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Homeowner with a decent size yard. Yard will be fenced soon. Someone almost always home. Dog will be inside and outside. 3 children 10, 6 and 2. There will be a newborn next year. I don't care for tiny or very large dogs.

What would you recommend for this family ?
Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 18, 2012 at 6:26 AM
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Elyce225
by Ruby Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 8:42 AM
Catahoula leopard dog. We have a 6 month old baby girl and she is wonderful. She is so smart (which was really important to us, especially after having an English bulldog), she is so great with the kids, she is beautiful. She really is the best dog we've ever had. We also have a grill Rotty, Liberty. She is a little over two years now. I do not recommend getting a baby Rotty, they are very very hyper and strong and with a newborn that could be a bad mix.
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momof2boy2girl
by Valerie on Nov. 18, 2012 at 8:43 AM

The jaws locking is a myth. They are "game" dogs, which means they are tenacious. They hold on by sheer will power, there is no locking mechanism in their jaws. They know what their job is and they only hold on to please the owner. They were bred to take down bulls and pigs, animals that would hurt them, they were bred to ignore pain and hang on. Here is a video of a bull terrier hanging on while a bull beats the crap out of it:


It's not in English, but the dog savews the man's life. It is a bull terrier, one of the breeds used to make the pit bull. The dog holds on only because it wants to, not because it is locked.

Quoting Anonymous:

Depends on what kind of pit they are. Certain types of pits are notorious for being trained to fight. But any dog will be mean if you make it mean. Pits are fought because IF they bite down their jaw locks up and it's hard for them to open it. BUT my Pomeranian beats the hell out of my pit. I swear, Lola will bite KeeKee's eyelids and everything. KeeKee just smacks Lola away withher paw and makes the "uuuugh poor me" sounds. Pit bulls are pretty smart dogs, anytime KeeKee is being too rough all I have to say is "be easy" and she instantly lightens up.

Quoting Anonymous:

I've never had or known one. Just hear the horror stories. I looked online at the local pounds and one is full of Pitts. The one in the city... Coincidence ?

Quoting XJetX:

I love pits. Ill get bashed for that but Idc. I advocate for the breed. Wonderful family dogs, great with kids, loving personalities, the list goes on and on :)



gsprofval
by Silver Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Labs are the best with kids.

XJetX
by Resident Heathen on Nov. 18, 2012 at 8:52 AM
The only reason for all the media hype is because they can cause more damage with their bite because they are strong dogs. They are actually less likely to bite than most dogs out there!! Dachshunds, Shelties, shepherds, Dalmatians, chihuahuas, chows, and many other smaller breeds are more likely to bite than a pitbull (not limited to smaller breeds, obviously.) but because the bite pressure isn't as strong and the damage isn't as great, the incidents aren't reported as often. It doesn't help that people fight these amazing dogs, and the reason they do is not only their strength, but their loyalty to their owner. They want nothing more than to please their owner. So if fighting is what they see that their owner wants and make them happy, then they will do it to the best if their ability. Not to be vicious, but to keep their owner happy. Sadly, the only ones hurt by this are the dogs. If they survive this torture, they can't be rehomed because they have been conditioned to be so aggressive towards other dogs that they are now a danger and threat if they are so much as being walked by a new owner. Yet they would be like pudding in the hands of their new human. It breaks my heart. I wish there were a way to better regulate who can have them, or any dog for that matter.

Quoting junebaby11:

They were meant to be nanny dogs, labs bite just as much people forget no mattet the breed dogs are animals! They do bite they snap just like we do




Quoting XJetX:

I love pits. Ill get bashed for that but Idc. I advocate for the breed. Wonderful family dogs, great with kids, loving personalities, the list goes on and on :)

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XJetX
by Resident Heathen on Nov. 18, 2012 at 8:54 AM
That's a myth. A pits jaws do not 'lock'. They just don't let go till they're damn well good and ready. ETA- back in the day, they would use a pitbull-type breed of dog for bull fighting. I can't remember the name of the dog. She was female and made of brute strength. She held on to this bulls neck, and to prove her strength, the owner (sadly, and torturously) cut off each of her legs, and she held on to that bull till her last breath. They are strong willed. It's disgusting what was done, and it sad truth. This was hundreds of years ago.
Quoting momof2boy2girl:

The jaws locking is a myth. They are "game" dogs, which means they are tenacious. They hold on by sheer will power, there is no locking mechanism in their jaws. They know what their job is and they only hold on to please the owner. They were bred to take down bulls and pigs, animals that would hurt them, they were bred to ignore pain and hang on. Here is a video of a bull terrier hanging on while a bull beats the crap out of it:


It's not in English, but the dog savews the man's life. It is a bull terrier, one of the breeds used to make the pit bull. The dog holds on only because it wants to, not because it is locked.

Quoting Anonymous:

Depends on what kind of pit they are. Certain types of pits are notorious for being trained to fight. But any dog will be mean if you make it mean. Pits are fought because IF they bite down their jaw locks up and it's hard for them to open it. BUT my Pomeranian beats the hell out of my pit. I swear, Lola will bite KeeKee's eyelids and everything. KeeKee just smacks Lola away withher paw and makes the "uuuugh poor me" sounds. Pit bulls are pretty smart dogs, anytime KeeKee is being too rough all I have to say is "be easy" and she instantly lightens up.


Quoting Anonymous:

I've never had or known one. Just hear the horror stories. I looked online at the local pounds and one is full of Pitts. The one in the city... Coincidence ?





Quoting XJetX:

I love pits. Ill get bashed for that but Idc. I advocate for the breed. Wonderful family dogs, great with kids, loving personalities, the list goes on and on :)



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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 18, 2012 at 8:57 AM

I have an australian shepherd and pug mix, he's just a sweetheart. I also have a dorky and he is a mean little shit, so wouldn't recommend.

Jblaac57
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 8:59 AM

some of those dogs are horribly ugly....*shudders*

Quoting thefiregoddess:

Runners-up

Spinone Italiano
Spinone Italiano

100% match

Australian Terrier
Australian Terrier

99% match

Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Chesapeake Bay Retriever

99% match

English Setter
English Setter

99% match

Miniature Schnauzer
Miniature Schnauzer

99% match

Norwich Terrier
Norwich Terrier

99% match

Smooth Fox Terrier
Smooth Fox Terrier

99% match

American Foxhound
American Foxhound

98% match

American Water Spaniel
American Water Spaniel

98% match

Bearded Collie
Bearded Collie

98% match

Black and Tan Coonhound
Black and Tan Coonhound

98% match

Border Terrier
Border Terrier

98% match



Runners up lol


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momof2boy2girl
by Valerie on Nov. 18, 2012 at 9:00 AM

That's what i was saying lol. I think you meant to reply to the same person I was talking to. I put in a link to a website that dispells many myths about pitbulls.

Quoting XJetX:

That's a myth. A pits jaws do not 'lock'. They just don't let go till they're damn well good and ready

Quoting momof2boy2girl:

The jaws locking is a myth. They are "game" dogs, which means they are tenacious. They hold on by sheer will power, there is no locking mechanism in their jaws. They know what their job is and they only hold on to please the owner. They were bred to take down bulls and pigs, animals that would hurt them, they were bred to ignore pain and hang on. Here is a video of a bull terrier hanging on while a bull beats the crap out of it:


It's not in English, but the dog savews the man's life. It is a bull terrier, one of the breeds used to make the pit bull. The dog holds on only because it wants to, not because it is locked.

Quoting Anonymous:

Depends on what kind of pit they are. Certain types of pits are notorious for being trained to fight. But any dog will be mean if you make it mean. Pits are fought because IF they bite down their jaw locks up and it's hard for them to open it. BUT my Pomeranian beats the hell out of my pit. I swear, Lola will bite KeeKee's eyelids and everything. KeeKee just smacks Lola away withher paw and makes the "uuuugh poor me" sounds. Pit bulls are pretty smart dogs, anytime KeeKee is being too rough all I have to say is "be easy" and she instantly lightens up.


Quoting Anonymous:

I've never had or known one. Just hear the horror stories. I looked online at the local pounds and one is full of Pitts. The one in the city... Coincidence ?



Quoting XJetX:

I love pits. Ill get bashed for that but Idc. I advocate for the breed. Wonderful family dogs, great with kids, loving personalities, the list goes on and on :)




Fightclmembr
by Silver Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 9:01 AM
A hound dog. Beagle. Coon. Walker. Weimaraner.


I love hound dogs!!
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XJetX
by Resident Heathen on Nov. 18, 2012 at 9:02 AM
Lol yea I did mean to reply to her, not you. It never ceases to amaze me in regards to the myths about these dogs. It's sad. I love and respect them so much! In the early 1900's, children were left alone with them for protection :) no other dog has that claim. A pitbull is also the most decorated dog in war history

Quoting momof2boy2girl:

That's what i was saying lol. I think you meant to reply to the same person I was talking to. I put in a link to a website that dispells many myths about pitbulls.

Quoting XJetX:

That's a myth. A pits jaws do not 'lock'. They just don't let go till they're damn well good and ready



Quoting momof2boy2girl:

The jaws locking is a myth. They are "game" dogs, which means they are tenacious. They hold on by sheer will power, there is no locking mechanism in their jaws. They know what their job is and they only hold on to please the owner. They were bred to take down bulls and pigs, animals that would hurt them, they were bred to ignore pain and hang on. Here is a video of a bull terrier hanging on while a bull beats the crap out of it:


It's not in English, but the dog savews the man's life. It is a bull terrier, one of the breeds used to make the pit bull. The dog holds on only because it wants to, not because it is locked.

Quoting Anonymous:

Depends on what kind of pit they are. Certain types of pits are notorious for being trained to fight. But any dog will be mean if you make it mean. Pits are fought because IF they bite down their jaw locks up and it's hard for them to open it. BUT my Pomeranian beats the hell out of my pit. I swear, Lola will bite KeeKee's eyelids and everything. KeeKee just smacks Lola away withher paw and makes the "uuuugh poor me" sounds. Pit bulls are pretty smart dogs, anytime KeeKee is being too rough all I have to say is "be easy" and she instantly lightens up.



Quoting Anonymous:

I've never had or known one. Just hear the horror stories. I looked online at the local pounds and one is full of Pitts. The one in the city... Coincidence ?





Quoting XJetX:

I love pits. Ill get bashed for that but Idc. I advocate for the breed. Wonderful family dogs, great with kids, loving personalities, the list goes on and on :)




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