So, I would like to hear your points. And some are, not all, [–][deleted] 6 points7 points8 points 2 years ago (5 children). Aggression here is checked against the breed standard and the dog’s training. Hahaha wow. From their test description page: "The stranger is never closer than 10 feet from the dog. This applies for both your behaviour on the sub, and the opinions which you post. https://nationalpost.com/opinion/barbara-kay-theres-no-argument-pit-bulls-kill, Here is a statement by a surgeon who routinely literally puts childrens' faces back together, unusually violent nature of pit attacks on children. Please note that while these anti-pit bull articles always cite stats that seem to single out the “breed” pit bull (American Pit bull Terrier) almost never do the studies themselves use the term as a breed and usually refer to “pit bull type dogs”. [+]FloridianFlamingo comment score below threshold-6 points-5 points-4 points 2 years ago (2 children). Yea. While Pit Bulls are certainly strong, they aren’t the biggest of dogs. I’m sorry. In fact, by all the statistics we have, pit bull dogs are some of the worst dogs you can have around small children. Pictures, videos, articles and questions featuring and about cats. I'd rather take a six hour train than a one hour flight. Unpopularity is a bit like an onion. While walking my dogs in public parks or neighborhoods, I’ve seen people immediately cross the street, scream, tell their children to run and one woman even hit Julio with a walking stick. This is because of a long history of dog fighting and fake news. Pit bulls make up about 6.5 percent of the total U.S. dog population. (PIT BULLS/BREED DISCRIMINATION) There’s no doubting the contentious divide in perceptions of pit bulls across the globe. Buh bye, [–][deleted] -3 points-2 points-1 points 2 years ago (1 child), Literally all you had to do was google “most dog bites”, [–][deleted] 10 points11 points12 points 2 years ago (0 children), https://dogbitelaw.com/dog-bite-statistics/all-dog-bite-statistics, [–]VerzocktExpert 3 points4 points5 points 2 years ago (0 children), [–]GreyBoyBlackDog 3 points4 points5 points 2 years ago* (0 children). I had someone pm me about this trying to say pitbull isn't a real breed. You’re right. Mildly. Opinions that are constantly posted here are not allowed. Most service dog candidates wash out, regardless of breed. It has layers. The handler’s 2 foot arm and the 6′ lead is added in for a total of 18 feet. Hey guys, did you know that one time a great white shark pushed an unconscious surfer to safety? You can find a list of the topics and their respective megathreads in a post on the top of the sub. No, this isn't censoring criticism, they're just overposted. 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[+]FilthyKataMain comment score below threshold-6 points-5 points-4 points 2 years ago (0 children), As someone who has worked with animals for over 25 years, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, You have absolutely 0 fucking clue what you're talking about, [–]ilikemath2 -4 points-3 points-2 points 2 years ago (32 children), https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/5-reasons-why-pit-bulls-are-misunderstood/, https://americanpitbullfoundation.com/problem-people-pit-bulls/, https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/07/pit-bull-ban-aggressive-dog-breed-bronwen-dickey/, [–][deleted] 7 points8 points9 points 2 years ago (31 children), Shelters are overflowing with these beasts for a reason and I can confirm that it's not all because "problem people", [–]GreyBoyBlackDog 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (14 children), Are shelters overflowing with them because people give them up more often or because there are just so fucking many more of them than almost anything else? So people who know how to be with pitbulls should have them, [–]urtrashandwrongHates the internet 10 points11 points12 points 2 years ago (1 child). The ATS is administered under controlled conditions, where the dog is being directly controlled by the owner. Or a good and responsible dog owner who actually trained his dog right. You can’t confirm shit. Not necessarily for aggression issues but likely other issues such as patience and obedience. Pit bulls do not attack more often than other dogs. I love pitbulls but the “nanny dog” thing is so much fabricated bullshit. If you raise them right around your kids, then they will protect your kids. They aren’t doing a study, they’re administering testing at an owner’s request. You’re saying that they’re all innately aggressive. Uhh do you realise you just described selective breeding? Any opinion that is not well thought out, incoherent, internally contradictory or otherwise nonsensical is subject to removal. That’s provably false. (See Merritt Clifton, 'Pit Bull Roulette' killed 38,000 other animals in 2017.) I work at an animal shelter and most times it's the owner not the dog. The pit bull parents I spoke to had nothing but love and good things to say about their furry friends – not a single account of viciousness. [–]Synthtastic[S] 10 points11 points12 points 2 years ago (1 child). Dogmen consider pit bull terriers, who they commonly call "100% bulldogs," to be the ultimate canine gladiator. Particularly breeding for fights? quarantine_message: "It is restricted due to significant issues with reporting and addressing violations of the Reddit [Content Policy](https://www.redditinc.com/policies/content-policy). People get pit bulls because they want "tough dogs," and thus raise them that shitty way, so that's when a pit bull escapes and mauls somebody. Edit: relevant text Owners of pit bull-type dogs deal with a strong breed stigma,44 however controlled studies have not identified this breed group as disproportionately dangerous. When living with someone who has fluctuating weak energy and leadership skills, such as anyone with a psychiatric disorder, a dog will revert to its genetically bred instincts, [–]scoonbug -3 points-2 points-1 points 2 years ago (0 children). I don’t have a kid. Some media claims about pit bulls … Back in the day, this breed was meant to hunt lions! [–]BrianDynasty -5 points-4 points-3 points 2 years ago* (1 child). It's shitty owners that make them shitty. I don't think any dogs should be around children AT ALL. Of the 3,532 people who were disfigured, 2,571 (73%) were disfigured by pit bulls; 3,050 (87%) were disfigured by molosser breeds. [–]ilikemath2 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (6 children), Are you just going to ignore the last part of my comment? The idea that a dog (or any animal) is nothing more than it’s breeding is ridiculous. Per the ATTS website: "Comparing scores with other dogs is not a good idea" and the test "takes into consideration each breed's inherent tendencies". There is simply no legitimate case of these dogs being bred to be good around children. My apologies kind sir. I had a pit bull type dog that was therapy certified, and in my opinion as an animal care professional I’m much more cautious around several other breeds. order corn, This subreddit is for posting screenshots, pictures, or stories of people who are being way too picky, MAY THE COMIC SANS AND LENS FLARES FLOW UNFILTERED. Rule 2: Do not post low effort/satirical/troll posts. An opinion. The AVMA also takes the position that bite risk is more strongly influenced by other factors than breed, https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/LiteratureReviews/Pages/The-Role-of-Breed-in-Dog-Bite-Risk-and-Prevention.aspx. Pit bulls are dangerous and should never be around children. They are a dangerous breed, and blaming owners alone for vicious attacks by pit bulls does a disservice to public safety. A schutzhund trained dog lunging at the stranger is allowed, but if an untrained Siberian husky does the same, it may fail." [–]AutoModerator[M] 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). Here, I’ll rephrase it. Before we continue, we must first clarify what the “pit bull breed” is. As a visitor or member, you can help moderators maintain the community by reporting and downvoting rule-breaking content.". . Finding pit bull facts is a challenge. ( except for maybe chihuahuas), [–][deleted] 3 points4 points5 points 2 years ago* (13 children). The only truly aggressive pit's I've met had piece of shit owner's. 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