I went to a friends friends house and they had 2 pits and not for a second did I make any sudden movements or jestures I could not get past the fact they were watching me to make a bad move. Just me but I don`t care for the breed and would not want one living close by. I had a rottie yrs ago great dog but would never get another. Imo they are a loaded gun with a mind of there own.
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:33 PM
I had the same experience with a Doberman...went to a friends house, went in, they were in the kitchen and they said , Have a seat we'll out in a minute. It was a looooong minute. I sat down...that Dobie sat down at my feet. I started to get up and he just rolled his head back and growled like, you get up and I'll tear you up! A few weeks later my friend shot the dog because it growled at him the same way.
I know what Lilly is saying and I believe her. Breeding plays a huge part in it. But street bred vs breeder bred? It takes years and years and years to breed that instinct out of a dog...and what you have left I don't think would really be called Pit Bull. All I know is I am afraid of them. And, animals can detect fear. So...yeah.
Edited by joc, 12 January 2013 - 07:34 PM.
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There are some breeds I just don't trust completely and pits happen to be one of them. I've heard stories of trained pit bulls being raised in loving homes, but one day instinct just takes over, they snap and bite someone or worse. I think genetics can also play a role.
I probably wouldn't leave young children alone around a lot of dogs. I wouldn't leave a child alone with 3 of the 4 dogs I own even though they are all trained. My golden retriever is the only one I trust completely because he's extremely submissive towards everyone (children and strangers) and doesn't mind if you do annoying things to him like pull his ears.
My friend's family just got a pit and I honestly fear that one of these days there will be a very unfortunate incident. They own a couple of small breeds and a lot of cats. Her nieces and nephews regularly visit as well. This is a very high energy dog and I doubt it gets the training and attention it needs because they are always so busy. It probably doesn't get walked long enough each day and they don't have a fenced in yard.