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.

Melissa Womaski
Melissa Womaski

I have a pit. he's the world to me. he previously lived in a foster home with two other pits and a cat, and chickens. he is wonderful with my four kids. he loves attention and affection. Pitbulls have emotions, love sadness excitement and fear. just like children they are aaffected by their owners experiences and etc. but Ive noticed they rebound better than people do. they truly are an amazing breed. We need more advocacy and more education. Much more wide spread education. dont be ignorant dont be blind dont discriminate.

Despina M. Andrelus
Despina M. Andrelus
  • Melissa Womaski

With a quick search I have three examples of the true hearts and loving natures of these precious animals (and there are many, many, many more examples where these came from!) ...

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

Christine Sheldon
Christine Sheldon

This petition needs to go away.

Rebecca Corry
Rebecca Corry
  • Christine Sheldon

You're ignorance is terrifying. At one time, people felt the same about Jews and African American. Banning a race, religion or breed is wrong. Every living thing has a right to life. You're better than that, Christine. Do some reading. Learn. Education is key.

Despina M. Andrelus
Despina M. Andrelus
  • Christine Sheldon

"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.

Despina M. Andrelus
Despina M. Andrelus
  • Christine Sheldon

Well put, Rebecca. God bless you!

Christine Sheldon
Christine Sheldon

Oh hell no. Are you people nuts? Go to www.dogsbite.org Spend some time there reading - especially the testimonies of people that have been attacked. Walking in to work today I overheard a teen girl telling a friend about being attacked by a pit - she did NOT provoke it whatsoever - which is usually the case.

Melissa Womaski
Melissa Womaski
  • Christine Sheldon

do more research before you post. also any site that is .org, can be extremely biased. you overheard some girl? get your facts straight before you post. have you even been around a family owned Pitbull?

Birgit Voluntarist Michael
Birgit Voluntarist Michael
  • Christine Sheldon

Hyperbole is the media's thing.. ask an insurance agent which dogs BITE (kill in fact ) most frequently .Newspapers and tv live on hype and hysteria they create in sheeple! Don't buy their BS. They would not report on a case where a cockerspaniel KILLED a baby..or a toybreed mauled an infant when left unsupervised.But if a pit or a mix is merely in the vicinity people pee their britches based on what media PROGRAMMED them to think .

Despina M. Andrelus
Despina M. Andrelus
  • Christine Sheldon

Well, at the risk of completely repeating myself (too late at night for me to originate yet another thought) :

Oh dear, the same can be said about people. So many dangerous ones out there. Shall we kill them all? It would take care of all the real problems. People are way more dangerous than any breed of dog will ever be... Or perhaps you would be more comfortable in Communist China? Their policies would fit in quite well with your ideals. I have no doubt your ignorance is bliss. Afterall,...

Well, at the risk of completely repeating myself (too late at night for me to originate yet another thought) :

Oh dear, the same can be said about people. So many dangerous ones out there. Shall we kill them all? It would take care of all the real problems. People are way more dangerous than any breed of dog will ever be... Or perhaps you would be more comfortable in Communist China? Their policies would fit in quite well with your ideals. I have no doubt your ignorance is bliss. Afterall, you can only know truth if you seek it with all your heart & soul... and you clearly do not. In fact, this is your loss, not ours. God bless and enjoy the vids:
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

Pamela Stanton
Pamela Stanton

some people should be baned from having a dog not the dog be baned

Despina M. Andrelus
Despina M. Andrelus
  • Pamela Stanton

Amen!

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

Alastair Jamieson
Alastair Jamieson

Theirs no bad Dog's,only bad Owners.AJ

Philip Johnson
Philip Johnson

I have a pit and all he does is cuddle me and kiss me. They are the best dogs in the world hands down

Ashley Lamaster
Ashley Lamaster

i love pitbulls

Rebecca Corry
Rebecca Corry
  • Ashley Lamaster

ME TOO!!!

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