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Old 11-01-2010, 05:03 PM   #46 (permalink)
 
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good post!!!!

#11. Red Nose, Blue Nose, Black nose, carry no importance or ranking for the APBT. It is simply the color of their nose.

This could add on to #2

Since the APBT is a medium sized dog, they do not qualify for large breed food. Even though and AMBully can reach 100#s that ALSO does not qualify it to be large breed. Please stick to REGULAR/ MEDUIM dog food.
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very good rules. especially the one about the dog park i never though of that yet, but i also havent taken mine yet since its still winter here. i will now keep that in mind!
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Hi, I just recently became an owner of a loving pitbull. I rescued her from a pound where she was going to be put to sleep. She was only 5 months old and I couldn't bare leaving her there knowing that she had a wonderful personality. But I've been reading up on some training tips since this is first time owning a pitbull. Quite frankly I did get a bit worried from all the things I have been reading. I am afraid that she will change her calm and wonderful temperament after 8 months. I have had other dogs and I currently own two small dogs. She is great with them and is always wanting to play. But then again she is a puppy. I was just wondering if any one had any tips for me and kinda ease my worry. Thanks I would really appreciate it.
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Hi, I just recently became an owner of a loving pitbull. I rescued her from a pound where she was going to be put to sleep. She was only 5 months old and I couldn't bare leaving her there knowing that she had a wonderful personality. But I've been reading up on some training tips since this is first time owning a pitbull. Quite frankly I did get a bit worried from all the things I have been reading. I am afraid that she will change her calm and wonderful temperament after 8 months. I have had other dogs and I currently own two small dogs. She is great with them and is always wanting to play. But then again she is a puppy. I was just wondering if any one had any tips for me and kinda ease my worry. Thanks I would really appreciate it.
One of the most important things with a puppy IMO is to crate train her. Get her used to being in there and make it somewhere she feels safe. This leads me onto my next point. Don't leave your puppy unattended with the other dogs while you're not there to supervise. She should have no problem being crated and being away from the others while you're not there if you do the crate training correctly. People new to the breed might think that it's cruel to crate or otherwise contain a dog for a few hours but its a better alternative than coming home to a dead dog.
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Hi, I just recently became an owner of a loving pitbull. I rescued her from a pound where she was going to be put to sleep. She was only 5 months old and I couldn't bare leaving her there knowing that she had a wonderful personality. But I've been reading up on some training tips since this is first time owning a pitbull. Quite frankly I did get a bit worried from all the things I have been reading. I am afraid that she will change her calm and wonderful temperament after 8 months. I have had other dogs and I currently own two small dogs. She is great with them and is always wanting to play. But then again she is a puppy. I was just wondering if any one had any tips for me and kinda ease my worry. Thanks I would really appreciate it.
Congrats on your new addition !! What exactly are you worried about? Please, no need to worry. You picked a truly wonderful and loving breed. Pit bulls love people but most can become DA or dog aggressive as they mature. You should never leave a pit bull unattended with other dogs when you are not home. Only when supervised. You do not need to treat her like a dog killer but you always have to live with the thought in the back of your mind that there is a possibility of change as she ages, usually around 2 years. I am in no way trying to scare you but teach you resposibility with this breed. Some members have had two pit bulls live in peace and harmony for years and then one day they came home to a dead dog or a badly injured one. Remember this is a breed that has been bred for a purpose which is dog fighting and even though it is illegal it is still very much apart of this breed.
As Aus said, make sure you have a crate and use that as your main training "tool". I have been crate training since the late 80's and wouldn't do things any other way. I have a 9 month old female who loves other dogs and always wants to play BUT I know at some point that could all change. Sounds like you definitely need Gopitbull in your life to raise this pup so I hope you stick around Feel free to ask as many questions as you like. There are many people on here with alot of expertise on this breed and can help you through
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I am not an owner per say but my daughter has a pittbull and I call him my grand dog. My daughter and her fiance' live with us while she is attending college. There are lots of interesting bits of info. on here that I did not know. Thanks!

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How bout don't ask for a reputable breeder or where you can get a well bred "pit". That should probably be number one on this list.
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with inbreeding(SIBLING BREEDING)U get back some of traits that u might be looking for in that perticuler line of dog some of the best bloodlines were down off of tight breed dogs u have to b careful with breeding them to heavy off there family tree
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with bog food u are looking for a food that has at least 30-32grams of protein at at least 20 grams of fat for APBT from pups to about 7-8yrs old depending on that activity level of you dog
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Some comments about off-leash and dog parks

Hi, new to this site, had two other APBTs (rescues), and a few other dogs, (Husky, Husky mix, Boxer... all individually) but this is my first Pitty Pup. She's 15 weeks now and I got her at 8. Generally going well, a few things to work on, but she's learning lots very quickly. Excellent social butterfly. My kids love her and made me promise not to ever let anyone take her away. (Depends on how you treat her I always say.)

I have a concern about comments related to "off-leash" and "dog parks". perhaps the comments hold true if you are generalizing about certain parks with some "not-so-behaved" dogs. My last Pitty, for example, was "The Best" dog I ever owned. The best tempered, obedient, mannered etc... I could walk off-leash with her while Germain Sheppards were tugging the hell out of the owner, baking up a storm, wanting to kill her and she would stay right by my side without even flinching. I usually would leash her anyway just in case, but she still would leave plenty of slack in her very short leash staying right by my heel. Ok, you might say, if the Sheppard came too close, her demeanor would likely change. Well, once we were passing someone with their dog, and the little Pug started going crazy and snapped at her floppy ear. My Pitty just turned and growled while the Pug kicked up a storm, didn't loose a beat and kept walking by my heel without taking up any slack on our very short leash.

I have many other similar stories with this dog, she was a dream. (Always wondered why the owner gave her up. Found her at the SPCA in Montreal with no history, not even a name.)

Now this could very well be an exception to the rule, but with exceptions come possibilities! And even re-assessments!

I would think, as with any other dog, you need to assess the situation, get to know the park and the other dogs/owners. 99.999% of the time, my other Pitties had a blast playing with other dogs. Only once did I ever have to intervene in what may have escalated into a fight, (initiated by a Poodle of all things).

If your Pitty is very well socialized around other well mannered dogs, and maintains this temperament, why would you not let him/her play with other dogs in the park? I couldn't imagine a life without my dog playing with other dogs....
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not every ones dog is cold like yours was. how ever these dogs in their lineage that were bred to fight the original intention for the dogs is now illegal but its still there is still an urge to fight. we cant all be lucky enough to get a cold dog(for those of us that may want an apbt as a pet). cold dogs and curs werent really what people wanted back in the day so they bred dogs that would fight which eventually brought the dog aggression trait out.

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now i dont think any one will re-assess this thread for one because we all have to live with every ones "pittie" mistakes if one dog gets outta hand and kills another it makes all our dogs look bad, even those of us that might have a breed that looks similar to an american pit bull terrier ie american bullys, sbt, ast, alano, what have you.

also dog parks are dirty.... you dont know what nasty parasites or viruses go around there and i heard there was a parvo virus going around that snuffs adults.
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Hi, I just recently became an owner of a loving pitbull. I rescued her from a pound where she was going to be put to sleep. She was only 5 months old and I couldn't bare leaving her there knowing that she had a wonderful personality. But I've been reading up on some training tips since this is first time owning a pitbull. Quite frankly I did get a bit worried from all the things I have been reading. I am afraid that she will change her calm and wonderful temperament after 8 months. I have had other dogs and I currently own two small dogs. She is great with them and is always wanting to play. But then again she is a puppy. I was just wondering if any one had any tips for me and kinda ease my worry. Thanks I would really appreciate it.
There are concerns you need to think of when owning this breed and having small dogs. You can never leave them alone when you are gone just keep them separate while you are away, do not leave food toy items out that could cause a fight, and feed them separate like in crates. Follow those simple rules and you should be ok. Still with this breed comes the potential of dog aggression or DA and that is normal and to be expected. That does not mean you cannot have a civil house but it might. If you are willing to separate your pit bull from your other dogs if they start to not get along then you are just fine. If you can not think if possibly having to separate them and crate and rotate if necessary then find your pup a new home.

There is always a chance that even after many years of peace that something could change. These dogs were bred for DA when the breed was developed and not your typical dog so keep that in mind when owning multiple dogs. It is people who choose to forget that or think they can change that later on learn the hard way when they have a dead dog from a fight. They are great dogs when respected for what they were bred for.



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Hi, new to this site, had two other APBTs (rescues), and a few other dogs, (Husky, Husky mix, Boxer... all individually) but this is my first Pitty Pup. She's 15 weeks now and I got her at 8. Generally going well, a few things to work on, but she's learning lots very quickly. Excellent social butterfly. My kids love her and made me promise not to ever let anyone take her away. (Depends on how you treat her I always say.)

I have a concern about comments related to "off-leash" and "dog parks". perhaps the comments hold true if you are generalizing about certain parks with some "not-so-behaved" dogs. My last Pitty, for example, was "The Best" dog I ever owned. The best tempered, obedient, mannered etc... I could walk off-leash with her while Germain Sheppards were tugging the hell out of the owner, baking up a storm, wanting to kill her and she would stay right by my side without even flinching. I usually would leash her anyway just in case, but she still would leave plenty of slack in her very short leash staying right by my heel. Ok, you might say, if the Sheppard came too close, her demeanor would likely change. Well, once we were passing someone with their dog, and the little Pug started going crazy and snapped at her floppy ear. My Pitty just turned and growled while the Pug kicked up a storm, didn't loose a beat and kept walking by my heel without taking up any slack on our very short leash.

I have many other similar stories with this dog, she was a dream. (Always wondered why the owner gave her up. Found her at the SPCA in Montreal with no history, not even a name.)

Now this could very well be an exception to the rule, but with exceptions come possibilities! And even re-assessments!

I would think, as with any other dog, you need to assess the situation, get to know the park and the other dogs/owners. 99.999% of the time, my other Pitties had a blast playing with other dogs. Only once did I ever have to intervene in what may have escalated into a fight, (initiated by a Poodle of all things).

If your Pitty is very well socialized around other well mannered dogs, and maintains this temperament, why would you not let him/her play with other dogs in the park? I couldn't imagine a life without my dog playing with other dogs
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The reason why is the possibility of something going wrong and you getting blamed for it. Even if your dog did not start a fight they could finish it and why put them in that situation. I have plenty of great dogs with perfect obed but I would never put them in a situation to get attacked or bothered by other dogs like that, you have to be fair in the situations you put your dogs in.

If you have dog friends your dog plays with that is fine but dog parks where they meet strange dogs is not healthy for many reasons. People try to say dogs are pack animals and apply that to dog parks but in a pack they do not have different dogs come everyday. They live with dogs and that is the pack outsiders are not welcome. If you have friends and your dogs play often that is an extension of their pack and just fine. Also dog parks are a breeding ground for disease and not something I want my dogs exposed too. responsible ownership is more that just feeding and watering a dog, it is also knowing what situations to expose them too.

A warning to other forum members, do not turn this thread ugly, we can talk about dog parks without making it personal especially with newbies.
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Well, diseases and such are always a concern, and I suppose a park like High Park in Toronto wouldn't be a very good idea for a Pitbull. I live in a closed community and our off-leash area is a narrow strip of land about a mile long alongside a boulevard bordering a steep ridge, so we know pretty much all the dogs in the area now and they all seem to get along fine except for a couple which I learned to keep Sheila away from. There are two other Pitties in the area and they play just fine together. Of course I am always no more than a few strides away. All I wanted to point out is that not all parks are 'set up for APBT failure', although they may be the norm. I mean, you gotta socialize these dogs somehow eh? (Ok, I'll go look for some club now...)

All that said, having lived with two other APBTs on separate occasions before, one being 'cold' as described above, I still do have a pretty good understanding and respect of the breed, otherwise we wouldn't have adopted one for our family. I by no means call myself an expert, however we understand that even though she is a Razor's Edge Bully, there is still a genetic pre-disposition to fighting we have to respect, and there's always more to read and learn about these dogs.

But back to the thread's intention now, here are my two cents. If you have a family with kids, these there are two things I highly recommend:

#30-something?) Make sure your insurance company is advised that you own an APBT. (They may charge you an extra premium, but it's better to be safe than sorry.)

#30-something+1?) Train your kids! They may understand this is no Golden Retriever, but they also need to know all the do's and don'ts. Make sure they are with you when training a pup. And most of all, they need to be Ambassadors to the breed as well, make sure they understand that!
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Well, diseases and such are always a concern, and I suppose a park like High Park in Toronto wouldn't be a very good idea for a Pitbull. I live in a closed community and our off-leash area is a narrow strip of land about a mile long alongside a boulevard bordering a steep ridge, so we know pretty much all the dogs in the area now and they all seem to get along fine except for a couple which I learned to keep Sheila away from. There are two other Pitties in the area and they play just fine together. Of course I am always no more than a few strides away. All I wanted to point out is that not all parks are 'set up for APBT failure', although they may be the norm. I mean, you gotta socialize these dogs somehow eh? (Ok, I'll go look for some club now...)

All that said, having lived with two other APBTs on separate occasions before, one being 'cold' as described above, I still do have a pretty good understanding and respect of the breed, otherwise we wouldn't have adopted one for our family. I by no means call myself an expert, however we understand that even though she is a Razor's Edge Bully, there is still a genetic pre-disposition to fighting we have to respect, and there's always more to read and learn about these dogs.

But back to the thread's intention now, here are my two cents. If you have a family with kids, these there are two things I highly recommend:

#30-something?) Make sure your insurance company is advised that you own an APBT. (They may charge you an extra premium, but it's better to be safe than sorry.)

#30-something+1?) Train your kids! They may understand this is no Golden Retriever, but they also need to know all the do's and don'ts. Make sure they are with you when training a pup. And most of all, they need to be Ambassadors to the breed as well, make sure they understand that!
Just so newbies are aware, this is the exception rather than the rule when it comes to dog parks. Also know that bullies are being bred to be less DA since they are bred as a family pet and bred for a different purpose than the APBT. Also cross breeding in many bullies has also lessened the DA with the Am Bullies.

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Going to a dog park is the wrong way to socialize any dog. Your dog does not need to play with other dogs to be fully and properly socialized. That is a huge misconception in the pet world.
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In some form or another you own a fighting dog.. Or at very least its in the history at some point. Why go to a dog park? People need to understand what they are getting into before they buy or adopt these "pitties". All these rules you hear about with dog owning is thrown out the window when it comes to the APBT and even the lesser drive dogs such as the AST, AmBully, etc.

They all share the the same history, the extent of which will vary naturally but why even take that chance? Just because you think your the exception? Well let me tell you of the 12 years i can strongly account for not once have i ever been proven wrong. I have grown up around these hounds and not once have these people yelling "its all in how you raise them" proved me to be wrong on these type of subjects.

If you want to take a dog to the disease infested grass behind the fenced area, trust everyone who steps foot in that fence with another dog that their dog is well behaved, that they are responsible than you chose the wrong breed. I wouldn't take any dog to the park but taking one of these dogs to the park is just plain stupid.

Socializing? Great! I'm glad you want to socialize your dog but as PK has mentioned above socializing has NOTHING to do with playing nice. A well socialized dog is just that. Remains sound, true and confident in any situation whether its new sights, smells and sounds or familiar. Being able to play with another dog is just that, being able to play and interact peacefully. I have seen countless people make these types of claims and many of those same people that let their dogs play with others to "socialize" have these dogs that when introduced to something new instantly breaks down. Thats not doing the dog justice.

DA is genetically instilled in the APBT and many breeds where the APBT was the foundation of creation. Depending on what we are talking about will depend on the level of DA evident in the breed, for instance the American Bullies are lack drive and are generally friendly (as a whole) towards other animals due to the nature of why they are being bred. Still no excuse to take them to a dog park mind you.

Those that defend the dog park with these hounds are those that come back after _____ amount of time crying and complaining about the situation they are in. I have no sympathy. You did it to yourself and the only ones i feel for are those you screwed over with your actions that are knowledgable and responsible with these dogs when BSL gets called out for action.
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