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
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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
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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? :)

Alison Mousel-Russell
Alison Mousel-Russell

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

Heidi Eldred
Heidi Eldred
  • Alison Mousel-Russell

Agreed : )

Willow Sasha Greinke
Willow Sasha Greinke

Now it all Violent children!

Willow Sasha Greinke
Willow Sasha Greinke
  • Willow Sasha Greinke

THESE DOGS SHOULD NOT BE FOUGHT, BUT THEY NEED A LOT OF ENERGY RELEASE, EXORCISE, ATTENTION/LOVE, A JOB PERHAPS?...AND ONLY BREED FOR ABILITY, NOT LOOKS!!!! BUT LET'S NEVER FORGET THEIR HISTORY, BECAUSE THEY AREN'T REALLY THE SAME BREED ANYMORE. SOME SAY, THAT SOON THEY WILL NOT EVEN EXIST ANYMORE, JUST STAFFIE-Like CREATURES...

LeahMarie Walker
LeahMarie Walker

I too use to judge the pitt for things I'd heard... I changed my mind very quickly when I lived in Vegas. . I was dating someone who owned a Pitt needless to say that Pitt saved my life as my then boyfriend was beating mein my head his own dog attacked him to save me..Er Doctor said if not for that Pitt I probably would have not made it.. I brought Cesar back to Ga with me he always watched over me & my kids. .. They are what people make them thank God that Pitt was there that day!!!!!

Linda Cohen
Linda Cohen

It's people that need licensing - not dogs! I don't believe there are dangerous 'breeds of dogs' there are some really dangerous people - that's who we need protecting from and then when a dog does something bad we put it down - instead of the owner that trained it!

Despina M. Andrelus
Despina M. Andrelus

Pitbulls are precious and are a reflection of those that either love or abuse them. You can tell a lot about people by how their animals act. You can say the same about children, as well.

Despina M. Andrelus
Despina M. Andrelus

"A righteous man regards the life of animals" - PROVERBS 12:10; "If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men" - FRANCIS OF ASSISI; "I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs...(They) are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no rights to neglect, nor...

"A righteous man regards the life of animals" - PROVERBS 12:10; "If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men" - FRANCIS OF ASSISI; "I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs...(They) are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no rights to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty...." - JAMES HARRIOT; "The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" - MAHATMA GANDHI.

Hanny Overklift
Hanny Overklift

It's always the so called human, they destroy everything, and not the pit bull or any other animal for that matter.

Bonnie Hugunin
Bonnie Hugunin

Our teenagers rescued a pit bull a female now named pixie.Our daughters were visiting some bodys friend that was breeding pit bulls and they helped with the birth of pixie and other pups.Pixie wasn't breathing and our girls got her breathing.All the pups died except for pixie.Our girls hid pixie for 2 months and they were staying with friends alot and we finnally found out about pixie and what kind of breed she is.We heard alot of bad things about pit bulls.We decided to keep pixie .Pixie...

Our teenagers rescued a pit bull a female now named pixie.Our daughters were visiting some bodys friend that was breeding pit bulls and they helped with the birth of pixie and other pups.Pixie wasn't breathing and our girls got her breathing.All the pups died except for pixie.Our girls hid pixie for 2 months and they were staying with friends alot and we finnally found out about pixie and what kind of breed she is.We heard alot of bad things about pit bulls.We decided to keep pixie .Pixie has been the best dog anyone could ask for.Smart,loveing,Love our pit bull named pixie.Its sad to think that she is discriminated against and us too because we chose a pit bull.We moved to raleigh nc and alot of the apartments wouldn't welcome her but one did after 20 apts said no.We love stonehenge apts.Your awesome.

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