BUT the ADA also specifies that the dog must be well behaved and not act out or show lack of discipline. same for therapy dogs. esa technically as well.

are pits dangerous? I answered that. do I want one no. but I also don't want other breeds. so I am more then able to make my own mind up, just as I am able to contribute to this discussion, as an owner of a certified therapy dog & esa. as well as someone who has been a dog owner for many decades , and who has been bitten by breeds OTHER then pit bulls.
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Default Re: Are pitbulls really dangerous dogs or is all of that hype? (dog attack reference)

Well, it's better safe than sorry. Leash, muzzle are required while walking out. And maybe don't let it close to children.
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