Well trained pit bulls are very nice because they have a loving owner,but if the pit bull is homeless it will be a little feisty because it has to fend for himself. So if you get one from the street get it trained and be very nice to it.
It depends on the way they have been treated in life. I've seen Yorkshire terriers that had the nastiest dispositions.
I was walking home one day and a Pitt bull was on the sidewalk. Obviously he belonged to someone but he didn't have tags (had a collar and was okay with me coming up to him). It was a Sunday so animal control wasn't available. He followed me home where I got the dog's leash to secure him as he had run across the street already and I walked back down the street and found the owners. This would be the case of a friendly Pitt bull. I have actually never met any that were aggressive.
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there sooo sweat my friend has one and her name is bella and she is so cute and she always wants to snuggle! the owners sometimes put gun powder in there food! so sad somebody would be that selfish and do that to a inocent puppy
I do agree it has a lot to do with the owner but there are dogs, like people, who are just bad, despite their upbringing. My neighbors had 2 pits, they bred them twice. One female pit they kept from a litter turned out to be some sort of demon dog from hell. The dogs were taken care of great and they were pets that were loved. When that female pup got about a year old she darted at another neighbor at the mailbox and started biting her leg for absolutely no reason. Prior to that, she had killed one of her owners cats and had shown teeth more than once at the owners. So, sometimes, I think, there are bad dogs like there are bad people. Just my opinion.
They are normally very nice. They actually used to e used as war dogs instead of German shepards because of their intense loyalty. It is also a proven fact that 1)their jaws do not "lock" like many people say and 2) miniature female poodles have more testosterone that a full grow male Pitt bull. My sister has had many, they have been around kids that would pull their ears, lay on them, step on them, just normal 2 to 7 year old behavior and the dogs would just turn around and lick them. All in how they are raised. Any dog can be made aggressive, it just depends on the owner.
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They were actually rated high on the percentile for calm-mannered... Right up there with the yellow lab and golden retriever. I ride my bike by this house and this chihuahua always yaps at me-while the pit usually doesn't look at me, or he'll just glance. Very calm. My aunt watched one-fun dog to play tug of war with. My aunt had two-both just big balls of love. When doing a can drive, we'd hear friendly excited barking at the doorbells we ran, I always assumed it to be a lab-but at the three houses they were pits-tails wagging and ready for attention! I never understood why pits have been said to be cruel or vicious. ANY abused or neglected dog CAN be aggressive and cruel. ANY dog breed. But who gets reported on the news for acting aggressively? Pits. Of course. The biased ignorant media likes to instill fear and prejudice. I'm more interesting in hearing what the owner did to create such an aggressive dog-why don't we ever shame them?? First we blamed dobermans, German shepereds, now we blamed pits. When will we blame the humans? I'm sick of innocent dogs being put down due to a stupid undeserved rep! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ficwZQYmRLE&feature=youtube_gdata_player yea, pits will rip your face off -_-
my pit is soo sweet & so were all the pits ive met however it can be in the genes if pits parents are aggressive its 50/50 that the pup will be too if its taught to be aggressive then it will be aggressive.
They can be extremely aggressive if threatened...also because of breeding, their brains continue to grow their entire life which causes aggresssion in older pitts. They are not "mean" unless trained to be, if they're treated as a normal companion, they can be very "nice", but as they get older, there is always the underlying possibility of a random attack, even to a master who they have been loyal to. Be caereful around these unpredictable dogs!! :)
It isn't just the breed of dog that creates the attitude, it is the training it receives. If you train the dog the main commands, sit, stay, down, and no! the dog should be perfectly safe. Build a relationship with the dog in question. If you mistreat the dog, the dog will become agressive, trying to protect itself. Usually though, if you treat the dog right, you should have no problem. Pitt bulls can be real sweet hearts and they can also be really dangerous.
They were bread so that they're skulls are smaller then they should be. This means the pressure on their brain is very high because there isn't enough room. That is why in general pit bulls are considered violent. But you could very easily raise them to be a good household pet.
Pit bulls are some of the most misunderstood dog breeds ever. Pit bulls are good dogs, and are nice like every other dog. However just like another dog the way that they r raised will choose how they behave. Lots of dogs are used in dog fights. But pit bulls get it the worst because their jaws are stronger. Also, if a pit bull were to bit somebody they get put to sleep, but if most other dogs do it, nobody says anything cause it's not as sting, or cause the dog is shown as a dangerous dog, however pit bulls are. Pit bulls are amazing dogs and great pets, and they should get the chance to be part of a good family, just like other dogs
i have a pit bull mix, she is so sweet. we sleep with her. she is not agressive to people or other dogs. we had a golden retriever, that died of old age. they got along well. recently took roxy on vacation. lots of family and little kids. we kept a close watch on roxy, because of the strong jaws, and she behaved well. i wouldn't trust any dog around little ones, unsupervised. it's just a law of nature, they think anything small and running could be prey. roxy passed the test. i've never had such a smart and loving dog, and i've had dogs all my life. i'm 63. hope this helps
Pitt Bulls are just like any other dog. They are some of the sweetest dogs, but it just depends how the owner treats/trains the dog. They can grow up to be very sweet dogs if they were raised right, but if the were beaten as a puppy then they are likely to be shy or aggressive in the future.
Its all about how they were raised, and how their owners treat them. Pit Bulls are known to be vicious in illegal fighting rings, which is how they got their "bad dog" name. My aunt owns a purebred who was raised right and is the sweetest dog i have ever met in my life. My little brother rides on his back!
I knew a Pit / Border Collie who was sweet and kissed my face until it was as wet as a mop. And then of course there was that Pit Bull, Weela, who saved her family from a flood or earthquake or some natural disaster. I think that it really depends on the dog's age and how it has been treated. My Mom had a black lab that was loved and taken care of by her whole family, and taken on every family trip to Mexico or the beach. He was a good dog but as he aged he got mean and aggressive, so aggressive they had no choice but to put him down before he seriously injured somebody. That can go with pretty much any dog. And of course if the dog was hit and abused or put in fighting rings, then she'll most likely be mean. But that is all the owner. And yes, it is true, Pits have been known to bite. And they have out of natural blood. This is only because their ancestors were "Pit" fighters. But, I have to agree, that not all and most Pits are loving and friendly like any dog.
It depends on the pit bull. Any dog can be mean; it just depends on their personality. There are some instincts that were bred into pit bulls to make them easier to handle in the pit. Animal aggression is far more common than human aggression. They were bred to be non-aggressive to humans to make them easier to control. In my own experience I have never had one bite aggressively but that doesn't mean it would never happen. If you raise them right and treat them well you should have a good dog. There is always an exception to the rule though; any dog really could turn out mean.