Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. [–][deleted] -1 points0 points1 point 2 years ago (0 children). I’m guessing you’re just retarded and uninformed lol. Please contact the moderators of this subreddit if you have any questions or concerns. Pit bulls are dangerous and should never be around children. Remember, there was also a trend of children being posed with fairies and other fantastical creatures as well. POSTS DIRECTLY ABOUT THIS SUBREDDIT ARE NOT ALLOWED. Pit bulls are of a breed of dog. This should just be in the sidebar since people most misinformed anti-pitbull posts here almost every day. [–][deleted] -2 points-1 points0 points 2 years ago (0 children). I'm just going to let our conversation sit here. Before we continue, we must first clarify what the “pit bull breed” is. They’re also misidentified by professionals 50% of the time, so bite statistics are suspect. /r/dogs is a discussion-based subreddit, meant for asking questions, sharing information, and learning about our beloved canine companions and related dog-centric topics. [–]Synthtastic[S] 7 points8 points9 points 2 years ago (3 children), Of the 5,770 dogs involved in fatal and disfiguring attacks on humans occurring in the U.S. & Canada since September 1982, when I began logging the data, 4,043 (70%) were pit bulls; 4,874 (86%) were of related molosser breeds, including pit bulls, Rottweilers, mastiffs, bull mastiffs, boxers, and their mixes. Breeds like Pit Bulls, Boxers, Rottweilers, and Doberman Pinschers are more likely to cause fear and harsh judgment from passersby. The officer, who happened to be a Black male, said he believed pit bulls are dangerous dogs not meant for public exposure. Pit bulls are dangerous and should never be around children. I basically ignore anyone who tries to bring that argument up. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Pit bulls were originally bred to bring down cattle in abattoirs, and also to bait and bring down big game (bears, bores, bulls) in a fighting pit. Pit bulls were selectively bred for "gameness," the ability to finish a fight. and join one of thousands of communities. Please have a clear, self contained opinion as your post title, and use the text field to elaborate and expand on why you think/feel this way. Stuff that interests you. Lol what? A subjective statement about your position on some topic. But my dog is the most sweet and loving dog there ever is. Are you saying that this is all because of owners? She wanted to keep this big teddy bear of a dog. [–]GreyBoyBlackDog 4 points5 points6 points 2 years ago (10 children). I didn’t link memes as my sources lol. People attacked by any medium size, short coated dog almost invariably label it as a pit bull, whether that’s true or not. Imagine if all retriever breeds were lumped together instead of there being a clear division between Golden’s, Labradors, Flat Coated, etc. Just google "pit bull temperament test" and see hundreds of links confirming this. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association , that's because the CDC stopped collecting breed data on dog attacks 1998. Even the head of the American Pit Bull Foundation, which provides information about pit bulls, thinks people are the problem, not pit bulls. Are you saying that this is all because of owners? This doesn’t confirm anything. Also consider that dog fighters still have to cull the majority of the pups their dogs have due to not being adequate to their purposes (they lack “gameness”). There is simply no legitimate case of these dogs being bred to be good around children. 2 years ago. I will never understand people who want to be wrong on purpose. Yea. [–]ColdThiccMei -3 points-2 points-1 points 2 years ago (2 children), I think that if an owner shows even very little aggression to the Pitbull, it might have a chance to be aggressive, but with a COMPLETELY loving family, I dont think it's dangerous at all. The wave of argument against the pit bull ban in Montreal, and other breed-specific legislation around the country, emphasises that pit bulls can't … Things that make you go AWW! 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. The AKC actually recommends pit bulls as one of the best family pets you can possibly own. Many countries ban pit bulls as a dangerous breed but “there’s no science that bears that idea out,” says this author. Pit bulls pass temperament tests above almost every other breed. No racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or general bigotry. Research to date suggests pit bulls are somewhere near the top of the list of biters, and their bites are bad — and possibly unpredictable. 1 canine killers of other people's pets and animals, killing more than 75% of those killed by a dog. Also, do you read? Insert any breed of dog into your 2 scenarios. The owner’s handling of a dog defines its personality. That’s provably false. Please try posting after your account is over 48 hours old. edit:There is a chance this poster isn't serious and I may have taken the bait. I think a pure bread male pit might take more training but it depends on their personality. [–][deleted] 3 points4 points5 points 2 years ago (1 child), https://dogbitelaw.com/dog-bite-statistics/all-dog-bite-statistics lmao x 2. https://nationalpost.com/opinion/barbara-kay-theres-no-argument-pit-bulls-kill, [–]AutoModerator[M] [score hidden] 2 years ago stickied comment (0 children). Animals in general (especially more dangerous and aggressive animals) have been known to turn on their owners, even if they're treated in a "completely loving" manner. Most recently the violations have included threats of violence against police and public officials. Pffft, [–]RandomePerson 4 points5 points6 points 2 years ago (1 child), [–][deleted] 6 points7 points8 points 2 years ago (0 children), [–]BrianDynasty -1 points0 points1 point 2 years ago (6 children). Sample size greatly contributes to the viability of data. /r/entitledparents is a place you can put all those wonderful stories of moms or dads thinking that because they have kids they are entitled to everything. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (311) of these deaths. Because of the fact that people began using and breeding them as fighting dogs, this danger is always present. Pit bulls should not be handled by weak people. The pit bulls "sensitivity" puts them at risk of becoming "unbalanced by constantly reflecting the symptoms of their handler's PTSD," they determined. Not a proposal. The "nanny dog" myth is just that--a myth. Yep. It is true that pits score high on the ATTS. [–][deleted] 4 points5 points6 points 2 years ago (7 children). This is blatantly false, and it should be obvious. That is from the article I linked and I'm sure you can find more stats on google. (DOGS/DOG BREED DISCRIMINATION) Pit bulls have been the target of breed-specific legislation for years despite evidence claiming such laws do not diminish the number of overall dog attacks. Surveys of dogs offered for sale or adoption indicate that pit bulls and pit mixes are together less than 7% of the U.S. dog population; molosser breeds, all combined, are 9%.”. 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. [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (9 children). 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. His comments weren’t surprising. I'd rather take a six hour train than a one hour flight. Here is a statement by a surgeon who routinely literally puts childrens' faces back together. What began as a "breed advocacy" service dog stunt in 2011, ended in near disaster. Find more subreddits like r/PitbullsAreDangerous -- A subreddit for discussing the inherent dangers of pit bulls, exposing the pro-pit propaganda lobby, and debunking lies about the supposed "nanny dog". Those numbers would likely be far higher than those attributed to “pit bulls”. I clearly said 'if you raise them right'. I've been noticing over the last little while that Reddit has a pit bull problem. As a matter of fact, the Pit Bull is not a single dog breed.Rather, they’re a collection of four breeds and direct relatives to those pedigree breeds.. That being said, there are four types of Pit Bulls: the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the American Bulldog. [–]GreyBoyBlackDog 3 points4 points5 points 2 years ago (12 children). Police in Nassau County, N.Y., are searching door-to-door for two pit bulls that went on a bloody rampage, attacking a teenage boy and three women during a … A dog’s breed doesn’t define a dog’s personality. I had someone pm me about this trying to say pitbull isn't a real breed. We get it, you all think this sub is garbage and is just for popular opinions, and you want to be funny and post "going to be downvoted to oblivion here, but I think racism is bad." Myth #1: Pit Bulls have the strongest bite of any dog breed. Most of the stigma around pit bulls stems from their association with minorities and poor people. You have to be the alpha and set the lead, train them, give attention, and positive reinforcement. To answer the question: are pit bulls dangerous? We enjoy the memes, but please keep them off the sub. I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. Some media claims about pit bulls … If you want me to DM you for the price of an item you’re selling, I’m not going to bother with you, even if I want it. A place for really cute pictures and videos! If your post is just one sentence it will be removed. Some breads and personality mixes may be harder to train, so if you're a soy boy get a chihuahua. Mildly interesting stuff. By Simon Worrall. These posts are usually, but not exclusively, those that target a particular sex, race, sexual orientation, etc, when the user in question is hostile, vulgar or aggressive towards said group. I agree. Saying "Don't Listen to the Haters" or "Don't change for anyone" is very closed-minded. 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”. Naturally, golden retrievers are actually more aggressive than pit bulls are. [–]RandomePerson 3 points4 points5 points 2 years ago (0 children). Towards threats. Did you miss the part about having to cull most of those pups due to lack of desired traits? [–]Synthtastic[S] 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children), I hope it stays that way and that there is no victim if one day they snap, [–][deleted] 6 points7 points8 points 2 years ago (9 children), This is a popular opinion, caused by propaganda created by stupid people. A pit bull that has a normal upbringing with good owners is one of the calmest, friendliest dogs you can possibly have. Of the 3,532 people who were disfigured, 2,571 (73%) were disfigured by pit bulls; 3,050 (87%) were disfigured by molosser breeds. If what you say is true, ALL these pups would be “dead game” with little to no variability in temperament or aggression. However, using this test to gauge an animal's tendency towards sudden and unprovoked attacks is useless. Pit Bulls don't fail against a Golden standard; they fail against a Pit Bull standard. A place for responsible gun owners and enthusiasts to talk about guns without the politics. Your post must be an opinion. Pit bulls are the dog of choice amongst dogmen, individuals who fight their pit bulls against other pit bulls. 8 Minute Read. Dogs in the pit bull category rank #1 for fatal attacks on children (although to be fair, they rank #1 in fatal attacks on humans in general). The ones we bred for our own pleasure, [–][deleted] -4 points-3 points-2 points 2 years ago* (13 children). 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. These golden puppers are so misunderstood. That’s simply not true. Depending on your definition that could include anywhere from 1 to 10 different actual “breeds”. I also high doubt they were testing temperaments to determine whether they were reliable "service candidates", as pitbulls aren't common service dogs and aren't even recommended. Also, you can read the statements of another pediatric surgeon in regards to the unusually violent nature of pit attacks on children. You’re right. Support for these laws is based on the misconception that pit bulls are more dangerous and prone to aggression than other dog breeds.   However, in less than a year, their pilot program fully broke down due to problems with the pit bull breed. Please make sure to upvote well written unpopular/controversial opinions, and downvote badly written opinions OR popular opinions. They were also bred to protect their owner humans, derp. Pit bulls are notorious, so people often will identify an aggressive dog as a Pit bull when the breed is not truly known. Things that make you say "What the F*ck". Pit bulls make up about 6.5 percent of the total U.S. dog population. I work at an animal shelter and most times it's the owner not the dog. This community is geared towards modern, force-free methods and recommendations. It's shitty owners that make them shitty. This subreddit is intended for posting your own personal tattoos, but also includes: tattoo flash and tattoo paintings from approved submitters. The developer supported, community run subreddit dedicated to the Fortnite: Battle Royale game mode by Epic Games. They aren’t doing a study, they’re administering testing at an owner’s request. It also doesn’t take into account t that the average person thinks a pit bull is a real breed and can’t tell what dogs are and are not in that breed lol. [+][deleted] comment score below threshold-6 points-5 points-4 points 2 years ago (7 children). During the 13-year period of 2005 to 2017, canines killed 433 Americans. https://www.adoptapet.com/blog/for-over-100-years-pitbulls-were-our-babysitters/, [–]GreyBoyBlackDog 10 points11 points12 points 2 years ago (0 children). [+]BigFadTiddyNips comment score below threshold-8 points-7 points-6 points 2 years ago (0 children). The ATS is administered under controlled conditions, where the dog is being directly controlled by the owner. Pitbulls were bred for tenacity and strength and in the hands of the wrong owner, these traits can manifest as dangerous aggression. Even if “pit bulls” have the highest fatality rate...that doesn’t change the argument that this opinion of them being too dangerous to be around children is just made out of uninformed fear. This is a measure to counteract spam. Stories about spoiled children with their entitled parent(s) are also welcome. You’re saying that they’re all innately aggressive. It's a breed. [–]Allthethrowingknives 12 points13 points14 points 2 years ago (0 children), i mean i still have a scar on my leg from being attacked by a pitbull so maybe i'm biased but i agree, [–]imangryandsad 16 points17 points18 points 2 years ago (1 child). that is what they’re saying, yes. I don't think any dogs should be around children AT ALL. [–]PitchMeALiteralTent 3 points4 points5 points 2 years ago (1 child), Or you know, maul your 2 month old baby because there was a knock at the door(happened just today), [–]Calac64 -2 points-1 points0 points 2 years ago (0 children). If you raise them right around your kids, then they will protect your kids. I don’t have a kid. If you are gonna teach your dog to be mean to other people,he will. A place for sharing videos, gifs, and images of animals being bros. Aww, cripes. If that were true, they would have entire litters of Uber aggressive fighting dogs time after time without much variation. Finding pit bull facts is a challenge. A place to post the most midly infuriating things! Change my mind. Rule 3: Do not post opinions that are heavily posted/have been on the front page recently. And the stats that we have bear this out. But they have relationships with shelters (like mine) so they can get them adopted back out as companion animals. Censored swearing on TV is funnier than uncensored swearing. Try it out lol. How many words is that so far, like a hundred? My apologies kind sir. https://www.reddit.com/r/BanPitBulls/comments/7ic5zn/faq/, [–]urtrashandwrongHates the internet 7 points8 points9 points 2 years ago (7 children), Pit bulls pass temperament tests above almost every other breed, [–]scoonbug -2 points-1 points0 points 2 years ago (6 children), Edit: I wouldn’t describe the results as passing at a greater rate than any other breed, but they’re better than most “rich white people dogs.”, [–]urtrashandwrongHates the internet 7 points8 points9 points 2 years ago (5 children). An opinion. You can’t confirm shit. 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). Great, even displaying aggression is n't serious and i may have taken the bait case these! 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