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Pit Bull and Pit Bull mixes are ticking time bombs. It is in their DNA to be aggressive.

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Question: would you ever own a pit and put your precious family at risk???

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Not in a million years

NEVER

No way in hell

I'd rather masturbate with a kitchen knife than own a dangerous pit


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I read the article titled "Beware of pit bull bias, handlers say" in the Seacoast Sunday paper. I think the well-meaning people who support pit bull ownership are completely off the mark when it comes to making comparisons to other types of dogs. Pit bulls are not the victims of discrimination, the real facts are hard to ignore.

Most notable among all facts is the following, which can be referenced at http://www.dogsbite.org/:

"From 2005 to 2011, pit bulls killed 128 Americans, about one citizen every 20 days. Of these attacks, 51 percent (65) involved a family member and a household pit bull. In the first 8 months of 2011, nearly half of those killed by a pit bull was its owner — one was even an 'avid supporter' of Bad Rap, a recipient of Michael Vick's dogs."

No other species of domestic dog comes close to this number of human deaths.

I think it is a tremendous disservice to our community to promote the ownership of these animals. Man created them to be unpredictable, vicious and aggressive. Their DNA is altered and engineered with the intent to fight well. The problems with pit bulls are clearly defined and researched as genetic, not behavioral — and I challenge any owner to contact those who have lost a family member to understand how a dog, after many years of no visible signs of aggression, performed a surprise attack resulting in death or permanent disfigurement. It's a travesty that people would support pit bull ownership when hundreds have died. Why do we ignore facts as a measure of good manners?

I have a good neighbor who has two pit bulls. I know he loves them, but I dread the day anything happens with all the little kids riding bikes and walking home from school on our street ... what will we say when the right conditions put the dog into kill-mode? Golden retrievers are just are just as dangerous? She was just a bad apple? It was the owner's fault? The fact is you cannot say anything because words do not heal gaping wounds or bring people back.

Pit Bull and Pit Bull mixes are ticking time bombs. It is in their DNA to be aggressive. That is what they were bred to be. Just like Border collies were bred to herd or Greyhounds were bred to run. To say otherwise is putting your head in the sand and ignoring the facts

Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 23, 2012 at 2:44 PM
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wulfeyes05
by Ruby Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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I disagree and couldn't choose because you didn't put HE'LL THE FUCK YES up there. I love pit bulls.
Sarahb21
by Silver Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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You're an idiot.

TattooedMomto4
by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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 Love that your options are all negative. I own a Pit mix who is 5 years old.

She is our Jack Russel's bed, lol Seriously, Dani sleeps on Tella ALL of the time.

Tella is the BEST around small children, they can drag her and pull on her and she could care less. She has NEVER nipped or growled at ANY ONE and the ONLY time she barks is when she sees a squirrel in the front yard or a stranger comes up on the porch when I am home alone or at night.

All 5 of my dogs are great but the Yorkie is senile as hell so we have to make sure he is put up when my grandchildren are over because he will snap at everything around him. When he was younger he was great with children. Our Silkie and Pom/Yorkie are great with kids but they are WAY more yappy and high strung than the Pit/Lab mix who is REALLY laid back. Quite frankly Dachshunds are the breed that makes me nervous as my mom, me and my now 22yo son were all attacked by that breed when we were toddlers. And my husband, who is a mail carrier, has several full Pits and Pit mixes on his route and they are sweethearts. He was attacked 8 years ago while working, by 2 St. Bernard's. All breeds of dogs are ticking time bombs. People ask me all the time "do they bite". Do they? No. Could they? Of course, they have teeth.

Check the statitistics for small dogs....how many attacks that disfigure children happen every year? Yes, they don't kill small children because they are small dogs but small dogs are face level to small children and they go right for the face. This is what a daschund did to my 22yo's face, those are scars on his left cheek from an attack that happened when he was 3 1/2 years old. There are several others that are lighter and don't show up in the photo, towards the bottom of his face.

wulfeyes05
by Ruby Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 3:08 PM
Quoting Anonymous:


The pit bull isn't even number one on the most aggressive list.
malibucj
by Platinum Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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YES I would own one and have owned one. Its how they are raised. 

KeriAZ
by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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Ignorance must be bliss.
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MamatoKy
by Platinum Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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 You dont give an option for YES I'd own a pit bull.

And another thing, please please get educated on the breed.

I've seen cocker spaniels that are meaner than Pits. I've also seen pomeranians that are nastier than pits.

so Please hop up off the ANON button - and educate educate educate yourselves!

Josie_P
by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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I'd own one. My ex-boyfriend had two pitbulls and none had ever tried to bite me or acted vicious. They did jump on me everytime I saw them. And they liked to chase squirrels. And they liked vanilla ice cream with sprinkles...Oh, sorry, going off on a tangent on how awesome pitbulls are :D

DaiTilley
by Gold Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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"A recipient of Michael Vick's dogs."
Well I'm sure the previous environment had nothing to do with it.
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LovelyMommy24
by Ruby Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Like I said before, I'll stick with our golden retriever. :)

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