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  1. General Discussion
    Being a novice dog owner in general- when does gameness show in a dog? My Loki is a pit mix (found him at 12 weeks, so no idea of the lineage or breed). He is now 8 months and 52lbs. Considering that he is part pit bull (again, we found him, so obviously no DNA test or papers, but he does...
  2. General Discussion
    I wanted to get my Pit bull puppies ears cropped, but I've heard if you get them done, it can possibly Change there personality and Temperment. I've also heard if you get ur puppies ears cropped it can give them pain for there entire life. Is this true and btw my puppy is 10 weeks old, Thank you.
  3. General Discussion
    Seriously, looks aside, I don't think they are different dogs per se. My personal understanding is that the temperament really depends on a particular bloodline, not whether the documents say it's a pit or it's an amstaff. Most amstaff breeders I have talked to claim that pits are more...
  4. Bullies 101
    I've been looking into Bullies again and I'm looking around for a breeder that actually cares for their stock but that's proving to be a pain. It seems like here, a lot of people are just throwing random dogs together to make a quick buck. I want to know what I am getting exactly. I'm in Ohio...
  5. Health & Nutrition
    I have always grown up with beautiful male Boxer dogs. I love their puppy like nature, boisterousness, eagerness to please, warmth and fearless courage when they feel their family needs protection. Recently, my family and I have been looking for a dog that is smaller in size but has the same...
  6. Obedience Training
    Cairo is really timid, shy and calm. he is currently 9.5 months old. Do you think his temperament will change as he gets older, like would he become more assertive, confident and tough? Only reason i ask is because he is scared of the littlest things, including pigeons, he actually ran the...
  7. Bloodline Discussion
    Is the temperament between the Classis American Pitbull Terrier and the American Bully different???
  8. General Discussion
    So if someone has a pup who you know wasn't socialized properly during the first few months of its life for one reason (ex. left with the breeder for the first few months of it's life) or another (not mistreated) but it was well bred from great lines/bloodlines. How then do you determine if it...
  9. General Discussion
    Not sure if this is the correct spot to discuss this, so feel free to move it where you want. OK, all you genetic brainiacs, I totally get the dominant vs. recessive trait school of thought, and how the different pairings present themselves in various individuals. However, what I never did...
  10. Pictures
    I love my big boy =) here is playing with my niece, more fuel against BSL and the haters of our breed
  11. General Discussion
    Assessment of Canine Temperament in Relation to Breed Groups Scot E. Dowd Ph.D. In case some of you have not read this yet, thought it might come in handy in disagreements. http://www.pitbullproject.ca/CanineBehavior.pdf...
  12. Obedience Training
    In the following sections I will discuss aggression in the American Pit Bull Terrier. It is VERY important to note that, in dogs, and especially with this particular breed, aggression toward humans (called human aggression) is a COMPLETELY separate trait from aggression toward dogs (dog...
  13. Schutzhund
    What is the difference between the temperament of a personal protection dog and a guard dog?And how do you determine the difference between a guard dog and personal protection dog from or when choosing a puppy?
  14. Pictures
    So far Bernie is such a sweet dog check him out chewing on his bone. :rofl:
  15. General Discussion
    Well, lads and lasses, i thought i had a nasty pit on my hands, looks like the Demodex treatments are what gets him narked. His temperament arounds kids is not brilliant, but good with adults. He is always either put away or scrutinised carefully when my kids come over to stay (yes you...
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