Evelyn Duffy
Evelyn Duffy

In England, Pit Bulls are known as the nanny dog because they are so gentle with children; as Heather says, its the people, not the dogs.

Birgit Voluntarist Michael
Birgit Voluntarist Michael
  • Evelyn Duffy

In England pitbulls are banned. https://www.gov.uk/control-dog-public/banned-dogs We called them nanny dogs, find a few clips of Little Rascals, they had Sparky a pitbull who watched over them ..

Despina M. Andrelus
Despina M. Andrelus
  • Evelyn Duffy

And from a quick search, here are three examples of the proven point of how seriously, selflessly, sweet, precious pittys can be (and many more where these came from!) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUV1oTciznE , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75GEzD6wh8o , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLnhy6oHQ1M

Steffen Roßkamp
Steffen Roßkamp
  • Evelyn Duffy

This is absolutely true. But people tend to only see how an animal acts and then think that is how he/she acts naturally, completely neglecting the heavy influence of the training and treatment he/she got from the people.

Andria Smith
Andria Smith
  • Evelyn Duffy

My pittie is a Nanny dog! He absolutely loves my 2 granddaughters. When my youngest granddaughter was just learning to walk....he would let us know when she was 'sneaking' to the stairs and when she was upstairs, he would position his body between her and the stairs....NO way was going to fall down the stairs on HIS watch. :) Love my pittie, Dakota!

Becky Hulse
Becky Hulse
  • Evelyn Duffy

not with my 2 year old cousin.... it killed him and it was his dog so dont tell me its the owner...

Sarah Brooks
Sarah Brooks
  • Evelyn Duffy

Becky, I am sorry to hear about your cousin. But, it isn't the breed. Some dogs have a wire loose, just like people do. I volunteer at a 100% no-kill shelter. We have 5 "VIP" dogs. One has actually been diagnosed bipolar. He is friendly one second, and the next he viciously growls. We have 2 others that will act normal and then start pacing the yard and bite without warning. These dogs are used to us because they are permanent residents, but will still bite. Certain people take them out, not...

Becky, I am sorry to hear about your cousin. But, it isn't the breed. Some dogs have a wire loose, just like people do. I volunteer at a 100% no-kill shelter. We have 5 "VIP" dogs. One has actually been diagnosed bipolar. He is friendly one second, and the next he viciously growls. We have 2 others that will act normal and then start pacing the yard and bite without warning. These dogs are used to us because they are permanent residents, but will still bite. Certain people take them out, not knowing what their attitude is that day. NONE of these dogs are pit bull. No trace of pit bull at all. Pit bulls aren't vicious as everyone makes them out to be. I work with all kinds of dogs all the time and I honestly have never met a smarter and more gentle breed of dog.

John Schmitt
John Schmitt

We owned a pitbull that died last year - my wife has had dogs her entire life and her most favorite, sweat & loyal dog was Lucy the Pitbull. It is not the dogs....some people should not own a pet or even have children.

Despina M. Andrelus
Despina M. Andrelus
  • John Schmitt

You got that right!

Susan Glickman
Susan Glickman

Every dog, no matter the breed should be judged on its own merit

Despina M. Andrelus
Despina M. Andrelus
  • Susan Glickman

Just as people should be judged on each own merit. Can you imagine being held responsible for what your neighbor did?! And there are much worse people that pitbulls!

Annette Mills
Annette Mills

....we didn't want to part with her. Pits must be trained and exercised, no 'if, ands, or buts'! That applies to any high-energy dog. After we'd had her only a short while, we had a church picnic at our house. I intended to put her in her 'house' but everyone arrived so fast that she was socializing and enjoying the company before I could get to it. Since then, she's always around for gatherings with only positive results. :) ...

....we didn't want to part with her. Pits must be trained and exercised, no 'if, ands, or buts'! That applies to any high-energy dog. After we'd had her only a short while, we had a church picnic at our house. I intended to put her in her 'house' but everyone arrived so fast that she was socializing and enjoying the company before I could get to it. Since then, she's always around for gatherings with only positive results. :) I now understand that it is humans who don't understand how to deal with a high-energy dog, or who are just down-right mean, who make dogs mean!! Most aren't born that way. Annie is beautiful and we are lucky she found us.

Despina M. Andrelus
Despina M. Andrelus
  • Annette Mills

and the few who may be born that way are only that way because of what people did to their genetic line, screwing with their mama or some other down the line, messing up their proper mental development.

Annette Mills
Annette Mills

I used to think that people who owned Pits were nuts. I was scared of them because of the reputation (undeserved I might add) and because a Pit tore up our Golden Retriever. It took Annie to teach me what loving dogs they are and how off-base I'd been. She wandered into our yard one day and for 6 weeks I tried to 'get rid' of her. No rescue group had room for her. By the time we took her to training

Despina M. Andrelus
Despina M. Andrelus
  • Annette Mills

Yep. Just like one of my relatives being against black people because one had killed his cousin. Well, if that person had been white, would he have been against all whites? Kind of difficult, that, being that he is white himself! See, there is absolutely no logic to that.

Anne Patrick
Anne Patrick

in scotland the pitbulls are banned but they dont ban the scumbags that train them to be bad i had one of these banned dogs who loved nothing better than playing with my 2yr old grandson

Alastair Jamieson
Alastair Jamieson

Sorry,no longer with us and I now own a Johnson's American bulldog,she's a year old nearly 45 kl,but she gets a fright at her own flatulance

Vicky Aung
Vicky Aung

I detest dog abuse :(

Ricardo Dellu
Ricardo Dellu

there should be a law to make the owner of a dog responsible for their dogs behavior and not an animal that will do anything for the loyalty to their master without a conscious mind.

Beth DeGiacomo
Beth DeGiacomo

Pitbulls will do anything for there masters, it's a shame when there owners have no glue in bringing up pits, in my lifetime I have had three, with no problem, But then again I don't chain them up. They are indoor and outdoors and sleep on beds and make great alarms system... The problem lies with the owners if you really want to learn more watch the dog whisper :-)

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