Pit Bulls - regulated
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Peace

Buffalo Valley, TN

#1 Nov 2, 2009
So I love animals. I always have. Last night, I regulated the animals that I love. As my church went on our annual hay ride, we pulle out of the yard and as per usual we were greated by a few barking dogs. This year the dogs included 2 adult pits and one adult great pyrenees.

As the barked, the pit bulls got angry, turning on the great pyrenees. They attacked her... chasing her down the road *following the path of our hay ride* She was larger than 1 of them, but smaller than two of them. When our hay ride returned we were greeted by the site of the two pit bulls in the ditch eating the remains of their fresh kill, the great pyrenees.

There were 20 minors on this hay ride that had to see that.

There are 20 minors that stepped on to and off of that hay ride that could have just as easily been attacked by the dogs.

This is an outrage- it has left me sickened - and if the dogs are there next Sunday I am all bout some vigalante justice - they should be killed.

In addition, if you live on buffalo valley road or in the area in silver point and you ar missing a great pyranese, let me know, the sheriff's department didn't feel it was there place to pick it's remains out of the ditch.
Kneel b4 Zod

United States

#2 Nov 2, 2009
Pit bulls are awesome. Great for silencing small children.
guest

Baxter, TN

#3 Nov 2, 2009
I have family with small children that live in Buffalo Valley. This is really an outrage. Will you please share with us what road it was on in case any of us live in that neighborhood so we can be extra careful. Thank you so much for your post but I am so sorry you and the other people had to go through this. I can't imagine what that poor dog had to go through.
Peace

Cookeville, TN

#4 Nov 2, 2009
It was on Buffalo Valley road, right in front of Silver Point Baptist Church
wow

Crossville, TN

#5 Feb 5, 2011
Just an FYI Just because two pittbulls are dangerous dont mean they all are. I have had many and never once had a mean one. They are very misunderstood animals
jeeze

Cookeville, TN

#6 Feb 5, 2011
wow wrote:
Just an FYI Just because two pittbulls are dangerous dont mean they all are. I have had many and never once had a mean one. They are very misunderstood animals
I'm so sick of hearing this from pitbull owners.
Alison

Manchester, TN

#7 Feb 5, 2011
They need to be regulated. It should be against the law to purchase a pit bull from anybody other than an accredited, responsible breeder. My aunt raises and actively shows pit bulls on a national level and the tendency for aggression simply doesn't exist in pits bred by responsible people because it has been bred out of them. When somebody purchases a pit from an unreliable source, they're taking a huge risk because if it has any level of "fighting stock" linage, there is going to be a risk of heightened aggression.

People who truly care for the well-being of their dogs and their family/neighbors won't give business to somebody who isn't a responsible owner and breeder.
jeeze

Cookeville, TN

#8 Feb 5, 2011
Alison wrote:
They need to be regulated. It should be against the law to purchase a pit bull from anybody other than an accredited, responsible breeder. My aunt raises and actively shows pit bulls on a national level and the tendency for aggression simply doesn't exist in pits bred by responsible people because it has been bred out of them. When somebody purchases a pit from an unreliable source, they're taking a huge risk because if it has any level of "fighting stock" linage, there is going to be a risk of heightened aggression.
People who truly care for the well-being of their dogs and their family/neighbors won't give business to somebody who isn't a responsible owner and breeder.
This is what I try to explain to people. I always get "Hate the owner not the breed" or whatever it is. People buy these $75-$150 dollar dogs thinking they are getting "show quality bloodlines".

People buy them for the wrong reasons, and they buy them cheap. I don't hate the breed, but I won't trust one either, especially from around here.
mstea

United States

#9 Feb 5, 2011
It would be safer if they - the dogs you saw - were eliminated. If they are wild they will behave as a pack and kill anything. My father has had to do this in the past to protect the farm. It's the ugly side of nature. Get rid of them.
country

Cookeville, TN

#10 Feb 5, 2011
i have a three yr old lil girl and a year old lil boy and i trust them with my pitt bulls than i do with most ppl she has been raised with my daughter she was six weeks old when my daughter was born and are best friends and my son came along two yrs later and she lets him ride on her back and both of her parents are from from fightin bloodlines i have have owened three pitt bulls over my life time and all were the smartest most loyal dogs i have ever owned or known anyone who talks bad about the breed either knows nothing of the breed from exsperince or had the misfortune of coming across a poorly bred and raised bull dogs any dog can be aggressive if its how it is raised i believe anyone who has douts about a pit bull should own one before they pass judgement
Candace

Gainesboro, TN

#11 Feb 5, 2011
I'll tell you one good problem with pits. The owners don't kno how to handle them. Owners of pits know they have a bad name...know people are scared of them...know they can turn just like any dog can. The owners need to take care of them. Make sure that they can't get out of a pin. Make sure they use a chain big enough the dog can't break it. If they dog gets loose don't send your children to get it. My best friend has a pit. I have never seen anything mean out of him...but that doesn't mean i trust him alone with my 3 year old daughter either. My neighbors have had a pit for years now. Never gets loose. Good dog...thinks he's a cat. Now the people across the road got one and it got loose. the lazt parents sent their 12 year boys to get it. Lets just say the dog is no more. If someone wants a pit they should make sure it doesn't cause others problems. I don't want a pit...so that means i don't want one in my yard around my child. Just because you love it doesn't mean anyone else should have to put up with it.
WOW

Cookeville, TN

#12 Feb 5, 2011
I'm so sorry that your group had to see such a thing! It's the dog owners fault since they were running free. There is a state wide leash law....meaning your dog is to be under your control at all times. Most see living in the country that they can let their dogs run free....WRONG! I get so tired of having to clean up after my wonderful neighbors dogs!

There are good pits and bad pits, the same holds true for any breed. The biggest problem around here are the back yard breeders! They don't care who they breed to. All they think about is the money from the pups.

My neighbor was bragging about her daughters pit and what a sweetheart she was. I had seen this so called sweet dog come over and chase my yard person. Tried talking to them about the dog and they of course defended the dog that she's wonderful. Funny within a couple of months they got rid of her cause she attacked their other dog.

Before getting any dog you need to have a fenced area for them. Chaining them is cruel, they only have 2 choices when another dog attacks, they either fight or cower. This is no life for a dog! Giving them a safe fenced area and bringing them into the house for family time is the way to have a happy well adjusted pet.
mstea

United States

#13 Feb 6, 2011
If owners aren't responsible for their dogs, then others have the right to defend themselves and property. Let's face it - most pit bull owners don't take responsibility for their dogs. That makes it very bad for the owners that do and I know of several who do contain their pits and that is because they love them. I have a neighbor who wouldn't leash his little dog while walking. He said that since she was a poodle he didn't have to. Last summer while backing out of my driveway she got under my tires and got run over. She was a nuisance and now dead because of her stupid owner. Thanks azz, I sure didn't want that memory! What the crap is wrong with people?
observant

Cookeville, TN

#14 Feb 6, 2011
Is the original post true? They say there was 2 pit bulls and 1 great pyrenees, thats 3.On to say the pyrenees was larger than 1 but smaller than 2, that equals 3 pitbulls.Just wondering. Maybe just a pitbull hater.
grandma

Gainesboro, TN

#15 Feb 6, 2011
People think everyone loves their dogs and they swear that these dogs are like their kids but when my kids were small I knew where they were and as far as I know they weren't attacking everything that moved.One of my neighbors has a pit, very well behaved dog and I go around him so he knows who I am but I would worry about going in that yard at nite alone.Another neighbor had a miniture pincher,cute as he could be but some reason he started acting mean, I was talking to another neighbor and had my 2 year old grandbaby when this little dog came flying out of the yard trying to snap at the baby. I picked her up and several people were trying to get the dog away.I own a dog but I don't trust any dog especially the ones that people say "he won't bite".The only way he won't bite is if he doesn't have teeth.Sorry about going on like that.
Candace

Gainesboro, TN

#16 Feb 6, 2011
What they meant was it was bigger than 1 pit alone. But two pits together the pyrenees didn't stand a chance.. Don't say someone hates a breed just caues of that kinda statement. Thats really immature.
tina

Crossville, TN

#17 Feb 6, 2011
I have 2 pitts right now. I do not allow them out without a leash. That being said My neighbors have a chihuahua mix that chases and bites at my children and my dogs and my dogs do absolutley nothing to this lil animal in fact my biggest one will run from it. And just because someone doest spend 100s of dollars on their dog doesnt mean they are bad or not show quality. I have not speant more then 150 on any of my dogs and they have all been amazing animals and are very loving animals
Jasper

Sparta, TN

#18 Feb 6, 2011
I had a real pretty gray & white pit a few years ago. Raised him from a pup. Never aggressive, very playful, never got out of the yard. Started to leave one day & he latched onto my front tire & put a big gash in it. I couldn't get him loose from the tire. A county truck came thru so he let go of my tire & did the same thing to county truck. They opened the door of truck & knocked him loose from their tire. Later the same day the neighbor's cat came into my yard, he killed it! He had been a perfect dog up to this point. Rattler came to a bad ending when he meant 12-gauge Winchester. He had been a perfect dog up to this point.
These dogs can just turn on the owners for no reason & are a dangerous breed.
Methinks

Manchester, TN

#19 Feb 6, 2011
Jasper wrote:
I had a real pretty gray & white pit a few years ago. Raised him from a pup. Never aggressive, very playful, never got out of the yard. Started to leave one day & he latched onto my front tire & put a big gash in it. I couldn't get him loose from the tire. A county truck came thru so he let go of my tire & did the same thing to county truck. They opened the door of truck & knocked him loose from their tire. Later the same day the neighbor's cat came into my yard, he killed it! He had been a perfect dog up to this point. Rattler came to a bad ending when he meant 12-gauge Winchester. He had been a perfect dog up to this point.
These dogs can just turn on the owners for no reason & are a dangerous breed.
They're not a dangerous breed. They ones people are buying out of the newspaper from Joe Nobody are the ones that are dangerous. Like other people have said, responsibly bred pitbulls act completely differently than those coming from backyard breeders.
lol

Salisbury, NC

#20 Feb 6, 2011
I have one pit and four children. Owners HAVE TO be prepared for what they're getting into with the breed...terriers are "critter getters" by nature. Their size and strength alone dictates this isn't a dog I leave alone with my small kids...duh. I wouldn't leave my kids alone with a ninety pound ANY kind of dog. That is irresponsible to think you could. Small children should be supervised around any pet,a ferret, chihuahua, etc... our pit needs LOTS of attention and love. Anyone just throwing one out in a pen or on a chain doesn't need one because when it gets loose -and it will- you have issues. Our dog HAS gotten too rowdy with my neighbor's little dog, so we never allow him outside off leash... its how the owner handles the reaponsibility.

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