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    Default Do people ever mistake your bully for a more aggressive breed?

    Pitbulls are banned in my province or at least the city because of their aggressiveness. I know, I know, aggression is due to the owners, not the dog. But you know how politics can be.

    I just had a client walk in and got scared at first because he thought Stig was a pitbull. . Then after 10 mins he noticed his very calm demeanor and became so interested in petting him. lol. And this isn't the first time he was mistaken for one.

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    YES!! Everytime I go to Petsmart or Petco, some fool thinks my Gia is some ferocious dog......And I've actually had kids start crying because we walked in the same aisle as them!! Really, people, if your kids are scared to death of dogs, why would you bring them to a Petsmart on a Saturday??!!! Come on people!!! Because then after somebody's kid starts squalling, then immediately everybody starts looking around and they see me and Gia, and it's instant "first impression" of bad dog. I can't tell you how aggravating that is for me!! She's just 7 months old, and would rather lick you to death than anything.......

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    Default Re: Do people ever mistake your bully for a more aggressive breed?

    Yes and in my opinion...it is the underbite, after they get over the fact that "NO he is not a pit-bull" they move on about his bottom teeth sticking out and I always get---does he bite?? Vegas NEVER has bit a soul, he would lick or hump you to death first. My response has always been and will always be--he has never bit anyone yet. I can not guarantee he wouldn't but I would faint and fall over if he did. But even my new neighbors commented ONE TO MANY TIMES that it is on my nerves, that he looks like he could take a chunk out of someone's leg!!

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    Default Re: Do people ever mistake your bully for a more aggressive breed?

    We had a trainer come over to the house the other week and actually tell me bulldogs are an aggressive breed .. is she crazy? How a dog acts is usually how it was raised, but both of my bullies LOVE people and getting petted.Everyone was always afraid of Cass because her teeth were always sticking out on her bottom jaw. But once they got over their fear and saw she was just a big dope, then the teeth aren't so big.
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    @KMARINO Vegas looks more like he could take a chunk out of somebody's hamburger than somebody's leg. Poor guy
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    Default Re: Do people ever mistake your bully for a more aggressive breed?

    Good one @dozersmama! I agree with @KMARINO. It is those teeth sticking out that make people think they are mean!

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    Default Re: Do people ever mistake your bully for a more aggressive breed?

    I'm thinking maybe it's that 'look in the eye for attention' thing they all do too.

    @Angelgirl - Very surprised that your trainer thought that. Did she think Belly was a pitbull too? ha.

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    Ah-Ha!! ...... This is my first bullie, and she's only 7 months old. But now that you said that about their underbite, I believe it is the fact that her teeth show that scares the kiddies....haha, that's hilarious 'cause she's such a clown ....My shihtzu is meaner than her!!!

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    Default Re: Do people ever mistake your bully for a more aggressive breed?

    I know it has happened but it is rare, maybe it doesn't happen so much with Samson because his teeth don't stick out?????

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    @savemejeebus ....she was just an idiot. She made us put a collar on Belly and then she kept yanking on her neck. She hurt her once, Belly yipped and she said "Oh did I scare you?" . I was ready to scalp that lady
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    Default Re: Do people ever mistake your bully for a more aggressive breed?

    I just thought of this, I bet people that live in areas where there is a school, university, etc that has the EB as a mascot this isn't such an issue. Like in Georgia or Fresno, California. I lived in Fresno for almost a year and Fresno State University's mascot is the bulldog, anyone that saw him when we lived there knew right away that Samson was a bully. He got alot of attention there because while everyone knew what the EB looks like not many people actually owned one because Fresno isn't a very affluent city so not many people were able to actually afford one.

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    Default Re: Do people ever mistake your bully for a more aggressive breed?

    We don't get many people that seem afraid of HRH, but I think the fact that she's a smaller bully is part of it. The pink sweaters might help too, although they don't stop people from calling her a he.

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