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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Greg Stevenson
Greg Stevenson

I love my dogs and would fight till the end for them

Melonie L Potteiger
Melonie L Potteiger

I raised 3 so far from pups - sweet dogs. Love them, never and issue. Got along with cats, other dogs, kids, adults. Just wanted love.

Debra Ash Martin
Debra Ash Martin

what will they discriminate against next???

Annette Mills
Annette Mills

Pit Bulls used to be family/nanny dogs mid-century in the USA also! Spanky and Our Gang had a Pit Bull on the show.

Marty Crawford
Marty Crawford

amen sister

Alastair Jamieson
Alastair Jamieson

Iv had a staffy 15 year and the only way she would ever bite is if someone attacked her family.she is n

Jess Furman
Jess Furman

Ban ignorant people instead.

Cheryl Sagendorf Trantham

My daughter had two for 10 to 12 years. Sadly, they both ended up with cancer and had to be put down. They both had full happy lives and loved everyone (especially kids).

Heidi Fugate
Heidi Fugate

We've had 2 pittys in our family and both were treated like children. They've never been mistreated in any way, never hit. The male became aggressive as a puppy and although we worked hard to train him, he still was a problem child. We took every preventative measure to keep him from harming anyone but he bit a child. At that time, he was put down. I was heart broken. Our other pit is the sweetest thing and wouldn't hurt a fly. We have two young boys and she's their sibling. She...

We've had 2 pittys in our family and both were treated like children. They've never been mistreated in any way, never hit. The male became aggressive as a puppy and although we worked hard to train him, he still was a problem child. We took every preventative measure to keep him from harming anyone but he bit a child. At that time, he was put down. I was heart broken. Our other pit is the sweetest thing and wouldn't hurt a fly. We have two young boys and she's their sibling. She sleeps as well as does everything with us. We moved from PA to MD. With the new law in MD, we were limited as to where we could rent, but I'd never give up my dog!

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