Do you think it is safe to have a Pitbull in the home with a child?

@vanvia (64)
United States
November 9, 2006 9:49am CST
Is it safe to have a Pitbull as a pet if you have young children? If no, why?
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@phildail (77)
• United States
9 Nov 06
Definately, if you raise the dog to be a family member it will be the best investment you could make. Pit bulls are very protective of thier family and belonging. My pit loved my kids and as far as she was concerned the only reason God made kids was for her. Pits can be aggressive if they are raised to be aggressive.
• United States
9 Nov 06
EXACTLY!! my 1 year old daughter and our 2 year old and 2 month old pit bulls get along great! the dogs know that she is #1 over them! our 2 year old pit is VERY protective over our daughter and the puppy...when anyone strange comes around she always kind of puts herself between them and our daughter. they are inside dogs as well and our 2 year pit old gets up throughout the night and walks around our entire house "Patrolling it" before going back to bed...she is the most loving dog i have ever had!
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• United States
9 Nov 06
no because if that pitbull snaps its gonna go after the small child first
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• United States
9 Nov 06
I don't think so either, but I do know that any dog could do it. My daughter was bit by a germanshepeard mix and a saint benaeard just nicked her right between the eyes. My grandmothe had a pitbull and he never bothered anyone.
• United States
9 Nov 06
No freakin way! That is animal breed for violance. They should all be destroyed
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• United States
9 Nov 06
just like every other dog they are only violent if you teach them to be violent. Just like ppl, does that mean WE should all be destroyed??
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@Vulcanik (944)
• Netherlands
9 Nov 06
No i think thats not a clever thing to do, because they are very inconstant animals.
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@Vincy91 (277)
• Italy
9 Nov 06
Pitbull danger - The pitbull is ugly
I hate pitbull...
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@myklj999 (19947)
9 Nov 06
I think it's safe as long as the dog is well-treated; there should be no problem unless the dog is or has been abused in some way.
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@vanvia (64)
• United States
9 Nov 06
Thank you for your response
@suzieque (2336)
• Canada
9 Nov 06
NO I don't think so!!!! Because I think that pitbulls are dangerous and known to be the deadlest dogs. There are so many horror stories of pitt Bulls that they were considered to be banned. I'm not sure if that went through.
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@skeemy (138)
• United States
9 Nov 06
This is why ignorance is so prevelant in this society. I've met many pitbulls and none of them were violent or dangerous because THEIR OWNERS RAISED THEM PROPERLY. My bestfriends have two pitbulls and they're the sweetest things. They are no different than any other dogs.
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• United States
9 Nov 06
I have a dog that is part pit and she is very loving and careful around my 3 year old. It depends on how the dog is rasied and the tempment of the parents (dog parents). Any dog can turn. We rasied Dobies while my oldest son was very little. People would ask me "arin't you worried about him in there with the dogs?" and my answer would always be "I am more worried for you than I am my child."
• United States
9 Nov 06
thats funny...but very true!
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@Tellknow1 (604)
9 Nov 06
Personally I believe that a Pitbull is no different from any other dog, and a dog will be what it's owner will let it be. Breeds like the Pitbull have gained a bad reputation in recent years because of the reportd attacks they have made, but overall they will attack no more than any other dog, how many times do you hear of the nice friendly labrador attacking a child, hardly ever, but that doestn't mean it doesn't happen. I was brought up with dogs, all of them big breeds like the Alsation or German Shepard as some people call it, now these have a reputation as well, but not once in 17 years did she attack anyone and the reson for that is she was properly trained and properly treated. Any animal has the ablity to 'turn' on humans. So at the end of the day you have to decide whether or not you want to take that risk.
• United States
9 Nov 06
i agree with you too! that is so true!
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@raeleighb (385)
• United States
9 Nov 06
Yes, its safe. a dog is only mean if you teach it to be mean. I grew up with several pitbulls and they protected me. My kids will grow up with them too, they will not be afraid of dogs because of it.
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@raeleighb (385)
• United States
9 Nov 06
If they grow up together its totally SAFE! I grew up with several pitbulls. a dog is only mean if you teach it to be mean!
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@raeleighb (385)
• United States
9 Nov 06
If they grow up together its totally SAFE! I grew up with several pitbulls. a dog is only mean if you teach it to be mean!
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@_hope_ (3906)
• Australia
9 Nov 06
no i think it`s unsafe to haveany large dogs around children they both are to un predictable
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