reply to post by ignant
I had a pit bull as a pet, there not bad dogs. In fact as far as dogs go there more touchy feelly then other dogs.
I feel sorry for these parents because there in a world of hurt right now. I know my pit bull was about as friendly as most dogs and it would not
hurt a fly, even with the cats it got along like cats and dogs get along that is. They avoided each-other but tolerated each-other, and one of my
cats even got attacked by a dog once so she really dont like dogs, but they got along as long as there was space.
Should people keep them as pets? It all depends on the person, and what people got to remember is that yes pit bulls are a bit more prone to certain
things due to generations of nature and breeding which is a strong thing and if a dog was bread to fight, its instinct is to fight and attack. But off
course it all depending on the circumstances, training, breed, and how it is treated and raised even the dogs persona.
People need to understand that these dogs were bread to fight, and to this day people are fighting these dogs to the death. And I personally would
not leave a new born alone with a chiwawa much less a pit bull, even my pit bull who would In my opinion never do that to a new born, my old dog it
was a sweetheart but in the end it was just an animal. And I would not trust my dog even if I think there is a 100% chance that nothing will happen.
Its just basic common sense.
Nature and breeding is a stronger thing by far in every animal and even humans just react according to there instincts and breeding and social
engineering. Why people think dogs would be different is beyond me.
Lets just put it like this only some people should have pit bulls as pets, but no one should ever trust there pets no matter what they are fully. Be
they a German Shepherd, lab, chewawa or pit bull. It does not matter in the end there all animals, different animals but animals none the less. It is
a heavy price these parents paid to learn a basic lesson about animals and pets.
At one time I remember taking my pit bull to one of those dog parks with a whole bunch of other dogs so it can run around and sniff things. Did this
when i could so she could get familiar with other dogs, but one time I remember this one woman had a lab or something and her dog and mine were
chasing each-other around and playing.
After a bit the playing turned a bit rough, her dog was trying to jump on my dog and biting at her heals, and my dog just kind of tried to ignore it
and get away from her dog, which to her dog it was probably just normal playing behavior for all I knew. After a time I stooped it, and whistled to
move on, which she did. Anyways the lady comes over and says to me something along the lines of "your dog is not very friendly is she" and in my
mind I am thinking what should I tell this lady so she gets the point that her dog was moments away from crossing the line and ending up being thrown
around like a rag doll. Which is not really her fault at all since she is just not used to certain things.
So I just kind of stared at her and say'd, "ya she is a pit bull and shes not very good at playing" and moved on. In fact if I was not there I can
guarantee there would be a dog fight, my presence is basically what kept my dog from thinking the other dog was attacking her and responding in kind.
Basically what I am saying once again since it seems need be repeated, is that dogs especially pit bulls are exactly what they are, just animals and
besides some specific breeding not all that different then any other animals that are kept as pets, and some people should never be allowed to own pit
bulls for those specific facts that pit bulls are and were breed for. But all pets no matter what should be watched in anything they do, especially
in possible volatile circumstances and situations.