Aww ive learnt a valuable lesson today.. We all complain how people judge our bullies sayin theyr stupid etc. Well ...im guilty! Not judgin our bullies of course.. But whilst walking Meeko we came across a pitbull. Now ive always known of these dogs to be vicious monsters and herd stories how theyr slowly killin the breed off.. So walking down the path i was panickin thinkin oh god do i pick Meeko up so he doesnt get eaten alive by this pitbull as Meeko wants to make friends and play with every1 and everything (some bein a little less appreciative of this than others!!) i decided to keep Meeko on the floor but keep him close by and even stood still so the man and his Pitbull could walk past. The closer they got the more the pitbull was starrin at Meeko.. Then he pounced towards him so playfully and dopey! (i was more than relieved!!) but he was so friendly and playful with me & Meeko. & ive learnt to never judge a doggy by its breed! Havin dogs like alsations before ive sworn its how a dog is raised not a type of breed but i panicked seein the pitbull and his long nose and beady eyes!!
I have had 4 and we have one now, Jack. They're a wonderful dog but you'll never convince most people of that due to the bad rap they get mainly thanks to our biased media. They are a strong breed and overall do have a different drive there's no denying that. But like any dog some of their issues. I love this breed as so a few others here. They're not the monster every thinks they are. Would I be apprehensive too like you at first, sure I would if I didn't know the breed and they have a very intimidating look. I love love love this breed.
I found a doberman walking our neighborhood earlier this year (or was it last year), anyway, I passed him and then went, dang it! I turned around and finally got to him and boy did he surprise me. He was BIG. Next thing I knew he jumped into my car and I was outside of it. now I had a BIG doberman in my car and didn't know a thing about it. He was a gentle giant. A real sweatheart.
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Three Hooligans and 1 Angel - Wilson, Sally, Emma & Jack
I dog sit two different pit bulls often at my house w/ my two Jack Russell Terriers, and Brutus my EBD. Both Pits are the sweetest dogs you could ever imagine. I posted a thread over the weekend of pictures with Remi playing w/ Brutus. I havea video too, but haven't figured that one out yet. I always say, it's the owner not the dog Glad you were able to meet a nice Pit
I'm guilty of judging pit bulls.... at least the ones I've encountered, especially the ones down the street from me. There are 2 reasons why I feel this way about them: 1) a doggie patrol lady actually stopped me when I was out walking Herman. She said someone witnessed the owner of the brown pitbull pulling him into the woods by the neck, aggressively because the dog had run away from him. She said if he didnt want the dog for me to let them know she would take him. A dog with a violent owner is a signal about the dogs behavior. 2) Everyone that knows the owner of the black and white pitbull has said the owner has no control over the dog (I admit the dog looks as sweet as can be) - the dog basically pulls him down the street.
Then there was Jackson the pitbull puppy in puppy kindergarten. Everyone was skittish with their dogs around Jackson - mainly because the owner had no control over him...and allowed Jackson to attack a poodle.
Hmmm so, I think it is really me judging the owners than the dogs LOL
I judge owners.
I am a master at planking......
I have a bunch of friends with Pits and they are complete sweet hearts, if anyone is looking for a good read about Pits I just finished a book called Wallace, it was a really good read. It's about a guy who rescued a Pit that was deemed "troubled" and was going to be put down and he turned him into a world champion frisbee dog
My sisters pitbull Zoey is a sweetheart and she plays well with Otis. To be honest though she does still intimidate me just because of her size and strength. She'll get on my lap and hold me down to kiss me and I think, holy crap what if these weren't kisses, I'd never be able to get her off of me.
Otis you'll never know how much I love you I love you more then all the leaves on all the trees
Pitbulls and most all of the "bully breed" (our beloved bullies included) can be so misunderstood and people judge them by how they look ... it's sad to me! I've have known some pitbulls that I would trust my life with, but when people would see them it's an automatic knee jerk response of fear I think Diesel & Molly have the sweetest faces but when I take them to stores like Petco or Petsmart there is always someone that will ask me "are they mean?" and I give them that brief WTH look and regroup and smile and say no they love everyone and let the person pet them to see for themselves that they are just little sweethearts, but it is at least for our bullie babies overshadowed by the 20 people to squeal a bulldogggggg oh how cute can I pet them maybe one day it will be the same for pitbulls I can only hope!!!!
I suffer from "M.B.S." (Multiple Bulldog Syndrome)
because one bulldog is NEVER enough!!
I once saw an English Bulldog in a fenced backyard.... My hubby and I worked on CATV so I automatically went goo goo gaga. Went over to the fence without thinking twice to give him a pet and gain access to their backyard. Well he lunged at me!! We had to leave a note to the owners to schedule a time to get access. Once I met the owners I knew it was the owners who made him that way.
It's the owners to fear, not the dog, they learn what they are taught. We had a pit bull named Missy and she was the sweetest girl ever.
We also came home to a pitbull in our yard covered in cactus. We were careful to make sure he was not vicious first! He ended up being the sweetest boy ever too. Actually I don't think I have ever met a mean pit bull yet. Because they have all been owned by good people!
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I agree that a lot of the time it is how they are brought up .... owners can do a lot of damage!!!!