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Does "Pit Bull" sound scary?

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by E Diggy, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    Does "Pit Bull" sound scary?

    Sometimes my inner monologue wanders and I am struck with ideas. Here's one; part of the negative sterotype often associated with pit bulls is their name itself. A pit sounds like a dark hole that one might be cast in to. Hell is a pit. A bull conjures up cartoon images of a snorthing beast ready to charge and gore a victime. By that logic, the Minotaur is a pit bull. A dreaded, mythical monster. Sure, the breed's history of bloodsports doesn't help the public perception, but they're not the only breed of dogs used for them. Also, among fierce dogs, pit bulls are still more notorious than Cane Corsos, French Mastiffs, etc. Maybe because those names sound like breed names and nothing more. What if Dogo Argentinos were named Jungle Stalkers? The hood rats would be lined up to get one!
  2. JoeBingo

    JoeBingo Banned

    you DID NOT ... just call me a hood rat did you ??

    Nope, Pit Bull doesn't sound scary to me ... but Cane Corso and Dogo Argentino makes me go, WHOA
  3. Boogieman

    Boogieman Good Dog Premium Member

    I think you're over analyzing way too much lol
  4. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Only if you're a dumbass.

    Not saying YOU are.. But a name doesn't scare me a bit. It's a name. No name does. Anyone who has bad images conjured hearing the name do so because of the stories that go with it.

    *Edit, maybe a Deathstalker will make me going "Wait. wtf?" but again, it's only people who know no better, and they should stay away form them anyway.
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  5. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    But that's because you know what they are. To the uninformed that has no idea? The term "Pit Bull" in and of itself though, sounds kind of bad ass.
  6. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    Maybe. Quite possibly.
  7. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Who said they aren't? :lol: I wouldn't call them Fairy Terriers. They earned their name.

    I do totally understand what you're saying.

    I think you might be surprised to hear that the dumbasses (I won't say hood rat, because honestly it's not just people in 'da hood' who think wrongly of Pit Bulls and want one as a guard dog with a chain around it's neck) seem to be moving on to Corsos, Presas, and I've met two Dogo's this past month in the wrong hands. Unfortunately, I think we're about to see a big explosion of them in the wrong places.

    BBPITS Good Dog

    It's like the Johnny Cash song " A boy named Sue", a name means shit. Look at this guy Tibetan mastiff unassuming breed name. And you look at the guy he looks like the spawn of satin. TibetanMastiff.jpg
  9. ignitethis

    ignitethis Good Dog

    I think it's a cool name. Pretty clever actually, remembering what they were created for. Atleast, that's what I thought when I was a kid, looking in all these doggy books and finding out all these different breeds and first saw the entry for the American Pit Bull Terrier.

    But I agree, if you're uninformed it probably sounds scary. I don't understand why, but some people are scared off by a name. It could be worse, something like... Shorkiepoo. That sounds like a dog who gets shocked every time it goes poo or something. Or Yodileaheehoopoo. You're announced of a poo by a yodel from your dog. Or any of those other wacky poodle mix names.
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  10. Beret

    Beret Bullyflop

    Haha right?

    Caucasian Shepherd? Sounds like a gentle, whitebread suburban family dog.


  11. ignitethis

    ignitethis Good Dog

    That dog looks so awesome. But how on earth does someone handle that much fur? Jesus H Christ.
  12. Brunotheboxer

    Brunotheboxer Little Dog

    I could give two fucks what strange people think of me or my pit bull.
  13. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    I've been thinking that for a while myself, and it won't surpirise me when it does. What will surprise me is to hear on the news, "A Cane Corso attack". I wonder how many have already happened, Dogos too for that matter, and been reported as "Pit Bull attacks". I'd actually be relieved in a way for another breed to take the dubious distinction as the "bad dog" of their time.
  14. BBPITS

    BBPITS Good Dog

    You could cut the fur off the top of his head and sell it to a Elvis impersonator. lol..
  15. ChocoJax

    ChocoJax Little Dog

    ^^^^ lol
  16. ChocoJax

    ChocoJax Little Dog

    lol gave me a good laugh this morning
  17. Jazzy

    Jazzy GRCH Dog

    I just tend to think a dog is a dog is a dog and don't really get hung up on the name (although I appreciate that all breeds have some unique traits that need to be respected).....

    except for the Tibetan Mastiffs which apparently are not dogs at all and need to renamed Hounds from Hell :lol:
  18. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    I dunno...we've been saying this for a long time...I remember fighting the law in Denver in 1989, we all thought the Rottweiler or American Bulldog would be next. Never happened.

    The Pit Bull is too hardy, is relatively inexpensive to keep, is easy to breed and has large litters -- and handles ill-treatment and abuse like no other breed. These great points about the breed also add to it's immense and what I believe it's never-ending popularity. No other breed will be ABLE to take the Pit Bull's place.

  19. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    As for the name, I really like "American Bull Terrier". It was used a LOT in the UKC Bloodlines magazine up into the 60s

    It's perfectly descriptive and encompasses all the utilitarian functions, in addition to the fighting thing -- that the "bull and terrier" dogs have always been known for.

  20. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    It's only been in the past couple years that I've been seeing so many people with these dogs. A man (who IS a drug dealer, and admits he has the dogs to protect his things) had a little of both Presa and Corso's. He came up to me and asked if I wanted puppies, since I was petting his friends' Bullies, when I said no he quickly said they weren't Pit Bulls and told me he had the litters above and adults.

    So pretty much, if I had the money I had the dogs. That was over a year ago so I can't imagine how many he's pumped out since.

    I don't think Pit Bulls will ever be back to what they once were (well, obviously some are/will), but I think they will fall back in popularity, but there are still SO many Pit Bulls and their mixes that everyone calls a Pit Bull it will take a long time. But all things pass.

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