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
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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.

Ashleigh Hall
Ashleigh Hall

I have a full blooded red nose. she is the most gentle loving and caring dog. She protects me and my kids if she hears even someone knock on the door she doesn't growl she comes to see where we are. Pits are an amazing breed and I can not believe they want to ban them. Also more Chihuahuas bite then pits so are they gonna ban ankle biters?

Karla Huezo
Karla Huezo

I love pits! They are so loyal and loving!

Cheryl Leclair
Cheryl Leclair

Love those dogs

Sandy Manna Sluke
Sandy Manna Sluke

I adopted 2 pit bulls that are the best dogs ever, they are gentle, loving and snuggle with us every night like two little kids. all they need is love, and they give us back so much more.i wouldn't change my decision for nothing. We would do just about anything for them and to protect them both from pit-bull haters. If I had a million dollars ..I would house as many as I could handle "with help" of course.

Regina Ray
Regina Ray

Leave the pitbulls alone.They deserve to live just like any other breed.Stop the holocaust on this breed of dogs and address the bad humans.

Tien-Chi Lee
Tien-Chi Lee

The problem is never the dog, it's the owner

Robert Clevenger
Robert Clevenger

Its NOT the dog its the owner

Amanda Isham
Amanda Isham

I find pit bulls to be the best dog they are so kind gentle and loving they are loyal companions....it's the owner who makes a dog mean. Pits are forever my favorite breed

Nick VanderKooi
Nick VanderKooi

My sister went to the vet. She was taken her good miniature poodle and some golden doodle. While taken care of two dogs which are very behaved, a staff member at the vet was taking her two pitbulls out. What happened next was awful. The pitbulls went off towards my sisters dogs. Bit the goldendoodle on the back and was severally bleeding. My sister was shield her neck and got her hand nearly bitten off. And if the minature poodle had gotten bitten it would be dead period. Scientist and dog...

My sister went to the vet. She was taken her good miniature poodle and some golden doodle. While taken care of two dogs which are very behaved, a staff member at the vet was taking her two pitbulls out. What happened next was awful. The pitbulls went off towards my sisters dogs. Bit the goldendoodle on the back and was severally bleeding. My sister was shield her neck and got her hand nearly bitten off. And if the minature poodle had gotten bitten it would be dead period. Scientist and dog professionals have explained due to the pitbulls aggressive nature is WHY people do not like them. Their instincts are more canine and aggressive in nature than most other breeds. It is why they are known for guard dogs and such. I am very much NOT going to sign this petition. I know 3 other incidents revolving around pitbulls and most were owned by professionals or well prepared trainers. Its the dog sometimes. Do not blame always on the owner.

Despina M. Andrelus
Despina M. Andrelus
  • Nick VanderKooi

I am glad your animals survived the attack. Still, somewhere down the line it was a human who caused the over-aggressiveness... sometimes from genetics due to what was done to the mama dog or somewhere down the lineage, being passed on to the dog with issue. It is a proven, scientific fact. No matter how you slice it, it is always the humans who tinker with animals and nature and screw them up. A terribly sad fact, but a true one at that.

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