View Poll Results: Your immediate thoughts /response to hearing the words Pit Bulls .

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  • Media experience.

    18 26.87%
  • Research/Media experience.

    13 19.40%
  • Friends/Family experience

    8 11.94%
  • Personal experience.

    28 41.79%
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  1. #181

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    Out of curiosity Kikki , what is the pretty dog in your avatar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Floyd View Post
    Hey Choppa....i tried that trick to help lighten things up, posted pic of the hoodie that we both like, but others didn't see the humor in it
    I seen that....dont worry , some have a sense of humour , some dont .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    Kikki -Its such a shame that the only ones you have come close to are ones being used for things they usually dont excel at.
    And the media is a very powerful thing , much more so than I first gave it credit for. .

    I admire you though for still being ready to see the other side of the coin , I dont spose you're in QLD by any chance
    Well they kind of do work at being guard dogs.... They keep me in my car LOL (this workplace is my ex husbands work lol). No lol I'm in WA.

    The cutie in my Avatar is the newest addition Jazmine, shes a Staffy, we're all on L plates atm but so far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kikki View Post

    The cutie in my Avatar is the newest addition Jazmine, shes a Staffy, we're all on L plates atm but so far so good.
    awww what a cutie Jazmine is...now as for bring on L plates, get used to it cause while owing Staffy's it's always a learning curb, their such funny characters

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    She is such a sook and a clutz, she falls off the couch and gets so excited she trips over her own feet, its so adoreable! I have never had a staffy before and so far I am impressed, my boys think shes pretty awesome too.

    Thanks, I think she is a bit of a cutie too! (BTW that pic if of her this morning asking nicely for some of my Weet Bix lol)

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    Knew she was a Staff ! Was too pretty to be anything other than Bull

    And yep , a learning curve or two...but be prepared , they are addictive and you can never stop at just one
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    Wow, I really need to keep up with this thread....

    Recently I was talking with a guy who works for my brother. I asked him what breed he has and he said pit bull. We then went on to talk about how the problem of the pit's reputation is people who just own a pit to look tough. He has never allowed Punchy to be aggressive, and uses a muzzle when he takes him out just to be sure. My brother, who has 2 small children, loves the dog. I said to Dave he must have been waiting for my negative reaction when he said pit bull, and he was! But instead he got 'oh cool!'. That must have been a nice change!

    It was nice to meet a responsible pit bull owner...

    I'll have to meet Punchy when I'm in Albany next time - I've never actually met a pit.

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    I voted for friends/family experience. I have two friends with pit bulls who happen to both be vets. I have only met one of them and she's actually a staffy cross pit bull (was rescued as a puppy) and she is the most beautiful, sooky, friendly dog.

    The other one was dumped at the vets so she took him home (he had some health problems) and he never left. He's not great with other dogs so stays on the lead but he's wonderful with people, very kind and loving.

    I am a paediatric nurse and worked at the Perth kids hospital for years. I looked after many kids with injuries sustained from dog bites/attacks and none of them were ever pit bulls. I won't mention what breeds they were from because I agree that the breed is not always a contributing factor - it's how they're brought up as well as their genetics.

    My parents have a lab and he is a beautiful boy but has never been around small kids, so now barks and gets anxious around them. You can't generalise about breeds, it's the same as about people from diffrent countries/cultures.

    However, purely because of the media I would be a bit scared if one came running up to me. Stupid journalists.

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    Well, gonna totally embarrass myself here!

    My first immediate thought when I hear the word "Pit Bull" is clean teeth and the Macleans toothpaste ad in NZ. You know, flip top head on the ad so you could clean your teeth perfectly. Flip top head/jaw on the pit bull.

    Okay, guess you had to be there. I just reckon all pit bulls must have really clean teeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    What is your immediate thought/response to hearing the words Pit Bull or similar?
    And what would it be based apon?

    For example ; Media experience . Where you have not had any personal interaction with the breed or anyone that owns the breed but based apon purely what you've heard,read etc within the media.

    Research and Media experience; Where your answer is based apon not only the same as media but where you yourself have also done a little/lot reading on the breed or asked people with regards to learning more of the breed.

    Friends/Family experience ; Where you have had Friends or family or friends of family etc own or have had personal interaction with one/more of this breed .

    Personal experience ; Where you yourself have known,met, or owned one of this breed -pure or part.
    Owning 2 SBT's...I am quite biased towards the Bull breeds

    I'll admit...I was ignorant regarding the AmStaff and Pit Bull being the same breed. I can't say I have met a "Pit Bull" but I have seen plenty of "AmStaffs" at the shows we attend due to showing in the same group. Some of them have been quite aggressive (always from the same owner) and others are docile, beautiful dogs I have seen aggressive SBT's too at shows and other aggressive male dogs of different breeds.

    I really don't care what the media says...we all know that it is NOT just Bull breeds who attack. If a bull breed attacks though...it is for sure going to end up in the media.

    I find it really sad that it has become a witch hunt regarding the Pit Bull. When I think Pit Bull...I think of Daddy who is living with Cesar Millan...he is gorgeous, balanced, trained...a perfect example of the breed

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