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Are Pit Bulls naturally attack dogs?

I know they have that reputation, but aren't they really train to do that?

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No they are NOT! The problem come from a bunch of idiots, who breed them for fighting dogs, and because of this, there are aggressive traits that are being bred into some animals. As a whole they are wonderful dogs, loyal and very protective!!

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Mysterious_Akatsuki

Nope, unless trained by their owners. Pit bulls are said to be more aggressive and dangerous.

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Yes, they aren't mean like that. They are trained to be fighters because it's in their blood, but i'm not saying if they WEREN'T trained they would be good because they won't, but i don't think they would attack unless you
1.threatin the owner
2.threatin the dog or
3.train it to bite anyone
But training doesn't have to be involved...they are naturally vicious thats why we use them as guards

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That's an impressive bit of double talk. You a politician ?
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Ready for a surprise...im a 12 year old girl. but people say im pretty smart for my age. :)
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Just kidding, but i am a little girl (not giving age)
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I'm sorry to contradict you, but I must, on 2 counts:
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1) "naturally vicious" dogs make lousy, uncontrollable, and untrainable guard dogs.
Please check out the qualities demanded for applicant dogs for Police and Army K-9 units. If you need it, I can find you a link that lists them.
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2) A "pit bull" is just a type of dog, as judged by its overall body shape. There is no true Breed since the body type comes from a continual cross-breeding stemming from multiple similar True Breeds.
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How can there be a "naturally vicious" trait in a widely variable, non-specific "breed"?
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I know you meant well, since you did emphasize that they had to be trained to guard/attack. But please do a little more research next time? This time, you wound up spreading the myth, rather than the facts.
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um...okay?
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Okay i know you meant not to 'contradict' me because u thought i had the wrong facts, so let me make my explanation a little more clear. I said "naturally vicious"meaning that they have that in there blood, not saying you're wrong, but just like me your half right. They may be classified without doing tests the way that they act. But in order for a dog to get a reputation it had to be built over time right? That must mean some time ago the dog breed had to do something to get it's name. I don't do research because i like to take an educational guess ont hints. I don't know how old you are, but based on my age i could say i did pretty good without my research that is so called needed.
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I was only trying to offer you some facts since, like you said, you were giving an "educational guess".
And, sure! You did pretty good, for any age! :-)
I just had to disagree with the "bad blood" statement, for the sake of the dogs. There is no true breed of "pit bull". They are just mixed breeds that look similar. So, these days, the "rep" is nonsense, and can almost always be based on bad treatment from owners.
(I think I'm somewhere around 5x your age (if you're the minimum 13) -- but it's not important.)
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well, thnx i guess i got a little offended :) thanks for clearance!
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Sorry I offended you with the wording -- not my intention.
It's all good. :-)
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Pit bulls can just be a reflection of the owner. If you're mean to them they're most likely going to be mean. If you're nice they're most likely going to be good dogs. It mostly matters on what they are taught. I personally have a pitbull, and he is the sweetest thing, of course, until he suffocates you with kisses! :)

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No. It's how they are raised. You could walk in my yard and Chyna won't hurt you. She'll want you to let her and she will give you kisses. Here its not the dogs you have to worry about, its me.

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Thinkersapian

Pit Bulls have been bred for dog fights for a long time. They have genes in them that can make them merciless and aggressive. That being said, they are also adorable, loyal and protective of those they love. The remind me of humans a bit. They can be a great dog, or a horrible one. However this is decided by the breeder, and the raiser. If you get one as a puppy from a LEGIT breeder; one that isn't working a puppy mill and breeds carefully and train and treat it well it will be like most other dogs. Maybe even more loveable. You just need to be careful because if you get a pit bull from a puppy mill or a careless breeder that mistreats them it is very hard to rehabilitate their behavior. Really, the fact is that Pit Bulls are like any other dog. They can be a great and loyal companion, or they can be an aggressive wild animal. It's up to you and your training and kindness.

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Ambrosine

Somewhat. The people who own them can train them to be guard-dogs, but some people train them to be extremely mean, which can be very dangerous. Animals are just like people. They do what they are taught and they learn fast. If someone harms them, then their natural instinct will kick in which is to harm anyone that tries to attack them. They have strong senses as well. If you hate them, then they can sense that and pick up from that.

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'Dog' being the key word here. Any dog can be an aggressive dog if you train it that way

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NO, a thousand times no.A pitbull is like a baby. It reacts to how it is treated.

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NO. This a myth.
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A "Pit bull" is simply a designation of a GENERIC type of dog, continually crossbred from several breeds of dogs with a muscular frame and generally a squarish snout, so they wind up looking similar whatever their true mixed genetic makeup.
It is not a true Breed.
Being "naturally aggressive" is NOT part of the basic genetic derivation of the breed, simply because there is NO true lineage and no one Breed.
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Unless a specific animal had been bred for and "trained" for unreasonable and uncontrollable aggression, they didn't survive the pit fights to breed further. This is how the generically termed "pit bulls" got their nasty reputation.
-- Except in rare (and illegal) cases, the vast majority of "pit bull" dogs today are no longer bred and "trained" for uncontrollable aggression.
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Currently, careful cross breeding and simple training have virtually eliminated this trait again, leaving only the normal basic dog traits of loyalty, protectiveness, and bonding.
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When carefully trained, their natural protective instincts can make this generic type of dog into good and calm (and controllable) guard dogs, like German Shepherds and Dobermans.
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However, given the wide varieties of traits now existing within the so-called "breed" of Pit Bull, they make FAR better normal, and ineffably gentle, lovable pets.

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