Can't find rental property that allows pitbulls

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Ughhhh

United States

#1 May 26, 2010
I am a responsible Pitbull owner. I put my dog in shows ect... I can't find rental property without breed restrictions!
r u kidding

Winchester, KY

#2 May 27, 2010
Wow. Pitbull shows?? Let me know where and when.
well

Stanford, KY

#3 May 27, 2010
r u kidding wrote:
Wow. Pitbull shows?? Let me know where and when.
didnt specify that it was a "pitbull" show, just said show which is probably like the Wesminster dog shows, and yes they have all breeds in them.
Ughhhh

United States

#4 May 27, 2010
There is one at Scott county park the first Sunday of every month. Check out shows @ ukc.com or adba.com . Hoobly.com list upcoming dog shows. The one in gtown doesn't insist on purebreds. Other shows require them to be registered purebreds.
killer

Georgetown, KY

#5 May 27, 2010
Ughhhh wrote:
I am a responsible Pitbull owner. I put my dog in shows ect... I can't find rental property without breed restrictions!
have you lost your friggen mind!!wow,from which boat did you crawl off of??
BSTAllyT

Georgetown, KY

#6 May 27, 2010
What? You get it on with a pit bull during a show?
yep

Downers Grove, IL

#7 May 28, 2010
not all pitbulls are bad it depends on who and how you raise it not everyone wants to teach their pits to fight and kill
killer

Richmond, KY

#8 May 28, 2010
yep wrote:
not all pitbulls are bad it depends on who and how you raise it not everyone wants to teach their pits to fight and kill
1 in a hundred are probably good.i honestly dont or could never see them as being a good pet to have around kids,or in an apartment complex.
r u kidding

Winchester, KY

#9 May 28, 2010
I agree. Pitbulls are always unpredictable. Training doesn't guarantee anything. Check out the animal shelters: about 80% pitbulls. Sorry about your problem, but there's an easy fix...
Humm

Georgetown, KY

#10 May 28, 2010
I own a pit bull. I rescued her from southern ky. Pit Bulls are not "always unpredictable". You should probably do some research. It is all in how you raise them. You can teach ANY dog to be mean.
The problem is, people get pit bulls for preposterous reasons. They have no knowledge regarding this breed and what the standards are. These dogs are not for everyone, they come with MUCH responsibility.
That is why you see so many attacks from these dogs,(which still does not out weigh the attacks from small dogs, such as dacshaunds etc) weather it is human or dog on dog attack, lack of responsibility and knowledge.
You see so many "pitbulls" in shelters because of all the reasons above...people get these dogs and have no clue about them.

To the original poster, I am sorry you are having a hard time finding rentals because of your friend you are bringing with you. It is really sad that the media has depicted our dogs like they have.
Ughhhh

United States

#11 May 28, 2010
We have raised pits for years! They are loyal, loving and smart! He is VERY people friendly and doesn't have an ounce of dog agression!! He's very well trained & socialized. Every neighbour we have on our street can walk up in our yard and play with him! He cries when they leave!! He's about 90 pounds and he crawls in my lap and goes to sleep! As part of his puppy training, we made lots of sudden movements & noises. We did this so he wouldn't be on edge as an adult dog. His bloodline is superior, he's very laid back because the breeder we got him from was reputable! He breeds for excellent temperment! My parents were scared of this breed because of the stuff they see in the news, after being around ours, they love him!!! I am not trying to defend the breed, but our experiece with them has been very rewarding. My husband got bit by a yorkie two years ago. He had to see a hand specialist. There is much responsibility that comes with raising any breed!!! Think about it, the dog on the lil rascails was a pit, he worked with many children daily! There are bad stories but their are way more good ones that you never hear about!!!!
r u kidding

Winchester, KY

#12 May 28, 2010
oh, ok then.
Ughhhh

United States

#13 May 28, 2010
September 2000, Our Visit to the Austin Zoo

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Most people, who are unfamiliar with the American Pit Bull Terrier, falsely believe that they are dangerous dogs.  Unfortunately, Pit Bulls have a bad reputation because of some mean people who have abused their dogs and trained them to be aggressive.  Pit Bulls are actually very stable, intelligent, and highly trainable.  They are strong athletic dogs, and they require a guardian who is responsible and will give them plenty of exercise and training.  They are very loving and loyal and make excellent animal companions.

Little-known facts about Pit Bulls:

Pit Bulls serve as therapy/service dogs.  The Chako Rescue Association has Pit Bull therapy dogs in Texas, Utah and California.  Helen Keller even had a Pit Bull as her canine companion and helper. Cheyenne and Dakota are a team of hard-working Search-and-Rescue Pit Bulls in Sacramento, California.  They play an important role in their community by locating missing people in conjunction with the local Sheriff.  In their off-duty hours, they do charity work as therapy dogs.

Petey, the faithful dog on the TV show, The Little Rascals, was a Pit Bull.  He spent countless hours with children day after day and never hurt anyone.  He was one of the most intelligent Hollywood dogs of all time.

There are quite a few celebrities who have Pit Bulls as members of their family including:  Rosie Perez, The Crocodile Hunter, Judd Nelson, Usher, Alicia Silverstone, Cassandra Creech, Sinbad, John Stuart, Amy Jo Johnson, Linda Blair, Vin Diesel, and Bernadette Peters.

Pit Bulls are heroes!  America's first war dog was a Pit Bull named Stubby.  He earned several medals during World War I and was honored at the White House.  The Ken-L-Ration dog hero of 1993 was a Pit Bull named Weela.  She saved 30 people, 29 dogs, 13 horses and a cat during a flood in Southern California.  A Pit Bull named Bogart saved a four-year-old child from drowning in a swimming pool in Florida.  Dixie, the Pit Bull, was inducted into the Georgia Animal Hall of Fame after she saved some children from a Cottonmouth snake.

Pit Bulls are one of the most stable people-friendly dogs in existence. The National Canine Temperament Testing Association tested 122 breeds, and Pit Bulls placed the 4th highest with a 95% passing rate!
Ughhhh

United States

#14 May 28, 2010
Dispelling some myths about Pit Bulls:

-Is it true that Pit Bulls can lock their jaw?
The infamous locking jaw is a myth. The American Pit Bull Terrier and related breeds are physiologically no different from any other breed of dog. All dogs are from the same species and none have locking jaws. Dr. I Lehr Brisbin of the University of Georgia states, "To the best of our knowledge, there are no published scientific studies that would allow any meaningful comparison to be made of the biting power of various breeds of dogs. There are, moreover, compelling technical reasons why such data describing biting power in terms of 'pounds per square inch' can never be collected in a meaningful way. All figures describing biting power in such terms can be traced to either unfounded rumor or, in some cases, to newspaper articles with no foundation in factual data." Furthermore, Dr. Brisbin states, "The few studies which have been conducted of the structure of the skulls, mandibles and teeth of pit bulls show that, in proportion to their size, their jaw structure and thus its inferred functional morphology, is no different than that of any breed of dog. There is absolutely no evidence for the existence of any kind of 'locking mechanism' unique to the structure of the jaw and/or teeth of the American Pit Bull Terrier."

-Are Pit Bulls naturally aggressive towards humans?
While many Pit Bulls do tend to be aggressive towards other DOGS (as are most terriers), the normal, well raised Pit Bull has NO human-aggressive tendencies! In fact, human-aggression was actually bred out of the breed. The majority of Pit Bulls are affectionate, intelligent, trainable dogs. In fact, the highest obedience trial record of all time is held by an American Pit Bull Terrier named Maddy!

-Can Pit Bulls "turn" on people?
In fact, no breed of dog does. Dog aggression is nearly always preceded by some kind of warning, and there is always a reason behind the attack. However, many inexperienced owners do not recognize the dog's behavior as aggression, or refuse to acknowledge it as a warning sign. The only exception I can think of is Springer Rage, a rare and controversial neurological condition that manifests itself as a spontaneous attack, followed by confusion, and then a return to normal behavior. Pit Bulls are NOT prone to this condition. There are individual dogs of any breed that may be more aggressive to others.
Ughhhh

United States

#15 May 28, 2010
Pit bulls are famous, in circles of knowledgeable dog people, for the love and loyalty they bestow on anyone who shows them a smidgen of kindness.
--Linda Wilson-Fuoco, journalist

In my opinion, Pit bulls are the least likely to be human aggressive. On the whole, you have to do a lot of work to make them aggressive to people.
--Sue Frisch, Dessin Animal Shelter manager

Pit bulls are especially good at pleasing people since they are strong and smart, they learn quickly and they are very adaptable."
-- Rob Mullin, dog trainer, owner, "K-9 Wizard & Co." Trumbell, Connecticut

By Sonnet Dashevskaya - Spindletop Pit Bull Refuge, Austin branch

Sources: 
The Chako Rescue Association for the American Pit Bull Terrier
Debby Wolfinsohn's The Pit Bull Press
Denna's Pit Bull Page
J. Balsam's Friends Of Terriers Website
The American Pit Bull Terrier Speaks... Good Dog! by Cline and Martindale
Ughhhh

United States

#16 May 28, 2010
I posted the article above to help with some of the questions you may have.
Humm

Georgetown, KY

#17 May 28, 2010
Ughhhh, from GA...thanks for posting that! Maybe it will change some of the minds :)

Also, I just skimmed through your articles so I don't think it was posted but another misconception is that Pit Bulls make excellent guard dogs....THEY DO NOT.. They may make a good deterrant dog but as far as keeping someone out of your house...they would lick them to death.

Any pitbull that is human aggresive needs to be put to sleep...this is a no-no in this breed.
yeah right

Danville, KY

#18 May 28, 2010
i witnessed a pit slamming an elderly lady to the ground and nearly tore her arm off. she was in her yard watering her flowers not bothering a soul. if i hadnt got my gun out and shot it in the air she may have been mauled to death. so why did this happen i thought they were people friendly... not.oh and by the way i watched it come in her yard and jumped her, now im terrified of pitts and prob will always be.
Ughhhh

United States

#19 May 28, 2010
I can't explain why that happened? That is just awful and sad!!! Do you know the background of that dog?
yeah right

Danville, KY

#20 May 28, 2010
no sir it was just walking up the street and as i could see noone was bothering it. the woman is doing ok now its been about a year now but i still cannot forget the screams. and the dog could not be located by the police. so man it was one of those freaky things im just glad to have been looking out my window at the right time. it just all fell in place thank god.

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