- Apr 17, 2002
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lonecoyote said:I own a rednose pit bull. My neighbor kept it on a foot and a half chain, no shelter, beat her and was probably going to fight her. When he went back to Mexico he just left her and I went and got her, early enough in her life so that now she is a good dog, does my miles with me every morning. It is not the dog, it is the owner. Unfortunately this breed does attract a certain kind of scumbag that will take what is wonderful about dogs, their desire to please, and twist it into something painful and horrible . On the average they are a little gamer than most dogs, they do love to play, exercise and gentleness is the key. I'd deal with a problem pit bull like i'd deal w/any problem dog. Don't run, stand your ground, make use of your opposable thumb (fill your hand).
Pit Bulls are resilient breeds. There are many stories of them overcoming great amounts of abuse to be wonderful pets. The worst thing you can do to a pit bull is neglect, actually. Pit Bulls seem to have a much harder time springing back from neglect then from abuse.
That said, this was an interesting discussion where information about the breed came up: http://www.martialtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24874&highlight=Pit+Bull
I advice all of you, if you haven't already, to view my last post where I provided a link to a very compelling video...