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Why do people hate pitbulls? I have 2 and wanted to know.

Its frustrating when im walking my two pits and lots of people hideing there kids and avoiding them. :(

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helixaqua

The media portrays them as "hell hounds"....sadly people listen. Any dog can be the friendliest dog or a very aggressive dog, but that's the owners doing.

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FunnyLittleFrog
So people's safety has to depend on a pitbull having a good owner? No, I won't take that chance. My chihuahua may not be perfectly trained, but she'll never maim or kill anyone.
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helixaqua
Irresponsible owners tend to have the worse dogs...small to big, it doesn't matter if it is mean or just a barking fur ball. The owners attitudes reflects on animals.
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Great answer helix!

@Funny The point is, it isn't about the breed of the dog. For example, my family has a 90+ pound lab. He could kill someone if he wanted too. However, we trained him.
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People train wild animals such as lions and tigers...aggressive and still can kill...but are trained to have a somewhat docile attitude.
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My Pitt is completly sweet and dumb as a box of rocks..... My 4 pound chihuahua is a little pill and bosses him around all the time. I would trust my Pitt around a bunch of kids any time my Chihuahua is another story. She get scared of kids and may get snappy. Pitts are just very strong, but not mean at all naturally. If they are raised wrong it's their strength that makes them dangerous but they are not any more agressive than any other dog unless they are taught to be.
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Its good to know that lots of people have pits and take good care of them :)
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People say they are too aggressive and dangerous, it just depends on the owner who made them that way, I personally love pitbulls :)

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Because of the canines breed "Pitbull" there reputation for fighting and aggressiveness is why humans are scared of the canine breed and what some humans use them for today is why humans are scared of the breed.

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I have 5 pitbulls! 3 of which are just pups. They are criticized because of the bad PEOPLE that train them to be BAD dogs. They are actually very sweet and great family dogs if raised correctly.

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its because people think pit bulls are scary its only because they were one of the first dogs entered in dog fightings

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People fear what they do not understand. They don't understand that all a pitbull wants to do is please its owner. His owner might want him to Search and rescue, his owner might want him to sniff out drugs, his owner might want him to be a therapy dog. Unfortunately some of their owners want them to fight, and the pitbull wants to please its owner so it fights, it is a resilient breed that never quits. The pitbull is good at whatever you teach it, even if its fighting, and thats why people use the dogs for fighting. Unfortunatly the media hasnt helped the breed at all and a lot of dog attacks get blamed on pit bulls when in fact they are entirely different breeds. The media never bothers to tell everyone oops we screwed up and it wasnt a pitbull. They are great dogs who love people, unfortunately evil people have made a whole breed look evil in the eyes of the average joe.

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Well this old lady in my neighborhood had tons of dogs including Pitbulls which she coudlnt controll. One day her Pitbull attacked my dog out of the ordinary and 5 days later my dog died from the pain it endured. They fear the dogs because of what it could possibly become.

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I am sorry about your dog but as you said the owner didn't properly train her dogs. That is on the owner, not the breed.
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I'm very sorry for the loss of your dog, very sad to hear that kind of thing
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I'm sorry to hear that. My Pitt loves other dogs and we have 4 small dogs which he lays on the floor to play with. He also goes to the dog park and has never been agressive with any dog. It was the owners fault for not raising him right and that is true for any dog. Again as a dog lover I am so sorry to hear about your dog but please don't blame the breed.
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well my heart still aches still this day. Yea it is true that dogs end up bad if the owners treat them badly.
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They are more aggressive than other breeds of dog, and they are more dangerous because people don't understand that and treat them accordingly.

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My dog doesn't have an agressive bone in his body. My Chihuahua bosses him around all the time. Every Pitt I have ever owned has been sweet as pie.
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Because the media has focused on them for dog fighting. They have portrayed them as mean and aggressive instead of focusing on the treatment that fighting dogs have received that is the cause fighting dogs received.

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I dont hate pitbulls

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Humans make dogs mean,any dog can be mean if its owner makes it that way.
Many dogs are protective of there family and home but a mean dog is created.

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very true!!!!!
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