ALL PITBULL OWNERS PLEASE ENTER! THIS IS NOT A BASH POST!
So--I have a friend who has a pitbull and a TON of birds. She and her DH and 2 girls are going to Brazil for 3 weeks this summer. I am taking care of her pitbull and birds while she is gone. My mom freaks out any time I mention Daisy the pitbull!!! She has told me IDK how many times now--"STAY AWAY FROM DAISY!!! SHE's a PITBULL!! THEY ARE SOOOOO MEAN AND VICIOUS!!!!!" BLAH!! BLAH!! BLAH!! I asked my friend if Daisy has ever been mean/bitten anyone. She said NEVER!! Not once! Her daughters have their friends over, and Daisy sleeps in the bedroom with the girls!! The parents of the girls have no problem with Daisy being in there with them! They are actually glad there is a pitbull with the girls!! If anyone tried to harm the girls, Daisy would hurt them big time!
Anyway, any time I go over to my friends house, Daisy is lying on an area rug on her belly with her legs spread out like a cat!!! She is the most mellow, laid-back sweetheart EVER!! I always let her know I am there, so I don't startle her, and I walk over to her and slowly move my hand toward her, and pet her and tell her what a good girl she is!!
I just want to hear from ppl who have pits or who have had pits how many of your pits have ever bit someone, growled/snapped at someone etc. I also want to know--do you know if pits are genetically predisposed to be aggressive or do you have to treat them badly to get them to behave badly. There is A LOT of contradictory information regarding whether or not pits are 'born' with a 'mean gene.'
I read online that MORE ankle-biter dogs bite ppl than pits! Of course, you don't hear about the ankle-biters on the evening news, b/c the damage isn't anything serious.
Thank you in advance for any insight you might have into these beautiful dogs!! I have yet to meet a single pit that wasn't just the sweetest thing and all the pit owners I've ever met have told me their dog would ONLY become aggressive toward someone if say someone broke into their house or was attacking their master, etc., etc.