Pitbulls & There Bad Rap By the Media

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ohscared

Elk City, OK

#1 Oct 25, 2009
Pitbulls are perceived as a vicious dog, and when in reality other dogs are just as vicious. Its the way they are brought up and cared for. The media has made them out to be demon killers. Anytime there is a dog attack it always seems to land on a pitbull. Have never heard of a german shepard attack, husky, rottweiler, chow, or poodle. Why is it that pitbulls are the only one that takes the rap for dog violence! Just curious on how everyone else feels about this???
Chucklenuts

United States

#2 Oct 25, 2009
Because these dogs have been bread for years for fighting before fighting was banned now you want to make pets of them. These are not the kind of dogs you can just let loose. They have to be chained or fenced and protections to keep kids away.
big k

Elk City, OK

#3 Oct 26, 2009
they might have been bread in the past for fighting but jus lk any other dog its jus how you raise them i know a lot of ppl who have pitbulls and not all of them are vicious there jus like any other dogs if you get any kind of dog and treat it bad and train it to be mean it will attack jus about anybody if you train it to
Chucklenuts

United States

#4 Oct 26, 2009
At one time it was how you raise them but when you bread a dog who's brain has been damaged buy gun powder among other things which changes there Body chemestry then it changes and is not nessessairly just how they were raised anymore fighting ends up their instinct and in their blood.
really

United States

#5 Oct 26, 2009
im pretty sure chucklenuts is an idiot...a very biased one. people like you are the reasons pit bulls get a bad rap. ive been around pits since i was an infant. all really good dogs. not a single mean bone in their body. they were raised in a loving, dog spoiling home. the only damage any of them would ever do it maybe beat you with their tails. now if you are referring to the pits i've seen chained up yards to post or huge objects they have to drag around to make them tough..all skin and bones. yea im sure those poor dogs have issues but wouldn't you? woulnt a shihtzu?
it makes me really mad when the media says oh it was a part pit bull that attacked so and so...how do they know? usually they are 'stray' and came out of no where and attacked. so really...if a dog doesnt even look 'part pitbull' where do they get that little tid bit of wisdom? maybe from chucklenuts
elk citizen

Oklahoma City, OK

#6 Oct 27, 2009
i know of pitbulls who were raised in 'dog spoiling' homes that still attacked people they had been around all their lives. how do you know they are classifying the dogs wrong? i think most of the stories i have heard on the news of pitbull attacks werent strays, they had excaped from their pins.
Goob

Chickasha, OK

#7 Oct 27, 2009
I have had large dogs all of my life. I currently own a Rott. The only reason I do is because someone had dumped him when he was a puppy and I picked him up off the side of the road. He is a wonderful and obedient pet. I do worry about what he is capable of due to his protective nature.

I think some of these dogs have a higher prey drive than others and usually they get into trouble when they get with other dogs and develop a pack mentality. They definitely have a tendency to protect what they perceive to be theirs.

That being said, with the proper care and attention these can be wonderful pets. I just think as an owner you have a greater responsibility to ensure they don't become overly aggressive. When Shih Tzuís attack, people are rarely killed.
BETNHI

Oklahoma City, OK

#8 Oct 27, 2009
Rotts and Pitts = Land Sharks. Nuff Said.
big k

Elk City, OK

#9 Oct 27, 2009
ppl dont die because shih tzu's arent big enough to do enough damage iv had rotts all my life and nt a one of them has ben mean and rt now i have two and there the biggest babys you have ever seen so what if they have a bad rep it ppl who have it in there mind that that there bad but as for me its jus how you raise them till maby one day when you get one you see how gental they are there jus very portective
elk citizen

Oklahoma City, OK

#10 Oct 27, 2009
big k wrote:
ppl dont die because shih tzu's arent big enough to do enough damage iv had rotts all my life and nt a one of them has ben mean and rt now i have two and there the biggest babys you have ever seen so what if they have a bad rep it ppl who have it in there mind that that there bad but as for me its jus how you raise them till maby one day when you get one you see how gental they are there jus very portective
its the very protective part that is not always a good thing.
really

United States

#11 Oct 27, 2009
elk citizen wrote:
i know of pitbulls who were raised in 'dog spoiling' homes that still attacked people they had been around all their lives. how do you know they are classifying the dogs wrong? i think most of the stories i have heard on the news of pitbull attacks werent strays, they had excaped from their pins.
and the 'pitbulls' you know of that turned on their owners..were they old? picked on by something? maybe hurt and bit their owners while they were trying to help them? its not just pitbulls that could do this..any dog could potentionally turn on someone..what im saying is why are pits the only ones that are pin pointed?
how do you know they are classifying the dogs correctly? and yea some of them are escaped from their pens but not all...try to stop being so picky and focusing on small parts of what im saying and see the big picture..its not just pits that bite people or are aggressive they are just pointed to because of their bad raps BECAUSE ignorant people buy them or breed them to be fighters.
other dogs can be just as mean, aggressive, and quick tempered.
really

United States

#12 Oct 27, 2009
elk citizen wrote:
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its the very protective part that is not always a good thing.
lol a shihtzu and chihuahua can be just as protective but like he said...just aren't big enough to cause trememdous damage
observer

Edinburg, TX

#13 Oct 27, 2009
Bad media could have something to do with the fact their their owners can't spell "bred" or "their."
zeezle

Elk City, OK

#14 Nov 4, 2009
PIT BULLS ARE THA BEST DOGGS TO GET.. juss becuz alla you weenies wanna always play det victim roll.. yall stupid.. i have had at least ten pits and not one of them was mean..you gotta know how to raise them.. so alla you pit haters can tucc ya head in between ya ass cheeks since yall so scared..man i swear
tyler phillips

Elk City, OK

#16 Nov 4, 2009
any body kno me ?
ohscared

Elk City, OK

#17 Nov 4, 2009
thanks zeezle!!!
zEEZLE

Elk City, OK

#18 Nov 4, 2009
ohscared wrote:
thanks zeezle!!!
who this
elk citian

Oklahoma City, OK

#19 Nov 4, 2009
i find it funny that all of the pit fans need to learn how to spell...tells you about the caliber of the owners of pits i guess! lol
really

United States

#20 Nov 4, 2009
just because some of them are a tad illiterate or maybe just dont give a crap about their typing skills doesn't mean we are all that way. im betting if i go through all of your posts i can find plenty errors. maybe not of this caliber, but still. lol just like everything else, don't judge us all by the way a few are.
Chucklenuts

United States

#21 Nov 5, 2009
I'll just sit back and eventally really's pit bulls will get out and go into a protective mode attack someone then when he/she has to pull out a gun and shoot it or take it to the vet and have it put down because of it i'll just sit back and say I TOLD YOU SO!

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