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Originally posted by charlyv
My dog has saved my house from being robbed twice. He saved my wife from being assaulted in a park. He saved a smaller dog from being molested by ANOTHER PITBULL!, and took some pretty bad wounds, but the other pitbull definitely got the worst of it. He loves children and would definitely protect them with his life. He is gentle and even loves my cat, and they cuddle together sometimes.
.edit on 4-4-2012 by charlyv because: spelling , where caught
Pit bulls score better on temperament tests than the general dog population
Originally posted by stonebutterfly
reply to post by TheStev
but cause she doesn't want to be licked by or sat on by a 50lb dog! They sit on you then look over they're shoulder begging for a rub.
Originally posted by SGTSECRET
speaking of protecting things smaller than they are...here is mine with my chihuahua. its nice to see a pit thread that isnt so negative.
Originally posted by PutAQuarterIn
I love how this turned into a pits are bad VS pits are good argument....The dog in question protected the owner meaning it is a good dog in my opinion.
Pitts get a bad wrap because they have power so the wrong type of people are attracted to them. You don't train a bichon frise as a ''guard dog'' so statistically there are less attacks from them...that breed is a lap dog at best and anyone looking for a ''mean looking dog'' would never consider them. These cases of pitt bull attacks are only a small percentage of rouge personalty most are mistreated to the point of aggressive. Before the pitts it was the rotts and before them german shepherds and before that dobermans...all for the same reason. I used to work at a grooming salon/boarding kennel and I can honestly say we never had an aggressive pitt walk through those doors... cocker spaniels, poodles and yorkies are more likely to bite from what I've witnessed. (Don't ever underestimate a yorkie for they are fast and their teeth sharp. there is no warning shot, first bite draws blood)edit on 5-4-2012 by PutAQuarterIn because: Can't talk about it...squirrels are watching
I've had enough experiences with pit bulls to know that that MAYBE 1 in 5 are not aggressive.And that's giving the benefit of the doubt.It's probably closer to 1 in 10.So spare me.
Originally posted by LurkerLegacy
reply to post by sting130u
stick out your elbow not your arm. as if it were a shield.
its the hardest point on your body, and has the least amount of nerves. (excluding the unlikely event of hitting your funny bone)
plus the dog will learn in the first lunge that its incredibly painful to thrust its nose(most sensitive part) into this particular bone. it will not try it a second time.
this usually leads to a standoff. the dog will not sacrifice another lunge, but usually just stand there and look at you.
put it this way... even if they get a direct hit to your elbow with their teeth it will just break their teeth. it wont hurt much to you...