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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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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 7, 2013 at 12:29 AM
You're more likely to be raped by a black person; stabbed by a mexican, or sold drugs by a white person... do you avoid them too?
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 7, 2013 at 12:35 AM
In case you're an idiot... which I suspect you are... If you look up AKC Temperment testing results you will find that pitbuls scored an average of 84% while the average score of the overall general dog population was only 77%. You're judging every pitbull based on a stereotype created by the media... are you also scared of rottweilers and dobermans and german sheperds? Oh if you base your life on stereotypes I'm guessing you're scared shitless of black people and mexicans? You're uninformed narrow minded twit... people like you are why our country is in trouble... idiot
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 7, 2013 at 12:39 AM
We're in the market for a new dog to add to our family. Pitts are one if the breeds we don't want. Mainly because I have cats and other small animals. We're trunking to adopt an older animal, but a Pitt that we don't know it's detailed history, I can't trust.

danie24
by Ruby Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 7:53 PM

The poll cracks me up!

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 2, 2013 at 10:49 AM
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Where is the option saying yes to owning a pit? I would get a pit in a heartbeat. I love them and they are amazing dogs when raised by the right people.
ChloeDolce1
by on Apr. 2, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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Embarrassing moment of the day: baby brain has taken over and when I saw "pitbull" I thought "his music is not aggressive at all....." Wowwwww. My brain is turning to mush. Get this kid out of me.
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rkymtndogster
by on Apr. 2, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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 Lets take this arguement step by step. 1) Dogsbite.org was created by a women that was bitten by a pit bull type dog. Rather than looking at the circumstances surrounding the incident, (her story has changed and been refuted by evidence in the case), she focuses on the breed rather than the real problem. You should research her background, you will find she is not a trustworty source nor is she an expert on dog behavior. 2)Your research centers around her website, which takes stories straight from the media and is not corrected after a proper investigation of each incident is completed. Some of the stories indicate the wrong dogs entirely and others have no evidence the dog is anything but a mixed breed dog (what is a pit bull? Any dog between 25 and 85 pounds with short hair risks being labeled a pit bull). While most are muscular, I have come across many in my volunteer work that are not. For the real incident reports look at National Canine Research Council which does a full report each year after a full investigation. 3) There is no research indicating a common gene that predertimines aggression. However, they did find that dogs with high drives ( including border collies) that were not exercised in a safe and healthy way could begin to show aggression. 4) Human aggression and Canine aggression are different, although anyone stepping in on a dog attack is at risk of injury if they do not know the proper way to stop the fight. Most people don't. 5) They have never been able to determine what actually happened with the pit bull advocate story you are talking about. There were no witnesses and no indication why one of the dogs bit her other than she may have fallen off a ladder. The other dog was not involved in the incident. 6) Hundreds have died through history, perhaps, but more die per year from 5 gallon buckets of water, cribs and falling coconuts. Statistical fact. 7) The large majority of pit bull type dogs live in average homes and are not breed or trained for aggression or dog fighting. Any large dog breed for these is a safety hazard. 8) The history of the "pit bull" is misrepresented., but beyond that, pit bull type dogs were not only breed for fighting, most through history were ranch dogs and family dogs. 9) Despite what an uneducated or irresponsible owner may tell you after an incident, pit bulls do not just snap, they show signals just like other dogs. 11) Words do not heal gaping wounds created by any breed of dog. 12) It is not just like Border Collies or Greyhounds. First of all, Border Collies and Greyhounds are specific breeds created for one main purpose. Second, their behavior does not go against their canine nature. Dogs are social animals, first living in packs then with humans. I am not putting my head in the sand. I have done my research through experts on dog behavior and have had my own experiences as a volunteer. All dog owners need to handle their dogs responsibly and educate themselves.

Luna091306
by on Apr. 2, 2013 at 11:16 AM

 Well this old and I am sure I have responded already. I have owned one in the past and we are getting a pit bull/boxer mix on Friday. :p She's beautiful! I can't wait.

This is the puppy we are going to get. Dh has always wanted a blue.

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BeAmour
by Tonya on Apr. 2, 2013 at 11:18 AM

how is this little guy a ticking time bomb! Look at that face! 

Dzyre1115
by Desiree` on Apr. 2, 2013 at 11:22 AM

 People will offer a thousand excuses as to why it would never be their dog because of how it is raised but there are certain inherent problems with pit bulls that make them a problem.  The first, and most prevalent problem, is over breeding and poor breeding.  Pit bulls are very strong, have a very high pain tolerance, that combined with poor breeding, the fact that they are territorial, animal aggressive, not terribly smart compared to other breeds with their capabilities and they can be skittish is a recipe for disaster as the numbers prove.  I have loved pit bulls but I would not own one.  I own a dangerous breed, we own German Shepherds, but there are smarter breeds to choose for families than the pit bull.

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