Evil pitbull dog

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by willypete, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. willypete

    willypete New Member

    Nov 15, 2008
    I have wanted a pitbull for a while now but with all the stuff on the news and the pitbull bans going on across the the U.S. it might be more trouble than its worth ..... so whats yalls thought on pitbulls as far as dogs go anyway .........................


  2. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    Like anything, it's all up to the owner. My neighbors have two pitbulls that are awesome dogs. They listen well, and they are not aggressive. They are just like any other dog.

    If you are willing to train them, then go get one.
  3. nalioth

    nalioth Active Member

    Oct 13, 2008
    Houston Metro
    "Evil pitbull dog" = "Evil large caliber gun"

    "Evil" is the intent with which you work the tool, not the tool itself.
  4. mafiaman

    mafiaman New Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Mansfield, TX
    I have one and she's like a child to me. Their temperment is better than a lab they just get a bad rap because of the media and people who choose to exploit their loyalty, strength, and determination to please their owner. These dogs are very determined to please their owner and will just as soon die trying to do something for them rather then come back with a task not accomplished. To sum it up, **** the media and anyone who fights them and gives them a bad name, I wouldn't give mine up for the world.
  5. iwannasee

    iwannasee New Member

    Mar 5, 2008
    Mesquite, TX
  6. allforbirds

    allforbirds New Member

    Jul 29, 2008
    My sister has one that is close to a year old give or take and he is a BIG baby. My sister did a petsmart type dog training class with him and he obeys basic commands, other than that she didnt follow through with any additional training. He is a wild child though. Walk in the house and he will knock you down out of excitement and lick you all over. He actually bounces in one spot. She has a 6 yo and I have a 5yo daughter and I was fearful of my kiddo going over there at first but I have learned the kids get him all worked up and excited and he plays with them. I am one that hates being jumped on and he has learned that he cannot jump on me, now he just comes up and licks my hand until I give him attention.

    My mind was changed completely, I thought it was a big mistake to get him. It is not a breed I would personally own, my dream dog is a great dane.
  7. dee

    dee Well-Known

    Nov 22, 2008
    Red River Way
    According to my AKC dog book they are by nature one of the more docile breed by nature. Also studdies have shown more people get bit by dalmations than pits. Had friend who had one and she was great I my self have two Rhodesian Ridgebacks and other than my friends don't have any experiance with them.
  8. JKTex

    JKTex Well-Known

    Mar 11, 2008
    DFW, North Texas
    If they're from similarly healthy environments, I'm more concerned with a poodle attacking me than a pit bull.

    The problem is the owners. Pit bulls can do much more damage, much quicker that just about any other dog. They can kill someone while playing, while a poodle has to get more violent. It's simple strength and ability. As most all dogs, they need attention and exercise both of which most don't get enough of.

    My sister also had one years ago. I'll try to post a pick of how bad he was. She ended up having to have him put down. The problem was her life was busy and after time, the dog wasn't getting the same attention he was and even being given a very large yard to burn off energy in, he became overly energetic and although never bit or actually attacked with violence, he was going after people and the risk was too great. He knocked a mail carrier down 2 times, never bit, but the liability was huge. He could launch from sitting in front of me and make it over my head with a force that would have threw me 5 feet. But he was a very sweet dog. It was scary as hell, but I'd take a water hose and spray it out away for me and he'd jump and snap the water stream. Seeing the meat in his jaws and hear the "snap" as he slammed his mouth shut was awesome. I was always worried he'd get too close and I'd loose a hand.

    These are a couple from the early 80's that I scanned from when he was still a pup! He was a small pit that I don't think ever got more than 60#'s.


  9. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

    May 28, 2008
    Mustang Ridge
    My avatar and screen name are for our first dog{ as a married couple} Found him when he was about 3 months old and had him for 9 years before we had to put him down due to cancer.He was quite possibly the best dog either of us have.

    We have another one who is going to be 11 this year and he too is an absolute sweetheart.

    They are hardheadded, but if you stay on top of the training and socialize them, they are awesome dogs.
  10. baboon

    baboon Well-Known

    I've been around both true pit dogs & pit bulls that are family pets and find them no worse then other dogs. Would I own one living in Houston very simply no. And pit bulls are not the only breed that's looked down on. My first Australian Shepherd was every bit as fierce as most pit dogs, but never given the bad press that pits get.


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