I haven't gotten pitbull from anyone but I do get boxer alot. I agree with Marine91, ask before assuming. I'm always more than happy to answer questions or information regarding my little man mr. snorty
This happened to me about two times when Tank was a pup also! Not sure why people think that because I don't think they look alike at all as pups! I agree with most, pits have a bad rep. I think it's all about the owner of the pet and how they raise them. I had a friend who had a pit and that was the most loving dog I had ever met (before I had Tank of course ) Every time I saw that pit bull he just slobbered me with kisses!
"The best therapist has fur and four legs"
It really bothers me when I see people pull their kids away when chum walks down the aisle at the pet store. I still don't know how to respond to the "he's so ugly he's cute" comment.
One thing I can't stand is when I see another bully in the pet store that obviously looks miserable, red and you can smell the yeast from 20 feet away and the owners tell you their baby is in perfect health but scratches a lot. So, I ask them what they are feeding and they usually reply One or Iams and I just chuckle. They ask what I feed Harlea so I tell them and I usually get a thats too expensive and you can't feed a bully fruits and veggies. /facepalm
Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.
I had Tucker in my lap while waiting for food at a drive through when the young lady working refused to hand me the food because "he has a pitbull on his lap, they are so mean", I smiled and informed her he was an e.b. and the sweetest thing, but I don't think she believed me.
I am surprised at how frequently he gets mistaken for a pitbull. Usually every other trip to petsmart it happens.
Blue's never been mistaken for anything other than a bullie. We did get "he's got a face only a mother could love". And the day before his surgery, we were at a light, Blue had his head out the car window and a crack 'hoe in the car over said "that's one ugly a$$ dog" very loudly. I started going nuts but the light turned and my hubs pulled away. Still get mad every time I think about it. I started going "Brooklyn" on her.
My bullmastiffs used to be mistaken for pitties all the time. Part of the problem is that people have no idea what a "pit" bull is--only that they are said to be vicious killer dogs. My daughter had a sweet little staffy bull that she had to give up because she required too much time and she had a new baby. She cried for days. It was a sweet, but very busy little dog.
"Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and
filling an emptiness we didn't even know we had."