i like the one with the baby with the dog costume!
Any big dog, you ask? Serious? Has anyone ever seen "poodle rips child to shreds" on the news? I don't think so. It's really too bad that people are so desperate to prove these dogs aren't dangerous that they would put their babies on the line like this.
you're an idiot. people are the reason that large breed dogs are dangerous...they are abused and trained that way. If they are loved and cared for, and trained right, they are very sweet, family oriented and affectionate dogs. Shut the hell up
A big dog will protect its baby master with his life. A poodle will just shake and pee on its self.
You can train a chihuahua to be vicious! It is NOT NOT NOT the breed - it is the STUPID PEOPLE that train their dogs to be vicious or they BEAT their dogs and the dogs act out! That is all then compounded by STUPID PEOPLE that don't understand a single damn thing about dogs! ANY ANIMAL (including humans) has the *ability* to be vicious, and yes - any animal can have a bad day - but if raised in the right environment, even on those bad days, the animal can learn how to handle things. My dog is not a big dog, he's a mutt, but my 5 yr old daughter stepped on his leg, he swung to bite what was hurting him - he STOPPED - looked at her, turned back around (no he did NOT bite her) and put his head on his paws and whined!! He knows how to handle things, and other dogs we've had in the past, even the pits my husband raised when he was growing up - were no different. It is the environment they are raised in, it is the way they are treated. If you treat the dog like a member of your family, and never waiver from that, that dog will be loyal to you to their last breath. The humans that make these dogs vicious or mean - THEY are the ones that should be put down.
I'm sorry but I own a pit bull and she is the love of my life. ANY DOG AND BITE SOMEONE. EVEN YOUR POCKET DOGS. My mom owns a Chihuahua and he has bitten me and my nephew more then any other do I've been around including BIG DOGS. Just because you don't like Pit Bulls or Big Dogs then quite bad mouthing the one that do. I strongly believe its how their raised and how people are. And i Agree on the poodle its a wimpy dog and they can do just as much as a big dog.
Look people all dogs are animals. Big or small. We can train,love them, dress them up - but they are animals. I used to be a "it's not the breed" advocate - until a friend's dog turned on me for no reason standing in their kitchen. It nearly killed me. It has changed my whole view on "family pets" and I now very strongly believe that owning a dog that is capable of seriously injuring someone or killing them is irresponsible. And I have even owned a pit bull before- and she was a great dog. But I will never again own or go into a home with a dogs that have a bite force over 100. You can do your research online to see what breeds those are. The dog that took me by my face had a bite force of approximately 400- the Doctors have no idea why my jaw didn't shatter into pieces. So as much as I understand those of you who not experience what I have feeling the way you do, I disagree.You are gambling with your lives and others around you all in the name of "not my dog" - it is called denial.
Hate to tell the idiots here that the REASON big dogs are the news is that it sensationalism... More bites per year per capita are from small dogs such as Cocker Spaniels being the TOP biter, to Poodles and toy dogs. Always had big dogs of all breeds and never and I mean never did they attack bite or maul a child but some gave their life to protect the family.
The doctors have no idea why her jaw didn't shatter because it never happened...
People who NEVER grew up around pitts have no clue what they are really like. Everyone always jumps to conclusion they are all evil.. By fact the person who trains them that way are in fact evil.. Any dog can be vicious, you here about ankle bitters biting kids too. Its only the person who raises these dogs to be bad, and they will, let them grow up around kids and treat them right, they are sweethearts..
Pitbulls are what every you make of them. If you raise them to be gentle and friendly, they will be the most gentle and friendly dogs you ever met. If you raise them to be vicious and mean, they will be the most vicious and mean dogs you ever met.If you read a story about a pitbull attacking someone, it's because it was raised to attack ... not because it was born a pitbull.Don't be ignorant.
"poodle rips child to shreds" never makes the news because the news in biased. There's so much information to support my claim that I don't need to even state it. You've already thought of it yourself upon reading my words. The fact is that of REPORTED bites, pit bulls lead in this generation because people feel that they are doing a service by reporting it. Other breeds get a pass because there's no stigma on them (in some cases there's no stigma ANYMORE) and the people truly believe that it was an accident or a one time thing.Want to guess the breed of dog that has earned the most recognition and medals for valiant/distinguished service from the US Military? Or the dog that was top runner for national breed because of it's loyalty, diligence and courage in the face of danger? How about the number one breed used to care for small children in homes where the conditions of living (wild animals, harsh conditions,etc) required the need for a third "parent"?Ask yourself why this has changed. Ask which breeds preceded the American Stafford-shire Terrier as "dangerous" and exactly what was responsible for the change. Ask yourself how those predecessors became known as dangerous themselves. You will come to one answer; The biased media. It's Okam's Razor at it's finest, people. Once you eliminate the emotions, the lies, and everything that it can't be, you will find yourself at the truth.Burying yourself in fear because of one experience is a great way to live your life alone and in the shadows. Would you give up walking because your tripped and broke your arm? How about riding in a car if you got in an accident? Would you give up breathing if you had a respiratory infection? Could you please give up spreading your misguided thoughts since you are wrong?
The poodle might not have ripped my four year old daughter to shreds but it bit through her cheek. All she did is walk up to her grandmother. The dog belonged to her great aunt and was on the sofa near her grandmother. Small dogs bite and snap at everything. Their bite, in general does less damage. If the dog had snapped slightly higher it could have gotten her eye. As it is at 13 now she still has the scars.
@Christina Cooper im sorry you were attacked and I agree that if you own a big dog you should take precautions to insure your dog is well balanced and socialized. Pit bulls as a breed were made by humans every dog is different I do not believe the state should be able to just come in your house take your dog and kill it even if it only looks like a pit bull. There is a documentary about this I recommend people watch it
http://www.wboc.com/global/story.asp?S=10769319 I don't know how to create a link, but the above address will take you to a story about a poodle attacking a 7 year old girl. ALL DOGS CAN BE RAISED TO BE VICIOUS!! It is the people not the dogs.
these people may trust their babies with their dogs but there is no way in HELL I would!! Not simply b/c they're pits either, it would be any big dog. All it takes is one wrong move & snap...your baby is either dead or scarred for life. Even the most gentle animal has a bad day, they could be sick, or your child accidentally hurts him & he reacts...it's in his nature, he doesn't mean to. but that instant you lose your child, so no, don't leave your babies like this or you'll be the next headline in the news....
That is so true. I was looking at these pics and thinking omfg One snap and a child is dead.
I concur. Any large animal, not just pit bulls, has the potential to inadvertently snap at a baby or child, possibly causing severe injury or even death.
I am so glad I am not the only one thinking that! It makes my stomach hurt looking at these and yes any dog! Pits are just as calm as any other dog but yes any can snap!
"Any big dog"... Why discriminate only against the big breeds( though I'm glad you are not specifically against pits). I would be more afraid to leave my child with a small dog. They are MUCH more likely to snap. It is true that you should never leave your children unattended with a dog that you do not know. You should also always be aware of your own dogs limitations, and know how to read its body language. I trust both of my dogs, but I know that my older one should always have me nearby when she is in unpredictable situations to lead her. The other dog is bombproof. A tried and true therapy dog in a childrens hospital. He has been trained to handle the unpredictable. Although, with his temperament, training was just to say he had done it( I honestly don't believe he got anything new from it). I know plenty of people will think it an ignorant statement, but I KNOW that dog. There is as much chance of him biting a baby as there is of a NICU nurse shaking one.
I disagree, My brother had a big dog that would never hurt a child, he had his ear bitten by a child from down the road and the dog just shrugged the child off and walked away. (the dog needed stitches in its ear)
Pits are the original Nanny dog. If you read about history you'd know that they are THE dog to have protect your child as they form a strong bond with children and will royally fuck up anybody ever trying to mess with your kids. My life and or possible mutilation was save thanks to my Pit Babe when I was a kid. I was about to be mauled by a boxer and Three Smaller dogs (making the above big dogs are dangerous invalid)and because she heard my screams she came out of no where and saved me right as they were about to reach me.Pits are the BEST remember its the owner NOT the dog. Ignorance breeds ignorance. Also I would trust my Pit over my moms small dogs around my nieces and nephews any day. Them little bastards bite.
Any animal small or large has the ability to hurt or kill... just like said before its not the breed or size of the dog... its how they are trained... just like humans if they are trained to fight or mistreated then they do that most of their lives.. only difference is a human can say leave me the hell alone. Where an animal cant... every living thing including plants have the ability to hurt or kill... so should we ban plants if we ban or destroy all the things that have the ability to hurt or kill. There would be nothing left on earth... id trust a big dog over a small one.. just remember even a little pocket book dog can kill to... remember the story of the jack Russell that killed that little kid..I love my pit... my bite is worse than hers
Dogs are a reflection of their owners. A dog will learn what is and is not tolerated behavior. A dog who lives and grows in a peaceful loving home, will learn and reflect what it is taught! My dog is a rescue dog. She is not a pit-bull. She has grown to be a part of our family. She has never growled, nipped, barked at my kids!
OMG you leave your house and you could be swept away by a huge bald eagle !!!! DON'T LEAVE YOUR HOUSE BECAUSE IT COULD HAPPEN !!!!!!!! You stupid people amaze me. I bet you guys never drive because the person in the other car MIGHT be a drunk driver, right? Idiots.
If it is a pit that you know and love you are going to know if it is having any health problems and then yes you should be more cautious. Although I have seen a Doctor manipulate injured and even broken limbs on several pits and other large dogs and only get a wince. As far as a child hurting them and them "snapping", a well socialized well treated pit is going to move away from the child before "snapping" and causing serious injury.
WOULD trust a big dog over a small dogs with being around both for over fifty years the little dog has bitten more offend then a large dog it like 300 to 1--- that 300 small dog bites to every 1 large dog bite. these dogs treat those children as if they was their pups and a mother dog never harm her pups
Whatever you do, don't leave your child with another person, because they "may" hurt them. When my son was a baby his grandmother had a golden retriever and a dachshund, both old. One tolerated him chewing on her, riding her, and pulling her hair. The other bit him three times. Education on dogs is desperately needed.
As a "big dog" owner, while I agree that having a larger breed dog is a huge responsibility, but having any kind of dog, cat, ferret, snake etc.. is as well. I have always had pitts and rotty's and NEVER had an issue with them harming anyone. My chihuahua is another story.. 6 kids and 4 grandkids along with several other children coming in and out of my house and I would still choose a pitt or a rotty over any other dog in a heart beat. It's about the owner and how well you take care, train and raise your dog, period.
Pitts and Rotts are the cause of 73% of the fatal U.S. dog attacks. Half of these were children and 80% of the children were under 2 years old. No matter how you feel about these breeds, the truth is they have stronger jaws and large mouths and can do the most damage when they bite.
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Smaller dogs will bite much quicker than the big ones would. My mom had a small pincher, I had a mix German and Belgian shepherd, hers snapped at my son while he was still a baby and it was a quick reflex from my mom that kept my son safe from harm. My dog let the kid pull his ears, tail, paws, whatever ... until the day my son tried to be boss over him (the dog was born in my house almost 2 years before I had my son). He pinched him in the arm and the leg, no puncture wounds were to be seen. It was a warning, a sign of hierarchy since the dog was higher up in the pack than my son (age!), but my son was too young to understand these rules (besides, when you tell an 8-year old not to do something, you can bet your buns on it that he'll try it anyways, even if it's just once, to see what happens). I had to get rid of my dog and it was the hardest decision ever, but at the same time the easiest one, because it was a choice between my dog or my son. If I can ever have another dog (spend a lot of time at work + commute), I am definitely going for a large breed again, German Shepherd, Malinois, Rottweiler, those are my favorites. I don't trust the little ones as far as I could kick them.
I love animals, dogs in particular, but I wouldn't trust one alone with my child. It's not just big dogs that can do damage. Little dogs can too. My dog Daisy attacked my neighbor who was trying to assault me. Yes she was doing what dogs do and protect me from danger, but she did a lot of damage. She chomped down on her hand and didn't let go till I yelled her full name and said release. The other lady was bleeding profusely.
I completely agree. I will admit I am prejudiced against pit bulls, but have you ever heard of a labrador turning on its beloved family after being completely docile after several years? I do NOT think it is "how you raise them." Sadly, they are bred to be meaner and meaner. Yes, you may get an awesome one that is the best dog on earth, but how do you know with this breed? If I learn of even a mixed pit with another breed I steer clear. It is not worth the risk. I have been attacked by a pit and the owner stood by going, "Rex - no. Rex - no." with no feeling or command in his voice whatsoever. They are a scary lot that I want no association with.
In my experience it is the smaller breeds who bite more often. And smaller breeds tend to run when faced with a dangerous situation, a big dog will give it's life to protect his/her humans. I come across small breed dogs all the time who growl, snap and snarl and the owners are like "oh isn't he cute? Hee Hee" Well if my pit or my shepard mix or my Lab were to act that way towards ANYONE at ANYTIME they would be labeled as viscious and put down. A dog that growls or snaps, no matter what size is not being raised properly and needs to go to people who know how to raise a dog!
You shouldn't be leaving your child unsupervised with any pet.Also it's important to know and understand your pet's behavior to know when they are going to bite. If you can't read a dog's body language to know when they are about to strike (and trust me, they give it off, but most people are too dense to see it), then you shouldn't own a dog.
these people are NOT DESPERATE to prove that these dogs are not killers...ALL ANIMALS pose a threat to young children...none more than man. These dogs of course are capable of unimaginable damage if they are trained to do so...or NOT trained properly. You are clearly talking about things without all the info to back it up. The only reason a pit bull attack is on the news at any time is b/c rarely do you see a nice story in the news at anytime! if it's controversial it's on the news...however, look up pit bull saves family and see how many of those stories you missed.
My little dogs snapped at my son a hell of a lot more than my big dog ever did.. and by that I mean he NEVER snapped at him. The most my big dog ever did to him was knock him down when he was running by. I only had to get rid of him because he ate like a horse and I couldn't afford it. I miss him so much. When my son was away to his dad's (before he moved across country) my big dog would sleep in my son's spot waiting for him to come home.
my fav is the 5th one down... the dog looks like it would take on an army for that kid. And probably would...
Okay Anon 3:34pm... you could say this about driving in a car, or taking a plane for a trip...cooking on a hot stove.... Gesh, get a grip.
That is why, when doing those things, you take every necessary precaution to ensure that injury or death do not happen. Deliberately putting oneself or others in possible danger is simply irresponsible.
That is why, when doing those things, you take every necessary precaution to ensure that injury or death do not happen. Deliberately putting oneself or others in possible danger is simply irresponsible.Education for you is a must, seriously.
This is what i call BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE PITBULLS!!!!
I love pits too, hell I own one. BUT...I would never leave a child unattended with him. They are unpredictable and you always have to be on guard. I also have little dogs too, and I feel the same way about that one too! ALL dogs can change in a blink of an eye...no matter how they are raised!!!
my 16 month old granddaughter has been around ALL of our dogs (anywhere from 6-12 pits at a time) and they are all WONDERFUL with her. i have had no issues with leaving a child alone with my dogs. the only way a kid will get hurt is if someone bumps them with a butt or tail
Do you actually think ANY of these children and dogs are unattended? Who do you think is holding the camera?
Thank you exactly what i was thinking reading all the rambeling B.S.!! kids Are not alone someone is taking the pictures no everyone please shut up!!!
I trusted my kids to a pit at my babysitters when they were little. They are now 21 and 16. That dog adored every child brought into that house and never even nipped at one, plus she had seven kids of her own she trusted with her pit. Meanwhile, I still have scars from my father's spaniel.
Sooo cute pitbulls are very beatiful dogs our girl is loving and is so good with the kids they love people and if they are treated with love and respect they will always be loving and respectful
Nothing against pits, any dog can have a nightmare. Both my current and ex wife were bit in the face by family pets who were sleeping and woken up abruptly, one a standard poodle the other a Lab. don't let babies sleep with sleeping dogs, the results can be horrific.
I love it when the grossly misinformed comment on something. These kids are in the safest place they will probably ever be in their lives. Why aren't you saying anything about countless video's showing human nannies slinging kids around and slapping them? Scarring them mentally and physically? I'm not saying all human nannies are bad. And I'm also not saying all Pit bulls are good. But I am saying there are bad people that (are f'ed up in tha head) that train dogs to be bad. And in my experience a Pit Bull that is raised with kids by a loving family, and are treated as a family member would fight till their their dying breath to protect their humans. So please people get your heads out of your asses and open your mind. Just a thought!
I have to agree. My dog and my 9½ month old sleep together on my bed sometimes. My dog would take a bullet for my son or myself for that matter. I think these pictures are beautiful!! And seeing that they are pictures means that THEY WERE NOT LEFT ALONE!!!! I have two scares from my mom's dog!! My son had pulled on my dogs balls and he just latest there and didn't do a thing... my dog has his days where he ants nothing to do with my son and he stays away from him.
Very well said .. both of you.
Way too risky for my liking, ANY dog regardless of the breed has the potential to bite be it by accident or on purpose. Would you forgive yourself if it happened to your child just because you wanted to make a point about how loving and trustworthy your dog is? I know I wouldn't
Would you breath the air because it's dirty? I know you shouldn't !
Well there was no need for that was there. Do the world a favour, stay off the internet until you learn some manners.
Lisa, you have a huge problem if you can't even read your dog's body language to know when they are going to bite. I rescued a very beautiful German Shepherd that had been abused, and it was very easy to tell when she was getting overwhelmed by children and needed to be removed. To regular people it may have not seemed like much, but to a doting pet parent I knew.
I have no problem, I have owned dogs all my life and can read their body language very well. ANY dog can snap if they are suddenly startled or hurt. I have nothing against the breed but what would you do and how would you feel if your babies head was crushed by a startled dog or a dog that bit because the child had inadvertently poked them in the eye or something? You would have one dead child and a dead dog too because it would have to be destroyed. All I am trying to say is, it's not worth the risk, no matter what breed the dog is.
I know my dog's body language, and she would have never deliberately hurt my child, until the day she was sleeping and my toddler fell on top of her, it startled her, it was a reaction, she IS an animal. 12 years later my daughter has a scar on her face from my sweet, innocent dog reacting, the way a dog would react if startled that way. I find these pics irresponsible.
I feel sorry for people who have never had a dog that would die for you. There is no better feeling in the world than knowing your best friend has your back. I still have fond memories of our family dog, Pal, keeping me in line and out of trouble.
If you Google "Family Pitbull Attacks Child", you'll hear about quite a few parents who were convinced that their loving family dogs would have never, ever snapped. Yes, other dogs bite, and some kill, but an attack by a pitbull has most often proved to be fatal. It's not all about bad owners. http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=family+pitbull+attacks+child&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
If you Google "Family Dog Attacks Child" you'll hear about other breeds that also attack, causing fatalities.
I've been lucky enough to have been surrounded by adoring pets since infancy and am a proud pet owner. There will be opinions for both sides, but I won't live in fear because of the "what could happen." Yes, a dog might bite me or my child. But it has not happened. Responsible pet owners know what's up, especially with our own pets. Honestly, my child stands a better chance of being attacked by my evil cat!
Seriously! Fuck cats! Pure evil!
You know your cat attacking is something that can be entirely fixed. Cats are not "evil", and the misconception is down right dangerous to them. I have three cats and they are all as loving as my late dog. =\
Having owned a pittie for the first 9 years of my child's life.I'd feel sorry for for whoever tried to hurt him or his mother.
My Pit Bull is very protective of children, treating them like they were hers. She is the most kind and gentle dog I ever met. She has been around my daughter and my nephew since day one and never once behaved in any way that would scare me, actually quite the opposite. Kids are way more likely to get bitten by a small dog, than a large breed.
There are no bad dogs only bad owners and thus irresponsible parents. Parents need to teach their children the signs of a dog not wanting to be bothered. You can ask 100 people and will probably get 50+ different answers but the truth is pit bulls are not anymore inclined to bite as any other dog. I would take my chances with a pit of which I am owned by one as opposed to some yappy ankle biter such as a chi.
I LOVE IT!!! So many people blame the breed when it is not them at all. It is the extremely cruel and ignorant owners/trainers of these amazing animals. Ban the owners, not the dogs.
As long as you know your dog I see no problem with this, and they are babies and the parent had to be there to take the pics -_- no parent really leaves children that age alone, after the age of five sure, they know what's up but before that the child Needs constant attention also, the 'nanny' part most likely means that the leave the dog with the baby when they need to leave the room for a few minutes... No offence intended to people :D but I am an Aussie and we tend to offend :D
I only read the first few of these. You people are WAY to over protective. If not a big dog then a little dog. Oh my, dont ever take the baby in hte car to the park,what if there is a car accident. Dont use the stroller on a jog, the wheel might pop of, flip that stoller over and scratch up that precious baby skin. It hurts me to think that so many innocent animals are treated cruel because HUMANS choose to destroy the lives on nature. Trust your dogs, trust your kids. Its other people I would worry about. You hear every single day about HUNDREDS litterally HUNDREDS of kids that go missing - taken for sex trade and who knows what else. How many babies are getting mauled by dogs. No where near the HUNDREDS thats for sure.
If they are unattended, who is taking the pic? BTW how about we never leave our small child unattended period? They can do so many dumb things on their own.
Seven prairie dog pups play in the sun Thursday afternoon near the railroad tracks on the west side of Liberal. check out flexpetz.com
What you ninnies don't get is that a child is 900 times more likely to be harmed, violated, or killed by a family member or friend of the family than by a pitbull. Do your research and stop believing the hype.GREAT PICS by the way!
SERIOUSLY!!!We are SO hung up on the created dangers given to us by the media that we don't pay attention to the dangers in our own neighborhoods. Dogs don't have the cognitive function to be anything than what they are told. People do and they usually choose what will benefit them at their earliest convenience. THANK YOU for making a GREAT POINT.I adore AST's! (American Stafford-shire Terriers, AKA Pit Bulls)
Love these pics,......and the parent's probably aren't too far away, not that it matters....as has been said...pit bulls are the original nanny dog....a friend of mine has English Bull Terriers who wouldn't hurt a fly....but had Yorkshire Terriers attack him? I'd trust any big dog that I knew was from a respectable owner than anyone who own ssmall yappy dogs anyday
How about the baby with the propped up bottle? Don't have time to feed your baby? Maybe you could train the dog to do it!
I have a rottie...well mannered, social, non-aggressive, loves kids and in his 8 yrs around them has shown no aggressive behavior...on the other hand my rottie has been hit, scratched, spit at and thrown up on by children. I choose to keep him away from children because of their behavior, not his.
Some of these dog look uncomfortable....
Would I fuck leave my kid with a dog, any dog!! Any dog can snap, but pitbulls are bred to fight, for their aggression! As my grandad used to say, "he hasn't bitten anyone.......yet" Don't be fooled, the calmest and gentlest of dogs all have the spark. The little girl I knew who had her face and body ripped apart was attacked by a "gentle" pet pitbull, don't think she'll be getting a dog for a nanny!
Your an idiot...
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BRED to fight. If you mistreat any animal or person in their youth they are bound to be aggressive mostly in defense / fear. How many "kid attacked by dog" stories do we hear vs. "Child missing" or "Child abused"? Humans are the worse animal.
Yeah, and any human can also "snap" - after all, we all have our breaking points. Plus, a lot of people like to be armed with a gun 24/7 so maybe they shouldn't be around their children and neither should any of the family pets. Maybe we should just wrap the babies up in bubble wrap until they're old enough to defend themselves. But, yeah, then they wouldn't be able to breathe or eat or . . . some of you people are absolute f***ing idiots. I have three medium sized dogs and I am comfortable with any of them being around any child - mine or the children of friends or family. The reason I know this is because I know my dogs and I know their temperaments. Could one of them go batshit crazy one day and attack??? I suppose it's possible as is anything in life. My house could catch fire someday. I could get in a car accident. Someone could break into our house and kill us, etc., etc. It would take something DRASTIC for my dogs to "snap" - something to "short out" in their brains. I've had dogs that I wouldn't trust around kids and I've known that because I knew the dogs. But, if we lived our lives according to all the "what ifs", we'd never do anything!
Pitts were bred to fight other dogs. They are not bred to show aggression towards humans. In fact that is precisely why they are used so often for horrendous dog fights.
It's hard to pick a fav but I rather like the one where the doggie is buried up to his neck I can't get ymyboyfriend or dogs to do that.
Some of you people are FUCKING IDIOTS. If you show a dog love, and not aggression, it will show you the same. You are the people that give pits, rots, etc a bad name. Humans are the shady fucks that you have to worry about snapping. If you are a fucking idiot as a pet owner, then yes, bad shit will happen. Blame the fuckstick in the mirror before the dog.
I agree with above, do you idiots really think the "big" dogs know how big they are? Do you think the bigger the dog the more aggressive they are?? HOLY HElL! Ive been working with "behaviourally challenged" dogs most of my adult life and I have only been bit once and it was a CHIHUAHUA! Get a grip! These people obviously know their animals and trust them enough to let them interact with their children. I have yet to see a dog have a nightmare and bite anybody or threaten anybody during a nightmare. Dogs are exactly what they are taught to be, NOT what you are afraid they "might" be. Just like with people, so should we not let our children in daycare with other people because they "MIGHT" snap?? A dog is as he is raised, just like people, raised with aggression, then aggression becomes a default reaction. You cant stereotype dog breeds or sizes anymore than you can people. WAKE UP!
The pitbull was known as the nanny dog. Those dogs would die to protect those babies. That's why they were the dogs that farmers could leave their children with while they toiled in the fields. Remember that almost all the pits that Michael Vic tortured into fighting were able to be placed in loving homes.
Well you can all be "oh noes kids gonna get hurt by dog"Well my mom had a dog and when I was born I was always crawling to the dog and sleeping next to the dog, on the dog, the dog really couldn't care less and was fine with everything I did... My mom couldn't really handle being a mom and totally sucked at it to, at some point she tried to hit me and the dog came standing infront of me and growled at my mom (her dog was protecting me)It was a pitbull, the dog protected me from the harm my mom could have done to me!!! And no the dog never hurt me! Instead of my mom protecting me and keeping me save the dog kept me save from the beating of my mom!
My daughter has a pit, and I would definitely trust that dog with my granddaughter before I'd trust her alone with my tiny toy poodle! She used that pit as her personal jungle gym and pillow when she was tiny (grandbaby is 5 now), and the one and ONLY time the pit showed aggression was when the cable man decided that knocking once and then letting himself in was a good idea. Thankfully, my daughter was right there to grab her before she ate him, but that really is the ONLY time she's ever behaved that way and she was doing her job by protecting her family. My poodle, on the other hand, used to growl like hell at my granddaughter when she was a toddler until we taught her that Chloe is 'grumpy' and to just leave her be and not try to chase her. I have to lock my poodles (both tiny toys) up when I know service people are coming over....the older one will bite the hell out of your shoes (the younger one just barks). She can't reach any higher than that, but little dogs like poodles don't know they're small. They think they are still big doggies, like standard poodles, and she is just trying to protect her family from strangers. That's a dog's JOB in their minds, and most of them take it seriously, so whether the dog is big or small, if you don't know him/her, best to be cautious. Painting any breed with a broad brush is ridiculous. It's up to the owner to raise and socialize their pet properly, and ANY dog with teeth can inflict injury if you're not careful.
My kids had pits around them when they were little, no problems. Black Jack would follow Ricky around and when I'd yell for him Jack would come into my line of sight and bark so I'd know where Ricky was. There is absolutely no reason to feel threatened because of an animals breed. It's not the breed, it's the dog. Humans are the same, and most have no common sense to go with what intelligence they are perceived to have.
OMG, reading some of these, its no wonder this country is in the shape its in. Uninformed, self-important, unintelligent COWARDS!! If you step up, teach, lead the way, and do it PROPERLY, no dog on the planet would hurt a fly. But, idiots abuse the nature of the dog, and then morons like some of those here piss themselves because they refuse to learn anything or take responsibility, and walla! Here we are. Do the rest of us a favor, stop stealing our oxygen, and turn yourselves into fertilizer. Maybe we'll get some trees growing again
those dogs arent harmful at all they are the most loving and caring dog ever if not the best family dog its all how they are raised. so they are the best dogs ever
I've had my pits for 8 years. They are loving animals. Any animal, big or small, is capable of hurting anyone. Treat your animals with love and they learn love. Treat them with neglect and negativity and they'll learn it! Don't blame the breed, blame the owner!
Pits are the most loyal dogs you can have. They are so misjudged by a few who have not been raised in the right hands. Absolutely no better dog to have around your children, they build strong bonds and are very loving and protective of their families. I will never own another breed of dog.
I have had several "dangerous breeds" (including a Staffie)& NONE of them had a bad bone in their body! My Staffie, Halo, was a big baby & everyone who knew her would tell you same. My mom has a pit mix & my kids love him. He has never raised a hair at them for pulling his ears or laying on him. Bad people create bad dogs.
I have a chocolate lab that I don't trust at all around strangers but the kids he is good with. But I always watch out for him with them because of his actions around strangers. He has been in training but still very wary of him with strangers. My sisters pit, now around the kids he is very good and friendly to strangers, until the kids are around then he is on a different mode, protect babies mode.
These pictures are beautiful! Well done.
"Child unattended with a dog", They're freaking taking pictures of them, how's that unattended??
These are cute.
Blah blah every one here writing about oh i would never do that with a pit and oh my pit is loving just shut up... DRAMA QUEENS -_- ~Zero~
Pitbulls are the most evil dogs ever created. Seriously. Have you EVER in your life heard of any other dog biting anyone? Nope. Not me. ALWAYS Pitbulls. There is no such thing as a good pitbull either. THEY ARE ALL EVIL. Just waiting and PLAYING nice until they think they have your trust then BAM there goes your entire leg in one bite. I think they are secretly plotting to take over the universe from the simple shivers that their names now inflict amongst those who are afraid. GUARD YOURSELVES FROM THE EVIL PITBULL SPECIES TRYING TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD. THEY ARE EVIL!
You cannot seriously be that fucking stupid. Please tell me you're trolling.
nothing against pit bulls whatsoever but I wouldn't let a small child or baby do that with ANY dog. Not fair on the dog. love them and treat them like dogs, not people.
hmmm im more upset with the bottle-propping than anything else
What most people don't seem to know is that these dogs were breed to be babu sitter back in the 1900s. Research and don't just go with the stigma and stereotype. You look ignorant talking out of your ass. Pit bulls like any other dog reacts to its environment. So good environment = good dog, bad environment = bad dog.
Very cute pictures. But as many are 'missing the picture' totally, NONE of these children are being left alone with the dogs! OBVIOUSLY, what did the camera just jump up and snap the picture all on their own? And I would never leave my child alone with a dog, what would that kid do to the poor dog? You need to protect your pets from those vicious critters! Humans do more damage to anything else in the world than every single dog put together. When was the last time you saw a pack of dogs going to war and slaughtering thousands? Get a grip people. Dogs are what we make them. I've had many animals (not just dogs) come to my house nervous wrecks, but after living with us for several months they are calm and loving. Its the human element that changes them, for the good or the bad. We've even had a MALE pit bull become a nurse maid to a litter of 3 day old kittens and then protect them from other dogs in the house. Just like people, every dog is different.
I love how everyone is claiming these kids are unattended. Who took the pictures then? Genius.
Treat a dog well and it wll love you unconditionally...Irregardless of the breed! Pitbulls can actually be very gentle if TRAINED PROPERLY AND TREATED WELL. And yes a poodle can inflict a lot of damage IF NOT TREATED PROPERLY (ABUSED)
How the animal is treated definatly makes a HUGE difference. I was attacked by a Welsch Corgy when I was a child and I bear the scars to prove it
I worked with a guy who had to get rid of his chocolate lab after it mauled his kid. My coworker said there was no reason for the attack; the family was watching TV & his son had gone to the kitchen for a drink. As the kid returned, the lab jumped across the room & attacked the kid. The vet could find no sickness or any other reason for the attack. The dog wasn't mistreated, & the family had no problems with subsequent labs.
Pit bulls aren't terrible. People train them in terrible ways. ANY dog has the potential to be just as bad, if not worse.
well lets just put down all the people that are scared of the pits...seems only right ..pits get put down for being neglected and raised by the wrong owners...turn about is fair play if u ask me
I've seen small breed dogs more viscous than a pit. I'd rather have the pit. Most of the one's I've seen are sweet and lovable. Simply put, it's not the dog, it's the dog's owner, and their idea of training or lack there of.
Lmao.. pictures are cool.. think if i take one of my 4 year old riding my brothers pit people will be like ZOMG!!!!! its gonna bite him!!!! or maybe i should take a picture of my moms block headed Boston terrier that's all of 20lbs as my son headlocks him.. its not big or small dogs people.. nor aggressive breeds its the dog.. same as its the human that molests and rapes and kills.. i know a pit that will bark and growl and raise its hackles at you if it doesn't know you but the minute it sees a kid it calms down.. that might be because my kids play with him all the time.. never alone. I don't trust that dog alone without me or his owner around. There are some i do.. but what amuses me most is none of you mention dalmatians... the firehouse dog.. its actually one of the most notorious kid biting dogs.. yet you don't hear people say that breed is awful! and then there is chows.. i was attacked by a chow.. but it was as much my fault as his. i ran near the run he was on when i knew he was aggressive. i don't blame the breed. you rarely actually see a pit attack for no reason be it abused beforehand or feeling threatened.. or chained or caged constantly. humans are. the same.. if i chain you to a tree forever and then let you off... you won't know how to act either
I've heard all sides, and I have to say this: as a responsible dog owner, I routinely tell people that my standard schnauzer (who weighs about as much as a pit and is about as tall)DOESN'T LIKE CHILDREN. But people think that because he ISN'T a pit bull or a rottie that he must be friendly. JUST NO. I have had so many close calls with people with unruly children and stupid parents that he stays home from the dog parks now. I have had poodles, border collies, schanuzers, McNabbs, and pure bred pits from long fighting lines. You know who bit the most? The fricking poodle. She was a B****. The pits and the collies were amazing baby sitters. And yes, I watched like any responsible adult would, but for sheer predictability, I prefer the pits any day. As far as published news goes; there was a study on the internet lately of all of the reported dog bites for the last three years. The breed that was number ONE?!? Daschunds. So back off the big breeds, wouldja? The only reason that people haven't banned daschunds is because they are the daddy-long-legs of the dog world...deadly but too small to do a huge amount of damage!
how about we teach the children not to bite dogs ears, pull on the tail, bite the paws or poke in the eye. how to treat a dog with respect. then maybe some kids wouldn't get bit. old dogs no matter what will bite when being tormented. people on here are talking about when some child chewed on a dog's ear and made it bleed. then saying how good the dog was that he didn't bite the kids head off. nothing mentioned how bad the child's behavior was. or how the child should have been corrected. I don't agree with laying my kid on a dog. anything could happen and upset the animals. people forget they are animals, not fur humans. they don't think like humans. if something spooks them they will act like an animal not a person. sometimes we give them too much credit and sometimes not enough. but don't set your child or the dog up to fail. try to use your common sense the best you can. don't put your child's head in your dog's mouth.
if you actually look back on bite lists for the last 20 years, poodles have often been near the top of the list, same as dalmatians, cocker spaniels and a number of herding breeds due to the fact their instinct is to nip to keep things in control (sheep become children). Anything with teeth can bite. people who raise fighting dogs put a lot of effort into making the dog that way. Not saying it is good, I hate dog fighting, I am saying that its not like they get them from puppyhood and they act like cujo. My point simply is if you want a good dog you have to put the effort in to make it good.
I didn't see anything wrong with these pictures. If anything, it's evidence to me that not all pits are bad. Hell, judging from these pictures, which are just a quick snap in time, you can see how well trained and loving these dogs are. You people should be more worried why PEOPLE attack other PEOPLE with no provocation than why animals attack. 9 times out of 10 if an animal is attacking, someone at some point, did something wrong to it.
Pits are kind, loving, family oriented dogs when raised that way!! It is the owners NOT THE BREED!!! For God's sake, I know a golden retriever (known as a nanny dog and very friendly bred)that has an aggressive streak and not because it is a mean dog or breed, but because a human abused him and gave him that streak. Any animal (even a human) can be raised to be aggressive. This is proven way to many times to count by history. I do not own pits but have had many in my life and would fight for the breed anyday. Blame the people that made he dog that way!
I have a picture of my daughter with a good friend of ours pit bull sleeping next to each other too. Since they met they have been attached at the hip! Not all pits are bad! People train them that way! This breed is actually VERY loving and caring if they are brought up right. So instead of blaming the breed blame the people that raise them wrong!
AND by the way,look at those loving dogs tending to "their" kids. The children are in absolutely no danger!
As an ER nurse, the majority of dog bites that come in are from small dogs. Just saying...
They are all good dogs until that one bite that comes out of nowhere. Whether it be a big dog or a small dog people need to start being responsible with their animals. How many times have you heard. "This is the first time he/she has ever bitten anyone. The child must have provoked him/her." At that point it is too late to play the blame game. Anyone owning a dog needs to be responsible for their pet.
Listen....I'm not here to try to change anyone's mind...I've been doing dog rescue and fostering for 30 years. I've had dozens of dogs come through my home and owned several. While you may not have seen "Poodle rips child's face off in the news" , you WILL see that all breeds bite. And in my experience, the smaller the dog....the more likely they are to bit. And these "bits that come out of nowhere" are fictitious. They come from SOMEWHERE. ALWAYS. You may not be experienced enough to recognize where they are coming from. So, if you're looking for a pet and think that you are going to find a dog that is perfect without training and responsible ownership....may I suggest FISH.
We have two Pitt's at our home. They belong to my son and daughter in-law. My granddaughter has pulled tails, ears, feet, she had even sometimes as a child will with dogs smacked them in play. Not one time has either of the dogs bit, nipped, or even so much as growled at her. However any breed could turn on a child at any time. All of my kids and grand-kids have been raised around Pitt's and not one pit has hurt them at all. Now I has a dog that was Beagle/Aussie that bit my granddaughter and I got rid of her. One of my granddaughters were bit by a germin Sheppard that tore her ear half off. Never have we ever had a Pitt do anything to any of our children in our family except to protect them.
FOR ALL OF YOU WHO ARE JUDGEING THE DOG INSTEAD OF THE OWNERS I RELE DO HOPE Y'ALL DON'T HAVE PETS (DOGS, CATS ECT...) OF YOUR OWN CAUSE YOU WOULD BE REAL LOUSY OWNERS ITS NOT THE DOGS FAULT THAT THEY GOT THE REAP OF BEING MEAN ITS THE OWNERS FAULT FOR TEACHING THEM TO FIGHT INSTEAD OF TEACHING THEM TO LOVE BUT YET SMALL MINDED PEOPLE ALWAYS BLAMES THE DOGS I GUESS CAUSE ITS TO HARD FOR THEM TO THINK ONE OF THEIR OWN KIND CAN BE SO MEAN FOR ONCE WAKE UP AND RELE SEE THAT IT ISN'T THE DOGS FAULT ITS THE OWNERS I MEAN DAMN I HAVE A PIT AND HE'S A BIG OLD TEDDY BEAR
Wow...heated debate! We have 4 dogs: a chihuahua, a rottweiler/wolf mix, a Samoyed/Akita mix and an Australian Shepherd. The rottweiler/wolf has been with my husband for going on 13 years and we know he is old and potentially crabby to other dogs & people. The kids (7 & 1) are not allowed to play with him but can be around him when we are present "just-in-case" but that is because we know our pet. The Samoyed/Akita is 120 lbs of dumb excited fur and wouldn't hurt anyone but tends to knock small kids down in his excitement so we watch kids with him for that reason. Our Australian Shepherd was from the pound and had been abused. He is great with everyone and would lick a kid even while they are pulling on his ears (but we wouldn't allow that to happen either). The Chihuahua is a very mellow dog compared to others we know and she loves everyone and would never hurt anyone. The baby grabbed her leg one day and she just frantically tried to run away, never thought of biting. When I was a kid my cousin's dog (a golden retriever) bit me in my face but the trouble was, I didn't know he was old and had sore/achy spots and I was hugging him and must have touched one. He bit before he knew what he was doing and was trying to lick me better when my Aunt came to see why I was crying. I can't blame the dog, people who are old snap when they are sore and tend to be cranky too....its part of life. I think if people know their pets and take in account how people will behave with their pets knowing the dog's limits etc. then there would be less bites by ANY breed. By the way, its not just dogs that hurt kids/people....Cats can bite/scratch up people, snakes have bitten people, even our cute fuzzy bunny could bite and cause damage to kids. People just need to be smarter about animals and how they are interacted with. Cute pictures of kids/babies with dogs or any other pet are just that...a picture. It doesn't mean that the animal won't EVER hurt someone or that it will EVENTUALLY hurt anyone. Always and never are not guaranteed and people shouldn't put themselves in situations that they can't handle or put a pet in a situation that might make them uncomfortable enough to cause trouble. Kids who are raised in homes with animals and taught the right way to treat them are going to be less likely (in my opinion) to be bitten because they understand the animals better than a kid who runs up on a strange dog screaming and making the animal uncomfortable. Cute pictures though!!