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I was just reading the thread about game dogs. Unless your showing, working, or hunting, why would someone want a game bred apbt? It wouldnt be for fighting, right?... because we all know that is illegal. Also besides game-line dogs, and breeding, why do you have dogs?
 

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Cause I get cold in the winter and can't afford heat. Hahaha no sah I would think people that are into game bred lines appreciate the look and history about their dogs, but more for the look. They sure are beautiful animals :) at least that's why I would a game bred pooch. That and how cool to see your pup work for you as want to please you. But lots of dos wanna do that, so it back to the look for me lol

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I have dogs simply because of over breeding. All 6 are rescued and all were unadoptable for 1 reason or the other. I don't have a game bred dog on my yard but have had and homed a few hundred of them. Most would not understand the sparkle they have, the attitude, the quality, the raw awesomeness that comes with a high end bulldog.
 

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Because they require physical activity and this keeps me in decent shape. I'm one of those dudes jogging dogs with a smoke of some sort hanging out my mouth. how about you?
 

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I own game dogs and would never own nethang else... Once u got one u see why.... These dogs are def not for everyone but ain't no dog on the planet can compete with a gamebred apbt....
I'm right next to ya McCoy lol clouds follow me wherever I go as well if it wasn't for the dogs Id never exercise
 

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Wow really? Just because someone owns a game bred dog doesn't mean they fight them. That's ridiculous. Many people on this forum own game bred dogs for various reasons. They not only make great working/show dogs but they make great pets as well. I have a game bred boy that came to me as a rescue for an abusive owner and he's turned out to be one of the best dogs I've ever owned. Although I have been getting more involved with dog sports with him he is basically just a pet and I wouldn't trade him for any other dog in the world.

 

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Because I like them.
 

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I would have to say, I'm with everyone else here. I love and appreciate the history of the breed, as I do like the look of the "traditional" bull dog. I love a dog with spunk, fire and attitude, if you will. I've owned show-bred dogs, rescues and now a dog from what was once game lines. I love the drive and the tenacity associated with them, and I appreciate the difficulty of dealing with their bull-headedness. I love the breed, in general, but prefer the smaller, more manageable size of a game-bred dog. I do have a larger, mixed breed dog, and with extensive training, he's manageable, but he's also the more aggressive/protective dog I was looking for. My APBT is the all-around, everybody's friend type of dog I wanted that I can take anywhere there are people and don't have to correct her for growling/barking at people. Not due to a lack of socialization on my part with my other dog, he's just doing his "job" as the family guardian. He's not too fond of adult strangers coming up to me or my children without invitation, but will sit quietly if I ask him to do so. He doesn't bark at children, which is great, but it took some effort when he was younger to teach him not to bark at children.

So, in short, my dogs serve the purpose of family pets and playmates for my children, as well as guardians for my household/vehicle, if needed. Sorry for being long-winded, but you asked, so I answered.
 

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I need someone to keep me company in the bathroom. So I got 3 dogs and 1 kid... never alone... EVER
 
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The reason I own and love game bred American pit bull terriers is because they are the perfect example of a dog that can do it all. I want a dog the is the best of the best. Game-bred dogs have a history of dog fighting, yes but they are more than that. People also use them for hot hunting. A dog that can keep going despite getting hurt, stepped on, etc. is my kind of dog!back in the day when fighting was legal -- it took a lot of will power to keep going when the fight got tough, same as with hog hunting. They are smart dogs. They know how to grab the hog and they have a determination unlike any dog I have every seen.

No I don't do hog hunting, only because its not in my area. But I hope what I wrote above helps explain why I personally think they are the best dogs. Not only for looks as I do think they are a gorgeous breed. But I love WHAT they are as a dog. I want a dog like me :p or at least what I aspire to be like. Determined. Strong. They are far above and beyond any other breed of dog.
 

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Wow really? Just because someone owns a game bred dog doesn't mean they fight them
You must have missed the part where I said for working, showing, hunting....... I LOVE the look of this breed too, and I think I said this on another thread before but my family believes they are the best family pets for us. Ours are rescues though, and I know a lot of you get butthurt if someone calls it a "pit bull" if its not registered. I was simply asking a question when I started this thread.
 

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Yeah - pickles is right - when was the last time you didnt get followed in the bathroom.. they are like little shadows. Would not trade em for no other bred.
 

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There is a big difference between a rescue dog and a true game bred American Pit bull Terrier. :)
I am glad you enjoy your bulldogs though.
 

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Thanks for everyone's input. I know people get dogs for many different reasons....For us, they are house pets, family members, but I wouldnt pay more than an adoption fee for one.
 

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Coach, your kidding yourself if you think pure bred dogs dont end up in shelters sometimes. For example... someone seeks out a dog that can be traced back to the "real game" days because they think its cool, never owned a "bully" breed before, spends thousands on it, just for a house pet, it ends up being aggressive and then its either neglected or sent packin... you dont think that happens? I bet it does more than you think
 

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Good breeders of these game bred dogs get to know the owner and dont sell their dogs to someone who "thinks its cool to have a game bred dog". Nope, most good quality dogs go back to their breeders. They stand behind their dogs and wouldn't let them go to the pound. Someone getting a gamebred dog who actually seeks out a good breeder, goes to some shows, talks to those who hunt with them, etc. knows what they are in for about aggression to other dogs.
These dogs aren't everywhere and are not easy to come by for the average person...as like I said, most breeders won't just give their dogs to anyone. They have to trust you with their dogs.
I am not saying it doesn't happen but it is not common in my opinion for a true game bred dog to end up in a pound. However, the shelters are full of bulldogs! And what the media, and you call "pit bulls" which are mixes of various breeds.
 
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Thanks for everyone's input. I know people get dogs for many different reasons....For us, they are house pets, family members, but I wouldnt pay more than an adoption fee for one.
Coach, your kidding yourself if you think pure bred dogs dont end up in shelters sometimes. For example... someone seeks out a dog that can be traced back to the "real game" days because they think its cool, never owned a "bully" breed before, spends thousands on it, just for a house pet, it ends up being aggressive and then its either neglected or sent packin... you dont think that happens? I bet it does more than you think
I didn't quote the other post where you mentioned us purebred enthusiasts getting "butthurt" when the average owner references their rescue as a pit bull. But I will touch on all three of your posts.

First, we get so up in arms because it is that type of mislabeling that is causing not just our breed, but many breeds alike to be legislated against and banned, euthanized, etc. Look how many different purebred breeds and the mixes thereof that are mislabeled as a "pit bull". Mastiffs, Bandogges, American Bullies, American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Boxers, Presa Canarios, Dogo Argentinos and many other dogs are all lumped under one generic term, and that is pit bull. Do you consider the Dogue de Bordeaux (French Mastiff) a pit bull? Would you consider a lab/boxer mix a pit bull? Between those two breeds alone (the lab and boxer) the pups can come out short haired, square-muzzled, block headed and closely resemble an American Pit Bull Terrier pup, and just as easily be confused for one and then labeled as a.... you guessed it... Pit Bull!

Second, I hate to break it to you, but sometimes you can pay just as much for an adoption fee from a shelter/rescue, if not more, than you would from getting to know a reputable breeder and getting a good pup off a yard. To each their own though. I'm not knocking you or what you do because that's your choice, and you have to deal with it. I personally like knowing where my dogs come from, knowing the history and the lineage so I know what to expect with my dog. Granted, I do have a mutt (unknown lineage, unknown breeds mixed in) and I'm fine with that because I've worked hard to make him the dog he is. But with my girl, I know her parents and grandparents, if you will, as well as other dogs in her lineage, and have laid hands on these dogs numerous times so I know what to expect as far as temperament and what the quirks in the bloodlines are. I like knowing so I'm not thrown a curve-ball later on in life.

Third, Yes! We are all too aware that purebred papered dogs have been known to end up in shelters and rescues. That's due to negligence on the owner and the breeder's parts, imo. The owner fails to maintain contact with breeder, fails to do appropriate research and training on said pup, or said breeder is really just a Backyard Breeder with no real purpose for bettering the breed or their own yard, so they sell the pups off to the first person with money and sign over papers with no legally withstanding contract to accompany the papers and pup. The street goes both ways here no matter what angle you view it from.

Regardless of everyone's differing opinions, the one joining factor of every single one of us members here on this forum is that we all love the breed! So, with that said, let's keep the conversation clean, and end the BS before it starts. In case someone has misunderstood what I just said... Don't start nothing, and there won't be nothing! I'm personally tired of not being able to enjoy simple discussions because someone gets their panties in a bunch and wants to retort with name calling and childish bickering. If you have an issue with someone, PM them instead of posting here in the open forum. In case you weren't aware, when you click on someone's username, you do have the option to PM someone, or PM them quoting the post they've made (it's at the bottom of that drop down menu). You can take your arguments there. If I come back to this thread to find anything out of line, I will handle it accordingly. Thank you very much for your time and cooperation.
 
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