Saying "Don't Listen to the Haters" or "Don't change for anyone" is very closed-minded. Pit bulls pass temperament tests above almost every other breed. /r/entitledparents is a place you can put all those wonderful stories of moms or dads thinking that because they have kids they are entitled to everything. [–][deleted] -1 points0 points1 point 2 years ago (2 children). Plain and simple. But they have relationships with shelters (like mine) so they can get them adopted back out as companion animals. This is a measure to counteract spam. [–]BrianDynasty -4 points-3 points-2 points 2 years ago (4 children). They’re also misidentified by professionals 50% of the time, so bite statistics are suspect. Rule 2: Do not post low effort/satirical/troll posts. Naturally, golden retrievers are actually more aggressive than pit bulls are. In the newly released book, Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon, author Bronwen Dickey … Please note that while these anti-pit bull articles always cite stats that seem to single out the “breed” pit bull (American Pit bull Terrier) almost never do the studies themselves use the term as a breed and usually refer to “pit bull type dogs”. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Research to date suggests pit bulls are somewhere near the top of the list of biters, and their bites are bad — and possibly unpredictable. The ones we bred for our own pleasure, [–][deleted] -4 points-3 points-2 points 2 years ago* (13 children). They should be illegal. Not a showerthought. Below are some guidelines, and rules. A place for really cute pictures and videos! While Pit Bulls, including blue & red nose pits, are fairly healthy overall, like all dogs they are more prone to certain health problems. This is blatantly false, and it should be obvious. If you have a meta opinion, put it in the megathread. In other words, even displaying aggression isn't necessarily a disqualifier. To some, these dogs are considered dangerous killers who should be banned outright, whereas others view them as misunderstood victims of breed discrimination.. Social networks are not stealing our privacy, we're choosing to give it away. Pit Bull Fancier, nobody has proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that they’re particularly violent. While Pit Bulls are certainly strong, they aren’t the biggest of dogs. Chomp didn't mean to bite my daughter's face off... She sneezed in his direction and it spooked him. To answer the question: are pit bulls dangerous? So, I would like to hear your points. It's shitty owners that make them shitty. Yeah, cull can mean a few things which also includes throwing a bag of unfit pups in the river thus removing them from the gene pool... [–]GreyBoyBlackDog 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (8 children). Showering at night is way better than showering in the morning. How many words is that so far, like a hundred? Pit bulls are of a breed of dog. Your one stop sub for doggos, woofers, shoobs, puggos, cool doggos, sleepy doggos, lomg doggos, very fast doggos running at incredible hihg speeds, also puppers. Not a proposal. A dog’s breed doesn’t define a dog’s personality. This subreddit is intended for posting your own personal tattoos, but also includes: tattoo flash and tattoo paintings from approved submitters. When these studies lump multiple breeds under one heading (pit bull type) they tend to skew the figures pretty dramatically. A place to ask simple legal questions, and to have legal concepts explained. Some opinions are so inappropriate/offensive that they'll be removed as hate posts. Many countries ban pit bulls as a dangerous breed but “there’s no science that bears that idea out,” says this author. Myth #1: Pit Bulls have the strongest bite of any dog breed. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (311) of these deaths. I also high doubt they were testing temperaments to determine whether they were reliable "service candidates", as pitbulls aren't common service dogs and aren't even recommended. Suck up that propaganda. I think a pure bread male pit might take more training but it depends on their personality. The pit bull type is particularly ambiguous as a "breed" encompassing a range of pedigree breeds, informal types and appearances that cannot be reliably identified. https://reddit.com/r/PitbullsAreDangerous/, https://reddit.com/r/pitbulls_in_partyhats/. The point is that a minority of a given litter of puppies display the proper drive to use as fighting dogs. If you have a pitbull, any medical practice will tell you to not leave children alone around them and to be careful yourself. [–][deleted] 4 points5 points6 points 2 years ago (7 children). Normal pit bulls dont kill babies at the sound of a door-knock, [–]AmericanAnarchy -3 points-2 points-1 points 2 years ago (0 children). The wave of argument against the pit bull ban in Montreal, and other breed-specific legislation around the country, emphasises that pit bulls can't … In my experience, the lay public will call any mixed breed short haired dog over 40 pounds a pit or pit mix, so the term is basically useless as an identifier. Just google "pit bull temperament test" and see hundreds of links confirming this. Pit bulls are dangerous and should never be around children. This should just be in the sidebar since people most misinformed anti-pitbull posts here almost every day. [–]GreyBoyBlackDog 4 points5 points6 points 2 years ago (10 children). Not a rant. About 80% of dog posts that I've seen on /all have been someones pit bull and sure enough the defense force is in the comments every time. [+]sonander2 comment score below threshold-6 points-5 points-4 points 2 years ago (0 children). In 2017, pit bulls killed 13,000 dogs, 5,000 cats and 20,000 horses and other farm animals. When living with someone who has fluctuating weak energy and leadership skills, such as anyone with a psychiatric disorder, a dog will revert to its genetically bred instincts, [–]scoonbug -3 points-2 points-1 points 2 years ago (0 children). [–]ColdThiccMei -2 points-1 points0 points 2 years ago (0 children), Not as typical in domesticsted dogs, though. The whole "its the owner not the dog" is a factor when it comes to their aggressiveness, however pit bulls on their own are a violent breed and the risk of them snapping and hurting someone are too high to have them around children. Remember, there was also a trend of children being posed with fairies and other fantastical creatures as well. [–][deleted] 6 points7 points8 points 2 years ago* (11 children). These posts are usually, but not exclusively, those that target a particular sex, race, sexual orientation, etc, when the user in question is hostile, vulgar or aggressive towards said group. Too bad every temperament study ever done on dog breeds shows that pit bulls are one of the least innately aggressive breeds that exists. “Pit bulls are just dogs and if they are not raised properly and socialized and treated right, they can have behavior problems. Lol what? They are certainly dangerous. Be specific as to where you believe your opinion is unpopular. Pit Bulls don't fail against a Golden standard; they fail against a Pit Bull standard. The idea that a dog (or any animal) is nothing more than it’s breeding is ridiculous. This applies for both your behaviour on the sub, and the opinions which you post. [–]YouJellyFish 21 points22 points23 points 2 years ago* (3 children), People like to pretend that genetics aren't real when it comes to negative things. She wanted to keep this big teddy bear of a dog. And often are a lump of different dogs. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 28204 on r2-app-01d298756a9da77a1 at 2021-01-11 03:22:46.804732+00:00 running d8cca48 country code: US. [+]FloridianFlamingo comment score below threshold-6 points-5 points-4 points 2 years ago (2 children). If a bitch has 8 pups, 6 may not have the proper temperament for fighting. Sara Enos writes how people do not recognize the huge responsibility of owning such an energetic dog, which results in these dogs being abused, or left in shelters or on the streets. I agree. If you raise them with pain and violence, they will view all humans as threats and lash out. I’d suggest they provide a source for that thing about temperament tests, but otherwise their point is a good one. A number of the dog bite stories published about them name the breed incorrectly and either never post retractions or post them quietly, so they are not noticed. Here, I’ll rephrase it. Genetics don't exist in a vacuum and affect temperament nearly as much as y'all claim. If those same shitty owners raised golden retrievers the same way, then golden retrievers would be doing that shit. (DOGS/DOG BREED DISCRIMINATION) Pit bulls have been the target of breed-specific legislation for years despite evidence claiming such laws do not diminish the number of overall dog attacks. There is simply no legitimate case of these dogs being bred to be good around children. [–]BrianDynasty -5 points-4 points-3 points 2 years ago* (1 child). It is true that pits score high on the ATTS. 2 years ago. Fun fact, swimming pools are probably more dangerous than pit bulls in terms of child deaths per year. [–]urtrashandwrongHates the internet 6 points7 points8 points 2 years ago (3 children). It's not that the owners are "a factor," it's that owners are the entire factor. Yes, as would the AKC and the scientists who run temperament tests and consistently find that pit bulls are naturally one of the least aggressive breeds. [–]Synthtastic[S] 7 points8 points9 points 2 years ago (3 children), Of the 5,770 dogs involved in fatal and disfiguring attacks on humans occurring in the U.S. & Canada since September 1982, when I began logging the data, 4,043 (70%) were pit bulls; 4,874 (86%) were of related molosser breeds, including pit bulls, Rottweilers, mastiffs, bull mastiffs, boxers, and their mixes. Are you saying that this is all because of owners? Here is an interesting article I found that better articulates my point. While walking my dogs in public parks or neighborhoods, I’ve seen people immediately cross the street, scream, tell their children to run and one woman even hit Julio with a walking stick. A subreddit for sharing those miniature epiphanies you have that highlight the oddities within the familiar. If you are gonna teach your dog to be mean to other people,he will. Or a good and responsible dog owner who actually trained his dog right. How they define a 'threat' is your responsibility. PUBLISHED July 3, 2016. Officially pronounced with a hard "J". [+]FilthyKataMain comment score below threshold-6 points-5 points-4 points 2 years ago (0 children), As someone who has worked with animals for over 25 years, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, You have absolutely 0 fucking clue what you're talking about, [–]ilikemath2 -4 points-3 points-2 points 2 years ago (32 children), https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/5-reasons-why-pit-bulls-are-misunderstood/, https://americanpitbullfoundation.com/problem-people-pit-bulls/, https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/07/pit-bull-ban-aggressive-dog-breed-bronwen-dickey/, [–][deleted] 7 points8 points9 points 2 years ago (31 children), Shelters are overflowing with these beasts for a reason and I can confirm that it's not all because "problem people", [–]GreyBoyBlackDog 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (14 children), Are shelters overflowing with them because people give them up more often or because there are just so fucking many more of them than almost anything else? Visual determination of dog breed is known to not always be reliable.45 And witnesses may be predisposed to assume that a vicious dog is of this type. edit:There is a chance this poster isn't serious and I may have taken the bait. Kill them, give them away, whatever. Hey guys, did you know that one time a great white shark pushed an unconscious surfer to safety? Most people I see talking about pit bulls being dangerous are not animal care professionals. Pit bulls are notorious, so people often will identify an aggressive dog as a Pit bull when the breed is not truly known. Find more subreddits like r/PitbullsAreDangerous -- A subreddit for discussing the inherent dangers of pit bulls, exposing the pro-pit propaganda lobby, and debunking lies about the supposed "nanny dog". Change my mind. The reason that specific pit bulls live up to the negative name is because the dog was bred to be far stronger than, well, anything, and when paired with abusive owners they become aggressive.

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