Do pitbulls turn on there owners i heard their horrible.

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Do pitbulls turn on there owners i heard their horrible. I like rottweilers and dobermans. I like MOST but not all big gaurd dog breeds. I was thinking baout getting pitbulls are they not to be trusted.

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Pit-bulls can be trusted with a lot of training, it really depends on the breeder, how they are raised, and their temperaments, so no I don’t think they will turn on their owners, but before you get one do a lot of research!
 
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Ummm…. If it was in a pet shop it’s not from a good breeder. My breeder shows her dogs, that’s one really good way of knowing, and if you get a pet puppy from a breeder it will probable be cheaper then getting one from a pet store.
 
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Another Thing Is I Heard Even Pitbulls That Come From Good Breeders Are Unpredictable. What Do U Think?
 
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In someway all dogs are unpredictable, that's life. But I also think that with the proper training they will be stable and make great pets, like I said before do the homework on the breed, then decide if you want one, they are know for their dog aggressiveness
 
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I was raised with pit bull when i was about 12. He was a wonderful dog. Pit Bull's are nothing like the media displays them. At all. I have a pit bull puppy and she's wonderful, smart (she knows sit and speak and is doing well with "stay".. she's only 10wks old) and she's VERY very loving.

What you should do is research the breed, research what bad temperments to look for..

if you adopt or buy.. make sure you know about the parents and if you're really concerned about the temperment (which is very important) check the grandparents as well.

Pit Bulls are naturally dog-aggressive (this does NOT mean that ALL Pit Bull's are dog-aggressive--*I know MANY that are NOT*, it's just the way they've been bred throughout history) ANY dog that is HUMAN AGGRESSIVE is NOT SOUND.

Pit Bull's are no exception to that rule. Of course, humans are to blame for dogs that are human-aggressive. Either that or bad breeding (maybe even inbreeding).

Please educate yourself about the breed. They're wonderful dogs but a big responsibility because it takes THICK SKIN to put up with the horrible things uneducated people say about pit bulls, and Pit Bull's, unfortunately, are discriminated against all the time with Breed Specific Laws.

Fact: A male german sheperd is more likely to bite a human than a male pit bull

(According to a study and assuming both dogs are SOUND)


EDUCATE YOURSELF PLEASE!
 

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Pitbulliest could probably educate you on the subject of Pit Bulls.

A well-bred (NO FIGHTING LINES) and well-raised/socialized Pit Bull is a wonderful dog. i've seen examples of this.

They WILL become aggressive if they're just tied up in the yard with no attention. But then, any dog will, so no need to single out pits.
 

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PS -- No offense, but before you think about buying ANY large dog, PLEASE really educate yourself on the breed and how to manage them. In the hands of a well-educated owner, a big dog can be a great friend. In the hands of an ignorant person, a big dog can be a hazard to everyone and everything.
 

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Facez of Death,
Owning a Pit Bull is like owning a hand gun.
BTW, I'm not opposed to either, depending on who has their hand on the "trigger".
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Facez of Death,
Owning a Pit Bull is like owning a hand gun.
BTW, I'm not opposed to either, depending on who has their hand on the "trigger".
Kit
Owning a pit bull is like owning a hand gun? LOL ! I have to laugh.. !!
You might as well say owning a rottie or a german sheperd is like owning a hand gun, and i know that isn't true. Gimme a freakin break. :p
 

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I'd like to start of by saying flyndog...I'm very sorry that you simply aren't educated on the breed at all...you know nothing about pit bulls..and I mean nothing...from the looks of it, you watch too much T.V...with all my heart..I honestly feel very sorry for you and hope that one day you'll snap the hell out of it!

facez of death.. if you want to get a pit bull..reconsider..to be honest..they are not the best breed for first time dog owners..and if you have no previous knowledge or experience with the breed...then seriously look into getting another dog first..unless you're willing to do research for at least a few months...these dogs are abused, exploited, and constantly mistreated and misunderstood. If you want a pit, you're gonna have to deal with everything that goes along with the breed..including constant stereotypical comments from people, the fact that your dog could very well be dog aggressive...the fact that stupid people will ask whether you'd like to fight or breed your dog...the fact that if some other dog attacks yours, you WILL be the one that gets blamed...etc..etc..etc.

Most of the owners that have pit bulls are irresponsible and know nothing about the breed or how to raise them properly. If you want a pit bull, or any other dog for that matter (which like I said I would recommend first), then you're best off with either a shelter or a breeder. With a shelter, you could very well find a wonderful dog in need of a good home...with a breeder, you'll have more background info on the dog you're interested in. HOWEVER, with that being said...just because they're breeders, and just because they have papers for their dogs, it doesn't mean that they're any good. Watch out for backyard breeders..... if you're going to start looking for one, I suggest watching out for these good signs....and not just one of them...ALL of them and MORE:

1) Make sure the breeder asks and is more suspicious of you than you are of them. A good breeder will want the best home for their pups. THEY ASK ALOT OF QUESTIONS BECAUSE THEY CARE..if they don't, then don't bother.

2) Make sure the pups are going home when they are AT LEAST 8 weeks of age. Anything before that is unnacceptable with a responsible breeder.

3) How often are they breeding their dogs? I would say a somewhat reasonable number of times would be once every two years AT THE MOST...make sure you didn't come to a puppy mill!

4) Are they able to provide you with complete health documentations on both parents? They should be able to!

5) Are they allowing you to take a look at the conditions the dogs are in, their home, to meet the parents of the pups? Reputable breeders will actually encourage this.

6) Are they performing home checks on you without appointment? Dropping by and asking to see your home? That's a good thing.

7) Do they have a lengthy contract for you to sign that ensures you will spay/neuter your pup and will pay the consequences in court if there is an accidental breeding or if the owner finds out that the pup is being abused in any way? Does the contract state that if by any circumstances you cannot keep the animal at any point in time, you MUST return it to the breeder where it will be properly rehomed..and if not, you WILL pay the consequences in court? All of these points should be brought up by a good breeder.

8) Are the dogs temperment tested? Do they have bloodline information for you to look at? Are they willing to give you all the information you need about care/ownership/the breeds history and characteristics, etc?

With this being said, I still urge you to do a heck of alot of research on the breed since they require an educated and dedicated owner. At this point in time, the breed is in a very delicate situation, where BSL is springing up all over the fricken place...and any negative incident that could be avoided takes place that involves these dogs....(usually because of irresponsible breeders and owners), the pit bulls reputation is only damaged that much more. Please do alot of research and if you can, I would suggest adopting another dog from the shelter that needs a home until you can familiarize yourself with the breed. If you are extremely keen on pits, then try to foster a few from a shelter and see what you think. That will prepare you more for what you're about to deal with. They are awesome dogs, just not for everyone.

If you want more information, maybe some of these sites will help you a bit more:
http://www.badrap.org/rescue/index.cfm
http://www.dogwatch.net/strategy.html
http://www.forpitssake.org/
http://www.pbrc.net/faq.html
http://www.loveabull.org/
http://www.realpitbull.com/abuse.html
http://www.pitbulllovers.com/
http://www.pitbullpets.com/
http://www.realpitbull.com/

Some examples of responsible and excellent breeders that know what they're talking about:
http://www.hartagold.com/
http://matrixkennels.com/

The Pit Bull Chat Forum (similar to chazhound forum but for pitbull owners)
http://www.pitbullforum.com <-- good place to ask some questions since most of the people there are pit bull freaks like myself lol

Good Luck.
 
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Guys listen to this!!! This is why I dont trust pit bulls. My sister had a friend that had a pitbull since child hood. It loved her and she took it evry where. One day she came home and the pitbull ripped her arm open for no reason.
 
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Dogs don't do things "for no reason." We just aren't paying attention when we think this. Her dog had a reason; it may not have been directly related to anything your sister's friend did, but believe me, there was a reason. The dog was agitated or in pain or there was something physiologically wrong.

This is a prime example of why Pits, or Amstaffs, or GSDs or Rotties, or Dobies, or Airdales, or Mastiffs - or JRTs for that matter - along with countless other breeds are not dogs for just anybody to own. It is imperative for everyone concerned; you, your dog, your family, your neighbors, that you choose a dog that is appropriate to your situation and personality. Too many people spend more time and thought choosing a car than a dog.
 
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By the way, you guys are being a bit harsh on Kit (Flyndog). If you think about it, owning a large, strong, athletic dog is quite a bit like owning a gun. They are both regarded as protection; they are both completely benign until someone loads them and pulls the trigger. There's nothing derogatory about the metaphor; it's actually very apt. And you guys know what kind of monsters I have, so yes, my three are very much like an arsenal, except that they are capable of making decisions on their own, which a gun (obviously) is not. It's my responsibility - and the responsibility of everyone with a dog, large or small - to make sure that they understand the difference between normal and threat.

There is one difference that I maintain is very important, though, just from the viewpoint of personal safety: you can't break in my home to steal my dog, then shoot me with my own dog!
 

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Guys listen to this!!! This is why I dont trust pit bulls. My sister had a friend that had a pitbull since child hood. It loved her and she took it evry where. One day she came home and the pitbull ripped her arm open for no reason.
That's one dog, and one example. Why judge the whole breed because of one dog? There are thousands of Pit Bulls out there that don't have an aggressive bone in their body.
 
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That's one dog, and one example. Why judge the whole breed because of one dog? There are thousands of Pit Bulls out there that don't have an aggressive bone in their body.
WELL SAID ! :)
 
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