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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.

Birgit Voluntarist Michael

Birgit Voluntarist Michael

Outlawing a breed of dog is as dumb as would be outlawing cars for drunk drivers! Its a PEOPLE problem. Thugs (like Michael Vick) who do this to animals are very sick in the head and should stay locked up in a cage forever.We have more to fear from those type PEOPLE , BAN THEM instead ! If there is Karma then there will be a day soon when two 400lbs linebackers ....

Rebecca Corry
Rebecca Corry
  • Birgit Voluntarist Michael

Love that analogy!

Kat Griffing
Kat Griffing
  • Birgit Voluntarist Michael

I couldnt have said it any better!

Jody Gonzalez
Jody Gonzalez
  • Birgit Voluntarist Michael

Can I use this? :)

Heather Homan
Heather Homan

Pit bulls have no voice.. It is time we gave them our voice..

Alison Mousel-Russell
Alison Mousel-Russell

Pit bulls are the best. You need to ban the bad owners. Not the dogs!!!

Heidi Baer
Heidi Baer
  • Alison Mousel-Russell

Agreed : )

Virginia Toledo
Virginia Toledo

signed...I own a Pit Bull and a few members in my family have Pit Bulls...My Pit Tyson is so kind and gentle...I teach kids and adults not to believe the bad stuff about Pits....I let the kids play with him...run....when he is tired they get him water and just hang out with him....in my neighborhood all know Tyson...of course a few idiots who listen to stories without reading about them....little by little they are learning....my dog is my listener...confidant...my buddy.......

Rachael Chyanne
Rachael Chyanne

I agree with Evelyn; itsthe people that give themthe bad name, not the pit bulls!! They are ever good with children and they are very protective of there families! <3

Eleanor Novello
Eleanor Novello
  • Rachael Chyanne

They may be so protective of their families that they may cause harm to an innocent person or dog that just happens to go near their property!

Despina M. Andrelus
Despina M. Andrelus
  • Rachael Chyanne

Amazing interspecies FRiENDS: Cat, rabbit, guinea pig and dog pit bull SHARKY :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUV1oTciznE
Adorable! Pit Bull CLEANS Baby Bunny (Cottontail Rabbit) in HD. Bunny & Dog :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75GEzD6wh8o
Pitbull Loves Her Kittens!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLnhy6oHQ1M

Despina M. Andrelus
Despina M. Andrelus
  • Rachael Chyanne

Caitlan Homer said it beautifully: "The dog is an image of the cruel and inhuman people they unfortunately recieve as "caretakers". They are not born that way, but made that way. Not only are they made that way, but made that way against their will. Animals don't have voices. But I'll be damned if I can't be a voice for the ones I am able to."

Megan Blount
Megan Blount

Having been a Veterinary Technician for 30 years, I can say there are some dog breeds that I would rather not handle. Pit bulls are not on my list! I owned a Shepherd X Pitt bull for 17 years....best dog I have EVER had! Sweet, loving and loyal. She alerted me when I was having a heart attack!

Rebecca Corry
Rebecca Corry
  • Megan Blount

Amazing!

Collette Rammelsberg
Collette Rammelsberg

No thank you. they are born to be mean. It is not people making them mean. they are ment to be mean period.

Rebecca Corry
Rebecca Corry
  • Collette Rammelsberg

This might be the dumbest comment I've read. Congrats!

Despina M. Andrelus
Despina M. Andrelus
  • Collette Rammelsberg

Wow. I've been spelling "ignorant" incorrectly all this time... Thx for apprising me that the correct spelling is "Collette Fri Rammelsberg".

Kristyne Celaya
Kristyne Celaya
  • Collette Rammelsberg

WOW....some needs a reality check.... i agree with rebecca and despina.

Michelle Van Blerk
Michelle Van Blerk
  • Collette Rammelsberg

Collette I really feel sorry for you. You seem to be one of those people that judge first and get facts later. I really would like to urge you to go and do some reading up on this whole matter. Broaden your own knowledge before making an uneducated comment. If you can make a statement like that then I can only asume we dont have bad parents either their bad kids where born that way and made we should just kill all those bad born kids as well

Yvonne Bourgeois Smith
Yvonne Bourgeois Smith

We as a whole stand for freedom, So many battles fought for our freedom. Who is to speak for our animals but us, humans. No one has the right to ban a breed do to the stupidity, fear, and being uneducated. If we start letting our gov. take away our rights a little at a time, we no longer have a say in what go's . So does that mean that in 1776 those our fought and died for our independents had died for nothing? Do we as american's stand up and fight against this or simply sit back and say...

We as a whole stand for freedom, So many battles fought for our freedom. Who is to speak for our animals but us, humans. No one has the right to ban a breed do to the stupidity, fear, and being uneducated. If we start letting our gov. take away our rights a little at a time, we no longer have a say in what go's . So does that mean that in 1776 those our fought and died for our independents had died for nothing? Do we as american's stand up and fight against this or simply sit back and say nothing? Then when we lose are independents don't try the blame game. It then becomes your fault.

Despina M. Andrelus
Despina M. Andrelus
  • Yvonne Bourgeois Smith

Amen!

Kristyne Celaya
Kristyne Celaya
  • Yvonne Bourgeois Smith

Damn right!

Grey Wolfe
Grey Wolfe

In the 70's is was the Dobermans, in the 80's it was the German Shepherds, in the 90's it was the Rottweilers, now it's the Pit Bulls. When will we start to blame the HUMANS?

Rebecca Corry
Rebecca Corry
  • Grey Wolfe

exactly! We are going to hold people accountable and we are starting with law makers.

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