Friday, December 5, 2008

Pit Bulls: vicious or innocent??

When you hear the words Pit Bull what do you think of? Do you think of some big vicious dog that is ready to tear your face off?? WHY does that picture come to your mind about Pit Bulls? Have you had a personal experience with Pit Bulls or are you just going by what the media portrays Pit Bulls as being?

There's a lot of controversy these days regarding Pit Bull dogs. The media portrays them as being this vicious horrible dogs that will eat your face off if given the chance! Do you know that the only reason the media talks about Pit Bulls is because they are strong and powerful.. and in the wrong hands can be TAUGHT to fight and be mean? Have you ever been around any Pit Bull in your life?? If you have ever been around a well trained Pit Bull you will see that the stereotypes are a crock of SHIT!

I have an American Staffordshire which is considered a Pit Bull breed and is on the "vicious" list.. however, if you do research on Staffordshire's you will clearly read that they are defined as being great family dogs and are considered "nanny dogs" because they look after the children in the home! Does that sound vicious to you?? I don't think so. I've had a lot of dogs in my lifetime and my Staffordshire is THE most well behaved dog that I have ever owned. He follows commands, he even follows sign language commands! He stops any bad behavior with a simple stern "no". He is GREAT with our children. You can pick at him, poke him, even sit on him and he will not even growl. All he wants to do is please us and be next to us whenever possible. .. And other Pit Bull breed owners would say the same thing about their dogs, guaranteed!

Why do Pit Bulls have such a bad rap? Because stupid humans breed them and train them for fighting. They are very strong and powerful dogs and can cause damage because of this.

Don't believe me? Did u realize that the American Temperament Testing Society did tests on 122 breeds of dogs and Pit Bulls scored HIGHER than Beagles and Golden Retrievers?? Did you know that a Labrador Retriever will bite faster than a Pit Bull will?

I'm on a mission to educate people on Pit Bull breeds. Stop believing what the media tells you! You should all know by know that the media is full of crap anyway!

I live in the state of Ohio. There is currently a proposed law to ban vicious dogs. The proposed law states that if an officer sees any dog that he suspects to have any TINY bit of Pit Bull in it the dog will be confiscated and Euthanized within 10 days. Are politicians really that ignorant to even contemplate a law like this? Do you know what kind of fight they would have on their hands? Responsible dog owners consider their dogs to be part of their family.. almost like a child! It's like banning a certain race because they are known to cause more violence! Would we do that? NO. Why should innocent dogs be killed because of pure ignorance?? Look at the photo above, does he LOOK vicious?? Give me a break!!!! (and yes, that is mine!)

Please, PLEASE sign this petition against the Pit Bull Ban! These innocent dogs don't have a voice and we have to fight to save their lives! I will fight to the death if anyone ever tried to take my dog away to kill him! Please sign: OHIO PIT BULL BAN PETITION

Myths Of Pit Bulls


EuroYank said...

Wow. The Irish are very productive in baby production, but what do you put in those potatoes!

crazedmama said...

Umm, I'm not irish??

WAT said...

I hear lots of wonderful things about Pit Bulls being really gentle and kind, because someone recently told me that are the most sensitive dog breed, and the reason they can be violent is due to poor human upbringing, whereas in a loving home they grow up to be very sweet. They're like elephants, they have a good memory of what is done to them.

crazedmama said...

Wat, it's very true about Pit Bulls. If you raise them with love and respect they will give you their undying love for the rest of their life! They are very dedicated to their "master" and family. It's when people train them to be mean or vicious they can become a problem.. but it's not the dogs fault! Any dog can be trained to be mean!

MakingMoney said...

Hi, just found your post here great job of breaking it down and summing it up. I'm with you on this one we own a Amstaff as well and I find it interesting how one minute Amstaffs and APBT are the same breed and the next they are different breeds but yet the easier way is to just classify them together as PitBulls in society. Then comes along the mistaken identity and such. Our dog is both, well great post here and I'm about to sign the petition you posted!

MakingMoney said...

Well never mind the petition since it's closed now :)

crazedmama said...

LOL yes it is closed now, but thanks anyway!!

STACI said...

My hometown in Georgia passed a similar law recently after a 5 year old was killed by her parents' pit bull. Now people are taking their pit bulls out in the woods and just leaving them to starve to death because they don't want to get caught with one. The humane society is overrun with the dogs, and I'm sure they'll be euthanized since it's a kill shelter and, due to the ban, they can't adopt them out. They might be able to contact pit bull rescue groups, but I'm sure they're overrun these days as well.

It's sad because I'm sure they're not all bad dogs. Like Cesar Millan says, there are no bad dogs, just bad dog owners. Why not hold the parents responsible for not training the dog properly (for all we know, they were using the dog to fight or just left him chained up in the yard with no socialization) rather than the entire breed?

The ban was practically overnight, too. It was literally the week after the girl was killed. The city council didn't even give rescue groups, pit bull owners, vets, or anyone else a chance to protest the ban.

crazedmama said...

That is horrible Staci. The thing is, all dogs can cause damage or death if provoked or if not raised properly. (well, I dont think little ankle biters could do much damage, lol). It is all in how you treat a dog and how you train a dog. Just like a child!.. What a shame that so many beautiful dogs have to suffer because of ignorance.

intrepidideas said...

Pit Bulls get a bad rap huh?

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