IF PITBULLS WEREN'T EXTERMELY AGGRESSIVE, POWERFUL KILLERS, THE BREED WOULDN'T EXIST.The pitbull is the only breed of dog that people deny deny deny that it naturally has the characteristics it was bred to have. I always wondered if this was true or not...I've been on both sides. While it is too late for many children, hopefully many will be saved in the future. Dogs as small as a dachshunds have been known the maul babies. i agree, responsible owners don't TRAIN their dogs to fight and kill but then again neither do irresponsible owners. They died because somebody with a big ego and a small brain kept a dangerous animal around children. The Nanny Dog argument is no longer valid in the way that Mrs. Rant used it in 1971 when the general public was not aware of contemporary dog fighting. When my husband and I adopted what we were told was a boxer/mastiff at the pound, she turned out to be a pit bull. Pit bulls can be used as nanny dogs, therapy dogs or guard dogs with proper training, she said. I refuse to continue debating a point with someone too dumb to accept proven and well documented information when it doesn't help their case. rather, they just vote the article down so nobody finds it. on behind the term was innocent, using it may mislead parents into being careless with their children around their family dog - A recipe for dog bites! Was there some kind of parade that I missed? Once they were introduced into fighting rings (which is a very important part of the American Akita's developmental period) they were bred with dogs like German Shepards - which are aggressive towards humans. If you want to prove that point, it is up to you to do the work and gather the proof.If you want to prove that the problem is not pit bulls but guarding and breeding dogs, you will have to show evidence that all breeds of dogs used as guard dogs or are breeding kill as much as guard pit bulls and breeding pit bulls. Should we ban them? Yes, he's a little beat up, yes he has a few scars from his past on his face, yes he's muscular, YES he's a pit bull BUT none of these scars sunk into his heart like it seems to do yours. American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, American Bull Dogs, etc.) So to imply that every dog from any breed or group of breeds/types is completely safe left around children unattended would be doing a disservice to reality and thus public safety. "As for their ability to work. 346. I'm not the one trying to dispel a so called myth while admitting that my research was limited. I've seen the damage an APBT can do.. but I've also felt the love they can give.I'm an APBT owner and always will be. But more people have to work for this. Yes, we agree that the definition of "animal aggression" and "human aggression" are different. They are truly lovely, remarkable animals. The bull terrier had the courage of the bulldog and the jaws and quickness of the white terrier. When I lived in a large city, I used to pick up strays and take them to "no kill" shelters out of the city where I thought they might have a better chance - that included a deluge of pit bull puppies that I started seeing in my neighborhood.And I've had a few that were abnormal. I attempted to post a listing of American children killed by pit bulls since January of 2005. as for staffy bulls, they are not APBTs but they are pit bulls. No goal post is being moved, at least not by me. You really are a retard. But that is not true. outside of your many pit bull bibles, there is no evidence that pit bulls were nanny dogs. The ranch dog comment was in response to another poster that stated they were never intentionally bred for any other purpose. The first myth they address, the Nanny Dog myth, is widely disseminated by pit bull advocates and pro-pit bull groups. There’s many things that irrational dog-hating and BSL-pushing exploitation artists say and do that will never add up, make any kind of sense, or be backed up by actual reality and evidence. Funny, i just read an article written by NASSER HANIF of the BBC a few days ago that the staffy bull is getting a bad rap because just in the LAST 10 YEARS, people started 'training' it to fight. This is really a bunch of hog wash. All those kids you say were killed by pitbulls, well I'm an animal control officer. Yes i am an owner, but i'm also a logical thinker. Case closed! Select a handful of photos of people apparently enjoying themselves at their carnival and then construe those photos to be evidence that their carnival really is the happiest place on Earth. We understand both the positive and negative traits of the breed, we provide loving homes, regular vet care and obedience training. Funny how they mention the evils of Hitler without realizing their institutions are just as similar. ALL ANIMALS ARE DANGEROUS IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. I suppose not or they didn't learn to be a bit skeptical.Propaganda, advertising, pit nutter "facts", all are the same thing. SME - I think you're right about clicking on this blog. While it is too late for many children, hopefully many will be saved in the future. Stats & Facts. The pit bulls' army is made up of a handful of elite pit bull advocates like the sinister Jane Berkey, Ledy Vankavage, Cydney Cross, Karen Delise, Donna Reynolds, Dawn Capp and Diane Jessup who orchestrate the campaign for thousands of dedicated gullible drones that perform the grunt work; infecting the internet with the rote memorization of fabricated talking points. It seems as though you're the one who's confused about what the differences between pit bulls are.And I agree with CKing, just go to Bad Rap's website and look at their rescue dogs. Close. If I have two labs (male and female) and they have puppies, and I use those puppies to guard my chickens from foxes at night; then they still were bred to be water dogs that retrieve. The reason people do not worry about those breeds are due to several reasons. 15 Dog Breeds With Really Bad Reputations - Simply For Dogs That's like saying I must own a dog to understand it's hard work; no ones does - they just have to do research and be perceptive. 'My kind'? Did this factoid make it into a presidential speech from the past? Other breeds that were used to a lesser extent were the Rottweilers, Dobermans, Cane Corsi, Giant Schnauzers, Bouvier des Flandres, Dutch Shepherd Dogs, Beaucerons, American Bulldogs, Boxers, Black Russian Terriers, andAiredale Terriers. They snuggled with the babies by day, ripped out throats and gutted each other by night and, returning from the fight, snuggled once again with the baby in the pram, this time ripped to shreds and soaked in blood. Second, what does attempting to breed pit bulls as "ranch dogs" have to do with nanny dogs? The little sequesters you're throwing out have literally nothing to do with the nanny dog myth; the only people who are focused on the violence that pit bulls cause in this article's responses have been nutters or people who apparently can't comprehend what this post is about. But I digress. I guarantee they wouldn't have the balls to speak like this to your face. "So what is that supposed to mean? Barrie patterned Nana after his Landseer Newfoundland, Nana has been portrayed by a St. Bernard, and an Old English Sheep Dog in subsequent stage and screen productions. My dog is VERY well socialized and shes been introduced to people of all ages, along with many types of animals. Gullible? """we don't have a lot staffy bulls in the US, so they are not a problem here but they are huge problem in the UK."""" Balance and truth do partner, as in keeping a balanced point of view when in search of the truth. What happened to that idea that no one can find a pit bull? If they were known as nanny dogs in those times, there would be irrefutable evidence of the claim from that time period, but there is not. "That's right, and I specifically mentioned the limits of my research and specifically invited people to do their own research and disprove me. THE LITTLE RASCALS DOG WAS A PIT, SO WAS SARGE STUBBY, SO WAS HELLEN KELLERS, SO WAS, "America was built by pit bulls. The pit bull apologia's measure of success is even more simple. No! I made mistakes in training it, I knew nothing about them and she was amazing with people, children and other animals(minus squirrels, hehe.) Five years after the Nanny Dog Myth Revealed was first published, BAD RAP, a major pit bull advocacy group publicly announced that it will no longer support the “Nanny Dog” myth because it … No matter what there are still going to be irresponsible owners, and bybs who breed aggressive/ unsocialized/un healthy dogs.If the pit bull was gone then another breed will just take its place, then another breed will be facing bsl. 30 years later, Mr. Lee still laments the incredible and bloodthirsty Sam. If you want to prove a point, you will have to show that the SEVERITY of dog bites has not gone down since the ban has been in place. Very good! She uses the term "nursemaid dog" three times and significantly says, " He has a great affection for children, having earned the title 'nursemaid dog' many years ago." Thought i should throw that out there before you went on to presume I was part of the ban plan. One could call them Holocaust Deniers. I know what I stand for and I stand for forgivness, you should do the same because knowing a 18yr old brought up in a world full of hate still believing in hope should help you understand that just because bad things happen and it's a specific group of things doesn't mean everything in that group is bad. @ EliYou're getting off topic but I can't help but argue the defense you've put up. Ripped it's belly out. "I expect pit bulls to be bred as tame family pets if they're going to be kept as such. The real reason pit bulls get this rep is because you have people breeding them poorly thus causing issues and then you have "thugs" training them to be aggressive. they have never made an aggressive move toward anyone or any other dog. so far that even animal control officers are brainwashed.the pit bull ATTS scores are an even bigger lie than the nanny dog. I dont make excuses for my dog, nor do i make excuses for the breed. Just because you make a comparison that shows similar traits does not make the two things being compared the exact same. This is more than just silly, naive pit nutters repeating fairy tales to one another when it can get into federal court documents. The pit bull apologia would have you believe that their fighting bred dogs are just like any other dog in many ways, but so superior in their unparalleled love and devotion for children they were commonly known as "The Nanny Dog" throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries. clearly you are not able to comprehend the basics. Labradors? I could be exaggerating, but I don't think this is unlikely. one day you will realize that, until then good luck...your gonna need it. do you really believe that 486 people are killed by horses in the US each year? I work with a rescue group that places bully breeds with responsible owners and we have not had one incident with any of the hundreds of dogs we place. Have you been reading the post on this blog at all? No they do not, are you an idiot? You're changing the definition of the pit bull's "nanny dog" status to fit in the new criteria that Craven has laid out for you. i have said in a previous response that i do not think all pits are killers and i do not think all pit owners are pit nutters.for example, this comment:No matter what there are still going to be irresponsible owners, and bybs who breed aggressive/ unsocialized/un healthy dogs.this sounds an awful lot like you believe the manbiters were culled because they had to handle them in the pit myth. Don’t excuse potential recklessness by justifying that reckless with a false sense of security. "Again, animal aggression and human aggression ARE NOT RELATED"You do know that humans are animals right? I do more then own dogs, I breed for a specific purpose and standard. too factual? You're admitting that having a pit bull type dog is a game of Russian roulette so why even mention this as though somehow validates the pit bulls ability to be a nanny dog? i do not believe that just anyone should be able to own a pit. She was a pit bull, and he had kids. Obviously, well fed and pampered pit bulls ATTACK!Google Darla Napora. LOL. These are two entirely different Terriors. Banning an entire breed is stupid, but i think they should make some laws when owning a bully breed. By the 1980s, dog fighting had become a generally recognized problem and initiatives to ban pit bulls were beginning. You're "proof" is not that they weren't called nanny dogs, just that they were used for fighting by many and regarded as too violent for women by an author. http://andrew-rozsa.blogspot.com/2011/10/are-nanny-dogs-myth.htmlThey do not seem to not want to admit they hold the burden of proof and have not met it.The truth blog is important in removing their linchpin arguments: 1. nanny dogs, 2. i do not allow that here.you will want to check back for more myth busting. i don't believe that all owners are criminals, illiterate, airhead pit nutters or dog fighters. As for your monster comment. take the recent mississippi fatality and james swanson. It is a want ad for a fighting dog: Pleshey Chelmsford Wanted a Staffordshire bull terrier dog must have an exceedingly long nose and thoroughly game to face anything and win A tried dog preferred PS For special purpose weight 34 lb 944, 1871 Exchange and Mart and Journal of the Household. Well, there it is. "Fantastic comment. 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