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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.

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"

Alison Mousel-Russell
Alison Mousel-Russell

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

Heidi Baer
Heidi Baer
  • Alison Mousel-Russell

Agreed : )

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? :)

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.

Heather Homan
Heather Homan

Pit bulls have no voice.. It is time we gave them our voice..

Siobhan Pettis
Siobhan Pettis

I agree bad owner not bad dog the breed gets a bad reputation and like I say to anyone if you properly train and socialize

Siobhan Pettis
Siobhan Pettis
  • Siobhan Pettis

Any dog can be friendly any dog can be vicious as I was trying to say before if you train and socialize your dog you will have a friendly dog if you train the dog to be aggressive if you don't socialize with kids and other animals then the dog will attack so please if you get a dog get a book on the breed know what your getting into first think what type of family you are do you have money do you have or want kids get a good vet have a trainer please get pet insurance I love the bully...

Any dog can be friendly any dog can be vicious as I was trying to say before if you train and socialize your dog you will have a friendly dog if you train the dog to be aggressive if you don't socialize with kids and other animals then the dog will attack so please if you get a dog get a book on the breed know what your getting into first think what type of family you are do you have money do you have or want kids get a good vet have a trainer please get pet insurance I love the bully breeds because there fun loyal active family and very protective so if you have a yard that's good but dont just put them in the yard they need to walk and be socialized there great jogging partners because this breed is so loving and loyal it's ok to socialize don't be afraid that the dog isnt going to protect you they will trust me they know when something wrong or something has changed they know before you do

Willow Sasha Greinke
Willow Sasha Greinke

Humans created these dogs (originally) for "ability", athleticism...(predominantly game med-small dogs for fighting/endurance/game-ness...& large/Staffordshire-like (now "Blues") dogs for guarding/watch dog, etc...

Willow Sasha Greinke
Willow Sasha Greinke
  • Willow Sasha Greinke

I say ALL this so people know why some of the breed is extremely successful/healthy, & some Not so much(over breeding go color/eye color, cuteness, anything but actual ability & tried & true health, Problems WILL occur...& they have)

Willow Sasha Greinke
Willow Sasha Greinke
  • Willow Sasha Greinke

For example people biters used to be "culled" immediately...

Donna Madsen
Donna Madsen

An animal is only a product of the uneducated humans that only use them for the wrong thing. Like Heather said they have gentle souls and are great with kids I know I had one and he was very loyal, loving, and very smart I miss him and no one should be able to tell me what breed can be part of my family!!!

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