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Why are pit bulls so hated when compared to other types of dog?

You always see stuff about them on the news and things. Just trying to understand.

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Because their breed has a bad reputation and is notorious for turning on it's owner's. Most would like to believe that (it's all about how the animal is raised and treated) that affects their behavior and yes that is true but who's to say that certain breeds aren't just naturally genetically predisposed/wired to be more aggressive than other breeds. I've heard of pitbulls who were raised for year's in loving homes since birth all of a sudden up out of nowhere attacking/killing it's owners and or children for no apparent reason. Honestly, I guess everyone will always have their own opinions and beliefs but when something occurs of the same nature countless times, it's seems more than just coincidence.

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http://dailym.ai/13tTVvY ?I treated them like kids?: Woman who lost both arms, eye, and ear in attack by her own pit bulls ... #MailOnline A link to a recent news story.
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They just have a bad reputation thats all for people..

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They're abused

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I have a pittbull and he is nothing like they say they are. It's not them it's there stupid owners that do it to them. do you not agree

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Amen to that, you are so speaking to the converted. I do not own one, but I currently live with 12 of them (nine are new born puppies).
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I lived with a mother Pitt & her four pups. They belonged to my partners son.. The mom would not let me out the back door as the pups were outside living in the shed. I'm afraid pits can & do turn & you don't know when & you don't know where & you dont know on who. In my book prevention is better than cure.
I know everyone saids it's how they are brought up but honestly would everyone that thought that way change their mind & that opinion if a ask member got on here & said I had a family pit but he turned for no reason. I don't believe so. Dogs are even more complex than people. We can't always work out why people turn phyco so we look into their background. Yet with dogs, pit bull owners don't want to have it pre picked in their breed of dog. Dangerous breeds should all be treated as that. with caution & restraint when in public.
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Ok, this probably won't change your mind, but pit bulls are not dangerous. It is a lack of training on the owner's part that is the problem. In response to them "turning" as you put it, are you going to tell me that the same thing is not true about any other type of dog? Nuf said.
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Abused and used for dogfights. Bad rep is all.

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It all depends how people treat them and that's exactly what you get.

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The have a bad rap,because they are commonly used in dog fights and a
lot of shady people own them. Pit bulls are wonderful dogs,great family dogs,I happen to have one that is so sweet and has never shown any aggression,is great with all the kids that visit! It is all in how they are treated.My pit boy is one of the best dogs i have owned.He doesn't go to the bathroom in the house!! He loves to cuddle and play.Hes a big baby,The best decision I ever made getting a pit bull.

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Well, they were called a nanny dog at one point.
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Pit Bulls have a bad reputation because they are strong dogs. They act like any other dog would, but when they attack it's not as okay as when a small dog or a weak dog is, because Pit Bulls were bred to be working dogs. Because of this, they're very strong and can severely injure people. The media has a big roll in this too. The news only shows the bad sides of Pit Bulls, because the attacks are more serious. There's nothing on the news about Cockapoos attacking people because they're too small to kill. Pit Bulls are also more sensitive than other dogs. if Pit Bulls are treated badly, or attacked a lot, etc. they are going to be more vicious, because they want to protect themselves. Especially if you scare one. If it's cornered, it's going to feel it needs to attack to get to safety.

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