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Old 03-13-2019, 09:19 AM
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I have a long term acquaintance whose dog was ripped up quite badly ($1200 worth of wounds that needed fixing by Buffalo Ridge Vets) by two pit bulls. This was though while he was trying to return a cell phone to his neighbors who opened the door when this guy knocked or rang the bell. The acquaintance had taken the dog to the pit bulls' house. And they attacked viciously. One of the owners of the pit bulls did get hurt trying to pull these two dogs off of the much smaller dog.

Please keep the details out of this any more than this if you know whom I am talking about here.

Just wanted to talk more about pit bulls some of whom get a bad rap. I have met maybe a couple dozen pit bulls that are a lot sweeter than most of the small dogs I have met.

The dog that got attacked is an extremely gentle pooch. Not a mean gene in its body.

Other pit bulls if I am not familiar with them I avoid as much as possible as there are very nasty pit bulls out there. But these have usually been mistreated or trained to kill other dogs for the amusement of their owners and money for various parties.

My sister-in-law's family has often had pit bulls and she adopted what looked like a pit bull/boxer mix last year from Max's Pet Connection in Lady Lake. She throws all kind of love at their dog as does the rest of her family.

I do have a female friend who had a gentle pit bull mix that did eventually get a bit aggressive when it would play rough with a boxer mix. The dog never harmed another dog though as far as I know.

My neighbor in Palm Harbor raised two pit bulls and was in hot water with the authorities for mistreating one of these dogs. Both of which were quite gentle but he kept them in cages. He had tied one to his car and tried to walk it in the neighborhood from a leash out his car's window. The cops followed the blood trial to his house after a teen called 911.

This neighbor fought to get the pit bull back from the authorities. There was a lot of resistance in the community and this did make the various Tampa Bay news stations and newspapers.

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Old 03-13-2019, 09:56 AM
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A pit bull (there area few different varieties, this is a catch-all term and not the name of any one specific breed), like all dogs, is as tame and well-behaved as its owner trains it to be. Pit bull-type dogs need a "job" and if they don't have one they will get bored and frustrated, and can then show aggression. Training them to be aggressive is another matter entirely. They need exercise, not just enough walking to relieve themselves and return home to the rug in the kitchen. Showering them with love isn't what makes a dog of ANY type, well behaved. In fact, if you praise the dog and never teach him correct behavior, he's more likely to misbehave because you're sending him the signal that bad behavior gets rewarded.
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A pit bull (there area few different varieties, this is a catch-all term and not the name of any one specific breed), like all dogs, is as tame and well-behaved as its owner trains it to be. Pit bull-type dogs need a "job" and if they don't have one they will get bored and frustrated, and can then show aggression. Training them to be aggressive is another matter entirely. They need exercise, not just enough walking to relieve themselves and return home to the rug in the kitchen. Showering them with love isn't what makes a dog of ANY type, well behaved. In fact, if you praise the dog and never teach him correct behavior, he's more likely to misbehave because you're sending him the signal that bad behavior gets rewarded.
That is all correct. My sister-in-law does admonish her dog if she does something wrong. As did my female friend most of the time for her pit bull mix.

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Old 03-13-2019, 10:20 AM
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Not familiar with this story. Are these pit bulls still alive in The Villages? Wouldn't this be dangerous? Ready to attack humans? Where are they now?
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:11 PM
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Not familiar with this story. Are these pit bulls still alive in The Villages? Wouldn't this be dangerous? Ready to attack humans? Where are they now?
This is not in the Villages but close. They are alive. And I doubt if they would attack people.

I am trying to get the talk onto stereotypes about pit bulls as I have had a lot of talks with Villagers and those outside of it who lump all pit bulls together. Each dog is an individual even if with animals instincts and genes do play a big role IMHO.

My female friend lived in a neighborhood close to the Villages and she was having a lot of problems because her dog looked a lot like a full breed pit bull but was a mix. She had the dog's DNA tested to get the evidence that the dog was a mix.

She moved out of the Villages area.
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:17 PM
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What the OP boils down to is this:
Someone brought their dog to the front door of other dog-owners, without first checking to make sure if that was a good or bad idea. Turns out, it was a bad idea. It's very likely (almost completely likely) that the pit owners would have told the person "oh - hm. Please leave your dog at home, mine are very territorial and will agressively protect their turf until they've had a chance to meet yours on neutral territory first."

Never EVER EVER bring your animal, of any kind, onto the property of another animal, of any kind, without first ensuring that the interaction will be politely received.
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:22 PM
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What the OP boils down to is this:
Someone brought their dog to the front door of other dog-owners, without first checking to make sure if that was a good or bad idea. Turns out, it was a bad idea. It's very likely (almost completely likely) that the pit owners would have told the person "oh - hm. Please leave your dog at home, mine are very territorial and will agressively protect their turf until they've had a chance to meet yours on neutral territory first."

Never EVER EVER bring your animal, of any kind, onto the property of another animal, of any kind, without first ensuring that the interaction will be politely received.
As a dog owner it is your responsibility to train your dog but also to be aware of it's issues.

The op reminds me of a dog we had as kids. It was a mix of a boarder collie, they were very rare at the time and a German Shepherd. It was a smart, fairly large dog. It was great around kids, dogs etc a great dog. Except, perhaps due to abuse, the dog would respond to black people and become vicious.

Many pure bred dogs that were used for aggressive purpose have had the aggression bred out of them and are now docile pets. Classic examples the mastiff-formerly a war dog. In roman times there was a battle where the troops retreated and the roman mastiffs won the battle. Today, every mastiff, I've met is an overgrown lap dog. English bull dog is another common example.

Far as pit bulls I, through business, knew a guy that bred aggressive pit bulls and I'm certain he is not the only one.
Sadly he and others like him are the reason why you pay extra and may not even be able to get insurance if you CHOOSE to own a pit bull same is true of a Rottweiler.

MY POINT-as a dog owner it is your duty to know and to control your dog. You are and you should be liable for any damages your animal causes.
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As a dog owner it is your responsibility to train your dog but also to be aware of it's issues.

The op reminds me of a dog we had as kids. It was a mix of a boarder collie, they were very rare at the time and a German Shepherd. It was a smart, fairly large dog. It was great around kids, dogs etc a great dog. Except, perhaps due to abuse, the dog would respond to black people and become vicious.

Many pure bred dogs that were used for aggressive purpose have had the aggression bred out of them and are now docile pets. Classic examples the mastiff-formerly a war dog. In roman times there was a battle where the troops retreated and the roman mastiffs won the battle. Today, every mastiff, I've met is an overgrown lap dog. English bull dog is another common example.

Far as pit bulls I, through business, knew a guy that bred aggressive pit bulls and I'm certain he is not the only one.
Sadly he and others like him are the reason why you pay extra and may not even be able to get insurance if you CHOOSE to own a pit bull same is true of a Rottweiler.

MY POINT-as a dog owner it is your duty to know and to control your dog. You are and you should be liable for any damages your animal causes.
Someone brings their dog to YOUR house, without first asking YOU, then that person accepts the risk. Your pitbulls in your house protecting their own property from an unfamiliar animal should not be liable. The person who brought their dog onto your property, to your front door, without first warning you that he had a dog there - was in the wrong. THAT dog owner should be liable for any damages to your pitbulls, and your door, and your stoop, and your person, and any other part of your property caused by that dog owner not bothering to mention that they were bringing a dog to your house and just showing up with it.
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:26 PM
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Judge Judy has many, many, cases that involve dogs on her show and the law is the same almost everywhere, that you are liable for your animal and it needs to be leashed when in public. Recently she, who is a dog lover, has been saying that Pitt Bulls are dangerous and unpredictable.

I won't mention names either but one of the sweetest and most fair posters on this site, who loves animals dearly, once said that Pitt Bulls (Staffordshire Terriers) had a different bite mechanism and behavior from most other dogs in that when the bite they clamped down and hurt by shaking the other animal. I am a dog lover but what I have heard and read and the fact that actuaries give them a greater risk makes me wary of them. I think some dogs shouldn't be bred.

And some humans too.
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. . . I think some dogs shouldn't be bred.

And some humans too.

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