View Poll Results: Opinion: Pit Bull
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Pit Bulls as a breed are more dangerous than other breeds.
They are just a dog. They are no more/ less dangerous than other breeds.
Pit Bulls are harmless dogs, they are less dangerous than other breeds.
Other, Please tell us.
09-08-2010, 07:03 AM
it appears your mind is already made up no reason to speak on your Ignorance.
Originally Posted by sig225
09-11-2010, 07:56 AM
No .... just common sense. My post are not intended to start any type of argument. Remember, we all vary in our ideas and the choices we make. Nothing against the Pitbull breed. They are just not for everyone. I just don't beleive in them as a family "pet" where there are children involved. I respect your opinion, and that is your right.
Also .... this is a handgun forum, so I try not to get personal on topics other than firearms. We're all here for a reason ...
09-11-2010, 09:56 AM
I guess I was kinda being a weiner. I just love my dog like family as I'm sure you do with your pets, so I get defensive. I guess we'll just agree to disagree, But I see we agree on sigs being amazing!!!!
Originally Posted by sig225
09-11-2010, 02:59 PM
Hey ... no sweat ... that's why we are here, to discuss, learn .. and compare notes ...
09-14-2010, 12:43 PM
I voted other. I had two pi tbull females, both spaded. Apart they are both fabulous dogs, great with people. They lived happily together for two years and then suddenly became aggressive toward one another. Their fights were terrifying and expensive in vet bills. After the third fight, we had to get rid of one pf them because they would not quit fighting until exhausted and injured. I love pit bulls, but they are dangerous when they move into the "red zone" and the transition is so rapid that it makes them unpredictable.
I would not have one with small children or other animals, but I still love them.
11-01-2010, 04:56 PM
I started this thread a long time ago to see what everyone's "opinions" were on the breed and I have to say I am overall impressed with the response, and somewhat surprised at the poll numbers. The breed obviously gets a bad rap from the media. It is unfortunate that due to their skills and abilities they often times attract the type of person that is not responsible enough to raise them the right way.
I know that there are still plenty of people that will say that pits are all evil and cant be trusted. That is to be expected...I hope that there was someone who read this thread or left a few comments that might have learned something and have a better understanding about the breed. If not, then it was good conversation to say the least
11-02-2010, 03:18 PM
I voted that they are just another dog. My 11 week old pitbull made his first step to becoming a great dog last night and put himself between coyotes and my family. Not only did no one see the coyotes but because of his early warning I was able to unload birdshot and load some more formidable shells in my mossberg grab the mag lite and watch the varmints follow the fence line and get the hell out of dodge while my moms rott and terrier stood there dumb founded.
11-08-2010, 06:30 PM
I voted that they are more dangerous which is the only choice like that. I believe Pit Bulls are far more capable of being dangerous dogs than most other breeds; for example Chows can also be vicious dogs. The most important factor though is training and how the dog is handled/treated. I live in a big city and watch people walking Pit Bulls that are literally dragging them down the street giving the impression the dog is completely untrained and probably quite vicious. I would say that people in big cities tend to buy them as weapons and even often train them to be aggressive and they are a great bread to get if that's your intention. On the other hand, Pit Bulls can, with proper training be as lovable and well behaved as a Golden Retriever, they're just more likely to be the weapon of someone who wants the breed for protection. Lets face it, if a dog owner whats a loving dog, you cant beat a Golden Retriever with no special training. So you have to ask yourself, if someone buys a Pit Bull and doesn't intend to PROPERLY train it, why are they buying it?
Frankly after seeing repeated carnage from Pit Bulls, I believe you should be required to buy at least a million dollar umbrella insurance policy to cover the damage such dogs cause in the hands of irresponsible people, or some sort of mandatory training and followup. Sounds mean but when you see a little girls face ripped off and there's no money to make it right because it's a typical lower income city resident's daughter and dog owner who acted irresponsibly??? Tell that little girl who now looks like a freak what loving dogs Pit Bulls are and see if she believes you. I watch court TV programs all day long and you can count on multiple Pit Bull carnage hearings daily; that's no accident or coincidence. It's a numbers fact, you can cry unfair, it's only a dog or any other politically correct response you want but a Pit Bull in the wrong hands is dangerous, the numbers say so indisputably. Sometimes you need to face reality.
I've considered getting a Pit Bull, trained right of course because I live in the city; they're dang good watch dogs but I have a rental on my property and cant take the risk even with proper training; you never know.
11-09-2010, 05:09 AM
Pit bulls differ from all others due to their jaw strength.Bites measured by
P.S.I...These dogs are chosen fighters because of it.Not that they are more
aggressive,but because they do more damage with a single bite,than
most others do with several.
11-09-2010, 06:52 AM
So then you're saying it's just a coincidence that Pit Bulls are the subject of consistent news reports and law suits about Pit Bull attacks and the death and carnage they do while going nuts on people and other dogs and no other breed but a close second Rottweilers? Is it just their strong bite that causes them to grab the neck of their prey and shake them till their death similar to a alligator's death strategy?
Buy the way I had a client and friend whose Rottweiler was so playful and gentle that it completely changed my mind about vicious dogs till I got the call that out of nowhere, the dog, in one bite, almost took her eye out and after several reconstructive surgeries still looks a mess. This is the danger if you're not the Dog Whisperer, you NEVER know when the switch will be pulled by something you'd never expect it to and it's all over but the multiple surgeries trying to put you back together.
When they take our guns, you probably wont be able to afford to or even find one for sale. I know I'm not interested in a "pet" that needs constant psychological nurturing to keep it from becoming a monster.
11-09-2010, 07:21 AM
Then quite frankly I don't think you need a dog at all. All dogs need constant nurturing because of the pack mentality that they all have. A lone dog just like a lone wolf is one of the worst animals you can come across. Even your beloved golden retriever if not nurtured or cared for can turn into a vicious unprovoked attacker. I had a retriever try to take my arm off just this weekend and had he not been chained up you would have seen me in the news for shooting a dog at least 5-6 times or until it stopped twitching. My dog nipped at a stranger this weekend and even though it wasn't all his fault I thought long and hard about getting rid of him. The point of all this is any dog can do this I have been harassed by everything from a chow to a min pin to a cocker. All dogs have the capability after all they are an animal and can never be completely tamed.
Originally Posted by Swamp
On a second note you admitted that you watch court tv shows all day. So there is absolutely no chance that your views can be skewed in no way whatsoever? Please say they are not so I can Do you honestly think that the news or some lawyer claiming to be a judge on TV is going to do some big spiel about the neighbors labracrapdoodle attacking a neighbor kid? Hell no because there will be almost no ratings to that show and all the elitists that pay several thousands of dollars for dogs like that will sue their pants right off of them. If this weren't a handgun forum I would almost expect you to have an anti gun stance as well.
Education and training are the first and foremost things that keep people alive and well on this tiny little blue and green dot. Both of my kids have gotten in serious trouble for getting in my PIT BULLS face but you don't see them in the ER for being savagely attacked. Have they been nipped at or scratched sure, but in a playful manner just like any other dog would that is simply how they play. An intelligent animal will always figure things out and figure out how to manipulate you unless you show dominance and that you are the pack leader from the get go. My dog will listen to me on most occasions but he is still a pup. But if he is hungry he brings me his food bowl if he is thirsty he brings me his water bowl. Both are almost completely identical yet he can differentiate between the two even when empty. He knows that when he comes in for the night he goes to the kennel because he still chews on things if your not there to watch him, soon I bet I won't even have to close the door on it just because he learns so quickly just like any other dog.
11-09-2010, 07:36 AM
I partially agree with you; all but expert training and nurturing are paramount to owning a dog bread to be capable of being extremely vicious which you can watch on city streets almost daily. You seem to think that the issue is that there is a conspiracy against the loving sweet gently Pit Bull and like blacks, only the bad news is broadcast; not true in either case case, blacks commit more crime per capita and Pit Bulls destroy more lives than any other breed, they are bread to be that way. Use the conspiracy theory all you want, the facts are in the actual numbers.
Ask yourself this: when you go to buy a dog and at each end of the personality scope there is a Pit Bull that can eat your child for lunch and a Golden Retriever that wouldn't injure a rodent; why do people pick Pit Bulls and who are they and where do they typically live? Enough with the political correctness requiring blinders so the obvious is impossible to see.
And buy the way dogs are great companions and a balanced personality dog packs up well with the owner and poses no danger to others with minimal training.
11-09-2010, 08:30 AM
Did you miss or just blatantly ignore that a golden retriever tried to take my arm off this weekend? I myself and most people I know that own pit bulls live out in the boon docks.
Originally Posted by Swamp
Yes you should go back and look at the facts and numbers listed in plain black and white earlier in this thread that prove you wrong.
Originally Posted by Swamp
I pick a Pit Bull because of its pure undying loyalty to those that nurture and care for them, I am a good all american man born and bred and raised on a farm not in some suburb as "your numbers" seem to portray. I also chose a Pit Bull because no matter the obstacle a pit bull when raised properly and in a good environment will protect you with it's life and never have a second thought about it. Pit bulls are one owner dogs period. Once they have imprinted on a particular family or pack that is their pack for life no matter what because of it's undying loyalty. This is true with a lot of large breed dogs and why you see so many behavior issues with second and third owner dogs.
Originally Posted by Swamp
As far as your bigotry I will ignore that because this thread is too good to be locked.
11-09-2010, 12:20 PM
...and you completely ignored my statement that if raised properly, almost with expert skills, they can be a good pet. As far as any claim of fact in a gun forum thread I dismiss that as someones opinion and as you prove, a Pit Bull owners opinion is perverted to the utmost ridiculousness especially when they claim Golden Retrievers are vicious animals and Pit Bulls aren't.
I'm guessing you're a liberal and void of factual information and reject all presented to you. So I'll end my participation in this thread as it cant go anywhere containing reality.
11-09-2010, 12:38 PM
My claim was simply that any dog can be vicious and that golden retrievers have the ability to be just as vicious as any other dog. The facts that you call opinions from early in the thread were direct from scientific research but if you prefer to ignore that is fine. At any rate the simple fact I was trying to get across is dogs like people are not predisposed to anything it is the environment and education that they grow up with. As to your liberal statement my guess is your looking in the mirror as like I stated above you ignore scientific research as fact, maybe because you did not care to read the entire thread and didn't realize that it was there or you are blatantly ignoring the ATTS tests showing that:
Originally Posted by Swamp
first number being amount tested, second amount passed, third amount failed, and percentage of passed. Just food for thought by the way:
Originally Posted by American Temperament Testing Society
and so that my post is not taking up an entire page here is the link to the test
Originally Posted by American Temperament Testing Society
11-09-2010, 02:05 PM
I'm not even reading your post but you know what's the scariest thing abut this thread and what makes Pit Bulls so very dangerous?? The denial attitude of Pit Bull owners demonstrated here..and you know whats funny (pathetic)? what's being said here in defense of Pit Bulls is just about word for word what every defendant says in court. "Not y baby, he's not vicious" and the Judge looks at them as though they lost half their brains to be in such deep denial.
I'm unsubscribing so don't waste your breath.
11-09-2010, 02:37 PM
I blame the owner more than the breed.Dog owners
should always expect the unexpected.Before that 2 year old gets too close.
Before the mailman comes into the yard.Dogs do have a tendacy to protect
their owners.I had a cousin that had a little chaquaqua.Dern thing bit me
every time I came over to his house.I threatened to kill the little $h#@
each time.Dogs also don't like strangers getting too close in their face.
Grabbing them or startling them is not too popular either.Once again,the owner should
expect something and interviene.Bottom line, it is the owner,not the dogs fault for
unexpected injury.My opinion.
11-12-2010, 01:46 PM
The Top 10 Most Dangerious Dogs... AND NUMBER ONE IS...GUESS
Yes the obvious is absolutely true (at the bottom of the post), Pit Bulls are in fact THE MOST DANGERIOS DOGS. Though the American Temperament Testing Society disagrees, if you read how their test works it is conducted in as little as 8 minutes in a controlled environment on dogs brought to them by their owners; talk about adverse selection for the purpose of posting information masquerading as scientifically factual. What a scam.
Look for yourself: Top Ten (10) Most Dangerous Dog Breeds | Pets Do But lets not let facts get in the way of defending the family pet... You know when people post a poll asking for peoples opinions, it shouldn't be used to identify people who don't agree and need beat up till they conform to the opinion however misinformed it might be of a select group. Polls aren't supposed to be bear traps.
Sorry for coming back but I told a friend last night that someone on a forum is trying to say Golden Retrievers are more dangerous than Pit Bulls. We laughed and laughed then I couldn't help but dig up some real information.
Top Ten (10) Most Dangerous Dog Breeds
All dogs can be potentially dangerous, however some dogs are more dangerous than others. Various types of breeds can be considerably stronger and larger than a person of average size. Training, socialization and proper care can make a significant impact, however some dogs are by years of breeding more aggressive. After in depth research and analyzing the studies performed by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the CDC, and the Humane Society of the United States, we have compiled the top ten most dangerous dog breeds. By: admin Posted: October 15, 2007 10. Dalmatian
Dalmatians are very protective dogs and can be aggressive towards humans. They are very active and need lots of exercise. They have very sensitive natures and an excellent memory. This bred is famed for their intelligence, indepedence, and survival instincts.
Weight: 40-70 lbs.
Unlike their name suggest, these dogs are not typically aggressive by nature. They are bright, energetic and playful breed. Boxers have been known to be "headstrong", which makes it a bit difficult to train them but with positive reinforcement techniques, Boxers often respond much better.
Weight: 50-70 lbs.
8. Presa Canario
Originally bred to guard and fight with cattle, an attack by this dog has been described as hopeless for the victim. They are a guardian breed with man-stopping ability, incredible power and a complete lack of fear.
Weight: 80-115 lbs.
Origin: Canary Islands
7. Chow Chow
These dogs can be aggressive if poorly bred. The Chow Chow may appear to be independent and aloof for much of the day but needs constant reinforcement.
Weight: 50-70 lbs.
6. Doberman Pinschers
Dobermans are great guard dogs for their alertness, intelligence and loyalty. They can be agressive dogs when provoked. The typical pet Doberman attacks only if it believes that it, its property, or its family are in danger.
Weight: 65-90 lbs.
5. Alaskan Malamutes
These dogs are very energetic and active. If they are bored, they can become destructive. That's why this dog needs lots of exercise to be happy.
Weight: 75-100 lbs.
Very energetic and intelligent dogs. Not considered a good guard dog because of its personality characteristics and gentle temperament. A 2000 study of dog bites resulting in human fatalities in the U.S. found fifteen such fatalities (6% of the total) were caused by "husky-type" dogs between 1979 and 1997.
Weight: 44-66 lbs.
3. German Shepherds
These dogs are intelligent and very alert. They are highly used by local authorities such as the police K-9 unit. German shepherds are known to be fearless and confident dogs.
Weight: 70-100 lbs.
Rottweilers are known to be very aggressive dogs because of their keen territorial instincts. That's why they make great guard dogs.
Weight: 100-130 lbs.
1. Pit Bulls
A pit bull is a fearless dog that will take on any opponent. They will lock their jaws onto the prey until it's dead. Pit bulls have a reputation of mauling people to death and they are highly sought for dog fighting.
Weight: 55-65 lbs.
Origin: United States
Dogs most often make wonderful pets, however in certain circumstances, any type of dog can be dangerous. Even friendly dogs, can inflict great harm in the wrong circumstance.
11-12-2010, 02:30 PM
I am glad that you came back, I am glad you did research and I am glad that you have decided to show this all in a respectful manner as I will you. However their information on the pit bull is flawed and therefore I am not sure where they pulled it from. The pit bull is not physically capable of locking it's jaw, it is a myth accepted as fact.
Originally Posted by Swamp
Also I said that Golden Retrievers CAN be just as vicious as a pit bull. I dare you to get between any nursing bitch or queen and man handle her pups. Act aggressively towards a kid or come on someones property that has a female dog and you might not come back from it. That being said the one that came after me had no provocation whatsoever that I know of, there are a lot of things that people don't see as an aggressive gesture that animals do. Also I watched something interesting last night that aggressive behavior is based entirely in genetics and can be bred out in 3 generations no matter how aggressive the bloodline started. Also, with this they took a non aggressive pup and put it with an aggressive mother and it remained gentle. Then they took an aggressive pup and put it with a gentle pack and it was less inclined to aggressive behavior but was still sketchy. That being said it very much has the capability of contradicting what I feel about my own personal pet as well as the breed. Another big however though is that I know my dog's bloodline to an extent and none have shown aggression so far. I worded it open ended because I can not guarantee what will happen tomorrow or the next day for any animal or person for that matter.
11-12-2010, 03:39 PM
snowman you're spreading BS is over OK? Pay close attention to my post which states how your irresponsible source came up with such incredibly flawed information and let me quote the source of the information I just posted (you can read it in the post if you're not so hell bent on proving that the most dangerous dog on earth is docile. Here it is "All dogs can be potentially dangerous, however some dogs are more dangerous than others. Various types of breeds can be considerably stronger and larger than a person of average size. Training, socialization and proper care can make a significant impact, however some dogs are by years of breeding more aggressive. After in depth research and analyzing the studies performed by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the CDC, and the Humane Society of the United States, we have compiled the top ten most dangerous dog breeds. By: admin Posted: October 15, 2007 10. Dalmatian"
Save what's left of your dignity; you're done dude, you're making a fool of yourself. Pray for your children that they don't get mauled someday since NO Pit Bull can be trusted 100%.
I'm leaving again because you're talking crazy and refuse to accept the truth. Just do a Google search of "Most Dangerous Dogs" and you'll see Pit Bull in every top ten (No. 1 position). There is obviously nothing that could change your mind but to come home someday and find your child having been made lunch by your dog. And buy the way, Ohio DOES have the law requiring Pit Bull owners to have an Umbrella Liability Policy to cover the likely carnage of their Pit Bull. Oh and I didn't see Golden Retriever in that top 10 list. LMAO.....you've got to be kidding me.
Here's a copy of the email I sent to the fools at that site you refer to for posting such lies about dogs; they ought to be sued along with some Pit Bull owner for being so misguided posting such terribly wrong information.
I came upon a person on an Internet forum who quotes statistics from your sites “Breed Statistics” making the argument that Golden Retrievers are as dangerous as Pit Bulls (which certainly implies the reverse that Pit Bulls are as docile as Golden Retrievers). Your test appears to be so flawed that it is actually irresponsible to post the results. If you Google “Most Dangerous Dogs” you will find the results of many reputable, leading dog organizations that have information that makes yours look foolish irresponsible dribble. I encourage you to stop posting such incorrect information so people don’t get a breed of dog based on any of your worthless statistics and have one of their children eaten alive or a neighborhood child.
Please check out this of many sites that say what can’t be more obvious if you watch court TV programs and see a constant supply of law suits resulting from the brutal mauling of family pets, adults and little children by Pit Bulls that you claim are as docile as Golden Retrievers. Shame on you.
Top Ten (10) Most Dangerous Dog Breeds | Pets Do
PS I’m not saying this because I’m a Golden Retriever owner but because I’m a resident of e neighborhood with a little 6 year old child who barely has a face left after what you call a stellar pet almost successfully killed her.
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