Height: 17 to 21 inches Weight: 30 to 60 pounds Life Span: 10 to 15 years. r/BanPitBulls: A subreddit for discussing the inherent dangers of pit bulls, exposing the pro-pit propaganda lobby, and debunking lies about the … Press J to jump to the feed. Nope, they’re twisted reality has morphed into a bad disney acid trip. Pit bulls adopted from DAP will get a breed-restricted license. Please note that we are currently removing all political opinions as part of a trial period. Pitbulls are aggressive and muscular dogs, this is probably highly related. By July 20, Tiger has been euthanized. See more ideas about pitbulls, dogs, cute animals. I never trust pits. The cop describes the pit bull as seemingly fine, without aggression. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The attack unfolded after a pit bull terrier became agitated during a loud argument between two people in a home, police say. Got a burning unpopular opinion you want to share? An 11-year-old boy was in surgery after a dog "viciously" attacked him — and authorities say the quick actions of an off-duty Boston cop are all that stopped it from being even worse. So are a handful of other breeds and mixed breeds. More posts from the BanPitBulls community. r/Pitbull: For any "bully" breed of dog. THEY WERE NEVER NANNY DOGS! Nicknamed “America’s dog,” and favored for its remarkable loyalty and affability, images of the breed were everywhere. Here are 40 cute photos of Pit Bulls mixed with other breeds. February 2020 - a 70lb adult male pit bull is brought into Philadelphia's open-admission animal shelter, Animal Care and Control, by a police officer. An adoption ad is written: Meet the adorable Tiger! You cannot trust them around kids. But that doesn’t change my overall feelings of them being dangerous which is why I would never personally own one and I haven’t been around any in about 10 years. Although sometimes people have bad thoughts about Pit Bulls, we know that they have a warm heart like all other breeds. Making them pets doesn’t solve anything. They will say that all dogs are the same in one breath and then in the next breath say that Chihuahuas bite more than pitbulls, totally showing they have no logic. This is probably the most unpopular opinion of all. This is a very ugly story, in that Tiger should never have been available for adoption or rescue. ZERO TOLERANCE FOR PIT DEFENDERS, ANYTHING REMOTELY PRO-PIT OR TROLLS. On June 5, Tiger’s handler appears to have serious reservations about his behavior. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts Trying to support breed-specific rescue, no Not every heeler can live on a farm, so we’ve developed all sorts of modern activities to help good dedicated owners give them a “job” & fulfillment... like agility, scentwork, schuthund etc..., but when a breeds “ancestral work” was literally fighting other animals to the death ... well theres just no acceptable “outlet” for that. In decades past, the American pit bull was a canine icon. That's where you lose me. Let’s take a look at the four breeds that often fall under the label pit bull. Their owners are just as lame. Robin Rock is the founder and director of Measle’s Animal Haven Pit Bull Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue and sanctuary consisting of foster homes in Central Ohio. It had attacked and killed a dog inside a store while roaming leashless with a homeless man. And she has 12% pit bull … Sometimes I wonder HOW the hell anyone could think pits are " cute" in any way. The breeds i work with all have intense hard-wired drive that needs to be embraced & applied to an appropriate “outlet”. Handler appears to have been dedicated to good handling, stayed with Tiger to help him calm down before leaving kennel. Every terrier breed is just a dog until someone gets bit. Adorable, cute, social, sweet, friendly, sweet… I particularly like the cleverness of the wording for “he has been nothing but social, sweet and super friendly since arriving here at the shelter!” which neatly dodges the fact that he killed a dog before arriving at the shelter. If not, they’re perfectly fine. What makes any other dog different? They are the chosen fighting dog because they do not let off any warning that they will attack. Shitbull nutters do not believe in facts and statistics. These dogs are suffering, clearly anxious about small moving things (whether that be children or other dogs) and can’t tolerate it. Not the dogs fault in most cases. What is the best thing to do if a pit bull — or several pit bulls — comes charging at you? I love pittys, I bet yours is adorable. And people want to force these dogs into being family pets - an environment that they are completely unsuited to. It’s a popular argument because facts and statistics back it up. Theyre not wrong when they say theres “no bad dogs only bad owners”. American Pit Bull Terrier. This person notes very high arousal, from having difficulty leashing him to having difficulty leaving his kennel at the end of his outing. Press J to jump to the feed. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the unpopularopinion community. Robin has been rescuing, rehabilitating and advocating for Pit Bulls for over 10 years, and she has worked with thousands of Pit Bulls. He has so much love to give he just needs a family all of his own to give it to! A subreddit for discussing the inherent dangers of pit bulls, exposing the pro-pit propaganda lobby, and debunking lies about the supposed "nanny dog". But at the end of the day they might still kill you . They don’t realize how dangerous these dogs are and it puts the rest of us in danger. THIS IS A VENT SUB ONLY!Please review the sub rules before posting. I handle another working breed & know damn well how terrible adoptions work out when theyre pushed onto an inexperienced owner in a inappropriate home. Dogs in general were bred to assist in hunting, whether that be by killing or by alerting. They have an ungodly amount of fatalities..both human and animal. Yes there are obviously good pit bulls out there but I’ve seen way too many horror stories. Pibble nutters only believe in anecdotal evidence not statistics. Please contact the moderators of this subreddit if you have any questions or concerns. The cop describes the pit bull as seemingly fine, without aggression. In 2017, pit bulls killed 13,000 dogs, 5,000 cats and 20,000 horses and other farm animals. This is February 17, 2020. Nothing has changed. Here it is, laid out in blue and orange: A map of all the places in this country where folks with pit bulls are best to avoid. Sick of the breed and the crowd that worships it. Ridgebacks, bullmastiffs and boxers will never be “evil” since they weren’t bred to fight either. February 2020 - a 70lb adult male pit bull is brought into ACCT by a police officer. Pitbulls are dogs for idiots. Pit bulls are the No. I work in healthcare and I've treated more people for gunshot wounds and car accidents than dog attacks. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. I would guarantee their physical traits have a correlation to aggressiveness. Also, pits were still seen as a menace 200~ years ago. Hi everyone! The disparate history of pit bulls The perception of the pit bull dog has varied greatly from decade to decade, with the breed gaining notoriety in the early 1900s. Within a month, the city of Philadelphia has gone into lockdown, volunteers are barred from the shelter and the shelter begins operating at skeleton crew levels to create social distancing. Just like dobermans, German shepards, rottweilers, in the past. It is very sad as dogs are social animals. He has been nothing but social, sweet and super friendly since arriving here at the shelter! Pits have been seen as aggressive since the 1800s, get a grip. But the arousal levels and the related high aggression - that abnormal, breed-specific predatory behavior pattern directed at other dogs - doomed him. Today, we’re going to learn about symptoms & preventive measures for common pit bull health conditions. You’ll know, if you read our Breed Spotlight post about pit bulls, that the term “pit bull” isn’t actually a breed at all, but an umbrella term for a family of breeds.In that post, I mentioned that pit bulls don’t have a ton of health problems. Cookies help us deliver our Services. They were bred to fight, but if they’re raised correctly, they are also perfectly fine. No more comments are made on Tiger’s record until June, as the city begins to cautiously re-open. I’m glad to see Pit bull owners like you that take the extra precautionary for raising a Pit bull, they can be good dogs but like you said you can’t expect a Pit bull to be a lab or retriever. After the second dog, he can’t self-calm, remaining very highly aroused and (I think, reading this handler’s comments) borderline aggressive even toward the handler. That should be a highly adoptable dog, a dog who goes to a home and makes someone very happy while living a good long life. Pit bulls were originally used for bull- and bear-baiting, and later were bred to fight dogs in an arena. (See Merritt Clifton, 'Pit Bull Roulette' killed 38,000 other animals in 2017.) I think the worst part about the pits is that they can be sweet and cuddly their whole lives. Pit bull-type dogs pass this test around 80 percent of the time. I agree, they are tragic - and a tragedy entirely of human making. Dogs are lovely too as much as our indispensable cats. Neither dobs/GSDs/rotts have killed as much as pits because they’re guard dogs. The term "pit bull" doesn't actually refer to a specific breed of dog. I feel ya I don’t like them either. Both can BE aggressive, don’t get me wrong, but it’s a lot more rare. You be cautious around all strange animals. Maybe it's like seeing a big scary psycho guy like Mike Tyson playing with birds or bunnies? Oh come on in China dog fighting rings we had breed HUGE Pitbulls, in fact, its a new distinct breed because of that. Have you ever been with a pitbull, or even owned one. I agree, I don’t trust pits. Bored herders will end up herding (& ya maybe nipping) the kids, we fully prepare new owners to prevent this. I can usually respect unpopular opinions, but the issue is always when the OP decides to insult people. Noted as being social to handler, easy to handle. Pits don't get to fulfil that need. Repeatedly crawled up into handler's lap for more attention." It’s the same with pitbulls, they bred the most aggressive muscular dogs and ended up with the monster traits and high aggressiveness. On June 2, Tiger’s notes include being very reactive when passing a dog inside a fenced area. My 7yo pit Riley is the sweetest thing and I don't think you could see that aggression in her that you speak of. You cant be prepared to give them what THEY need if you have no idea what youre even getting into (as frequently happens in rescue now with all the “lab mixes”). We bred them to fight other dogs, so of course they are aggressive to other dogs. Come down to ACCT Philly to meet this sweet guy today! No matter how “sweet” their owners say they are. I love dogs, and i do feel bad for pit bulls. A volunteer evaluates Tiger as loose, wiggly and social, interested in a cat but easily redirected. Thousands of pit bulls in metro Denver are getting a reprieve from long-standing laws that target them, and the change of heart towards the dogs is happening with speed. !” Until it does hurt someone then they always think it’s an isolated incident because up until it never happened before. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. If a dog is mistreated or abused and taught to be aggressive it will be. I mean they can wreck most 50 kg fighter dogs in mostly 10 minutes but they are really well disciplined! The last note from February was " repeatedly returned to handler to solicit attention and accept pets all over. If not, they’re perfectly fine. And she has 12% pit bull in her but you’d never know haha. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Good for you. I don’t want to ruin your mood but it doesn’t matter if she’s the sweetest, sweet pits attack too. Press J to jump to the feed. The pit bull is a type, like the “hound” rather than an actual breed. Both can BE aggressive, don’t get me wrong, but it’s a lot more rare. It’s the same with pit bulls. American Pit Bull Terrier dog, photo by Ivanova N / Shutterstock.com (probably not the same one that wrestled Aubrey Sitterson) "Yesterday, on a walk, a loose pit bull… Next decade will be bullmastiffs, Australia ridgebacks or boxers that are evil. This dog liked people; it was repeatedly noted that he sought attention, was social, enjoyed human contact. That’s not true. This is why a “pitty” can be so sweet one minute and rip your kids head off the next. The ad - that sugary ad that neatly covered up Tiger's killing of another dog - wasn't exactly wrong, it was just incomplete, and the part it left out was pivotal. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts Square peg - round hole... pit mommy rescuers are not dog pros or even dog lovers, they barely seem to understand anything about dogs in general, or have enough care & respect for dogs to learn. Pacific Standard, Jake Flanagin. They were bred to fight, but if they’re raised correctly, they are also perfectly fine. It had attacked and killed a dog inside a store while roaming leashless with a homeless man. The name no doubt is an affectionate take on the brindle coat; the namer appears not to have considered the appropriateness of naming a killer dog after a predator. Saw a post that had to be a joke about le nanny dog. By David Struett @dstru312 Updated Dec 22, 2020, 12:56pm CST If people really cared about this breed like they say they do, they would eliminate them. Actually you guys are the ones that prompt more mistreatment to them by not eradicating the breed. Humans aren't enough. Pit Bulls & Parolees Official Site. These dogs are no more “bad” than a bored beagle that wont stop baying. There is no way to “raise them right.” Hunting dogs hunt by instinct, hound dogs track by instinct, pitbulls kill by instinct. But I also wanted to mention something else - pit bulls are tragedies for themselves, as well as for others. Then that dog is a killer pit bull. I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. Dogs who seriously attack or kill other dogs are not adoptable. I’ve been around several that were fine. Unfulfilled pitfighting dogs will make their own “outlet” when the duped unsuspecting adopter takes them to the park or to “play” with the neighbors dogs. 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