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.

Maritsa Finberg Janeke
Maritsa Finberg Janeke

They are amazing dogs and so intellegent. Pit Bulls, just like many other breeds, needs training and they need to be raised with love and respect just like with any other breed of dog.

Beth Planken
Beth Planken

Amyje owner/guardianof a 12 year old pitbul. Such a good boy!!!! not the slightest vicious streak. In fact he will cross to the other side of the road to avoid confrontation. So loving, loves to be close, all the time. Poor guys sooo misunderstood.

Leslie Budreau-Mische
Leslie Budreau-Mische

We need to stop punishing this beautiful breed, and start punishing the owners, if punishment is necessary. I love these babies!!

Amanda Miller
Amanda Miller

i baby sit for a friend an my pit helps keep the babys happy. both hers an my child are 2 year old girls an my pit is wonderful with them.

Linda Tidwell
Linda Tidwell

It is people I have four pits they are lovely loves kids.

Dalton Beyers
Dalton Beyers

The dogs are the problem its the people who make the dog look bad id rather have a pit than any other dog i love pits

Loraine Casassa
Loraine Casassa

If you have never had a dog you have misses out of one of the many pleasures in life.

Brooke Ackert
Brooke Ackert

Even if pits aren't your thing or animals aren't your thing, how about rights? The next time I go adopt a dog, would I EVER stop to consider the opinions of my county's gov't? Um, NO! Would I say" Is it OKAY with YOU for ME to go PAY to adopt a dog, vow to FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE DOG FOR LIFE, and then take the dog home TO A HOUSE ON LAND THAT IS OWNED BY ME? Again, no. I know people who are afraid of pits, who think they were "born to kill"(these are generally old people that have no...

Even if pits aren't your thing or animals aren't your thing, how about rights? The next time I go adopt a dog, would I EVER stop to consider the opinions of my county's gov't? Um, NO! Would I say" Is it OKAY with YOU for ME to go PAY to adopt a dog, vow to FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE DOG FOR LIFE, and then take the dog home TO A HOUSE ON LAND THAT IS OWNED BY ME? Again, no. I know people who are afraid of pits, who think they were "born to kill"(these are generally old people that have no personal experience with the breed) but not even those people would answer yes. Are people paranoid and ignorant enough to need the gov't to enact a law forbidding them to own an animal they are scared of? Did these people ever think" I don't like pits so I shouldn't own one?' Do they call their governor to make sure it's okay to have dessert? Do they think it'll stop at dogs? Whatever your motive, END BSL!!!!!

Ashley Matthews
Ashley Matthews

I agree its the people not the dogs . if the owner trains the dog to be a certain way that is how that dog is going to be no matter what the breed.

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