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    Posted 4 years ago

    DGIA
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    BACK IN THE 1800-1900'S AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER WAS THE FAMILY AND FARM DOG OF CHOICE FOR MANY RESON'S, THEY ARE STRONG, LOYAL, AND VERY LOVING WITH CHILDREN.

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    1. frisco frisco, 4 years ago
      Great Post, and I believe every word of it. I have owned 2, and the only problem I found, is they tend to die young. My last one helped me raise 2 of my 3 grand kids, and died in my arms 4 months ago, at the age of 9.
    2. bobby725 bobby725, 4 years ago
      Yeah, Great dogs that don`t deserve the reputation!
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Had a Dutch girlfriend with a pit bull. Had more fun with the dog! LMAO! Damn, I miss Bella (the dog)!
    4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Sorry to read that frisco.

      This is an Awesome photo!!! It's good to share that to show people that really don't know these are loyal dogs. It's the owner that messes everything up, not the dog. I have one too, she is so smart and sweet, a rescue that was beaten. I got her at 6mo. so she's good. All love and knows where her food comes from ;) She really thinks she's a lap dog, but way to big for that. Biggest blue I've ever seen.

      Damn good dogs!
    5. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      OOOh! Damn cute pic! Look at that dog face!
      All the pittbulls I know are dangerous... YOU CAN BE LICKED TO DEATH, LOL!
    6. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
      They are a lovely dog I saved one years ago & it was so faithful to me & my partner but more so me as I gave him loving when he was all battered bloody & bruised had never seen the dog before that day & it was tied to a car & dragged down the street. Sometime later it took on gauana over 5ft. It also took on 5 wild pigs one night as they got to close to the house only we were asleep until we heard the ruckus
    7. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Read dog bite facts:

      http://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2015.php

    8. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 4 years ago
      https://positively.com/articles/fatal-dog-bites-share-common-factors/
    9. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 4 years ago
      "Interestingly, the breeds of the dogs involved in fatal attacks could only be identified in 18% of the cases. Often times, the media's report of the dog's breed conflicted with animal control reports. Within that 18%, twenty different breeds were identified, which correlates with previous studies that have found that no single breed of dog is more likely to attack than another. The results of these studies make it clear that the solution to preventing future dog attacks is better management and husbandry practices, and not banning specific breeds."
    10. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      "In the 10-year period from 2005 to 2014, pit bulls killed 203 Americans and accounted for 62% of the total recorded deaths (326)." [dogbites.org]

      Some results of "pit bull" bans:

      "After Aurora, Colorado adopted its pit bull ban ordinance in 2005, attacks by pit bulls decreased 73% (as of March 2014). After Pawtucket, Rhode Island adopted their pit bull ban in 2004, the city released 13-years of bite data showing that in the 4-years leading up to the ban, there were 52 pit bull attacks on people. In the 10-years after the ban, there were only 13 (as of September 2013). In Toronto, after a decade long pit bull ban, pit bull attacks dropped from 168 to 13 annually." [dogbites.org]

      Some thoughts about the "nanny dog" myth:

      http://thetruthaboutpitbulls.blogspot.com/2010/08/nanny-dog-myth-revealed.html
    11. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 4 years ago
      https://positively.com/victorias-blog/the-truth-about-pit-bulls/
    12. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 4 years ago
      http://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/the-truth-about-pit-bulls-6-myths-dispelled
    13. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 4 years ago
      https://www.petfinder.com/pet-adoption/dog-adoption/myths-and-facts-about-pit-bulls/
    14. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      roflmao -- Really? Wow, how times ( views/ opinions ) have changed on these dogs!!!!!
    15. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      I get so TIRED of people trying to DISPROVE the loyalty and affection Pibbles give and the gentle giants they are. (I'm talking you YOU, ScottVez). I had a German Shepard/Pitbull/Chow, Lucy, that I got a five weeks old, and she was the most loving, beautiful dog. And she was joined by Clementine a few years later - a GIANT of a Pibble, weighing in at 85 pounds of pure love (and she was a tripod), followed by Toby, a scrappy little terrier who literally TORTURE his two big sisters! They would never hurt a fly. Lucy & Clem are both gone (yes, they have been so poorly bred - Clem was so inbred, she had many skin issues and tumors...) they do tend to die young. But I can't WAIT to get my next Pibble in Spring.

      It's the PEOPLE, not the breed.
    16. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      NO it is the breed.

      I do agree though, people had/ have a hand in it-- mainly those who bred and developed the pit bull into a vicious killer.

      These dogs were bred to fight, attack and kill-- comes as no surprise that is exactly what some of them do-- just as a border collie will instinctively "herd" without any training.

      Stories abound about these dogs KILLING children and adults that were a part of their loving family.

    17. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      "Pit bull owners ::
      Studies show that pit bull owners employ strategies to disguise the true nature of the breed by engaging in distortions, denial and overcompensation and by projecting blame after attacks.

      Not normal dog owners
      To understand the experience of owning a negatively perceived dog, Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy did a case study on pit bull owners that was published in 2000. Researchers found that with "outlaw" breeds, such as pit bulls, the human-dog relationship is sociologically more complex than previously known. Owners of pit bulls, they discovered, directly feel the stigma targeted at their breed and resort to various tactics to mitigate it. These strategies included:
      "passing their dogs as breeds other than pit bulls, denying that their behavior is biologically determined, debunking adverse media coverage, using humor, emphasizing counter-stereotypical behavior, avoiding stereotypical equipment or accessories, taking preventive measures, or becoming breed ambassadors."1
      The study is sympathetic to pit bull owners and makes unsourced claims, but does show the basis of pro-pit bull propaganda. Strategies identified by the researchers are the same strategies employed by pro-pit bull groups to stop a municipality from enacting a pit bull law. For instance, pit bull advocates will claim that a pit bull cannot be identified, that there is a media conspiracy against pit bulls and that pit bulls are "just big babies" that only want to "lick you to death.""


      http://www.dogsbite.org/dangerous-dogs-pit-bull-owners.php
    18. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 4 years ago
      http://btoellner.typepad.com/kcdogblog/2010/03/the-truth-behind-dogsbiteorg.html
    19. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 4 years ago
      "Dogsbite.org is a website run by Colleen Lynn. In June of 2007, Lynn was an unfortunate victim of a dog bite while she was out jogging. Because of the dog bite, by a dog that is said to be a 'pit bull', Lynn decided to create the website dogsbite.org. According to the original "about us" section of the website, the intent of the website was three-fold:

      -- Distinguish which breeds of dogs are dangerous to have in neighborhoods

      -- Help enact laws to regulate the ownership of these breeds

      -- Help enact laws that hold dog owners criminally liable if their dog attacks a person or causes serious injury or death
      And make no mistake, all of the experts organizations disagree with her idea on breed-specific legislation."
    20. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 4 years ago
      http://www.teampitafull.org/DogsBite.html
    21. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 4 years ago
      http://www.nopitbullbans.com/pages/debunking-dogsbiteorg/
    22. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 4 years ago
      https://apitome.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/colleen-lynn-from-dogsbite-org-gets-it-handed-to-her-yet-again-all-those-lies-catching-up-to-you-colleen/
    23. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      "Record 33 fatal pit bull attacks & 459 disfigurements in 2015"

      http://www.animals24-7.org/2016/01/04/record-33-fatal-pit-bull-attacks-459-disfigurements-in-2015/
    24. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 4 years ago
      http://hubpages.com/animals/10-Things-Dogsbiteorg-Is-Trying-To-Pass-Off-As-Facts
    25. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      "The Problem With Pit Bulls"

      http://time.com/2891180/kfc-and-the-pit-bull-attack-of-a-little-girl/
    26. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 4 years ago
      You're a Trump fan aren't you scott ?
    27. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      "Even PETA, the largest animal-rights organization in the world, supports breed-specific sterilization for pit bulls. “Pit bulls are a breed-specific problem, so it seems reasonable to target them,” said Daphna Nachminovitch, PETA’s senior vice president of cruelty investigations. “The public is misled to believe that pit bulls are like any other dog. And they just aren’t.” Even the ASPCA acknowledges on its website that pit bulls are genetically different than other dogs. “Pit bulls have been bred to behave differently during a fight,” it says. “They may not give warning before becoming aggressive, and they’re less likely to back down when clashing with an opponent.”" [time.com]

    28. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      "... do pit bulls deserve their reputation as vicious "attack" dogs? An overwhelming amount of evidence suggests they do.

      A five-year review of dog-bite injuries from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, published in 2009 in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, found that almost 51 percent of the attacks were from pit bulls, almost 9 percent were from Rottweilers and 6 percent were from mixes of those two breeds.

      In other words, a whopping two-thirds of the hospital's dog-attack injuries involved just two breeds, pit bulls and Rottweilers."

      http://www.livescience.com/27145-are-pit-bulls-dangerous.html
    29. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 4 years ago
      I've heard the Bushes ,you know George and George had planned on mass breeding and air dropping these guys all over to finish their plot to take over the world .
    30. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      LOL, after reading the comments, I must say....it's like discussing politics, religion or sexual preference........Everybody has an opinion that will stir an argument.... My thoughts for what they're worth..... I been around and owned "Pit Bulls" and never had an issue, but Dachshund, now that something total different :-)
    31. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 4 years ago
      Maybe we could airdrop Dachshunds on IS
    32. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Attack of the killer wennier dogs :-)
    33. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      From a CDC report:

      "... Rottweilers (67) and pit bull-type dogs (118) accounted for 67% of human DBRF (238 total Deaths) in the United States between 1997 and 1998. It is extremely unlikely that they accounted for anywhere near 60% of dogs in the United States during that same period and, thus, there appears to be a breed-specific problem with fatalities. "

      Full CDC report:

      http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/images/dogbreeds-a.pdf
    34. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 4 years ago
      Speaking of killer weiners ...
    35. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 4 years ago
      Kerry ... This post is 6 months old ... Lol
    36. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Eye4, took me that long to read all the comments :-)
    37. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Got me laughing kerry! Keep it light and Happy New Year!

      scott
    38. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      lovely photo. i took care of and loved two pitbulls for several years. however, i live in one of the pitbull capitols now [east oakland, ca], and i see very dangerous pits every single day. some pits and pit mixes ARE very dangerous, and from what i've read, it cannot all be blamed on training/upbringing. i don't know what the solution is, but study the stats carefully. i really doubt that only 18% of dogs involved in fatal attacks could be identified. maybe 'identified w/ scientific certainty', but in general, people know a pit or a mostly or even partial pit bull when they see one. my mind was changed about them a few years ago when i watched w/ horror as one of those i cared for was torn almost in half in a city park by two off-leash pitbulls.
      here are some stats that are pretty solid and run from 1982-2013. the results speak for themselves.
      http://www.dogsbite.org/pdf/dog-attack-deaths-maimings-merritt-clifton-2014.pdf
    39. keramikos keramikos, 1 year ago
      Dogs are what we've made them, for better or worse.

      My own childhood dog was a molosser breed, and he was the best big brother any child could have had. Around his human family, he was loving, patient, playful, and loyal to the last drop of blood.

      However, he was also a strong, indefatigable, fearless 'red zone' dog who could be ferocious with other male dogs of any size -- and really, most other species. Even humans had to watch their step around him, and not make any moves that could be interpreted/misinterpreted as threatening towards his human family.
    40. MyCountry MyCountry, 1 year ago
      That ture for most of them ,but some would just eat thje kid for a snack ....just saying lol ...nice picture
    41. keramikos keramikos, 1 year ago
      MyCountry, Yeah, I get ya. :-)

      I loved that dog, but he could be dangerous, and the only person who had absolute control over him was my father. Good thing that dog lived in a less lawsuit-happy era, because he did once put a puncture wound into the neck of a family friend, but that person really was 'asking' for it.

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