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
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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 Johnson Smith
Andria Johnson 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.

Jayne Turner
Jayne Turner

true its not the dog its the stupid immature owners. there are no bad dogs only bad owners.

Laura Burch
Laura Burch

IT NOT THE DOG IT THE PEOPLE THAT WANT THEM TO FIGHT AND BEAT THEM THAT MAKE THEM INTO BAD DOGS!!!!

Crystal Marrion
Crystal Marrion

I have two pits and they are my protectors for sure.They love my children and play with them all the time.I was bit by a poodle when I was five years old and are now terrified of them.But I love my pits whole heartly.Im tired of the stereo types they get.Its bad owners not bad dogs

Karen Deverell
Karen Deverell

I own 2 Staffies and their reputation is pretty much that of pitbulls both breeds are very much people loving breeds so it is so sad that they get punished for what people turn them into. I have owed staffies for the past 20 years and all three of my children have grown up with them, they truley are Nanny dogs.

Shontelle Crichton-Taylor

In NZ pitbulls are like fighting dogs and people need to learn that treating them the way that people want to get treated and i am just saying do not hurt these animals

Tonia Brege
Tonia Brege

Pit Bulls are gentle animals not beasts as they are made out to be

Eva Peterson
Eva Peterson

I have a staffordshire pitbull, she the sweetest dog ever. they are the greatest dogs around

Mickie Jones
Mickie Jones

it''s people not the dogs that are bad :(

Amie Oliver
Amie Oliver

Best breed God ever created. It's not the dog's fault that people are too blind to see the reality.

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