ckrazy, post: 4060604 wrote:
Pit bulls are aggressive by nature along with Rottweilers.
Most states have a 1 free bite rule per dog, before they get discipline. However many states are taking away the 1 bite rule for Pit Bulls, Rottweilers and German Shepherd because the courts are deeming them "aggressive by nature."
Radiantsilvergun3, post: 4060607 wrote:
Pitts Rotties and Sheperds are not aggressive by nature. They are territorial. People don't understand or respect personal space so when a dog responds to a threat to their space they get bent out of shape.
Edit: Courts are the perfect example of people who don't know shit about dogs.
spudlyff8fan, post: 4060608 wrote:
And what do other dogs do when put into that situation? They'll bark.
Horse shit that "it's not because they're aggressive by nature" when you don't see beagles doing that shit.
Radiantsilvergun3, post: 4060607 wrote:
Pitts Rotties and Sheperds are not aggressive by nature. They are territorial. People don't understand or respect personal space so when a dog responds to a threat to their space they get bent out of shape
Seijuro-HIko, post: 4060610 wrote:
Put her around a lot of people and even other dogs when she was growing up.
FiveTwelve, post: 4060611 wrote:
Many animals are territorial. Problem is, Pitts and Rotties are unpredictable in which areas they deem their own. This is why they randomly attack people far more than any breed of dog. And, yes, they are quite aggressive by nature. Regardless of how they were raised, there are always innate features to an animal that you will never overturn.
angelpalm, post: 4060563 wrote:
He's just waiting for the right opportunity to RAPE you dude, which is probably what you want anyways you furball.
Nematoad, post: 4060612 wrote:
If you socialize a dog early and often with other dogs and people, give them enough exercise everyday, and provide discipline and order most of the time it will turn out just fine.
I live in Atlanta and anyone who lives here will tell you that there are a lot of pit bulls around. I have nothing against the breed. Having a stronger breed like the pit bull requires more work from an owner than having a beagle. Unfortunately, about half of the pit bulls that I see are missing something from the owner. If they aren't socialized they will snap at other dogs. It could be out of aggression or most likely because they are nervous or scared. Even if you socialize a dog, if you don't give it some way to burn off all their energy, its going to become destructive. If a dog does act out, most owners that I've seen don't even correct it. If your dog was just in a fight you don't pull it away and start petting it. WTF. That's like saying "Hey it's cool you bit that dog. I'm going to praise you".
That being said, its not just pit bulls. Some of the nastiest dogs I've seen were not traditionally aggressive breeds. The worst one I've seen was a Boxer. Pit are just so strong that any slip up from them is going to be worse than other breeds.
I'm not saying I'm an expert on dogs. I have a lab/pitt mix. I also go to the city's largest park every day so I get to see a lot of other dogs and how they interact.
thurst, post: 4060616 wrote:
pitbulls are "aggressive in nature" when compared to a mouse maybe, but compared to other dogs, not that much. chihuahuas, shtizus (sp?) and most other small breeds are infinitely more skiddish and likely to bite you than pits or rotts, all other things being equal.
Seijuro-HIko, post: 4060620 wrote:
It's like I said in my earlier post, you just have to raise it right. Dogs can be aggressive in nature and everyone knows that. But If you *take the time to raise it right* then you won't have many problems with your dog. Actually I've been attacked more by smaller dogs than bigger ones. In reality, some people just shouldn't own dogs in general. I've seen a good amount of people neglect their dogs and they've turned out bad. Hell, I had an old friend who had a husky/wolf mix and that dog was tame as fuck because he *took the time* to raise it properly. Yea it could of attacked at any moment, but every time I came over that dog never barked at me or tried to attack me. It even let me pet it without his owners permission.
The media has just mind fucked yall so much that you believe anything that you hear. A pit has attacked so and so. Another pit has attacked yo momma. Stop believing everything the tv tells you and educate yourselves. I'm actually going to get another pit real soon because it's one of my favorite dogs. But I'll only get one when I have the time to properly raise and spend time with it like it needs.
ckrazy, post: 4060622 wrote:
The problem is that it would be impossible for everyone to raise their dogs "right." What if someone were to told you "well if you raise your kids right there wouldn't be any bad people in this world." May be true or may not, either way we are not finding out any time soon. Just because you like to take your time and learn how to correctly train your dog doesn't mean Joe Schomoe will too. Quite frankly he doesn't have to either.
Actually now I can see why the court did decide Pits are aggressive by nature, because they weren't created for us to raise.
I'm going to assume they said the whole "if you raise it right" argument doesn't apply because Pits weren't put on this earth for us to raise.
Radiantsilvergun3, post: 4060609 wrote:
Beagles do do that shit what are you talking about?
J-ride, post: 4060628 wrote:
The problem with the aggressive breeds like Rotts and Pitt bulls is that the THUG culture dictates not only must you raise on of these breeds, but you should have dog fighting equipment, teach it to be fight, abuse it/starve it so the dog is aggressive as hell, which allows you to look hard when you walk him around on a leash and he tries to attack every person he comes in contact with. So it is only a matter of time before the dog kills someone (usually a small child), they put the dog to sleep, and owner goes and gets another dog and the cycle starts all over again. You are financially liable if the dog attacks someone, but what good is that if you are a broke ass with bad credit anyway? They need to start giving these assholes second degree murder. They want to be gangsta, well lets send them to prison where they can hang out with their homeboys.
thurst, post: 4060626 wrote:
what do you mean by "put on this earth for us to raise"? if that's how you feel then dogs in general weren't put on this earth to be raised by people. pitbulls and pretty much every domesticated breed were created via generations of specific breeding to be raised by people.
neemo6, post: 4060629 wrote:
My cousin has had a pitbull since i was a puppy. And has been around my dog (110lbg German Shepherd) and many other dogs, babies, and even plays in a unfenced front yard w/o running away or chasing people. Never barks randomly at people or has ever shown any signs of aggressive behavior. But one day a little boy came to pet him and he snapped on this kid, thank God i had ahold of the dogs collar and the boy jumped back in time or this dog would have clamped hard onto the poor boys face. Dont know what triggered this reaction but I have never looked at the dog the same way. I was always a believer of pit bulls snapping was the result of poor upbringing, but this dog had always been treated as almost a child.
What are signs of an overly aggressive pit bull?
Raziel321, post: 4060633 wrote:
spudlyff8fan, post: 4060627 wrote:
Yeah, no. I've known dozens of people who've had beagles or other dogs that are "totally just like any other dog, but you need to train it in a special way to make sure it doesn't kill you" and freaking out and murdering people is yet to happen.
Radiantsilvergun3, post: 4060637 wrote:
Well thats not what you said. You where talking about them barking at the fence which Beagles do.
Cisco, post: 4060621 wrote:
I got a shihtzu, he can't bark though.. but he is a bit of a bully to my other dogs, including to my doberman. http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/5509/25858785860004071953504.jpg
spudlyff8fan, post: 4060638 wrote:
What I said was that the worst thing a beagle does is bark at a fence, while a pitt will rip your fucking face off.
Raziel321, post: 4060633 wrote:
I've owned a pit bull, and I have tons of experience under my belt. I've also done extensive research on the breed regarding qualitative and quantitative aspects.
The American Pit Bull Terrier is probably one of the most intelligent and sophisticated breeds out there. That being said, it requires professional training 99% of the time. They require constant attention even from a young age, and you will not know their full personality until they are 2-3 years old (human year).
It's not some dog you can teach to sit or roll over and then tell people "Yeah my dog is trained".
There are countless idiots out there who underestimate this breed and just treat it as some sort of ordinary dog.