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? :)

Dawn M Southey
Dawn M Southey

Agreed! My Darla is a Pit Bull and I rescued her from a kill shelter. She has given me nothing but love.

Levi Bechtel
Levi Bechtel

i'm in Annapolis, Maryland. I've got a beautiful Raze Edge puppy pit. He's so good with kids even though he is a puppy he is very protective over my 5 year old sister and 2 month old baby brother. It really hurts when I'm walking him and people look at him like he is going to attack them and even run from him. I just hope that people will see how pit bulls actually here a beautiful animal and a loving, caring, and protective animal. Then just a veracious dog that a lot of people have treated them and made them act out that way.

Victoria Vesel
Victoria Vesel

Not long ago a fighting ring in my town was broken up. I saw pictures of some of the dogs that were saved who are now adopted into loving homes. It is remarkable how any animal can still possess the ability to love after being so abused! Its true that back in the 1700`s this breed was called The Nanny Dog due to their loyalty toward children. I have a female who is the smartest most well minding and funniest dog I have ever owned! IF this discrimination continues Man will have succeeded in...

Not long ago a fighting ring in my town was broken up. I saw pictures of some of the dogs that were saved who are now adopted into loving homes. It is remarkable how any animal can still possess the ability to love after being so abused! Its true that back in the 1700`s this breed was called The Nanny Dog due to their loyalty toward children. I have a female who is the smartest most well minding and funniest dog I have ever owned! IF this discrimination continues Man will have succeeded in the EXTINCTION of an entire breed of dog. It wont happen in a yr or 10 but it will happen! How can we let this happen to "MANS BEST FRIEND"? Punish the people responsible for what is happening not the breed!

Despina M. Andrelus
Despina M. Andrelus
  • Victoria Vesel

Very well put. Banning breeds is the same as Communist China banning large dogs. Little by little we are headed that way.

Anne Grice
Anne Grice

Many countries have reversed their discriminatory laws against Pit Bulls including many US states, including Nevada recently. So what rock is this mayor living under. Owners must be liable for any problems caused by dogs. This mayor needs to pass legislation making the owners responsible for providing proper training etc for these dogs and be prepared to prosecute the owners if they fail to comply.This way those sick vile owners who train them as attack dogs or for dog fighting can be kept...

Many countries have reversed their discriminatory laws against Pit Bulls including many US states, including Nevada recently. So what rock is this mayor living under. Owners must be liable for any problems caused by dogs. This mayor needs to pass legislation making the owners responsible for providing proper training etc for these dogs and be prepared to prosecute the owners if they fail to comply.This way those sick vile owners who train them as attack dogs or for dog fighting can be kept under the radar and be punished. Please punish the owners not the breed,

Joleen Gunderson Claessens

It's NOT the dog...it's the owner. These dogs are exceptional family dogs.

Rebecca Corry
Rebecca Corry
  • Joleen Gunderson Claessens

Yes they are! Gentle and hilarious. I love Pibbles!

Mio Rak
Mio Rak

Yes Joanne no bad dogs but bad owners.And Evelyn I know how gentle they are with children.

Delano Acosta
Delano Acosta

I have 2 gentle loving pit bulls. Neked 6 months, and pretty boy 13 years old. They tolerate my 6 year old son jumping and pulling on them by licking them him on the face. I love this confident breed!

Rebecca Corry
Rebecca Corry
  • Delano Acosta

I love them too and they need our help more than ever before!

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.......

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