View Full Version : My Pitbulls little friend.
10-01-2007, 01:30 AM
This is my Pitbulls little friend.
What a calm Pit Bull. Good pics, but I had a hard time making them out, so I took the liberty of adding a little light to them. Hope you don't mind.
10-01-2007, 09:40 AM
That is one dog that was not born to hunt!
My dog starts to quiver and shake as soon as he sees anything worth hunting.
10-01-2007, 09:45 AM
I think that dog is so calm because he has been stuffed! :myopinion:
10-01-2007, 11:20 AM
This dog loves animals! He is the kindest dog I have ever had except to male dogs that come by. He once dragged a male dog down the street then walked back home and waited for us to get home. My neighbor said he jumped the fence and grabbed this mangy dog by the neck then dragged him down the street. She said he didnt hurt the dog but wouldnt tolerate him pocking his noise into our yard. Mainly he just ignores all dogs unless there females. Everyone who sees him with the rabbit cant believe it. They say a dogs natural instincs is to kill it. I thought maybe then he is nice to it because we were there. BUT last week the rabbit got out of its cage 2nd time (Daughter left the door opened). I found the rabbit laying with the dog against him in the sun! I started to go back in to get my camera but the my dog jumped up to follow me in. That was a Kodak moment for sure.
10-01-2007, 12:19 PM
He must know it is part of his pack. You all probably did a good job of introducing them. He will probably try to discipline it one day to either keep his place in the pack (if he thinks the rabbit is trying to take it) or to move up (if he now thinks the rabbit out ranks him). It will just take one quick snap. These dogs do things that have got them categorized as monsters by many previous owners and the media. The fact is they are just doing things that come naturally to dogs; ‘dog things’, but because they are so powerful it’s usually a lot worse incident than most.
Do you think you can breed (in or out) a tendency for aggressiveness in a breed? (http://www.qclabrescue.org/pitflash.swf)
I think so because of a Cane Corso Italiano (His name was Cain) (http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/canecorsoitalianophotos2.htm) I once had… Maybe I wasn't a strong enough pack leader though... :smileywac
10-01-2007, 12:43 PM
With any dog I have owned they will do what they believe will make there owner happy. This is 100% more with the Pitt breed. There whole life dedication seems to be wanting to please there owners. If you train them to be bad then they will be bad. If you leave them alone and give them love as any dog should have then they will in turn give it back. NOW they are a pack mentallity. EVERY dog is this way. They all have it in them to protect the pack. They bark at strangers. mailmen, UPs men ect ect This is there way of saying to the pack. Someone is here that isnt part of the pack. In the 7 years we have had our Pittbull he has been extremely carefull with our children in fact when Our little girl discovered the joys of passing her food off the baby chair to the dog he was so nervouse about hurting her he used his lips to take food from her. He wouldnt even open his mouth to take the food! Even with our second child. He also puts up with alot of abuse from the little guy (my son). He is rough with him and he just sits there. He loves the children and wont let anyone near them unless he knows them. No, that snapping and freaking out is a myth. You dont keep dogs who are trained to fight with little children thats just stupid! These dogs are targeted for dog fighting because there pain tolerance is un- believeably high! Then these idiots who train them to kill other dogs and then leave them alone with there children. Usually they have two or more dogs. Again they have learned killing pleases there Master. Complete morons! Now will he attack someone? Only if you attack one of us. If you entered into our yard he would not let you near the children. He would let you leave. If you tried to enter the house I dont believe you would be able to. He has always let people leave who have ignored the Beware of dogs signs and unlocked my gate (DUMB). Anyway he is the best dog I have EVER owned.
Anyway he is the best dog I have EVER owned.
What's his name?
10-01-2007, 12:53 PM
That is one thing with some breed like Rottwielders. You have to constantly put them in there place in the pack. Thats why I didnt get a rottwielder. Not with a new baby in the house. I have a good friend in Monterey Ca. thats breeds and trains them. H e showed me how they will constantly test the leader. Not so with the Pitt breed. If you are there Master thats it. That has been my experience with the 3 pits I have had over my life time. All they want is attention and to be loved. Thats it. If you cant play with them then dont get them. If you cant take 15 minutes out of your (and this is the absolute bare minimum!)day to pet and praise your dog then dont get one. Also every dog knows his place in the pack by his eating order (at least pits do). My dog is always the last one to be fed. My children and I divy up who feeds him. we always make him sit before he eats. I can have a huge steak in his dish but he wont go near it until I or my children say OK. We can leave the room and he will just sit there. Once I was on the phone and I forgot to tell him "OK". I went back in an hour later after my call and felt pretty bad. I gave him some meat for that extra wait.
10-01-2007, 01:00 PM
That is one thing with some breed like Rottwielders. You have to constantly put them in there place in the pack. Thats why I didnt get a rottwielder. I have a good friend in Monterey Ca. thats breeds and trains them. H e showed me how they will constantly test the leader. Not so with the Pitt breed. If you are there Master thats it. That has been my experience with the 3 pits I have had over my life time. All they want is attention and to be loved. Thats it. If you cant play with them then dont get them. If you cant take 15 minutes out of your (and this is the absolute bare minimum!)day to pet and praise your dog then dont get one. Also every dog knows his place in the pack by his eating order (at least pits do). My dog is always the last one to be fed. My children and I divy up who feeds him. we always make him sit before he eats. I can have a huge steak in his dish but he wont go near it until I or my children say OK. We can leave the room and he will just sit there. Once I was on the phone and I forgot to tell him "OK". I went back in an hour later after my call and felt pretty bad. I gave him some meat for that extra wait.
Good advice for anyone with dogs. I'm always wary around pit bulls not because of the dog but more so because of the owners.
Unfortunately certain dog breeds are magnets for asshole owners (not that you are an asshole Mike - no matter what Al says).
10-01-2007, 01:01 PM
Again every dog has his own personality. My dig is not aggressive. He is kind and gentle at heart. I have had other breeds that we took in as foster parents and they growled at my children. Now I didnt know the history with these pups but they were yound when we got them I found out the mother was just a skittish freaked out dog. After those (supposedly good breed dog) two dogs growled at my children I wanted to get rid of them> At the time the current dog catcher / pound ect was known for killing house pets if they were there more than a few days. So once he got fired and the new Dog Catcher came in we were pleased to learn she would not uthinise any dog unless they were just vicious. She loctaed a nice home in Las Vegas that had no children. Dogs were gone.
10-01-2007, 01:49 PM
Alsations have a bad reputation too, but I am convinced there are no bad dogs only bad owners. Timba is third generation timber wolf crossed with alsation and you could not find a better dog, she is very gentle with everyone, but I wouldn't give much for someone's chances if she thought anyone was out to hurt her 'pack'.
10-01-2007, 01:51 PM
Ice Queen, you stated it best. Thanks!
10-01-2007, 03:44 PM
Hey S O, Iím not trying to Ďdisí your dog. Check that first link I posted, itís a really cool PitBull Ďslide show / movieí thing. I agree with you for the most part. But, from the experience Iíve had I couldnít trust them or the likes of them. It hurts to say that because all the Mastiff types are my favorites.
10-01-2007, 09:27 PM
ELSMITRO I respect your opinion. I was almost killed as a child when a Doberman Pincher attacked me in our back yard. I was in the hospital for a long time. I can still remember the attack even though I was only 2 at the time. In Fact its my first memories I can recall as a child. Anyway I dont care for Dobermans. BUT we have to remember dogs are animals and NO animal should be trusted 100%. BUT I have also learned that each dog has there own individual personality. Some good some bad. Just like humans. We have some good ones and some bad ones. Berg1948 comes to mind for some reason. Anyway. Even though some humans committ murder we still hang out and or associate with other humans. But we are cautios or at least should be. To each his own. Thanks for the posts.
10-02-2007, 07:28 AM
Ah the Doberman, another one of my favorites from the Mastiff group. I'm sticking with coonhounds (http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/blackandtancoonhound.htm) from now on!
Sorry you had to suffer through that bro!
10-18-2007, 05:28 PM
wow I never thought u could get a pitbull and a rabbit sitting so close to each other!!
10-18-2007, 05:42 PM
His other best little friend! This is a dailey occurance and the dog doesnt care.:yum:
10-18-2007, 05:50 PM
Very sweet. That must be his spot on the chair. I think he is saying Im sitting here and no matter who sits on me I'm not moving!!
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