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Old 06-15-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Phelan
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my muscle man! that is an American Staffordshire Terrier!



Jessie, a rescued APBT. Now she was a gamey little thing. She was put in a ONE pet home.


Gunnar, Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog. Often confused as a mix between a American Bulldog and a APBT
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Funny. I remember when this was first posted here, a long time ago, when I was new to the dog forum and new to dog "ownership" (Artie owns me, not the other way around). It took me A LOT (maybe upwards of 10 or 12) of tries to get to the pit bull. This time it only took two clicks.

I also learned, in these past few years, that I've never met a mean pit bull. They've all been total loves, despite their bad rep.
Same here. The first time it took lots of tries. This time only twice. And yes I have been educated on "pit bulls" thanks to this forum.
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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pit bulls have hearing problems and are near sighted and it seems to be in their gene pool; therefore, they'll react first and look later. Crossing them may or may not work.
One pit I know went absolutely ballistic as another dog came down the city sidewalk, only to FINALLY see that it was his dog pal. that "attitude" is the last thing I need particularly if there are children around. And we're in a busy downtown, where there are lots of variables coming at us.

I've rescued a few pits in my moving company days but their natural paranoia is like trusting a union business agent with your money: you can never stop watching them.

Cross bred or not, they were bred for a purpose: If you don't manage them, they'll manage you.
Wow, where did you get all that information about them being deaf and short sighted ? None of the Pits / Staffs I have met have had trust issues except for the ones that are chained outside and get about 2 minutes attention a day.
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:00 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Nope, I don't see the pit bull in Bailey. Maybe some Jack Russell Terrier, Border Collie, or some Springer Spaniel, but I would not identify Bailey as a pit bull. He looks like a bundle of energy. You must have your hands full with him.
she's a red heeler mix .... mixed with what, i have no clue.... but DEFINITELY has that herding instinct.....

my point was that people will say just about ANY dog is a pit or a pit mix....

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Wow, where did you get all that information about them being deaf and short sighted ? None of the Pits / Staffs I have met have had trust issues except for the ones that are chained outside and get about 2 minutes attention a day.

yep ..... ding ding ding .... brian wins the prize.....
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: California
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Reps to you Brian!
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:44 PM
 
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What a bunch of handsome pups here!

I really like the Heeler. I switched to Australian Cattle Dogs myself ~15 years ago. Love the herding breeds. Cattle Doggies seem to have the smarts, speed, and agility of the Border Collie combined with the strength, intensity and bravery of the APBT, which can be either really really good , or really really scary, depending on one's POV. Plus since they are "fluffy" people don't seem to have any fear of them.

I still have soft spot for the APBTs though. It's too bad they've gotten such a bum rap in life . As others have mentioned, raised in the right conditions, they make awesome family dogs.

Here's my funny story: We had a yard-guy who asked what kind of dog "Butchie" (our ancient APBT) was. We said "Pit Bull" and as the yard guy's first language was not English it came out as "Pee Pull". So we started calling our dogs "American People Terriers" or simply "People Dogs" for short. I figure if there can be "Dog People" there most certainly can be "People Dogs".
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Mukilteo
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I agree. And I have no desire to own any dog that looks like one of the muscular pit bull look alike breeds in those quizzes. Who needs a house pet that is so strong? And if someone feels that they have to have a dog for personal protection, then that dog needs to be professionally trained. I feel the same way about firearms ownership. If you want to own a gun, then you need to have the proper training to learn how to handle one.

I don't even like my men to look like body builders.

Pitbulls are a very smart breed of dog. Actually one of the best dogs for small children since they have one of the highest pain tolerances! (tail pulling, fur pulling...etc) Did you know, chihuahuas send more people to the ER annually for stitches than ANY bully breed? Just a simple fact for you.
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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my muscle man! That is an american staffordshire terrier!



Jessie, a rescued apbt. Now she was a gamey little thing. She was put in a one pet home.


Gunnar, alapaha blue blood bulldog. Often confused as a mix between a american bulldog and a apbt
gorgeous!!
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Mukilteo
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Phelan
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gorgeous!!
Thank you. I very much enjoy my boys and rescuing and re-homing those I can't keep.
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