Evelyn Eftalia Duffy
Evelyn Eftalia 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 Eftalia 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 Eftalia 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 Eftalia 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 Johnson Smith
Andria Johnson Smith
  • Evelyn Eftalia 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 Eftalia 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 Eftalia 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? :)

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 : )

Michelle Zimmermann
Michelle Zimmermann

Instead of banning family pets, BAN POLITICIANS!

Rebecca Corry
Rebecca Corry
  • Michelle Zimmermann

We are gonna get them to see the truth. Ignorance is based in fear. They have nothing to fear but their own ignorance.

Sylvia Hodson
Sylvia Hodson
  • Michelle Zimmermann

well said

Joanne Hamilton
Joanne Hamilton

There are no bad dogs, just bad owners. Punish the deed, not the breed. BSL is wrong on all accounts!

Rebecca Corry
Rebecca Corry
  • Joanne Hamilton

Yes it is!!

Sylvia Hodson
Sylvia Hodson
  • Joanne Hamilton

" YES YES"

Marcie Pino-Timmons
Marcie Pino-Timmons

We have had Chicago, our first ever a blue nose american bull terrier as I refer to his breed, because of ignorant people. He is the best dog I have ever had smart, loving and he has great manners. We are an older couple and even thou he's never shown aggression I know he would protect us with his life.

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!

Willow Sasha Greinke
Willow Sasha Greinke

Once you go Pit, you never go back...(ALL Breeds have their place)

Willow Sasha Greinke
Willow Sasha Greinke
  • Willow Sasha Greinke

The owner of one fighting dog used to wash the other competitors dog, for many reason, to ensure no cheating. oils, for insecure bites.

Willow Sasha Greinke
Willow Sasha Greinke
  • Willow Sasha Greinke

& so no bitter tasting stuff was applied, again, to ensure a good bite.

Willow Sasha Greinke
Willow Sasha Greinke
  • Willow Sasha Greinke

It's A Lot of gruesome info. If you ask me, but useful in terms of why they are so diverse, goal orientated, athletic, & NEVER be people aggressive!

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