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posted on May, 9 2012 @ 03:16 PM
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My pitbull is a lot nicer looking then those ones... Haha, but she's crossed with something, Staffy maybe. Found her when she was a pup on the streets, so I can't say for sure.

I love pitbulls because they are incredibly loyal. Nari is to be more specific, my boyfriend's dog. She chose him. And she follows him EVERYWHERE. If he tries to leave her at home, she track him down, cross roads and stuff to find him, so he just takes her with him.
She is very wary of strangers, and she doesn't like children, but she is never aggressive unless me or my boyfriend is showing signs of distress, and she'll just bark a lot first.
She cuddles up with us every night, and she is very intelligent. Has a great memory. She is also good around my cats, even though you can tell she wants to go at them, she knows that I love them and she doesn't want to make me upset.

So, while I haven't had any other pitbulls and haven't known many others intimately, I know why I love Nari. She is smart, loyal and respectful. (Except for when she killed our bunny.
It was a revenge thing though, he used to chase her and bite her when she was a pup). I KNOW, PSYCHO BUNNY! D: He bit me too, and left a huge bruise on me for weeks! Plus he was like, bigger then a cat!

And I think Nari is very cute, even pretty.




posted on May, 9 2012 @ 03:20 PM
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My vicious pit bull Romeo playing with his best friend, my macaw Jake A more gentle dog, i have never known..
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posted on May, 9 2012 @ 03:57 PM
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Originally posted by calstorm

Originally posted by jiggerj

Originally posted by calstorm
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Just because people call them pit bulls does not make it true! Maybe you should change your thread tittle to bulldogs and boxers and other non pitbull breeds.


Maybe you should go to google, click on 'images' and do a search for 'pitbulls'. Then come back and tell us why 6,020,000 hits shows these non-pitbulls. That's where I got the images, and they perfectly match the non-pitbulls in my city.
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And that is exactly the problem. Pit bulls get unfairly accused of things because people don't know what a pit bull really is! The majority of attack attributed to pit bulls were attacks by other breeds that people like you labeled as a pit bull giving them a bad rap. All I ask is that you follow the motto of this site and deny ignorance.


LOL Okay, fine. Why do you like or hate the animals similar to the ones in the posted images and the 6,002,000 images googled under a search for 'pitbulls'?

That better?



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 04:00 PM
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Originally posted by breakherlegs
I love pitbulls because they are incredibly loyal.


I've heard this many times, and it forces me to ask: Are there breeds of dogs that are noted for not being loyal?



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 04:35 PM
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Not that I am aware of. Smaller dogs don't seem to have that virtue as much, however. I just noticed loyalty more in my pitbull then any of the other breeds I've had is all. Could just be individual dogs, though.



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 04:54 PM
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I think they are bloody horrible dogs and are just used as a penis extension for those men that own them.

Any animal, that you can't remove it's jaws from your legs with your bare hand, is no pet and certainly shouldn't be around children and should be muzzled in public, same applies for the owners.



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 04:55 PM
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The experts said there are some breed specific behaviors among dogs but that not many among pit bulls. Believe it or not, pit bulls are not even a real breed. “There are Staffordshire Terriers, there are American Pit Bulls, there are Bull Terriers," said Dr. Visser. "There are many different varieties that form this group of dogs that may be genetically related through that whole tree of canine history.” Regardless of the official breed, or lack there of, Dr. Visser said that it is important to remember that developing the dog's personality is the responsibility of the owner. “It's not as though I see a pit bull coming in and I say you need to get this dog into training," said Dr. Visser. "But rather all dogs need specialized manners training in the beginning and then socialization in the proper setting." Although the pit bull has a history of being raised for dog fighting, no dog is beyond help. Most simply need extra attention. “I've seen many situations where dogs have come from a fighting world and have been able to go through socialization and have successfully become wonderful pets in a home,” said Dr. Visser.


Pit Bulls:Is it genetics or the environment?

It is the owner that causes a dog to go bad,
not the dog.

Dunno why people don't get that.



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 05:01 PM
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Pitbulls are actually wonderful around children, generally, as they have a high pain tolerance and don't mind children prodding at them as they do curiously. I am a woman, and I have a pitbull, is this my penis extension? ;D



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:13 AM
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Originally posted by Darkblade71
It is the owner that causes a dog to go bad,
not the dog.

Dunno why people don't get that.


I'm sure this is 99% true. But please consider coming at this from a different angle. Basset hounds have been bred for hunting. Even if this dog had no owner, wouldn't it still be good at hunting? So, if pitbulls had been bred for fighting, wouldn't this be its natural tendency? A tendency that is always there under the surface, but may not be brought out through the love of a good owner?
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posted on May, 10 2012 @ 02:55 AM
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They may be wonderful around your child, until they have an accident and fall on the dog, the dog may get surprised and clasp its jaws around your child's leg. Unfotunately because the jaws are so strong. You as a parent can't remove your beloved dog from your beloved child's leg.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 02:15 PM
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Thank you so much for posting those videos...they really cheered me up! What a gorgeous dog and the the first pitbull I have seen with blue eyes. I just loved watching the two of them play like that. I had a Staffordshire Bull Terrier for 14 years and he was a total gentleman..smart, funny, affectionate...not exactly a pitbull, but quite close. I can't say it enough...it's the human, not the dog, that is the problem in almost all cases, Bad training, bad management, lack of common sense, ignorance and a desire to show off, all on the part of the owner, are usually at the root of most problems. Dogs are just doing what they are made to do, and as smarter beings than them...allegedly...we are responsible for dealing with that if we want them around us. I lost my boy, my German Shepherd Murphy three weeks ago today and I'm still, will always be, heartbroken. If the next dog that finds me is a pit or a Staffie or a Rottie, I will be a happy girl.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 08:57 PM
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The ignoramus is running rampant with these helldog lovers.. All those pitbull attacks I've seen on liveleak and youtube must be staged with ketchup! Owning a pitbull is like playing Russian roulette with yourself or anyone else around you. They should all be burned and pissed on.



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 12:23 AM
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I am so sorry for your loss of Murphy. I know the pain you are feeling. Our dogs just never ever live long
enough. I hope a sweet staffy , rottie, pit or another shepherd comes into your life too. They will be so lucky
to be with someone as loving and caring as you.

I couldnt agree more that it is the owner that makes a dog what it is, good or bad. So much ignorance
running rampant here on this thread. Exterminate a whole breed for the actions of a few. REALLY?
What an ignorant and pathetic mindset some people have. Pit bulls are the most abused dog on the planet. Most
of the attacks these zealots are screaming about come from the abused, beaten , fought, drugged up dogs.
I dont understand how stupid people can continue to blame a dog and not the human who was responsible
for that life in the first place.. Often, there really is no fixing stupid.

As MLK quoted: "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity" ~ MLK Jr.

I am glad you enjoyed my videos, and that they cheered you up some.. My pit is the most gentle loving and the smartest dog I have ever known.He has been on Animal Planet and in two books as well.He and Jake were also runner up in Cesar Millan's "most unlikey friends" contest. In one word, he is spectacular. Together we help educate and have already changed so many minds. I will fight for him and others like him, until my dying breath.

Peace to your sad and broken heart. Again, I am so sorry for your loss of Murphy. May you find a new friend to love and cherish again when the time is right. . RIP sweet Murphy.
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posted on May, 13 2012 @ 09:49 PM
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My dog is a Pitbull/Pointer mix, and hes a great dog. As with any other dog, it is how you raise the animal. My dog is VERY well behaved, knows how to act around people, and how to be sociable with other dogs. Hes a pretty big guy, but he's only 11 months old, hes a huge baby at home. He thinks he's a lap dog, but he can knock a grown man down in a heartbeat. Although he is a very loving creature, his anger is something you dont want to play with, he can crush a mans hand with his jaws, and he's ninja quick, he stands stone still in the back yard until birds approach him, and catches them in his mouth as they try to flutter away. Hes a genius :p

Most pitbulls ive encountered have been very well behaved, and the polar opposite of how the media portrays them. When i think of pitbulls, i think of babies, with dog faces



posted on May, 14 2012 @ 09:03 AM
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My only issue with pitbulls are the owners. I can't stand seeing some twig armed skinny person with a big ass meaty pitbull, they've usually got them on a crappy leash and know damn well they couldn't pull the dog off of anyone had the dog decided to maul someone. That's what pisses me off cause I know they couldnt stop the dog if it decided to freak. I'd feel more comortable if the owner/dog proportion was similar so at least the owner can wrestle the dog off someone if need be. Skinny little hipster legs won't be able to save you from when his or her dog goes ape#. Don't care how sweeeet the dog is, its known that they just freaking snap, it's like a ticking timebomb in my opinion.



posted on May, 14 2012 @ 10:35 AM
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Thank you so much for the message....I dissolved again when I read it and can barely see to type now...
The grief process is a strange thing, and I thought I was doing well for the first few weeks without him, but the daily meltdowns seem to be getting worse again...just have to work through it, I guess.
I nearly responded to an ad in the paper the other day from an animal shelter who had to rehome a Rottie/GSD cross called Bear, but work is such a nightmare for me at the moment, and I'm sure someone would have beaten me to it...he was stunning.

I've actually decided, since I need a change of career anyway...
...to start a professional dogwalking business specialising in large or difficult to handle breeds like GSD's and Staffies. Partly because I can't bear the thought of falling in love with my own dog and then losing them again, and partly cos I hate my day job...it has to go. Maybe I can make other people's lives easier and their dogs a little happier by being available for them during the day. It absolutely breaks me up when I see how many Staffies in particular are in animal shelters because their owners can't handle them, and people generally are too afraid to rehome them, so they spend their lives in shelters, with no real affection and love...what a waste. Human have created that situation, by allowing the dogs to breed, until there are so many of them we can't cope, and they suffer for our stupidity. As a general plea to all readers....please don't let your dog have puppies! Go to a shelter and show some love and compassion by taking one of the orphans home...they need you, and no dog will love you quite like a rescue dog.


I'm going to show your video to my boyfriend tonight, cos he's a doggie person like me, unsurprisingly, and I know he will love it. One day when I'm feeling brave, I will post pics of Murf and Falstaff ( my old Staffie) cos they were both gorgeous.


Thank you again for your message...makes me feel better knowing there is someone out here who gets how I feel!
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