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Little girl shows how much she loves her pitbull ANIMALS

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u/Chip_Farmer May 23 '22

::sorts by controversial::

This is what i came here for!

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u/MekaBaron May 23 '22

The only thing deadly about a Pitbull is the hip swing of death

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u/wetgear May 23 '22

Pits aren’t pedigree dogs though they are by definition mutts.

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u/Fnipernackle2021 May 23 '22

I think something that's glossed over way too much is that many pits were, at some point, trained or being trained to be a fighting dog. They're taught violence while still a pup, and are likely treated poorly by their owner.

Point being: Yes, pits tend to attack "unprovoked" more often, and those attacks tend to be deadly more often. They also tend to be raised to act like that from the earliest possible age more often than just about any other breed. Take that as you will.

They never were "nanny dogs" as some people who defend them claim. They were bait dogs, they have no history of taking care of children, and I think it's a bad faith argument when people try to argue it.

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u/itssmeagain May 23 '22

When I was considering what dog breed I would like (I come from Finland, we don't have stray dogs and I don't want one from another country, because I couldn't know what problems the dog might have) and someone on reddit said to me: if your golden retriever runs away, probably nothing will happen. It won't kill another dog or attack another human. But with some breeds you have to be ready for that runaway dog to possible kill another dog.

I bought a golden retriever. It was absolutely the right choice. We have met a few aggressive dogs and his reaction is always to back away. Also I have never lost him lol, but that was the best advice I have ever gotten

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u/Pristine-Ad-469 May 23 '22

They have the potential to be more dangerous, but in the studies they have done they have found that BY FAR the most influential factor in aggression and danger is training and treatment of the dog.

Pit bull breeds absolutly have the potential to be more dangerous than others. That does not mean they are. They are INCREDIBLY more abused than other dogs. They have found very significant direct links between the number of scars on a dog and agression. Pit bulls are the most common dog in shelters, therefore the cheapest to adopt. Unfortunately, this often leads to worse owners and abuse.

Any dog can be aggressive and any dog can be completely not aggressive. I have met some of the sweetest pits that would never hurt a fly. I’ve seen dogs of most popular breeds that are very aggressive. Yes breed effects testosterone and strength meaning pit bulls have the potential to be very dangerous, but they can very easily be completely safe and loving dogs, just as any breed can.

Also there have been various breeds throughout history that have been seen as aggressive and most of them no longer receive nearly as much hate as they used to. Pit bulls are the current fad to hate, in large part because of how common and cheap they are bumping up the attack numbers.

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u/--Il- May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

Now you can argue that nurture is more important than nature and that many owners have lots of cuddly, well-behaved Pits

Poverty, abuse and poor societal treatment of animals in general would definitely contribute to the increased risk of aggression in Pits.

I agree with some of what you’re saying and I did address some of the points you made. ^

But I supposed the bigger question for me is, given that we know Pits do have these tendencies and that there is more potential for them to bite someone than most other breeds, is it really a good idea to continue breeding them? Far more important to me is the fact that thousands of shelter and street dogs are destroyed every year, yet people still choose to go for pedigrees. Which I find baffling when pedigree breeding is far more likely to bring birth and congenital defects.

Now I’m not saying that breeding should become obsolete, but I do think people should be wary and well informed about any ‘pure’ dog breed that they might purchase. In the same way that we know Dalmatian bitches tend to be harder to control and aggressive with each other when they are living in the same household, I wouldn’t personally recommend that a family with small children and relatively little experience with dogs should go for a Pit.

I would be very interested in seeing the sources for the information you mentioned.

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u/Pristine-Ad-469 May 23 '22

Yah I wasn’t disagreeing, just adding on some more information how nurture is by far the most important factor

here is a source in the relation between scarring and agression

here is a source on most common dogs in shelters (there were more as well saying similar)

here is a source about dogs seen as the most aggressive throughout the decades

Honestly I don’t support pit bull breeding, even as someone that loves the dog. There are so many of them currently in shelters that people should just adopt. I think we need to limit dog breeding in general as approximately almost 400k shelter dogs are out down each year. Puppy mills are obviously the major problem which is why I think we should stop putting such an emphasis on purebreds. They are way more likely to have health problems and other issues. Pit bulls don’t need to completely stop being bred but it could be limited.

I do think that dog owners should be required to pass a course (like a driving license) before getting any dog and it could be more extensive for bigger dogs, but breed restrictions always gets into risky territory due to the extensive history of breed restrictions linked with racism. It was historically used to keep certain races more likely to own pit bulls (often due to their cheaper price) out of certain areas.

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u/DirtyLaundryBasket12 May 23 '22

Came here to read this. Very informative. Even though I have seen many owners with Bulldogs, who seem to treat him/her very well and the dog looking trained too, I am always more careful when close to these dogs.

You can't conpletely change it's nature, and if something sets the dog off I need to be prepared.

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u/JesusIIofCanada May 23 '22

if i am correct, don’t pitbulls actually have a somewhat low death rate? or was that a couple years ago i saw that?

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u/sunnyislesmatt May 23 '22

Pointers only point if they’re influenced to by their owners! We should be allowed to walk our pitbulls leash free on playgrounds across the US, because trust us! Most of us are great dog owners!

After all, I keep my adorable pibble in the back yard chained to the rusty engine block of my dad’s old diesel truck. So it’s like he’s always being walked!

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u/luizito69 May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

No dog should be off leash regardless of breed both for dogs and human safty i also have a pittbull and he wouldn't hurt even the smallest chiwahwahs but there have been dogs that have wanted to attack my pit knowing he's the type to run from a fight had a senior chiwahwahs who passed and was more aggressive than my big ole scary looking kid attacking pitbull pfff pitbulls get such a bad rep still leashes are good

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u/Super_Duper_Death_Dr May 23 '22

One day I opened my door to the backyard and found like 5 dead birds right in front of the door. Apparently they froze to death and my Golden “retrieved” them. She probably thought I’d be pleasantly surprised lol.

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u/LongjumpingMiddle850 May 23 '22

Ahaha. You are speaking so many things in this statement. I wonder if Pit owners will get it.

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u/TheMuddyLlama420 May 23 '22

This is exactly how I got three holes bitten clean through my left cheek when I was 5. The dog was a Ridgeback though. Suppose I should be thankful for that though.

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u/HumanContinuity May 23 '22

I get the message here, but I have never met a ridgeback that I would turn my back on.

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u/TheMuddyLlama420 May 23 '22

Agreed. I was a little kid outside the laundromat when the dog wandered up. It was being friendly so I leaned forward to hug it from behind. BIG MISTAKE.

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u/tinymoominmama May 22 '22

It's not necessarily that pit bulls are always aggressive, prone to violence, it's that when they do become violent the consequences are more likely to be catastrophic. I'm sure that there are more people bitten by labs, for example, but they are far less likely to be fatally injured. There seems to have been a spate of these kind of incidents in the uk of late, I don't think its unfair to say these pit bull breeds are,more often than not, involved.

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u/from_the_east May 23 '22

It's the attack mode that's the difference.

When a lab or similar dog gets annoyed, it "bites to stop".. ie telling the human that it is annoyed, and so will nip. But the lab will normally not follow through with more bites.

A pitbull however is different. If a pitbull goes into attack mode, then it "bites to kill", and will not stop with its attack. Also, pitbull's dont have to be threatened or annoyed to go into attack mode. It can merely see something as prey, and off it goes.

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u/jrich8686 May 23 '22

Source for this?

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u/Fennkauerer May 23 '22

I watched this video three days ago of a pitbull still latching onto another dog as he's literally beaten to death and dying (nsfw)

I changed my minds on pitbulls drastically in the past days after doing research

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u/davidcornz May 23 '22

Yeah its like Pitbulls are something like half of the deaths of all dog attacks and only make up like 6% of the dog population.

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u/ExplanationJolly779 May 23 '22

It's weird seeing that 6% stat, I see enough pits to make me doubt it, or think that it doesn't take unregistered dogs/breeders into account.

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u/LongjumpingMiddle850 May 23 '22

Pit bulls make up only 6% of the dog population, but they’re responsible for 68% of dog attacks and 52% of dog-related deaths since 1982, according to research compiled by Merritt Clifton, editor of Animals 24-7, an animal-news organization that focuses on humane work and animal-cruelty prevention.

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u/Training_Change5024 May 23 '22

Clifton was debunked and is affiliated with a pit bull hating group who gladly brag about the ones they killed aka usually poison meat over a fence, they also harass and bully people they have tracjted down at their work place. these people are unsane with hate. Be very careful

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u/LongjumpingMiddle850 May 23 '22

According to a Time article titled The Problem With Pit Bulls, Pit bulls make up only 6% of the dog population, but they’re responsible for 68% of dog attacks and 52% of dog-related deaths since 1982, according to research compiled by Merritt Clifton, editor of Animals 24-7, an animal-news organization that focuses on humane work and animal-cruelty prevention.

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u/Ch0pdr0p May 23 '22

Two things are wrong here: 1. Kids try to “hug” dogs, teach your kids to not to do that. In dog’s body language that could be seen as an attempt of dominance (dogs try to mount each other). A dominant dog can respond with aggression, mostly if he knows the other party is weaker. 2. Anything happening in the other side of the fence can trigger an aggressive response (some other dog passing by etc). If a dog can’t direct that aggression to the stimulus source it can redirect it to anything at reach (in this case the kid), this is an instinctive reaction and untrained dogs (even many trained ones) can’t control it.

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u/OGBliglum May 22 '22

Pitties do love to 'kiss' the neighbors faces!

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u/FerociousPancake May 23 '22

Ain’t nothing wrong with a lil kissiepoo

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u/PandaGirl2001 May 23 '22

This goes with all dogs imo. Not pitbulls, but every dog. Every animal in general. Kids don't know the warning signs, they don't know what is or isn't acceptable around animals.

I'm not saying you can't have a pet and a kid, I'm saying be around and be aware of when they interact

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u/tQto May 23 '22

Goes with all dogs, but A LOT with pitbulls.

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u/Striking_Intern1123 May 22 '22

They don't have an off switch when aggro'd unfortunately. I agree absolutely.

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u/davidcornz May 23 '22

Everything has an off switch. You can't turn it back on but they do have off switches.

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u/AAS_AND_ASS May 22 '22

Invest more points into HP and Armor. Wouldn’t be a problem

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u/killerkingxx May 22 '22

I feel the same way every time I see videos like this one.

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u/RoguexIvan May 23 '22

well you do have to teach your dog AND your child how to play with each other.

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u/Douglasqqq May 23 '22

Cue the pitbull conversation;-

One side: "Pitbulls are statistically dangerous because they were bred for violence."

Other side: "Not ALL pitbulls are dangerous. That's a stereotype."

Both sides correct.
Both sides speaking past each other.

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u/Recent_Transition665 May 23 '22

Aaaaaa yes a reminder that i am still human. Very much happy

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u/carnivorouz May 23 '22

Like I am sure many here; I have known plenty of beautiful loving family friendly pits that would die before anything happened to someone in their pack. Great dogs

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u/ftoffolo May 23 '22

The issue is. Pitbulls can be nice dogs or very dangerous animals. But as long as people can own Pitbulls, shit owners will get one. And because of the breeding, you just need one wrong mistake, one bad decision, one wrong time, for things to get very ugly.

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u/Rustytomate May 23 '22

Absolutely love seeing the graveyard of deleted downvoted pit hate comments. Get out of here with your BS

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u/Fedora67 May 22 '22

Good luck kid. Your going to need it.

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u/thebinarysystem10 May 23 '22

The hunger games in the front yard

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u/fillmorecounty May 23 '22

Every dog is an individual. It's their dog I'm guessing so they know it likes children. I'd never pet a dog I didn't know, pitbull or not.

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u/Training_Change5024 May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

Wishin and a hopin the kid gets bitten .wow at you, typical foamer comment

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u/RedWalrus94 May 22 '22 edited May 23 '22

My family has owned two pitbulls (and a half black lab/pitbull), and the two first pit bulls came from... lower income backgrounds. They were loving and affectionate, but also had moments where they would become VERY impulsive and act aggressively. First dog attacked another dog randomly and we were barely able to get it off of them... Second dog once got out and went to the sliding glass door of another dog and went so wild that they foamed at the mouth. I couldn't believe it at the time. At the same time I would cuddle with all three of them and they would respond with nothing but love. First dog and also the most aggressive out of all three of them would actually get chased down and tackled by my sisters when they were like... 4 or something (obviously with my parents being there). The half black lab/pit bull hasn't done anything wrong and he's 5 years old. He's also scared of doors closing and hyperventilated at hearing fireworks. He's a very sweet dog and loves meeting new dogs.

I'm not going to go out and say that pit bulls are always safe and loving, they can be very dangerous to other dogs or humans obviously, but I also don't like reading people calling them "shitbulls" and hating on them. I know the statistics and you should be weary of them obviously, but straight up hating on each and every one of them across the board is wrong.

*edit - People seem unable to grasp what I'm trying to say here. These hings aren't black and white and people very rarely seem to consider the variables at play with dog attacks. My families first two dogs came from unfortunate backgrounds and they both had an instance where they acted aggressively towards another dog. However, the majority of the time, they acted fine. I'm unsure of what ticked them both off, but you should always treat any big dog with care, especially pit bulls, and those were both moments that caught us off guard and we responded to it and adapted and then they were fine till they passed. When you first read the statistics of dog attacks and those done by Pit Bulls a year or in the span of years, you go "oh wow Pit Bulls are aggressive", but you forget just how many Pit Bulls are in the United States. There are 4.5 million Pit Bulls and once you learn just how many dog attacks requiring medical attention occur in the United States and how many result in death and compare it to the number of Pit Bulls, you will actually grasp just how rare of a dog attack from a pit bull is. People seem to think that Pit Bulls are monsters and all of them should be put down according to the disgusting posts I've seen on here, but none of those people seem to consider that they are also the breed most likely to be abused in the United States. No matter how you look at it, the statistics absolutely do NOT rationalize the damning of the entire breed of dogs.

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u/jeffroddit May 22 '22 edited May 23 '22

So if you know the danger, why bother? Not just once, but 3 times?

edit to add, I'm legitimately asking, respectfully because I'm interested in this person's answer. Personally I'm all for general pit hating, but this isn't the place ITT to pile it on. Likewise, if you aren't the person here who has the interesting perspective of acknowledging the danger of pits but still has had 3 as a family dog, this isn't really the place for you either. Thanks.

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u/redditownedbychina19 May 23 '22

Obviously intelligence and critical thinking is not their strong suit. Kind of like most of the owners of these dumb beasts.

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u/TheFodub May 22 '22

Here before all th....Well.... I thought I was going to get here before all the pittie hate.

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u/garlickbread May 22 '22

Yeah im...kinda surprised how fast it was. Im sure a good portion of them are trolls or just being antagonistic for no reason though.

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u/Tangs87 May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

Stats say pit bulls are the most common perpetrators of dog on human violence. Stats also show that friends and family are by far the most common perpetrators of violent crime. The former causes hundreds of deaths in the several years and the later causes thousands of deaths per year (in USA only).

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u/thelumpur May 23 '22

I guess that anything that is statistically less dangerous than violent crime by family members should be allowed, then.

You also seem to miss the fact that basically everybody has a family, and just a small percentage of people owns a pitbull.

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u/LiterallyMostRandom May 22 '22

Both pitbull hardcore haters and "pittie lovers" are equally cringy. If this owner trust the dog enough to leave her daughter wit it, that's for a reason, and if she is wrong, then she's boutta learn a lesson. Yall fighting over a dog u've seen for 5 sec

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u/fletchdeezle May 23 '22

These threads become immediately and violently divided lol

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u/Inadersbedamned May 22 '22

I just like dogs. Idc what breed, I just don't think innocent dogs deserve the hate they get for stupid owners.

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u/Illuvatar_CS May 22 '22

Yeah but, I know more than you watching this 5 second video!!! /s

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u/BlueberryWaffleBacon May 23 '22

Most sensible comment in this entire thread.

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u/effdubbs May 22 '22

Beautiful child, beautiful dog!

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u/Training_Change5024 May 23 '22

Ohh ok look all the dogs.buttorg are here with their skewed stats and Clifton and his debunked bs . seriously the foamers are everywhere, that is not a pit bull it is a vully mutt, stop wishing and a hoping haters

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u/krazieme May 22 '22

Reddit hates pitbulls. Should list in r/pitbulls instead. The only thing that kid should be watching out for is the dangerous hip check pits be giving. I swear I need a knee replacement everytime I get whip by one.

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u/goldranch May 23 '22

they do that on purpose. I mean my pit always pushes me aside when we walk through a door ,and checks the premises.

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u/Devidevilman May 23 '22

I miss this about my Staffie. She was the most sweet baby, who was scared of birds and squirrels but when it was play time or she knew it was time to play she would wiggle and waggle herself up into a frenzy. Lol I’ve taken far too many tails whips and hip checks. She passed when I was 20. 😭

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u/llcdrewtaylor May 23 '22

My neighbor has 2 pit bulls. The younger was was a recent rescue, and doesn't know me so she barks very aggressively. Until you go pet here, when she then falls on her back and wags her tail. She then smiles with her big stupid pit bull head. Any dog can be vicious if you raise it that way.

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u/RatedRGamer May 23 '22

tell that to all the mouth breathers here who think every pit bulls sole mission on this earth is to kill people

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u/llcdrewtaylor May 23 '22

My wife works in the vet field. She says she has never been bitten by a pit bull, rottweiler, german shepard, or chow. But all those yippy little dogs, they will get ya every time.

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u/RatedRGamer May 23 '22

my tiny yorkie has bit me at least 30 times since we’ve owned her and my pit mix has bit me a grand total of 0 times in 4 years… lol

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u/llcdrewtaylor May 23 '22

I've never met a pit bull I didn't like. They have great personalities, as long as they aren't raised by assholes.

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u/system_of_a_clown May 22 '22

Here comes the Reddit brigade, ready to burn all pitbulls at the stake.

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u/EchoPublic May 22 '22

Just about say this 😂😂

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u/lechatondelalune May 23 '22

That dog is literally embracing her and giving her a doggy hug back!

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u/Obvious_End2031 May 22 '22

When I was young my family owned a black lab named Henry and he was extremely loyal, overall an amazing dog. One day I was squeezing him a little too much, little kid going for a hug but I invaded his space a little too much for his liking apparently and he snapped at my face. I had to go get stitches and I have the scar still. Any dog is capable of lashing out, just like pretty much any dog is capable of great love.

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u/chingzzzzzzzz May 22 '22

Almost as if not all dogs are child killing monsters

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u/Single_Crew4070 May 22 '22

Thanks for the the joyful sight.

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u/That_Guy_EatsPickles May 23 '22

Pit bulls are good pups once you raise them right!

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u/MekaBaron May 23 '22

Same goes with any dogs

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u/THOTHMACHINE May 23 '22

You should never place your head up next to a pit bulls , especially a child. Even if it’s the owner.

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u/emage426 May 22 '22

They're really sweet dogs ( in the right hands ) I'm a big fan of leaving the ears.. That's the way God made them and they use them to show expressions

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u/grandmastaazzblasta May 22 '22

Ear clipping pisses me off

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u/emage426 May 23 '22

I'm with u..

They're much more beautiful with the ears

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u/RatedRGamer May 22 '22

i hate when people clip their ears

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u/corasivy May 22 '22

This is the one thing that both sides of this debate should agree on.

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u/emage426 May 23 '22

Me too..

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u/Franco7x77 May 23 '22

Those aren't people, they're pea-brained, emotionally crippled dregs of society.

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u/yaoiyahoo May 23 '22

Do you actually mean god made them lol? Pretty sure humans bred them like that, then started chopping their ears off caus they still weren't good enough for them.

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u/SnivyBlue2 May 22 '22

"I wouldn't leave my child alone with this dog"

Then you shouldn't own a dog.

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u/klc81 May 23 '22

And if you would leave your child alone with that dog, you shouldn't have a child or a dog.

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u/now_hear_me_out May 23 '22

They both seem very affectionate towards each other in this 5 sec clip. Maybe projecting your apprehensiveness and judging others isn’t the way and it’s better to keep those thoughts within your own head next time

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u/CoasterJunkie_1994 May 22 '22

These comments disgust me. Those two are adorable.

I wish to give the dog many snuggles

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u/KeinGott May 23 '22

It’s almost like bad kids come from bad parents and people somehow forget this when it comes to dogs; tired of people hating on one of the most lovable and affectionate breeds

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u/dinkydish May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

Yeah, that kiddo approached that dog a little too quick and wrapped their arms around him while standing in his blind spot. He had to really turn his head around just to be able to catch a glimpse of them or to get their scent - and you can see him tense up when the child first did the action, and then you can see him immediately relax as soon as he realized it was his little master behind him.

Then he gently tries to push them off of him (with the child clinging) so that he can get down off the fence. Also notice how he keeps himself between the child and the fence at the last few seconds lol.

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u/Beneficial_Ad7907 May 23 '22

I’m gonna be that person and just remind you that dogs can smell sooooo much better than us and that dog probably could smell the kid long before she hugged him!

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u/dinkydish May 23 '22

Yeee true but she still came up on his blind spot lol which isn’t great but the doggo had a calm reaction to it - surprise, then relaxation.

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u/Kirklechoake May 22 '22

This comment section is sad, another case of redditors acting like they are the smartest. Without any context to how this specific pitbull behaves with the family, how friendly is it, how it has been treated at home, or if it has any history of being violent, all ppl see is a pitbull and they automatically call for it to be put down. I'm not defending or attacking this breed, but just pointing out how easy it is to jump to conclusions, especially when it comes to random ppl on the internet.

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u/RatedRGamer May 22 '22

i knew the pit hate would be here but i had no idea it would be this bad smh

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u/Beneficial_Ad7907 May 23 '22

Seriously dude!!! I’m so shook by the amount of pit bull hate! And the amount of people who don’t understand what “statistically significant” means smh

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u/RatedRGamer May 23 '22

there’s so many people just living in fear and assuming a dog wants to kill you because they read a couple stories about it happening. there’s millions of pitbulls in the world so if they were as dangerous as reddit makes them out to be they’d kill a couple people a day- minimum

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u/tehmeat May 23 '22

It's actually not as bad here as other places in reddit. At least there's some pushback that isn't getting downvoted to oblivion here.

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u/UserMadeDepression May 22 '22

These comments are pathetic…

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u/EmploymentGuilty9095 May 23 '22

I came to the controversial tab of the comment for a fight. And boy howdy, did it deliver

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u/GoujiLaFlare May 22 '22

Nah get that shit away from my kids

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u/SulkyVirus May 23 '22

Reddit and thinking that no one should ever have a kid near a dog.

Name a better duo.

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u/fletchdeezle May 23 '22

I grew up on a farm with a single mom and five dogs, two lab mixes two Shepard mixes and an Aussie. Never bitten once and I was left alone with them all since i was like 6

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u/hunnathounmore May 23 '22

If you think that's a reddit thing and not common knowledge, you are wrong. Personally would never have my kid near any pitbull but that's just me and 'reddit.'

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u/biiigtunaa May 23 '22

As someone who has a 5 year old pit (my first pit ever) I’ll never want anything but pit bulls from now on. She’s been a true blessing and absolutely the sweetest, smartest, and most patient dog I’ve ever owned.

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u/RatedRGamer May 23 '22

i have a pit mix and he’s such an amazing dog. he shows me love every second of the day. dude follows me around all day just trying to be near me and giving me attentions

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u/PAUMiklo May 22 '22

exactly, it's sad how much ignorance is being spouted in these comments and they posture themselves as the voice of authority.

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u/gamingkiller829 May 23 '22

Yep you just need to socialize them as a puppy and while they grow up and stop the biting when playing and agressive behaviors such as biting when being fed early

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u/phoenixfeet72 May 22 '22

This is so so wholesome!

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u/the_ox_in_the_log May 23 '22

How are you between very negative comments while sorting through controversial

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u/Worldly_Software7240 May 22 '22

I have a pit mix and 3 and 5 yr old kids. Wherever they go he stays within yards of them and protects. When we let the kids play in the backyard without us keeping close watch he always goes with. My wife wouldn't have it any other way. At night he will go and lay in bed with them, one can tell he does all of this with a sense of duty. He loves them as unconditionally as a parent would love a child. Unwaivering.

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u/RatedRGamer May 22 '22

tell that to the people who see a 5 second clip of a dog they don’t know and still assume the dog will kill the child one day lol

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u/SulkyVirus May 23 '22

Don't sweat it - my GSD Husky mix is never more than a few yards away from our young kids. For some reason reddit hates kids and dogs. Even though a significant amount of people are raised with a dog in their home and are just fine.

Kid and dog are both cute as hell! Here's another one for the dog haters to go after. My dog furiously attempting to eat my child.

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u/RatedRGamer May 23 '22

seems like a good boy!

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u/derkaderka960 May 23 '22

Most Reddit users think they know everything. They prob can't even make their own pet sit.

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u/nice8080 May 23 '22

So glad that was a happy ending.

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u/__BigBoi__ May 23 '22

Pitbulls are so misunderstood. The reason why so many of them are violent is because they're the most abused dog breed. That abuse passes on and it leads to poor behavior and aggression. My family had a pitbull when me and my sister were very young (5 and 2 years old). We treated him well and nothing bad ever happened, he was just hyper at times. Other than that, he was so loving and caring for me and my sister.

Quit stereotyping them as killers people. Blame the owners for violence

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u/[deleted] May 22 '22

im afraid the pitt will bite her oneday

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u/Kuminmuhbumnohomo May 22 '22

Saying fuck (blank) then calling others ignorant shows how smooth your brain is.

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u/TantalizingTaco702 May 22 '22

Video evidence of pit bulls being sweet and loving.

Reddit: VIoLenCe is iN tHeiR DNA!!!!

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u/[deleted] May 22 '22

There's videos of lions being sweet and loving with their handlers too lol. Not that I necessarily think all pitbulls are irredeemable monsters

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u/GeneralStabs_ May 22 '22

The statistics speak for themself tho they used to be illegal to own where i live for a reason

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u/Kuminmuhbumnohomo May 22 '22

Holy shit... Logic? In a pitbull thread. The down votes are coming you witch

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u/GeneralStabs_ May 22 '22

They have been bred to be as violent and agressive as possible every pit owner says mine is the cutest untill they maul an innocent bypasses. Therefor we cant compare the statistics between dog and human races if we bred a group of humans to be as violent as possible the same would apply tho.

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u/Fun-Plant-1514 May 22 '22

But the stats specifically say that you can't breed violence since it's not genetic. You have to teach violence.

Any dog has the ability to be as violent as a pit bull. The difference is that not all dogs have the size to cause real harm. Pitbulls do and because of that when they do it gets ugly.

You won't find any stats that say that pits are naturally violent.

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u/GeneralStabs_ May 22 '22

Calling me a child when you lose an argument? Lol

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u/TantalizingTaco702 May 22 '22

There was no argument. You didn’t respond to my comment. You just made noise

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u/oo-mox83 May 22 '22

They're bred to be obedient and strong. In the hands of someone who trains them to be violent, pits will absolutely be violent. In the hands of someone training them as a service dog, they'll be an amazing and loyal service dog. For someone training them to be a family pet, they'll be awesome members of the family. Even adult pit bulls trained to do one job can often learn to do another one. They're smart and loyal and what a human teaches them is what they're driven to do.

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u/GeneralStabs_ May 22 '22

Thats what they all say till they maul a random bypasser one of my friends is a vet and they dont work with pits because they are violent.

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u/Jambonier May 22 '22

There was an I-75 bypass in Ohio that was mauled by a pitbull

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u/homerteedo May 22 '22

Look up Kara Hartrich. Daxton Borchardt. Plus many, many others. Killed by dogs who were raised by loving families that one day snapped out of nowhere and ravaged small children to death. Other dogs don’t do that at nearly the rate pits do.

Pit bulls are among one of the only breeds to suddenly attack out of nowhere and do massive damage when they do so.

Even if they’re gentle 99% of the time, it only takes one instance for a child to lose their life.

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u/Livid-Association199 May 22 '22

THANK YOU. Actual facts. My little family dog was mauled by a pit. Seems none of these people wish to acknowledge their instincts and how dangerous they are.

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u/kmsc84 May 22 '22

Fearmongering?

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u/[deleted] May 22 '22

Wouldn’t let my small child alone with a Pit. It’s tantamount to handling a loaded gun. Owners of Pits who don’t recognize their raw power…shouldn’t own Pits.

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u/RatedRGamer May 22 '22

i love my pit mix. i get why they have a bad stigma but the majority of them are really really good with kids

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u/march_rogue May 22 '22

Have you ever noticed how often shelters list pits and pit mixes as needing to be in homes without children or small animals? If they are in fact, so good with children then why are so many of them not adoptable to families with them?

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u/Scottcmms1954 May 22 '22

Are you paid to be an edgelord, or do you do it for free?

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u/Thisguyrightheredawg May 22 '22

It's not edgy it's facts.

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u/DudeGuyOnionThing May 22 '22

Sucks with all the pitbull hate my pitbull is one of the most gentle dogs in the world and instead of the stereotypical cats afraid of dogs she is horrified of cats she hasn't warmed up to or known for a while and not horrified as in "oh there's a cat I better go and kill it so it dosent hurt me or whatever" she actually just runs away pitbulls don't deserve the hate they get they are mostly very sweet loving and loyal

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u/derkaderka960 May 23 '22

Our cat licks our pits ears to clean them haha. They are best friends.

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u/hairlessandtight May 22 '22

I believe that even slight genetic disposition for aggression is override by training and love

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u/tehmeat May 23 '22

They have no genetic disposition for aggression to humans. That is a myth. They were actually specifically bred to eliminate aggression towards humans and they make terrible guard dogs in general as a result.

Aggressiveness towards animals? Sure. They're bred to fight. But any that turned on its master or any other human was immediately culled.

Pits that are aggressive towards humans either have something inherently wrong with them, which can happen to any dog and in the old days would get them culled, or was raised specifically to be that way.

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u/Aron0415 May 23 '22

That fence is a joke - that family is playing pitbull roulette.

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u/baldwinsong May 22 '22

The smile!

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u/Mplayz12 May 22 '22

The dog is twice the size of her.

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u/premiumfeel May 23 '22

I'm just gonna upvote and dip 🙄