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What should i get? A pitbull puppy or rottweiler puppy ..that's friendly with kids tnx

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The previous person whom supplied the post clearly doesn't know what they are talking about. I personally have had and do have both breeds and have never had issue with either. The perception and rampant fear factor is truly getting out of hand. All animals are a product of their environment. Unless you have had a specific breed and have real experience, please don't generalize or project fear. The animals deserve better.

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wonderful, educated comment.
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AMEN. it's not the animal, it's the person behind that animal.
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Well then there's a boat load of bad owners out there because hardly a week goes by where one hadn't ripped apart a kid! THOSE BREEDS no others but pits and rotts.
It's certainly not a risk I'd take with MY kids!
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I would not disagree with the fact at all that there are a boatload of bad owners out there, I wholeheartedly agree actually.
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A kazillion of them....
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Summer .. granted 'those breeds' can do a lot of damage .. due to their genetic bone structure .. but their temperament is not genetic. There are lots of pets that can hurt people .. dogs are the most common animal in a household .. so statistically, recorded damage is much higher. An animal ... any animal can be a threat, at any time .. due to the unpredictability of not only the animal but of the environment it is subject to. People who don't know how to hand a dog .. of ANY particular breed, have to be weary.
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.. that should say "handle a dog"
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It's great you can tell yourself that if it gives you a warm fuzzy. Tell that to all the kids with their faces ripped up. It will make as much sense to them as well.
They are unpredictable vicious creatures.
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Are you really THAT belligerent to think I would SAY anything to any child who has been brutally victimized by a dog (of ANY breed) about the subject .. Who says that?

By "They" ... I am assuming you mean the few .. not the many.
I believe there are some very satisfied owners who have had wonderful experiences with these dogs who might beg to differ.

You are entitled to your opinion .. but, and it is accepted as such .. YOUR opinion.

And for the record .. ALL dogs are unpredictable .. So are cats, so are people, so are motor vehicles, so are earthquakes, so are power tools .. so are, .. well, you get the picture.
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There remains an elevated responsibility when in the presence of animals .. of any kind.
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The courts are full of happy owners "they never hurt any one before"! Really, it must be a huge coincidence. You've been fortunate..period! That breed is a vicious, prone to violence, could snap any minute and lock on your kids face, animal. But hey, they're cool right?
I'm done with this as it's obvious why there's so many attacks per month.
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I don't deny that hasn't been attacks .. What I am suggesting is there is a reason...other than 'breed'.

Rest assured, I am not defending them because I have one. I am merely pointing out that BREED alone not the ONLY factor of an attack .. But it has a definite influence on the reaction of reported attacks and the reputation of the breed itself.
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I am sorry. I don't mean to offend anyone. This is a real sore spot with me.
Peace :)
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No offense taken .. and I want you to know, I understand your point completely. I am a mamma bear too .. and would be mortified to see ANY child attacked .. by ANY animal. I think we are the same page about that.
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Neither of those is good for kids, are you serious? There are about a million better breeds for families....Golden Retrievers, Boxers, Great Danes, etc.

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You have absolutely NO IDEA what your talking about. Not only that, your completely 100% WRONG. My Pitt is a big baby and my friends rots, you go mess with his kids and find out what happens.
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your an idiot any dog breed will be fine as long as you train them right.Its ppl like you that ruin the name of bully breed dogs. Go with what ever you please ive had both and none had issues with kids even with the wife running a daycare
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Hurray Justin and Coyote! People who know nothing about dogs should bow-Wow out. Pun intended.
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A Pitt/rot or any dog for that matter is just like a gun, it's not the dog it's the person behind it.
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exactly coyote thats like saying the fork is the one who made someone fat not the one using the fork
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All correct answers. Patricia, lol.
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I have to agree with the masses .. enchanted. Are you suggesting that Retrievers, Boxers and Great Danes, etc are NEVER aggressive .. or that Pits and Rotty's are ALWAYS aggressive?
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I personally would recommend the Rottweiler. had one years ago n she loved the kids. great dog

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I'd go Pitt bull, for less good to feed it than a rot. My last 5 dogs was Pitts, I raised them to be big cuddly lovey babies. Around here its not the Pitt bull you need to worry about, it's me.

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Thanks ladies.
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not a pit. please. not a pit.

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oh.get a life.
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lady I saw a pit bull devour kittens and tear off a beautiful young boy' s arm!!! don't tell me get a life !!
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more information on a lady named Anne Murray. that's her story. what I saw was personal. pit devours kittens. shreds other dogs to pieces. and tears off a young boy' s arm. they are dangerous. they turned on a nice sweet gentle kind owner too. they are not to be trusted. no one will convince me otherwise!
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I agree completely.
Patricia, real nice talk. Perhaps you've had good luck with them. It's not a chance I'd take with my children.
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thankyou summer. they are demon dogs. I saw that with my own eyes. different pits. different cities. different decades. all terrible.
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I love my kids too much to ever take that chance. I also care to much for children in our area as well. They can turn in an instant. What's worse is it's like nothing happened to them. Their heart rate doesn't even rise!
They just snap.
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yes! the guy asked a question and I answered with what I know about them. should have figured someone wouldn't like the answer. oh well... I stand by what I know of them.
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Within your story, where is the blame on the owner? Kind of one-sided against the dog.
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the owners didn't sic the dogs
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But they raised them. If they fed a poor diet, trained the dogs to be aggressive (or put no effort in to train the dogs), did not exercise the dogs properly, did not socialize them.. That's on them. Dogs are a direct product of their owner, no more no less.

People have all these stories about these "vicious dogs", but never have any background information on the owners or the living situation or daily environment of the dog. These things have a much bigger impact on the dog than breed.
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So .. you guys base your opinion on the specific instances you've mentioned .. ONE dog? .. You'll trash an entire breed because of your own personal experience? .. and completely deflate all the testimonies of people who have had wonderful experiencing with these breeds?

Geese .. I saw a Pekingese attack little kid on You Tube the other day .. although appalled that someone would post that .. Does that mean I should say ALL Pekingese dogs .. or how about .. ALL DOGS .. are dangerous and encourage everyone to NEVER have a pet?
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No breed is a "demon dog". I'm sorry you saw some vicous dogs, but that does not mean it's the breed. Any dog can be vicious if not trained right.
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It's not just 'training' that determines a dogs behavior .. it's socialization.
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I know.
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Pit, they will protect you Everyone needs to learn Pits are only bad if its a bad owner. get it at a early age, let it bond with the family, then you got yourself a protective dog!

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I have a Staffordshire Terrier pit bull. The kind with the big white head and beautiful brown eyes. He is the most gentle, sweetest and smartest dog I've ever owned. It's always in the love and care the dog is given that decides their personality.

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look up Ann Murray dog attack
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Poor things just seem to attract hateful owners then because so many rip kids apart. Can't be the breed, it's the zillion awful owners out there. I hear mountain lions are misunderstood too :(
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Count your blessings, you've been lucky, they haven't gone psycho and attacked...yet.
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They haven't attacked because she is a responsible owner.
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By the way, more than one breed has been termed "pit bull".
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Chyna is half staffordshire half red nose. She is a combination of Shinobi, Buddy and Smokey. Meaning those last 3 is in Chyna, she is them. I never had to teach her anything, she already very well knew this place, her rules and things she can't mess with.
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Like I keep saying they are just like guns, if you don't want one, don't get one, but leave mine alone. It's not the dog it's the person behind it.
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Amen
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have a Belgium Sheppard if you want friendly one

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Yorkies are lionhearted !

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rottweiler

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Why do you want one of those? They are so dangerous for kids. Can't go a week without hearing one of those things ripped a kids face apart! I can't wait until they either ban those things or start jailing owners who's dogs rip apart another kid!
A real soft spot with me. I'm sick of parents who put their wants or needs before the welfare of their childs.
Wake up people!

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Marj, for the second time in a month I've received a notification that you commented and I can't see it. There's some problem with your profile. Write to customer service. Maybe they can fix it. Just didn't want you to think I'm rudely ignoring you :)
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Wow, what you must think of me. My daughter grew up with my Pitt bulls and I put a gun in her hands at 4 years old. You have no right or place to decide what happens in someone's house that's not yours.
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No I don't. That's why I hope laws will be made for people like that.
A gun in your daughters hand at 4? Charming.
I'm done with this as it's like talking to a wall. It's not a chance I'd ever take with my kids. Take care.
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I am sorry. I don't mean to offend anyone. This is a real sore spot with me.
Peace :)
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You summer have just received the dumbest person on the web award for today.
maybe you should get to know the bully breed for for you judge them, and they aren't a thing they are a living mammal just like you. The difference with you and them is a dog is willing to love anything from day one and aren't judge mental like you. If you have something against the breed don't bother answering the question. He was obviously asking experienced owners of the two dogs . Not you!
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You must be one of the wonderful owners I keep hearing so much about. I get it now. What a sweetheart.
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Yes I did, it's my daughter and I'm the one that decides where and how far her proper gun education comes from. I put a gun in her hands as 4 cause at 2 I had to hold my shotgun while she pulled the trigger.
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That's wonderful.
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rottweiler

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If you're going to feed a quality food with lots of high quality proteins, and you're going to train and make sure the dog is exercised and socialized, either would work great for you.

One of the most common mistakes is feeding these dogs foods without "bioavailable" protein sources (named meat meals), meaning the dog who needs protein more than other breeds, doesn't get it, and constantly feels hungry. I would be cranky and harder to train if I was forced to eat McDonald's burgers or the equivalent every day, too.

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BREED doesn't matter .. It's the personality of the individual that matters. Both 'can be' awesome family pets .. yet, both can be very dangerous animals .. Just like people .. you have make a judgment call based on their personality, not breed.

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It's not based on the breed it's the owner. If your not mature enough to train it and give it enough attention, then no matter which breed it is, it could be unfriendly.

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If you wants to dog for kids than the suitable breed is Golden Retriever but between these two breed than Rottweiler is the best. and if you wants to search on what breed is suitable for your family than just go with this link ( http://www.dogspot.in/dog-breeds/ ) and Find Complete Information On Dog Breeds,Types, Pictures, Care, Diet, temperament, Unique Aspects, pros and cons and this helps you determine which type of dog you should get.

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i love both dogs they protect you my aunt an uncle had 2 Rottweilers they can be the most sweetest dogs so can pittbulls if you train them right btw this question is for you . if a dog you loved so much died wille you where gone because im 15 and was at my mothers when i got a call from my dad saying my dog died ive never gotten over it

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