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Old 05-17-2005, 08:45 AM
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Well, I'm going to get my first 7 week old Pit pup on Friday. I breed and train working Border Collies, as you all know. But, this will be my first Pit.

I've always wanted one, and I'm down on my animal numbers, so I figured this is as good a time as any. I've read a lot on the breed over the years, and babysat a few for friends. They seem to be a great breed.

I'm not sure what color pup I'll end up w/, but I know he has a black and white one. (Wouldn't he fit in w/ the Border Collies).

If you guys have any training tips for Pits, or just general tips, please let me know.

I also need some names. I'm SO terrible at naming dogs. It's going to be a male pup and I wanted a "tough" name. I picked out Rowdy, but I think it sounds too much like a cow dog name lol. Help me out.

I did read the Pit Bull pamphlet also.
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Old 05-17-2005, 08:57 AM
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Great Choice they are great dogs.

Names....Well since they are America's dog (American Pitbull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier) maybe try a Famous American. My next Pit will be Abe (if its a boy) named after Abe Lincoln. But hey...I am a History teacher.

Training...Not much different that other dogs. Just socialize and socialize. Watch for dominance issues.

Trick-- I have one trick to limit the pups chewing when the new teeth are coming in. Take an old towel, soak it in water, ring it out some...not too much, Roll it up tight and tie off each end with some old shoe laces, then put it in the freezer over night. Next day you have a great chew toy that will sooth those poor sore gums. Make sure to refreeze. Also if he/she is not interested (unlikely) you can us alittle water with beef broth in it to freeze it....keep them off the good carpet if you have beef broth in the towel though.

Good luck and don't forget the pictures!!
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Old 05-17-2005, 09:03 AM
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Socializing is a BIG part of my training. It seems that Border Collies need it a lot also. My dogs go everywhere w/ me so they need to be able to be around crowds, other people and other animals. Actually, I might try the famous person name idea. I'll be getting my pup neutered to help w/ dominance issues and b/c I don't want any BC Pit Bull puppies showing up LOL

Thanx for the reply.
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Old 05-17-2005, 09:10 AM
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I volunteer at the local human soc. and I actually see a Pit/Border Collie mix once. It actually was a very goodlooking dog.

Are you getting your pup from a rescue?
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Old 05-17-2005, 12:49 PM
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No, actually I'm getting one from a breeder. I would get one from a rescue, but they want me to haul all my dogs w/ me to let them meet, and it just seems like too much to go through just for a pup, ya know?
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Old 05-17-2005, 01:06 PM
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Here are some names: Let us know what you decide on

Kane
Ruccus
Titan
Apollo
Brock
Brody
King
Zeus
Rugby
Vader
Zeke
Baron
Tyson
Chaos
Axle
Rocket
Rambo


These may not be the best, I will think of more!! I love coming up with names so watch out...some of these are too funny and I guess a "tough" name is in the eye of the beholder

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Old 05-17-2005, 02:36 PM
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I have a few wrote down:

Rowdy
Dallas
Mac
Moose
Cash
Diesel
Diaz
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Very cute...I like them all. My Great Dane's name was "Moose" more of a loving dufus than a tough guy
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Old 05-17-2005, 07:04 PM
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.....Hawaiian Names.....

Dog 'Ilio
Sunshine Pukana la
Moon mahina
Moonlight malamalama o ka mahina
River Kahawai, muliwai, wai
Rain Ua
Rainbow Anuenue
Raindrops Paka ua

.....Russian Names.....

Dog Subaka
Girl Devuchka
Boy Malchik
.....French Names.....

Rain Pluie
Sunshine Soleil
Raindrops Gouttes de pluie
Carefree Love Amour insouciant

If you need any help pronouncing any of the names, just let me know. I know a few of the French and Hawaiian and all the Russian .
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max,
molsen,
bud,
cashes


make sure to post pics of the new pup
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