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April 10, 2005

Pitbull Warning

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 11:22 pm

It ought to go without saying that children should not be allowed near pit bulls, but some people need reminding every now and then. Beware that even with adult supervision, allowing a pit bull near a small child may result in the following (WARNING: graphic).


UPDATE: Thanks to reader freckles12342000 for the properly rotated update:

227 Responses to “Pitbull Warning”

  1. Pitbull Lover Says:

    i have 3 pitbulls of my own, and i totally agree that its how yu raise them. I live in Australia, where they are banned, but still a lot of people manage to own them. It pisses me off , that the government stereotypes these dogs, that they are viscous and aggressive. In every dogs nature to attack in circumstances and you cant blame only 1 breed for attacks, also most of the time other breeds are mistaken for pitbulls even though they are complete different for e.g bulldogs are often mistaken as pitbulls. there are a total of 23 breeds which are commonly mistaken for pitbull. i believe as a owner we have to stand up for the mistreatment of these dogs, because at the end of the day,any dog is a mans/ women lol best friend.

  2. Jenny smith Says:

    I have 2 staffies and a 6 month old baby girl, and they are great with her but i still would never leave them alone, thats just plain stuppid.

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  3. Abbeymill Fencing Says:

    Pitbulls and Staffies Rule!

    Keep the cute pictures coming!

  4. kevin bonin Says:

    pitbulls are not mean and aggresive unless you mistreat it or abuse it.if you start training it 2 fight it will grow up 2 be aggresive and mean. pitbulls are good dogs!!!

  5. kevin bonin Says:

    fuck all hataz who think pitbulls are aggresive

  6. Sheila Nies Says:

    I have a dog thats part Pitbull and goldenlab shes a month old . She is very smart slowly she is teaching herself how to get potty trained. I want her to be a good pet definatelly no fighting or watch dog . I want her as far away from that as i can get . I have another puppy and they play alot and we have a kitten she seems to get along with both puppies my other puppy is supposed to be rat terrier and pug but he looks like a weiner dog and rat terrier .Her mother is the Golden lab shes not very big . I am just curious how big my puppy will get . I didn’t see the male. I know the golden lab is very protective, but she is friendly. But i think shes a mixed breed my puppy looks a lot like her i am glad shes a female. Shes about 6 weeks old . I am not sure she has worms her mother did . could i deworm her if she didnt have them . It wont hurt her if she takes the medication? I just wanted to make sure before i gave it to her.

  7. pitbull mommy Says:

    I have a 6 month old male pitbull and he is a big goofball, he Loves to play with other dogs and loves to play with kids, yes pitbull’s are known to attack people but if they are raised right then they are extremely loyal dogs. full of love life and adventure! I really hate it when people say their ALL “mean” dogs, that’s not true at all, if you have some ignorant person like Micheal Vick that thinks pitbulls are cool looking and finds humor in watching two dogs rip each other apart then yes your going to have an extremely dangerous animal, but with people that care about their pets and take the time to work with them, then they are you’re best friend. My 5 year old Chocolate lad is more aggressive then my pitbull. its all about how their raised, Punish the Deed NOT the breed.

  8. adonis21 Says:

    i have a 11 month old pitbull named gracie, i’ve had her since she was 2 months old. when i got her she was very timid and shy now she’s full of energy and confidence and she walks up to any person,any dog it doesn’t matter and she gives them all the love she has.when were at the dog park and a fight breaks out she imidiatly runs over to calm the sittuation down, it;s funny to watch. she’s sweet but she knows when to be stern. we have sittuations on a daily where one of those little loud dogs will come up and bark at her aggressivley and at first she backs off and if they stop she’ll keep walkin but if they don’t she get’s into her attack stance and put’s on her big dog bark and usually the little dog will shut up if not she corners it and litterally punks the dog at that point they always submit. mind you i walk my dog with no leash. she’s been attacked by little dogs she won’t fight back hard enough to hurt the dog just hard enough to get her point across.. that’s no bullshit she’s the best dog in the world and she ain’t fixed..oh and FUCK ALL YOU STERIOTYPICAL RACIST ASSHOLES WHO THINK BLACK GUYS ONLY RAISE PITS TO FIGHT!!! im black and my dog is the best no fights no cuts she has her full ears and full tail too

  9. chihuahua supplies Says:

    Just looking at those pics makes me nervous. Pitbulls should never be left alone with young kids.
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  10. Xrlq Says:

    Earth to duh: she wasn’t. I’m in the first picture myself, and who do you think took the second? Another pit bull?

  11. Hair Scissors Says:

    Emm…. right kids should never be left alone with them

  12. Casca7 Says:

    Wait…why shouldn’t children be left alone with them? Why would one own a dog that is not safe to be left alone with children? Am I missing something here?

  13. Xrlq Says:

    Apparently so. No dog is safe to leave alone with small children. Older children who have learned to become dominant and train the dog, sure. Small children, no.

  14. Casca7 Says:

    http://pit-bulls.christianfunfair.org/attacks.htm

  15. Xrlq Says:

    http://www.igorilla.com/gorilla/animal/2001/pomeranian.html

  16. Casca7 Says:

    You show me one link?

    I provided hundreds just in a couple of years. Even responsible pitbull rescues and breeders will admit the pitbull ‘breed’ needs special training and care, much more than other breeds.
    Not all those listed were from abused or mistreated pitbulls. All dogs may bite, but we see often and in the majority, the severity of bites, the maulings, disfigurements, and killings are all from the pitbull breed.
    There are whole countries, and some American Cities that have placed either severe restrictions or outright bans on owning them. Some homeowners insurance providers will NOT give a homeowner insurance if they own pitbulls. Is it all a huge global conspiracy? Some huge mistake?
    NO dog will attack a horse pulling a carriage and try to drag it down by it’s head and neck by latching onto it except a pitbull. http://www.fox40.com/news/headlines/ktxl-news-pitbullattack-1221,0,492416.story

  17. JONATHAN KELLEY Says:

    i dont know where alot of you people get your information. the american pitbull terrior WAS not breed for fighting. there are many many more aggressive dogs out there. i took in more than 30 “fighting” pitbulls and retrained them to be the best family dogs. my red noe pit named Dusty, her best damn friend was a cat. they ate, slept, and played together all day long. and she never 1 time tried or atempted to attack anybody. look people its not the dog its the fucking owner. its not the dogs fault. we put the people who train/fight their dogs to sleep instead of the dog.

  18. Xrlq Says:

    Casca7: You provided one link vs. me providing one to you, as as far as quantity goes I’d call that a draw. Quality-wise, your link was to a rambling yahoo’s web site that reads like the Unabomber Manifesto, while mine was to a national news story that ran on all the major networks. Of course there are other links in this thread you could have followed, and others still elsewhere on the blog (this one, for example), but what for? You’re obviously one of those hacks who think they know The Truth (TM) already so why bother reading anything that might conflict with it?

    That some countries and even a few American cities have bought into your hysteria is no more evidence that your hysteria is legit than the Salem Witch Trials are evidence that there really was witchcraft in Salem, MA back in the 17th Century. For every city that tries to ban pit bulls, a gazillion don’t. Just a big conspiracy, right? What of the insurers that do write homeowners’ policies for anyone whose dog hasn’t bitten anyone? Just another big mistake, of course. The real kicker is the fact that while some insurers refuse to cover pit bull risks while others do not, very few, if any, surcharge for that risk. Surely they all would, if pit bulls posed a real, tangible, measurable risk different in kind from that of owning any dog. But if it’s all hysteria, with zero substance, of course no carrier can come up with a coherent formula for pricing that made-up risk!

    Jonathan: The pit was indeed bred for fighting other dogs, originally. That doesn’t mean they’re not suitable pets now, but it does mean you have to be careful with them, especially around other dogs.

  19. Casca7 Says:

    Xriq, I provided you with one link with HUNDREDS of stories of pitbull attacks, maulings, killings over a period of just a couple of years.
    http://pit-bulls.christianfunfair.org/attacks.htm

    That is NOT a ‘rambling’ web site; the links to the stories are real. The deaths, the maulings, the children injured are real. You cannot defend or explain away these stories except the old tired excuses such as: “it’s the owner’s fault, not the dog’s”, or “the ones who attacked were mistreated or abused”.
    ANYONE who goes to that page with verified links can see how dangerous these dogs are, despite how cuddly some may seem.
    If these dogs DO require special training or special care different than other dogs, is there not some official warning or requirements to owning them called for?
    Pitbull rescue centers and some responsible breeders ADMIT they require special care and training.
    Pitbull owners seem to be just as stubborn and determined as pitbulls themselves when they attack.
    You can NOT say it’s just some huge mistake that some countries and quite a few American cities have banned or placed severe restrictions on owning these dogs. There IS something about these dogs that require special care and diligence in owning them. Why ANYONE would own a dog where they have to lock them up when small children come to the house is befuddling. It’s all about the ‘status symbol’ I suspect.

  20. Xrlq Says:

    You provided one link to one web site run by a raving idiot whose arguments are just as incoherent and hysterical as your own. I provided a link to the only recognized organization that has any aggregate data on temperament by breed, and you simply ignored it. Typical.

    With all due respect (i.e., none) I don’t need your permission for anything. I can and most certainly will say it is a huge mistake for any city, state or country to adopt your inherent hysteria and codify it into law. If you had a rational bone in your body, which you obviously don’t, it would now be up to you to explain how much bigger of a mistake it must be that for every city, state or country that has chosen to buy into your hysteria, hundreds of others have chosen not to.

  21. Casca7 Says:

    I’m hoping you actually one day respond to my post. The links are real. There is a huge disproportionate disparity among the pitbull ‘breed’ and other breeds.
    YOU answer why pitbull rescue centers and breeders warn any potential owners about this ‘breed’.
    Try to respond to the post below. I know it’s difficult to defend. There is no ‘raving idiot’, nor is anything on the page ‘incoherent or hysterical’. It is very dangerous to you and your irrational cause to treat this ‘breed’ just as you would any other type.
    Their are links to stories in a 2 year period. Are you saying their fake or did not happen? Are you saying other breeds act just the same? Review it again:

    Xriq, I provided you with one link with HUNDREDS of stories of pitbull attacks, maulings, killings over a period of just a couple of years.
    http://pit-bulls.christianfunfair.org/attacks.htm

    That is NOT a ‘rambling’ web site; the links to the stories are real. The deaths, the maulings, the children injured are real. You cannot defend or explain away these stories except the old tired excuses such as: “it’s the owner’s fault, not the dog’s”, or “the ones who attacked were mistreated or abused”.
    ANYONE who goes to that page with verified links can see how dangerous these dogs are, despite how cuddly some may seem.
    If these dogs DO require special training or special care different than other dogs, is there not some official warning or requirements to owning them called for?
    Pitbull rescue centers and some responsible breeders ADMIT they require special care and training.
    Pitbull owners seem to be just as stubborn and determined as pitbulls themselves when they attack.
    You can NOT say it’s just some huge mistake that some countries and quite a few American cities have banned or placed severe restrictions on owning these dogs. There IS something about these dogs that require special care and diligence in owning them. Why ANYONE would own a dog where they have to lock them up when small children come to the house is befuddling. It’s all about the ‘status symbol’ I suspect.

  22. carolina molina Says:

    ahi mui hermosos esos bebes con perros si se puede ser diferente y que el humano interactue con los animales

  23. Gio Says:

    @Xrlq

    Hello, thanks for posting this, you have alot of idiots like Casca7 who is so misinform, but i won’t even bother getting into this. I have a question, the pitbull you have on that picture what kind of pitbull is it? Couple days ago i was able to play with this same type of pitbull and it was a sweetheart, i never met it before and it treated me with nothing but kindness and my younger brother who is 9 years old and my cousins who is also young. I fell in love with that dog and i want to get my own. So if you can help me out with some information i would greatly appreciate it. The only question i have is the type of pitbull you have and what gender is better to get females or males?

  24. Brittney Says:

    I have had pit’s my entire life. When i was all of 2 years old my parents had a pitt that would come out in the yard and pick me up by my pants and bring me back inside. and now i have a 2 year old son and a 3 year old pitt. They have been raised together and just the same my pit will go out side and pick my son up by the pants and bring him in to me. this dog has never bit at one person i do beleive that there is no bad dogs, there are bad owners. That is just what I think so sorry if i affended you.

  25. Cristina Says:

    I was terribly afraid of pit-bulls, and had heard of all the horrible stories! I would run to my car and get away from them and wish they would all be banned. Until about two and a half years ago when I found one (her) in front of my house. She was hungry, cold and thirsty…she had been abandoned and discarded probably because of her breed ( by my neighbor I later found out). I did not know she was a pit bull or I might have not helped her, she was looking down not daring to look at me, she knew she had been left out too many times already, and felt defeated.. I would have been scared, she was humbly looking down and asking for help, she was sad, she was hungry, she was cold, and in front of my house. I have had this dog since then, and I have fallen in love with her. She is funny, she is sensitive, she is patient, loving and could not possibly be a better dog…will she protect me I ask my self?…I can only hope so, I do not know, she is too sweet…, I am afraid she would greet the intruder by her offering of an apple from her apple tree. I I have had many dogs in my life, but this dog…, if you just pay attention to her body language you can know what she thinks, what she feels, she is amazing! and, I was so wrong about pitbulls….it is how you teach or treat them. Really. This is how my pitbull is. I love her. You just need to love her a little and she is grateful…She is amazing. She is as any other dog….just a little better.

  26. Salexa Says:

    Pit bulls are THE most abused and misunderstood dog in the world, and I am an advocate. I have a 5 month old brindle female named Rocsi and she is a complete sweetheart. Her mother was the same way. Extremely intelligent, loyal, and wants to do nothing but please her owner. People need to educate themselves about the breed and negative perceptions of the breed. Of course there will be evidence of pit bulls mauling people because it is the popular thing to put out in the media. As with many, many, social issues regarding race and class in America, pit bulls have seemed to be targeted the same way certain racial and ethnic groups have been targeted within the media and OVERLY portrayed as “vicious monsters.” Say what you want, but when you actually research the statistics on crime in this country, you get an entirely different story then what you would if you only get your crime info from the mass media. The same thing happens with pit bulls. Read a book, read several books, do research and look at the statistical data on the breed as compared to other breeds. Most importantly, spend time with the breed! You’re going to get a different story. Nevertheless, I am in LOVE with my pit bull terrier. When I take her out, she is the star of the show, gets a lot of positive attention and she loves it. I have pledged to be the most responsible pit bull owner I can be and this includes helping to disproving the stereotypes about the breed and changing people’s perceptions about the so-called “monsters.” Thank you for this page.

  27. Daniel James Says:

    I was very afraid of pitbulls. I decided I wanted a dog after having saved cats for 20+ years. I picked a three legged little mutt. When I went to pick up, Rinni the dog, a lady that worked there and knew I had cats, stopped the adoption and said you cant take Rinni, you need to take Kota. I looked at Kota, the one eyed pitbull and said no way. After some time I agreed to take her home and see how it went. I ended up loving that dog, whom I named Petey, more than life. She passed away recently so I decided to give another so called monster a chance.

    Keep up the good work.

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