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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.

Carrie Stacy
Carrie Stacy

pits r loveable ..not a mean dog its how they r raise any dog that is raised wrong can make them mean we have 3 one is 8 yrs old..

Josh Hammock
Josh Hammock

I love my pit and just because of the stupid ass people in this world we cant have them ofan were gonna fight for the right to have them

Karen Meints Williamson

We have a pit bull and he thinks he's a lap dog. He is good with kids and people and other animals. It's the way their treated. Any dog can be a bad 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? :)

Caitlin Homer
Caitlin Homer

No dog, especially these big-hearted babies, are monsters. Or vicious, and dangerous. But humans that do these inhumane things are. These dogs are lovers. With huge hearts for even the ones who do such cruel things to them. And more power to them for the forgiveness that they have. I can honestly say I could not imagine the things being done to me, that are done to them. And then still being able to get past that and forgive and start over. The dog is an image of the cruel and inhuman people...

No dog, especially these big-hearted babies, are monsters. Or vicious, and dangerous. But humans that do these inhumane things are. These dogs are lovers. With huge hearts for even the ones who do such cruel things to them. And more power to them for the forgiveness that they have. I can honestly say I could not imagine the things being done to me, that are done to them. And then still being able to get past that and forgive and start over. 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.

Despina M. Andrelus
Despina M. Andrelus
  • Caitlin Homer

Perfectly put!

Suzie Jambor
Suzie Jambor

There just like us there born to love ,if someone's mean to you ,your gonna be mean back, they only know what there taught

Rochelle Yastek
Rochelle Yastek

The media portrays the Pit Bull as a vicious attack dog, rarely reporting on other breeds. Statistically there are as many bites and/or attacks from other breeds. The irresponsible dog owners should be punished. Don't discriminate against a breed!

Cecily Ferreyra
Cecily Ferreyra

Our family had two pitbulls : Babygirl and Brutus. They were members of our family and was harassed constantly by city pound and people's fears. If I could do one thing over is take a stance for all pitbull dogs. They were our live source of happiness and we will never forget them!! <3 <3 <3

Ian Hamblen
Ian Hamblen

I have owned an American Staffy (like a little Pit Bull) for about 4 years and have found him to be the most amazing dog. If I feel depressed he is there to cheer me up. He loves people and is great with children.

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