Originally Posted by Kela
I'm sorry, but I cannot agree with the statement made about pits having a bad rep for no reason.
Pits have MANY myths about them, yes, but they have qualities that make them a very poor choice for the average dog owner. Only advanced dog owners should ever be allowed to own these animals, and it is the irresponsible owners who own pits that are the reason that they have the rep that they do.
Pits are not human aggressive, but they are typically dog aggressive. This makes them a much more difficult to manage breed than most others. It is frightening how many people will let their pits off leash or take them to dog parks and just expect them to behave well.
Some behaviors are how they are brought up, but some are not.
I do understand what you are saying, Kela. I LOVE bulldogs, but they
are defiantely more for an owner with dog experience and has
responsibility for the breed. And yes, pits do get bad reps for a
reason (small dogs get bad reps too in some cases), but I think it
is how they are brought up. Some I seen are very sweet, but at the
same time they are aggressive towards other dogs. Also, when I
see someone walking or just see a free roaming bulldog I'm not
familiar with, you better be darn right I'm cautious, and it can be
But do I blame the breed?...no I blame irresponsible dog
owners who didn't bring the dog up right.
Lotus is a pretty name btw, Jenn..Eli was prolly so jealous when
you took her instead of him, LOL!