Richie Himes
Richie Himes

A dog is a dog, no more and no less. If you find a "bad" dog, put the owner down and rehabilitate the dog.

Betty Gordon
Betty Gordon
  • Richie Himes

Richie, I love your post, hope you don't mind, but I am going to 'borrow' it... :)

Richie Himes
Richie Himes
  • Richie Himes

Feel free.

Cheryl Worley Martino
Cheryl Worley Martino
  • Richie Himes

Fantastic post Richie!! <3

Jackie Polchet
Jackie Polchet
  • Richie Himes

Ooh i do too! That is exactly what should happen! Big up Richie!! A dog's behaviour is a direct result of the way he/she is brought up!!

Jan Binder
Jan Binder
  • Richie Himes

so true!!!!!!!

Denise Ellis Rogers
Denise Ellis Rogers

I have had Pit Bulls for 20 years or so and can honestly tell you that BSL is not going to stop the Dangerous dogs from inflicting damage. Many areas of the U.S. are currently revisiting their stance on Breed Specific Legislation because it does NOT work and is targeting a breed unfairly, several areas have since overturned their BSL laws and instead instituted a Dangerous Dog act, which does not target a specific breed, but takes action on those dogs who cause damage and the owners that...

I have had Pit Bulls for 20 years or so and can honestly tell you that BSL is not going to stop the Dangerous dogs from inflicting damage. Many areas of the U.S. are currently revisiting their stance on Breed Specific Legislation because it does NOT work and is targeting a breed unfairly, several areas have since overturned their BSL laws and instead instituted a Dangerous Dog act, which does not target a specific breed, but takes action on those dogs who cause damage and the owners that have allowed them to run rampant.
In my family we have had up to 4 Pit Bulls at a time here, they have been around strangers, children and are not dangerous dogs. I take the time to train my animals, do activities with them and contain them safely. The containment is for their protection. We love our Pit Bulls..they are family. Please revisit your ideas about BSL.

Jen Ransom
Jen Ransom
  • Denise Ellis Rogers

Statements and statistics from the HSUS over the last 20 or so years say that no one breed is more likely to bite than any others. It also says that there is no reliable method of record keeping so it is unknown how many of the smaller dogs have bitten someone. When I worked at The Humane Society, our #1 dog that came in for bites was Chihuahuas. All just about tying for 2nd place were Dalmatians, Beagles, and GOLDEN RETRIEVERS. We had our share of Rotts and Pitts too, but it wasn't the...

Statements and statistics from the HSUS over the last 20 or so years say that no one breed is more likely to bite than any others. It also says that there is no reliable method of record keeping so it is unknown how many of the smaller dogs have bitten someone. When I worked at The Humane Society, our #1 dog that came in for bites was Chihuahuas. All just about tying for 2nd place were Dalmatians, Beagles, and GOLDEN RETRIEVERS. We had our share of Rotts and Pitts too, but it wasn't the majority. And those poor dogs were 90% of the time clearly used for fighting based on their physical condition.

Jen Ransom
Jen Ransom
  • Denise Ellis Rogers

Opponents within the need to band together and collect every single bite report available through the police department and the animals shelters as well as the veterinary offices. I'm confident that there will not prove to be a huge majority of pitbulls. They have the disadvantage of being more reported, but if you ask a vet tech which one of their clients are they the least happy to see walk through their doors I GUARANTEE it will be "Missy/Sasha/Pookie/Lovie/Belle" an old lady's lap dog...

Opponents within the need to band together and collect every single bite report available through the police department and the animals shelters as well as the veterinary offices. I'm confident that there will not prove to be a huge majority of pitbulls. They have the disadvantage of being more reported, but if you ask a vet tech which one of their clients are they the least happy to see walk through their doors I GUARANTEE it will be "Missy/Sasha/Pookie/Lovie/Belle" an old lady's lap dog Every Time! I speak from experience..... I hope that New Zealand will see the err of this broad sweeping generalization regarding pitbulls.

Denise Ellis Rogers
Denise Ellis Rogers
  • Denise Ellis Rogers

Jen what you say is absolutely the truth. My Golden was a notorious problem..he hated small children and other dogs..this is a Golden Retriever..if you listen to all of the malarky about them, they are supposed to be a WONDERFUL family breed. Why oh why do people not realize that it's an individual not a breed that is the issue. My vet also showed me a collection of muzzles he used in his practice..and asked if I could guess which one got used the most often. Surprisingly enough it was...

Jen what you say is absolutely the truth. My Golden was a notorious problem..he hated small children and other dogs..this is a Golden Retriever..if you listen to all of the malarky about them, they are supposed to be a WONDERFUL family breed. Why oh why do people not realize that it's an individual not a breed that is the issue. My vet also showed me a collection of muzzles he used in his practice..and asked if I could guess which one got used the most often. Surprisingly enough it was the muzzle for the "toy" dogs. He LOVED my Pits. And said that he'd never once been bitten by one. BSL is not the answer. Making owners responsible for letting their untrained, aggressive dogs run free and cause damage is.

Barbi Torres
Barbi Torres

Pit bulls are very smart and very loyal. I have one that when I am sick WILL NOT leave my side unless I go with her...IT'S NOT THE BREED --ITS WHO RAISES THEM.

Chris Hornbuckle
Chris Hornbuckle
  • Barbi Torres

sounds ljust like mine wich to me proves its not the breed its the dick heads that miss treat them

Jan Binder
Jan Binder
  • Barbi Torres

no different than human children.

Frankie Lowe
Frankie Lowe
  • Barbi Torres

this is so true Barbi.

Gina Voglar
Gina Voglar

Pit Bull Dogs are ANIMALS like all other animals. Some animals cannot be less good than others. When Steven Spielberg made the movie "Jaws" - we all know the understanding of sharks - that came out of this movie - was wrong and based on human fear. Luckily the research had worked hard to explain that none of the animals are "monsters". So neither are sharks or Pit Bulls.
So it is wise to understand these dogs and what their requirements are - rather than create false monsters out of them....

Pit Bull Dogs are ANIMALS like all other animals. Some animals cannot be less good than others. When Steven Spielberg made the movie "Jaws" - we all know the understanding of sharks - that came out of this movie - was wrong and based on human fear. Luckily the research had worked hard to explain that none of the animals are "monsters". So neither are sharks or Pit Bulls.
So it is wise to understand these dogs and what their requirements are - rather than create false monsters out of them. this applies to all animals and all animals should be included in the meaning of the what SPCA stands for in THEIR name.

Clement Fan
Clement Fan
  • Gina Voglar

I agree pit bulls, and indeed all dogs are beautiful animals. It is just that the average type of human being that are more likely to be attracted to pit bulls are the less than desirable type. Just as you would say there are no bad dogs but just bad/ignorant owners.

Gina Voglar
Gina Voglar
  • Gina Voglar

Dog behaviour is an indication of what state is the human behaviour in. If the dog aggression is on the rise - than that is a wake up call for us humans and time to look into our OWN behaviour!

Jack Ellipsis
Jack Ellipsis
  • Gina Voglar

Hello Gina,here got Q.How to teach properly a stubborn Sharpei?i mean when walking on lead,he always pulling/dragging me/wife all the time.He not event want walking beside.Thanks.

Gina Voglar
Gina Voglar
  • Gina Voglar

you have to find a way. I don't go anywhere if they pull. they have to learn to be on the loose lead. Start teaching him to just be on a lead and going nowhere...standing next to you on a loose lead. then the next day make only one step...then day 2 -make two steps. This is if you are patient. If you are not a patient person - you will do what a person does when he looses his patience and believe me - dogs respect that as well. they are pretty easy going comparing to us humans...one way or...

you have to find a way. I don't go anywhere if they pull. they have to learn to be on the loose lead. Start teaching him to just be on a lead and going nowhere...standing next to you on a loose lead. then the next day make only one step...then day 2 -make two steps. This is if you are patient. If you are not a patient person - you will do what a person does when he looses his patience and believe me - dogs respect that as well. they are pretty easy going comparing to us humans...one way or the other - you will have to change something ! the dog won't change until you do!

Jim Mie
Jim Mie
  • Gina Voglar

There's a diff between having a pitty turnd into a killing machine to u givn ure dog that much aroha he highly protectiv of his whanau ....

Pryce James Keith
Pryce James Keith
  • Gina Voglar

pit bulls aren't necessarily dangerous. fuckwits who don't have the means or energy to look after ANY kind of terrier, are dangerous. I cant begin to count the stupid suburban teenage bitches who think they would be a good owner of a husky or other high energy dog because its 'pretty'. we need to stop targeting pitbulls and start targeting ignorance and dumb motherfuckers. imagine if instead of CYPS and welfare, we just started euthinasing kids from poor areas because they're 'more likely to...

pit bulls aren't necessarily dangerous. fuckwits who don't have the means or energy to look after ANY kind of terrier, are dangerous. I cant begin to count the stupid suburban teenage bitches who think they would be a good owner of a husky or other high energy dog because its 'pretty'. we need to stop targeting pitbulls and start targeting ignorance and dumb motherfuckers. imagine if instead of CYPS and welfare, we just started euthinasing kids from poor areas because they're 'more likely to commit crime'. This earth belongs to every animal, despite the damage done from biblical propaganda stating that we are a divine being. Its astounding that something that so obviously goes against common sense and reasoning can still take place in this day and age.

Brett James
Brett James
  • Gina Voglar

awesome cause!

Beth Susan Leucht
Beth Susan Leucht
  • Gina Voglar

We need to stop "judging a book by it's cover." Pit Bulls are as individual as any other breed or species. BSL is no different than, and just as wrong as, racial profiling. The APBT is the sweetest breed of dog I know.

Clinton Sullivan
Clinton Sullivan

iv owned my previous red nose for 8 years... had my first kid 5 years ago and my dog never once showed any interest in harming my girl...my daughter could pull my dogs ears poke her eyes and pull on her tail and my pitbull just sat there a took it protective and loyal by nature... a pitbull is not born bad or evil.. its the owners that are the problem don't blame the dogs for human era...

Leanne George
Leanne George
  • Clinton Sullivan

Unfortunately Pit Bulls get into the wrong hands and therefore have a bad reputation there are good in bad in every breed just like people!

Phyllis Norman Rapihana
Phyllis Norman Rapihana
  • Clinton Sullivan

awesome cause I sooo want to own one.

Chrissy Macpherson
Chrissy Macpherson
  • Clinton Sullivan

I have a pitbull x rescue dog and she is an angel sent from heaven.

Debi Bel
Debi Bel
  • Clinton Sullivan

Address the facts; hold the dog owner accountable; promote (fund) animal welfare & education programs such as obedience classes, spay and neuter programs, micro chipping, licensing enforcement.....Face the reality: BSL does not reduce the number of human injuries from dog bites. I would adopt another 10 pit bull "type" dogs into my family of 5 "pitties" if I could give 15 dogs adequate care and attention.

Lorraine Walker
Lorraine Walker
  • Clinton Sullivan

Bad owner create bad dogs.Punish the deed, not the breed.
If you knew a pibull, spent time with a pit bull/type.Only then would you know how precious these dogs are.

Christy Middleton
Christy Middleton
  • Clinton Sullivan

BSL = Ban Stupid Laws (There are so many mixed breed dogs out there that would also be banned because they may resemble one in particular. Many people misidentify breeds already and would in turn ban others as well. Why not educate people on responsible dog ownership instead? Don't let the government decide what pets you may own, it won't end with one breed).

Ann White
Ann White
  • Clinton Sullivan

when will people understand it is not the breed. it is the people who breed and raise them. we have pits in our family of furbabies, they are lovely boys.

Ann Cooper
Ann Cooper
  • Clinton Sullivan

I recently read an article where our type was referred to as Pit Bull "cultists". I thought that was appropriate since we are so compelled to share our stories and pride about our pibbles, and we are in some cases treated like "enemies of the states". And I can take all that because as a responsible pit bull owner, I think it is my duty for me and my dogs to be good ambassadors for the breed. When I read post after post the message is the same. It's not the breed, it's the way the dog is...

I recently read an article where our type was referred to as Pit Bull "cultists". I thought that was appropriate since we are so compelled to share our stories and pride about our pibbles, and we are in some cases treated like "enemies of the states". And I can take all that because as a responsible pit bull owner, I think it is my duty for me and my dogs to be good ambassadors for the breed. When I read post after post the message is the same. It's not the breed, it's the way the dog is reaised, and we all know that is true; I think it's also important to acknowledge the dogs we choose to love and remember that like any dog, they have the potential to be harmful. Like ALL other breeds. So please lets not paint the entire breed with rose-colored brushes, and remember that it takes an extra ordinary group of individuals to train and love these dogs, and for heavens sake, if you expect to get a mild, passive, dog that will never challenge your abilities, then this is not the breed for you.

Carol Rohr
Carol Rohr

Pitties were known as "nanny" dogs for their loyalty and gentleness! As with people, it's all in how you are raised!

Kath Simpson
Kath Simpson
  • Carol Rohr

yes, also we have our own personalities too. and Karma.

Colleen Maisey
Colleen Maisey
  • Carol Rohr

Agree totally.

Nick Cool
Nick Cool

Pit bulls aren't born mean bad people make them mean.

Colleen Maisey
Colleen Maisey
  • Nick Cool

So true.

Geri Morio
Geri Morio

I BELIEVE LIKE RICHIE HINES, A DOG IS A DOG, ITS THE WAY U RAISE IT, ANY DOG CAN BECOME VISIOUS, ITS ALL IN THE (OWNER) TRAINERS HANDS, I HAVE A BLUE SEAL, ITS MY DAUGHTERS & I NEVER LIKED THEM TILL I GOT 1 4 MY DAUGHTER & I HAVE A LAB/GERMAN SHEPARD,& HES MORE AGGRESSIVE & PROTECTIVE & THEY R ONLY ABOUT 2 WKS DIFFERENCE IN THERE AGE, MATTER A FACT SHE (PITBULL) GIZMO JUST STARTED BARKING & THERE A LIL OVER A YEAR OLD, SO ITS BULL WHAT SAD REP THESE DOGS GOT, I ONCE WAS AFRAID BECAUSE OF ALL...

I BELIEVE LIKE RICHIE HINES, A DOG IS A DOG, ITS THE WAY U RAISE IT, ANY DOG CAN BECOME VISIOUS, ITS ALL IN THE (OWNER) TRAINERS HANDS, I HAVE A BLUE SEAL, ITS MY DAUGHTERS & I NEVER LIKED THEM TILL I GOT 1 4 MY DAUGHTER & I HAVE A LAB/GERMAN SHEPARD,& HES MORE AGGRESSIVE & PROTECTIVE & THEY R ONLY ABOUT 2 WKS DIFFERENCE IN THERE AGE, MATTER A FACT SHE (PITBULL) GIZMO JUST STARTED BARKING & THERE A LIL OVER A YEAR OLD, SO ITS BULL WHAT SAD REP THESE DOGS GOT, I ONCE WAS AFRAID BECAUSE OF ALL THE STORIES BUT, I LOVE HER LIKE THE REST, LUV ALL MY DOGS & CATS, MOMMA G.

Angie Taylor
Angie Taylor

I have fought in the Law Courts of the UK to stop the condemnation of any dog that resembled a Pit Bull.

John Bradley
John Bradley

Thank you Margaret Brewerton This is true. I Knew a Pit mix with a great dane that took up a whole couch and she was a sweetheart I loved that big girl. Thank you Margaret.

Margaret Brewerton
Margaret Brewerton
  • John Bradley

Thanks John ... I used to breed Great Danes and they are the most gentlest giants in the doggy kingdom... loved them to bits..

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