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needadvice

Oakwood, GA

#1 Sep 12, 2011
Our family is thinking about adopting a new dog. We have considered a pitbull. The thing is we have a 4 year old child. I would like to hear about some of your thoughts about this breed good or bad
Thanks
Pets

Perry, GA

#2 Sep 12, 2011
Make sure the place you get it from is reputable in kind, kid friendly dogs. Pets don't kill people, pets that are trained to kill by people do. It really is that simple. Get your dog from someone that has a good history with animals, all animals period.
needadvice

Oakwood, GA

#3 Sep 12, 2011
Thanks :)
We plan on spaying/neutering our new pet. I've heard that helps with aggression. The people we are considering adopting the puppy from has had pits for a long time. Never had a bad incident. I just want to get some feedback on the breed.

Since: Mar 11

Gainesville, GA

#4 Sep 12, 2011
As long as they havent been fought or nothin it should be okayy!! ive had a pitbull 6 yrs now,(inside)& a puppy from her outside& i have 2 boys ages 1 and 3 & she wouldnt bite them if they had a hot biscuit in their pants lol:) like stated above, as long as he/she is friendly&calm i think you would have a wonderful family pet:)
needadvice

Oakwood, GA

#5 Sep 12, 2011
Thanks :) so far it sounds like with proper training they can be good dogs :)
tymebomb

Montezuma, GA

#6 Sep 12, 2011
hi need, if i may give u some advice about PITBULLS in general. My daddy and his freind raised pits for about 15yrs.When i was a little kid(29 now) i was bitten my several but hey THEY WERE 2-3 MONTH OLD PUPPIES...My family nor myself has ever had bad dealing with the PITBULL BREED..I have had more bites from chiuahua's, poodles,ETC. And not one aggressive PITBULL...Yes if u raise him as an attack dog then thats his/her job...All i'm wanting to say is i dont own a PITBULL or anyother dogs anymore cause i cant have any animals where i am staying..I hate that the PITBULL has gotten such a STEREOTYPE RAP...The big ? would be WOULD I ALLOW A PITBULL AS A PET AROUND MY 2YR. OLD SON...the answer is YESSSS
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Kathleen, GA

#7 Sep 12, 2011
be a responsible owner and u will have a responsible dog... With that said ...any breed can be aggressive... I have had and raised pits in the past only had problems out of 1 female she caught and killed one of my husbands chickens and after that she jus had a taste for blood.. if we didn't keep her fenced in she wld catch chickens rabbits armadillos etc. But then I have seen golden retrievers or labs that do the same thing.. good luck on ya search for ya new dog.
Bulldog

Kathleen, GA

#8 Sep 13, 2011
I have had several Pitt Bulls, my experience with them is, I have never seen one of the become aggressive unless they felt that there was a threat to my family members or to themselves. Although,,,They are agressive towards other dogs of same sex during mating season most don't get along well with cats. If I had to trust mine with my grandkids, I would not hesitate. Most know the difference between humans and other animals. They are however, in most cases, very hyper during their first 12-months. get a FEEL FOR THEIR NATURE AROUND YOUR KIDS, IF THEY ever ACT AGRESSIVE TOWARD A CHILD THEY ARE NOT A GOOD FIT AND SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOU CHILDREN. I have had a couple that my grandaughter could and would do anything too including cover them up with sand and pull their ears and tounges. IF they were going to bite they certainly would have bitten by then. I do encourage my grandkids NOT to provoke the dogs. That is very important with Pitt Bulls, Dobermans or any other protective type dog.
needadvice

Oakwood, GA

#9 Sep 13, 2011
Thanks everyone :)
I think we are going with a beautiful blue pit puppy.
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Kathleen, GA

#10 Sep 13, 2011
needadvice wrote:
Thanks everyone :)
I think we are going with a beautiful blue pit puppy.
My sister has 2 or 3 blues.. very cute and my toddlers waller and climb all over em... Matter of fact .. my 2 yr old was caught sharing a rib wid one of em the last cookout.. both dog and baby was happy with taking turns with bites.. mommy on the other hand ...not so much .. lol
SusieQ

Kathleen, GA

#11 Sep 14, 2011
and then there is the child who was mauled by oneom Monday or Tuesday. So just remember the danger is there.
uber

Austell, GA

#12 Sep 14, 2011
Love my 90 pound blue male and do do my three kids. My 3 year old can feed him steak bits with his hand and i dont even worry. Thats how meek and gentle he is. Best dog ive ever owned. Incredibly smart also. Check out peach state pitbulls in millwood thats whre i got mine. Great ppl great dogs.

Since: Feb 11

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#13 Sep 14, 2011
They are a lot like people. You raise'em right and they will treat you and the world right. If you let them dominate you, they will.. if you train them to be mean, they will be aggressive.. if you teach them obedience, they will be obedient. They can turn on their master, if their master turns on them.. I have had bulldogs and love them very much but my last one died a horrible death so I don't know if I could own another one.. they do take time, money and like people.. they require health costs.. you have to give them all those things or it just is not fair..

The worst dog I have ever had to deal with made me love him just as much because he couldn't help his behavioral problems. They are genetic and come naturally.. it was a black lab.. I never wanted to cuss and say I love you in the same breath as I did with that dog.. you really have to have patience and if you can't with a dog, you can not with children for sure.
Bulldog

Hahira, GA

#14 Sep 15, 2011
Well woke up this morning and found my Razor's Edge pitt dead in his pen where he has been for two months because I feared he would get run over on the road or poisoned. Leads me to believe that there is nothing you can do to keep from losing a dog you really love. I have lost three family pets since august of 2010.
Bulldog

Hahira, GA

#15 Sep 15, 2011
Nope, make that 4 family pets I have lost.
Proud owner

Donnellson, IA

#16 Sep 15, 2011
needadvice wrote:
Our family is thinking about adopting a new dog. We have considered a pitbull. The thing is we have a 4 year old child. I would like to hear about some of your thoughts about this breed good or bad
Thanks
I have a sweet APBT-a type of pit-He's a big baby. I have a good friend who has a pit that is also a baby. My pit will "scare" off an intruder so long as he doesn't think they will hurt him. If so he either comes and lays his head on my shoulder or gets under the bed. He is wonderful with small children provided that they remain calm. If the child is high strung then my dog gets excited too-naturally. If you do get ANY BREED OF DOG! make sure that the child is NEVER I repeat NEVER left alone with the dog. Even a Chihuahua will eat a child alive if provoked. In fact the smaller dogs are much more likely to attack than a big dog who does not feel threatened. For any dog you must have a good sturdy muzzle as there may be times it is needed. And you must always maintain pack leadership. If you loose this you will loose control over the dog. So whatever your decision just know that all dogs are potentially dangerous left unattended. And enjoy your pit bull! They are amazing and extremely loving dogs. oh and if you are not active and will not allow the dog to run and play. Are not going to take him on walks and things like that a pit is not for you. they need exercise! And if you're going to put him on a rope in the yard just don't get one. I hope I've helped you in your decision making.
Proud owner

Donnellson, IA

#17 Sep 15, 2011
Bulldog wrote:
I have had several Pitt Bulls, my experience with them is, I have never seen one of the become aggressive unless they felt that there was a threat to my family members or to themselves. Although,,,They are agressive towards other dogs of same sex during mating season most don't get along well with cats. If I had to trust mine with my grandkids, I would not hesitate. Most know the difference between humans and other animals. They are however, in most cases, very hyper during their first 12-months. get a FEEL FOR THEIR NATURE AROUND YOUR KIDS, IF THEY ever ACT AGRESSIVE TOWARD A CHILD THEY ARE NOT A GOOD FIT AND SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOU CHILDREN. I have had a couple that my grandaughter could and would do anything too including cover them up with sand and pull their ears and tounges. IF they were going to bite they certainly would have bitten by then. I do encourage my grandkids NOT to provoke the dogs. That is very important with Pitt Bulls, Dobermans or any other protective type dog.
Well I can't say for all, but my dog does get along with my cat. They play fight and tease each other often. I have to referee them sometimes because they can get a little too rough, but goes with the territory.
needadvice

United States

#18 Sep 15, 2011
I get my baby October 14. He will be an inside dog. Thanks everyone for the replies. I'm not from here and always heard bad about the breed. I'm excited to get the puppy :) and he will be plenty exercised. Thats one reason I wanted to get a big breed. I go walking a lot and I would just feel better with him with me :)
Uber

Wynne, AR

#19 Sep 15, 2011
needadvice wrote:
I get my baby October 14. He will be an inside dog. Thanks everyone for the replies. I'm not from here and always heard bad about the breed. I'm excited to get the puppy :) and he will be plenty exercised. Thats one reason I wanted to get a big breed. I go walking a lot and I would just feel better with him with me :)
Awesome you will enjoy this breed trust me. Where you getting him/her from?
be informed

Omega, GA

#20 Sep 16, 2011
Pits are a wonderful breed, but it pays to know what you're getting into. I've found the best source of information on the breed is badrap.org . It's a pit rescue organization based in California. They have a wealth of information on the breed on their site. Good luck!

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