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[–] gazillions 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

All the pitbull believers are going to come and maul you. Maybe you should abandon thread and find shelter in any other thread.

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[–] 8806941? 4 points 13 points (+17|-4) ago 

The retard pitbull owners are one of the worst groups on the internet.

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[–] gazillions 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They travel in packs too.

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[–] 8807000? 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago 

First they were bred to be fearless and not back down from a bull. Then they were bred to be aggressive and fight to the death. Great pet.

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[–] Jaegerjaques 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

Pitbull lives matter

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[–] 8806976? 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

Tell that to the people breeding them to fight.

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[–] Jaegerjaques 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Black lives matter

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[–] FakeNewzIsFake 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Let me get this out of the way first.. I am all for killing dogs that show signs of human aggression or even dog aggression if you have to adopt them out. Any breed that shows signs of being abused far too much should be considered for death and not retraining. The dog community and infrastructure can't handle the amount of rescue dogs as is and the amount of Pit's that actually live past the ripe age of 1 is absurdly low. Even if you bred a dog for the length of it's life and has 10 pups every time, the odds that 1 of them will live is not likely. There are far too many "Bleeding heart" female rescue people who don't have the skill, but want to help the most hurt dogs. They lie to people and tell them they are fine but really are loaded guns. The amount of resources it takes to make a dog non-reactive to something it already reacts to isn't worth the time. For the same time and expertise/money it takes, you can adopt out hundreds of perfectly ok dogs that will die anyways.

I've done pitbull rescue for 5 years, own one.. Won't own another breed anytime soon.

Just think about this instead..

What demographic of people want this dog? How do these people treat it?

Unfortunately, the media hype of them does not lend them any help. I can tell you for 100% certain that, if rappers had Labradors, they would be the dog you would be talking about on this thread.

A quick google search about the history of them would yield some very interesting things. Like, at one time they were perpetuated as the one of BEST family dog to own, even earning them the nickname "Nanny dogs". Even earning a spot on The little rascals, http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/famous-dogs-rip/13/ .

The thing is.. They WERE used for bull baiting, then dog fighting. Something important to keep in mind is, they were bred for devotion to their master. Since people had to be in the pit with them (3 people), when they showed signs of human aggression they were immediately culled. It's NOT a breed characteristic to be any form of agressive towards people. I've not seen a single person suffer from owning one during many years of working with animals (besides rescuing). I've been bit by many dogs and I've seen many dogs fight, none of which have been a Pitbull. The amount of abuse they take from children is god-like, no human would ever put up with them and enjoy it like they do. They have the most human like sense of being compared to other breeds, the way they express themselves is practically a double of their owner. The amount of abuse they can sustain before turning human aggressive far surpasses ANY BREED. People can set them on fire and they will recover and live a happy life with out faults..

The Michael Vick dogs are a perfect example of the abuse they can take before turning agro. Fought and trained, most of them when taken out of the fighting ring went on to become therapy dogs and best friends to people and other dogs.

When you get a owner devoted into making you a horrible dog.. When you are the most abused breed of dog, with only 1 & 550 of them living for over a year.. When you want to do what ever makes your owner happy... Things start to line up in ways that the dog isn't responsible for. If you look at the Canine Good Citizen tests, the statistics are overwhelmingly in favor of them, being the #2 for first time pass.

It really sucks to see people on voat, who are supposed to be doing research and know their meme's fall into such a trap. It really speaks about how you guys are just full of your own shit and are fine with it.

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[–] TAThatBoomerang 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

#NotAllPitbulls it's completely the environment that creates this all pitbulls are lovely creatures it's just their oppressed circumstances it has nothing to do with biology

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[–] FakeNewzIsFake 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Their biology.. Exactly.. They were killed immediately upon signs of human aggression. They ARENT BRED and are one of the most sturdy breed of dogs when it comes to dealing with children and adults. So yea, your assertion is correct, yet you don't even know what your saying.

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[–] LordHuggington 10 points 1 points (+11|-10) ago 

I'm a firm believer that there are no bad dogs, just bad owners. Yes, certain breeds have a higher propensity to aggressive behavior (the pitbull being a classic example), but this is fixed in the early stages of ownership. Aggressive behavior that persists into adulthood is the responsibility of the owner. This is why the vast majority of dog attacks happen in poor urban areas where people can't take care of themselves and their children properly, let alone a dog. Also why blacks and mexicans have higher rates of fear of dogs.

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[–] 8806991? 3 points 10 points (+13|-3) ago 

Bullshit they are bred to kill other dogs. You don't just 'love' or teach that out of them.

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[–] FakeNewzIsFake 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

They were bred to be devoted to their master. If their master wants them to kill dogs or children, they are willing soldiers.

You have too search far and low to actually find a bloodline that is aggressive towards dogs by genetics, and you can't afford it.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/bd/b8/ba/bdb8ba4a02f24f53172dd3c5edcd8e49.jpg

Like an old Jeep bloodline, 40 pound dogs.. None of which you ever seen in your life

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