Despite the bad rep they get in the media, pit bulls are generally big babies and are some of the most affectionate dogs I've ever encountered. The reason they tend to be associated with dog fighting and other such illegal activities are because they are a powerful breed, and originally that is what they were bred for, though their temperament has since been selectively bred for a companion animal. As with any dog of any size, children must always be supervised when they're around the dog, and young children need consistent parental guidance on how to treat the dog. Any animal that gets startled or hurt has the potential to attack that which has started or frightened it, and small children can often find these triggers...especially since many animals are wary of another animal's young anyway, and may already be on edge until they're used to the kids. With a new dog, keep it restrained during the first few meetings with your kids to make sure it reacts well to them, and then always keep a watchful eye on their interactions and don't let the kids pull on the dog, hit it, stomp or scream around it, etc. All dogs can and will bite with the right triggers, and all can cause some major damage if that happens, but powerful breeds can cause more damage much more quickly so they do require a bit more vigilance.
She might be going into heat or is in heat now. . I would not let her near any male dogs thats for sure. But if you are concerned take her to your vet. She is fixed?
Pitbulls are fine around children. They are very loving dogs. Now if a pitbull or any other breed of dog is around children that are mean and abusive toward the dog things could be very different. The parents of the children and the dog are responsible for teaching each how to love and be loved.
by Hoodala 7 years ago
7 year old Tanner Monk was killed by 2 pit bulls in Texas last week. Another sad tale in the long history of pit bulls. I just had to write a completely factual hub about pit bulls and their history. Tanners death is no joke, what is a joke is not having laws banning these menaces...
by Stacie L 7 years ago
A Pit Bull Ban Proposed May Be Proposed in TexasJanuary 25, 2011 01:45 PM ESTA proposed pit bull ban in Texas is in the works. The legislation has been written and is going to the state legislature for possible inclusion in this year's legislative session.The question of banning the breed has...
by Eternal Evolution 9 years ago
Tell us a little about your Pit, why you love them/this breed so much.I have a tan and white Pit Bull named Bowser, He'll be 10 months old may 10th. He's such a sweet loving boy. He's so silly and goofy I can't help but smile when I see him. He is the first pit i've owned and because of him I have...
by Dave Dillard 20 months ago
Pit Bull Terriers as Pets - Yes or No - and most importantly - WHY, especially if you answered yes?I personally am against having Pit Bulls as pets (especially for a family with children) for the very simple reason of “instinctive trait”. Pit Bulls were selected and groomed to be fighting dogs...
by frantisek78 2 years ago
Despite the fact that many people claim that pit-bulls are given a bad reputation and that they are in fact loving dogs, the fact remains that they were bred specifically as fighters and to be aggressive. Just as golden retrievers are genetically very calm dogs, pit-bulls are genetically violent...
by Milo Andre Swearengin 13 months ago
Why are pit bulls frowned upon?
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