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    Default OMG my next door neighbor has bought a red nosed pit bull!!!!

    I'm in Sydney Australia, what laws and regulations are there for this breed. I don't know very much. I know it is a restricted breed but I'm not to sure about anything else. Could anyone tell me. PS THESE NEIGHBORS ARE TERRIFFIED OF MY (lick you to death) DOGS AND THEY HAVE BOUGHT A VERY SOON TO BE BIG AND POWERFUL BREED. I need to talk them out of this :/

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    I'm unsure why you seem so panicked about this? Pitbulls are no different to other dogs in that they will need training and socialising to make sure they have a happy life and don't cause trouble.

    Sounds like both you and your neighbors have some learning to do...

    Advise them to take the dog to a reputable dog training club where they will be able to get all the advice and help they need.

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    It's just a dog........
    Pets are forever

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    OMG my next door neighbour just bought a small white fluffy yap yap thingo, how do i explain to them they should have bought a pitbull so that they had a dog which was of stable mind and temperament, rather than some crazy, blood thirsty ankle killer?

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    I would make sure myself and my dogs were introduced to this new dog in a friendly manner with lots of treats... maybe somewhere neutral to start with.

    NSW is not as anal about pitbulls or dangerous breeds as Victoria. It is - as the others have said - just a dog. It is up to your neighbours to train it to be nice with people and other dogs. If they don't want to do this - then maybe I'd consider letting council know the dog was there. Otherwise... help them have a friendly well behaved dog - just like any other dog.

    There is a dog that lives with homeless people who often camp out next to where my dog club meet. He is quite a bit bigger than a normal Staffordshire Bull Terrier and not as tall as an Amstaff, and if he decided to put on a show - he would be scary as hell. But in fact - he's one of the friendliest dogs around there. My dog thinks he's wonderful.

    So how a dog looks and what breed they are is not the be all and end all when it comes to how they will behave.

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    Ignorance is a dangerous thing when it's coupled with a desire to "do the right thing" based on what you have seen on TV and read in the media.

    This is a DOG, who has done no wrong, but you are judging it on it's potential to do harm, based on the above. Please, don't do this, please don't buy in on the "all pitbulls are killers" thought process that has seen any dog with a red nose be handed a death sentence here in Victoria.

    Nuture is what makes a dog aggressive. If your neighbours solialise this dog well, and keep it's mind developed with training and obedience and exercise, then there is no reason to think that this dog will be anything other than a valuable member of the dog world.

    YOU can play a big role right now by starting to tear down a stereotype that you believe to be true, but have no real proof of... go and introduce yourself to your neighbours, meet the puppy, and try to remember, this is a DOG first, stereotype second.

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    You will need to check into your local council rules. Every council has different laws regarding restricted breed dogs, some places they are not restricted at all.

    As the others have said, so long as they properly train, socialise and look after their dog they will have no problems. I would recommend them taking the pup to puppy school or enrolling the dog in training. They really are no more powerful than a German Shepard or Rotty and you honestly have nothing to worry about (unless your neighbours are ****s who want a dog as a status symbol).

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    OMG what a stupid Thread (sorry but that's how I feel) SO WHAT THEY BOUGHT A RED NOSE Pitty!!! - I have to agree, why you so panicky? are you certain that the owners or your neighbours are irresponsible or do you even know them? C'Mon be real .....I'm from Sydney I currently have 2 Amstaffs but since I do not have papers they are considered pit bulls - but in contrary I am a responsible OWNER and do what is good for Us, our dogs and for community, why? because of people stereotyping the breed like you.

    My Suggestion is you talk to them and tell them to do research about the breed, join obedience classes, socialize the dog as much as they can, always supervise the dog around other people, animals and children and NOT TO TALK THEM OUT OF THE BREED!!!!!!!

    I do not know you personally - if You find my post offensive, I am sorry, but the way you wrote your post is against on what I believe and dogs needs a person to be the best dog in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reneighb View Post
    I'm in Sydney Australia, what laws and regulations are there for this breed. I don't know very much. I know it is a restricted breed but I'm not to sure about anything else. Could anyone tell me. PS THESE NEIGHBORS ARE TERRIFFIED OF MY (lick you to death) DOGS AND THEY HAVE BOUGHT A VERY SOON TO BE BIG AND POWERFUL BREED. I need to talk them out of this :/
    If your neighbours are terrified of your dogs, it sounds like they would not be able to handle a pitbull. Despite what people may say, a pitbull is not "just a dog", they require a LOT of effort, exercise, and training, and even then it will not be 100% trustworthy around children and other dogs. When the pro-pitbull website run by people who love pitbulls says "never trust your pitbull not to fight", you know that this is not a breed that makes a good house pet. I understand your concern and I would be just as concerned in your position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mosh View Post
    If your neighbours are terrified of your dogs, it sounds like they would not be able to handle a pitbull. Despite what people may say, a pitbull is not "just a dog", they require a LOT of effort, exercise, and training, and even then it will not be 100% trustworthy around children and other dogs. When the pro-pitbull website run by people who love pitbulls says "never trust your pitbull not to fight", you know that this is not a breed that makes a good house pet. I understand your concern and I would be just as concerned in your position.
    Really Mosh? A pit bull IS just a dog. They require work just like any other DOG.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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