do you think pit bulls by nature is a dangerous pet?

Philippines
August 20, 2007 12:23am CST
i have 3 pit bulls at home. They are very caring and sweet pets. My daughter always plays with them. i don't think they are a danger to our household, i think it is the way that dog owners raise their dog that makes the difference. It is like raising a child, if you raise your child well and nurture them with love and happiness they grow up to be good, but if you show them rudeness and cruelty they will adapt to this as they grow.
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@silkyt34 (324)
• United States
20 Aug 07
i love pit bulls, when i lived in san diego our neighbor had one that hated them but everytime she got loose she was at my door as soon as i would open my door she headed for the tub where she got a bath and all the ticks taken off of her then she was at the back door ready to play with my daughters and our dog .. she was the sweetest most good natured dog i have ever seen until her owners tried to come and get her.. then she turned mean but only to them.. they mistreated her badly and i even called the humane society on them but they had so many calls and they werent torturing her it went to the back burner... when we moved back to ohio i wanted to bring her but we were going to be staying with my sister who is allergic to dogs and i wasnt sure how long it would take us to find a place.... sorry about the speach lol... no i dont believe pit bulls are dangerous unless they are made to be that way by the owner
@ranitam22 (1147)
• United States
20 Aug 07
I've never had any, but i heard that they are born good dogs and they become aggressive when they are trained or treated so. I guess the best bet would be to get the youngest pit bull or one you know where it came from, so you dont have to be surprised with a bad pit bull
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@JanMags (726)
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
pitt bulls were traditionally bred as fighting dogs. they are innately aggressive towards other dogs BUT it is also part of their nature to be affectionate to their owners. pitt bulls become more aggressive when they are trained to be so. you are therefore partly right about raising your pitt bulls well. nonetheless, most dog organizations still warn against unmonitored child petting of dogs. i am sure though that you have that covered too. :)
@quatelmon (955)
• United States
20 Aug 07
You are mostly acurate. Like one of other posters stated, they were bred for a long time for fighting. With that being said, if you get them from a reputal breeder there are usually no problems. It really does matter how you raise them. However, if they are a rescue dog, then you must take its past into consideration. I love dogs, and think that ALL dogs can be good dogs, "aggressive breed" or not.