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Just incase you were wondering, no I did not pull her tounge out. we found her snoozn' like that... She's so cute!!

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yankee2cowgirl (author)2008-04-12

OK well as far as this goes.....I love dogs......especially those that are limited by BSL *Breed Specific Legislation* I have another name for BSL but that is not user friendly. That being said. I am the owner of a pure bred American Pit Bull! who we actually rescued...
Ok well my daughter was attacked by a chow chow at 23 months old I swore I would NEVER own an "aggressive" breed. Punkin' has totally captured my heart. I love her dearly! As far as you saying the "American" Pit is bred to be dumb and aggressive.....you need to check your information again.
Pit Bulls *all breeds that it implies* were bred to be superior fighting dogs no doubt. But they were also bred to "not bite the hand that feeds them" so to speak! Your pointing out one specific type of "Pit Bull" that is just really ignorant! Honestly.....we are all lovers of the so called "Bully" breeds and Punkin has NEVER bitten anyone or even tried to. Do your research. Pits need to feel a real threat in order to attack. If no real threat is sensed they will not bite. It doesn't matter if it is an APBT or an EPBT. Read up on the WHOLE breed before making such breed specific claims!!!!

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Lftndbt (author)yankee2cowgirl2008-04-13

I have my own views on the subject.

But i'll leave you with this. Before making such informed comments, perhaps you should direct it towards the person intended.

Tetra made that comment so perhaps reply to his message not the forum post. That was sent to me not him.

Although you seem informed , you still come across as mildly nieve.
It's not the breed that has issues but individuals within it. Yes they have been trained not to bite the hand that feeds yet as with any breeds there are individual cases of spontanious aggresive tendencys. Unfortunatley due to the fighting nature this does not always end well..

I agree with what you have said yet Inever forget the hundreds of years of breeding my dog has had and always respect her for what she is.
A part of respecting her is to never leave them in a situation were they could become dis-orientated or stressed...

Never take you dog for granted no matter how good natured.
My lil' girl sleeps next to me every night and would do anything I asked her too. She can tell what mood I'm in and reacts to multiple hand signals. she's tops..

Tell me more about your pup. do you have any pictures?

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yankee2cowgirl (author)Lftndbt2008-04-13

agreed with all you said. sorry about that....I didn't mean to direct it to you. I do not frequent to many forums so I'm kind of post-disabled lol. That comment just sent my blood boiling though. We do not put either of our dogs in the situation that can allow for trouble because of the possibilities. We currently have Punkin which is our red-nose pitty, and Blackie which is a border collie and dachsund mis. Both are rescue pups.

Punkin is right around 11 months old so her height growing is pretty much over with. She can sense our moods as well, like your girl. Shes very loving and outgoing and extremely spoiled LOL
Here is the most recent pic of her, next to a min pin for size comparison. This pic is however about 2 months old.

[IMG]http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e211/yankee2cowgirl/punkin.jpg[/IMG]

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seabananers (author)Lftndbt2010-04-27

your dog isn't really that streched is it?

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thanks for this valuable peice of info it may come in handy one day (or not)

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Mothys (author)2009-01-29

ARG! i cant take any pics of my hamster because he wont stay in one place

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Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)2008-04-20

Mazee made me post this.

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Keith-Kid (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2008-04-21

wow!! what a beutiful dog! Looks super healthy!! I like the 3rd picture best!

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Lftndbt (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2008-04-21

WoW!!! Beautiful dog... male/female? I love the pic leaping, my g/f likes the one with the snow on his back!

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Keith-Kid (author)2008-04-20
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Lftndbt (author)Keith-Kid2008-04-21

Oh he is cute!!! My g/f says she will be round in the morning to pick him up... LoL ;) Feel free to let other Ible members know they are welcome to display their pics too... (doesn't have to be doggies).. Perhaps we should start this comment again, and invite other to add their pet...

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Keith-Kid (author)Lftndbt2008-04-21

I'll start a forum topic.....here

Post your pets there!!

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Keith-Kid (author)2008-04-19

May I post pictures of my doggie?

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Lftndbt (author)Keith-Kid2008-04-20
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Keith-Kid (author)2008-04-19

How cute! I love dogs! Cats are good too, but I'm a dog person

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Tetranitrate (author)2008-03-25

My friends rescued a pit bull from the streets of Queens. He had bite marks all over his face, and a broken tail. We suspected his previous owners used him as a bait dog in fights. My friends named him Rufus, and he is the nicest dog I have ever met. Pit bulls have such bad reputations as being overly aggressive attack dogs. Rufus gets really happy when he meets new people, and will jump on them and try to lick their faces. The only problem he has is his separation anxiety. When he is left alone in a room he will whimper for hours. (the pictures are of him sitting on my couch, and him playing in a dog park in Brooklyn)

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Lftndbt (author)Tetranitrate2008-03-26

She got a new harness today... We went to the park to show off. Rufus is a good looking dog.

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Tetranitrate (author)Lftndbt2008-03-26

She looks very happy in her new harness. The reason I asked if she was an English Pit was because she has the white spot on her chest, which I hear is the classic sign of an English pit. Rufus has one in the exact same spot.

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Lftndbt (author)Tetranitrate2008-03-27

Yes the harness was suprisingly well made, right down to the buckles being shaped on a curve to suit the body. most of my other dug in, which i did not like. The awesome camo was a plus too.

I haven't taken her hunting and don't plan too. She is too timid/well natured for that, although I don't doubt she would love the rush of a chase like any other dog would.

Interesting about the white spot, I'll have to look into that further. :)

My friend purchased one of the brothers of mine, he looked identical to Rufus. Unfortunatley he had to be re-located to a rural-rural farm. At the farm he was at he constantly escaped and would walk along the road till he found a
road-killed kangaroo. He would then be seen dragging the carcass serveral km's home again, to be consumed at a later/tastier date.

Have Rufus's ears been "docked" by those previous owner's? and I use that term very loosley, as a owner infers some kind of respect/kindness towards the animal which he obviously didn't recieve.

It brings happiness to myself and my gf (whom is very interested in Rufus and says you and your friends are very kind for helping him.{She loves the pics}) to see people like yourselves as he now has a great home. Hopefully he'll forget whats happened in the past.

Just out of interest sake. All breeding, selling, trading, giving away (execpt to a designated place to be disposed of) of Pitbulls is now prohibited is Australia.

Unfortunatley the term Pitbull still remains un-defined as it loosley relates to several breeds all which they can be encompassed into the group of dangerous.
she was purchased 2 weeks before the ban, she was too young to sell yet I didn't realise at the time and still would have taken her if I had. So therefore she is one of the last pure breads left in Aussy.

They are such posers arn't they!? Im not so crash hot taking pictures, but she makes it easy for me.

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Tetranitrate (author)Lftndbt2008-03-27

Most breeds of pitbull are naturally well behaved. The one exception is the American pit, which are purposely inbred to be dumb and aggressive. These are the pitbulls that give the rest a bad name. I don't think that Rufus' ears have been docked. Just an interesting sidenote, a couple of weeks after my friends adopted Rufus, some guy on the street offered them three thousand dollars for him, because he recognized him as a purebred. Hopefully he will forget his past someday, but we think he still is haunted by it because he seems to have nightmares. Every so often when he is sleeping, he will start to tremble and give off really high pitched yelps. Here are some more pictures of him. At least he has a better life now, and gets to play with other dogs, instead of being attacked by them.

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Lftndbt (author)Tetranitrate2008-03-27

Perhaps they are nightmare. Although I must say my pup I very dramatic when she sleeps. I must wake her atleast twice a day because i'm not sure if it's a nichtmare or not. But the are very dramatic, schreechs, yelps, growls, full on running(moving her legs). It quite funny mto watch her. I notice rufus is the chasee, does he normally get the other dogs to chase him, rather than hiom chase them? Because Hunni is much the chasee never the chaser. She loves to have dogs chase her. Lol

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Tetranitrate (author)Lftndbt2008-03-27

I think Rufus mostly just likes running around with the other dogs. He doesn't have access to a yard or too much free space, so when he gets the opportunity to run around freely at the dog park he really enjoys it. Most of the time it does seem like he is the one being chased, but not always. Here is a somewhat blurry shot of him chasing around a smaller dog.

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w00ty32 (author)2008-03-26

i love puppys! this is my pup(who doesn't exactly like having his pictures taken in the middle of the night) he is a lab mix that looks like a blob when you don't take a picture of him with a high quality camera.... I hev one, but i don't feel like getting it.

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Tetranitrate (author)2008-03-24

Would she happen to be an English pit?

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