Have a good pit-bull story?
I recently adopted a pit-bull mix that is a great dog and very friendly towards everyone. Adults, children, other dogs, etc... She was adopted from animal control, and whenever I talk about her and people ask what she is, you can see their negative opinions forming. I want to hear your best pit-bull stories, because I couldn't ask for a better dog and I'd like more people to know about the qualities of this awesome breed!
I had a friend who used to clean and paint newly empty apartments for a real estate company. One day she found a pit bull (female) chained to a stove in an empty apartment, no food or water apparent. She talked to the dog, and then went out and bought some food for it. She did not want to call the dog warden because they automatically put down pits in her area. She showed up at my place with the dog. I managed a hotel and lived there as well. I said I couldn't take the dog, it wasn't allowed, but she said I should hold on to it for her for a couple of days, she had no where else to take it. So I caved in and took it upstairs to my apartment. Thankfully I had part of the roof outside my back door so the dog had room to run around and do her business. She and I fell in love. She was so good, but she had one habit I just couldn't break. When I went downstairs to work, she would drag my shoes, socks or whatever article of clothing was in reach and take it behind the couch as her private stash.
One evening she was out on the roof, lying just outside the door. I was watching tv and relaxing when I heard her growl and a voice shouted "OH S$^%#". The dog took off running across the roof and I ran out the door to see what was going on.
Someone had climbed the fire escape and gotten on the roof only to find my beautiful red nosed pit staring them in the face. Then went back down that fire escape in a hurry. What a great watchdog she turned out to be. I just loved that dog. Kept her for about a year before we found her a forever home with a family and a backyard and playmates.
My family's experience with pit bulls has been positive. We took a grown, but young female whose owner had to get rid of her because she went out to get the newspaper every morning and instead of getting only their paper, she continued to gather up all the papers on the block and bring them home.
She was a great watchdog, got along good with our other dogs, but did not like cats, at all.
Other family members had pups from her and they were all good dogs with good temperaments. My only precaution would be to not let her run loose (out of your yard area) with other dogs. We live in the country where that happens some. I'm sure most in town have laws where they have to be better controlled. Like German Shepherds or any other large dog, if pits run in a pack with others, they tend to get into more mischief.
I posted a story I wrote for a writing class on my hub. Not nearly as detailed as the articles you've written, but it was story dear to me. It talks about how Callie (pictured left) came into my life and why she stays. I'm a convert. I just love the dogs. They are so unbelievable in their brains, tenacity, loyalty and love. The tragic tales break my heart, but the tales of redemption give me hope that we will one day restore them to their rightful place as America's dog.
I posted a hub with some videos and it's so cute and funny, you'll love those cat and dog relationship problems.
The Pitt bull in one of the videos lets a cat get away with so much disrespect it just the sweetest thing to watch.
You can see it all here:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Cat-slaps-Dog-I … n-3-Videos
I own 4 pitbulls and they are the biggest babies. They loved to be kissed, hugged and pampered. My dogs names are Puppy, Kitty, Baby and Nina. All have very different personalities, likes and dislikes however they are the "sweetest" dogs. Just like any other dog they do bark when anyone comes to the door ( only doing their job) and they also bark at other dogs walking past the house. Unfortunately pitbulls also called american stafford terriors have gained a bad reputation. WHY??? It is because of how the owner ( people ) raised them to be. It is not the dogs fault.
There is a magazine called the Bully Breeds. Yes pitbulls are one of them however many many other breeds are also listed. If all the haters of pitbulls would take the time to read about them I know that many would gain a better understanding and not be so quick to judge.
Pitbulls are number one in my book
My daughter adopted a pit mix from my neighbor. He watches over my grandson and younger daughter. They went swimming and he slipped in the water. After that his goal was to get the children out of the water. He has been a positive part of our lives.
It's sad really that all pit bulls have to suffer from ignorance. One of the biggest problems with these dogs is inbreeding and continuing to breed dogs with these types of issues. If my sister and I had a child it would most likely be quite retarded. Anyway, no other dog or breed suffers so much abuse and torture than the pit breed. They are so loyal and loving that they will do WHATEVER their owner asks them to. I've owned 4 pit bulls in my life along with other dogs and enjoy them probably more than any other breed. Their loyalty and attentiveness to what you want from them is astounding!! It's funny though. My son has been bitten by dogs 3 times...by a laso apso and a West Highland Terrior that we have owned. The fact is that pit bulls are very powerful animals and when they bite, yes it's a bigger deal than receiving a bite from a smaller dog. The point is if you have a properly bred and trained pit there is almost no comparison in loyalty and dedication you can receive in return. My pits maintain a close eye over my son and won't allow any harm come to him. I gladly walk my pits through my neighborhood and laugh when other dogs and their owners pass by and I receive the scowl from the passerby..only my dogs aren't the ones jumping around erratically and barking!! my dogs don't even acknowledge other dogs on walks..My pits also have been around cats and rabbits since they were pups and one of my pits likes to cuddle with our rabbit!! And finally, by nature pits are NOT natural guard dogs...they will be if you want them to but by nature they love to greet all people..even strangers!! My dogs welcome anybody into our home and my wife and I get a kick out of it...if I need to protect anything I think I will invest in a doberman or a rotty!!
I have a friend who is very involved in pitbull rescue and volunteers with BADRAP.
Lots of great information for you there.
My friend has a Pit Bull that grew up among a lot of different people. A few months after he got ''Fritz'' he lost his job and his apartment.
They were couch surfing, staying over at friends houses, living in tents and caravans with a whole mix of people.
Fritz spent the first year and a half of his life like this going everywhere my friend went. Fritz went to parties, festivals, dinner at the parents, lunch at the girlfriend, to the movies, ok maybe not the movies but you get the point.
Fritz is the biggest Pit Bull I have ever seen in my life but he is a very calm dog, till today he has not been in a fight with another dog. Our friends happily leave ol Fritz to play with their kids. Very gentle dog.
It is how he was raised, he received so much love from so many different people, he is the biggest baby ever.
Ok i'll stop.. Spot the dog lover..
I have a Pit Bull/Border Collie mix by the name of "Waffles". She came from the pound and had some serious issues; however, having taken the time to properly train her (and myself!) she is now certified to work at the local hospital. This is a very hard certification to acquire. Working with injured people, both physically and mentally, is one heck of a challenge.
But make no mistake. As nice and appropriate as she is, she will go to great lengths to protect me. On the rare occasion we are confronted with violence, she warns them, and if they continue to attack, we both jump into the fight. Then when the fight is over, she acts as if nothing has happened. Her attitude is better than mine!
This dog is one of the funniest, smartest, kindest, best-behaved dogs you will ever see, and she is also a gladiator. Her ability to discriminate in a situation and respond appropriately is awesome.
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 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 Hoodala 7 years ago
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by Eternal Evolution 9 years ago
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by ksteed 8 years ago
I'm beginning my hubzone experience with a controversial topic, the American Pit Bull. I am the reluctant owner of this breed. I say reluctant, because as a child, I had a bad experience with a pit bull in our neighborhood. Dolly attacked my much loved border collie, Freckles, and...
by Dave Dillard 15 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...
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