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I know i am setting myself up for all kinds of criticism but here goes

Discussion in 'Dog Debates' started by mym31279, Nov 18, 2012.

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  1. mym31279

    mym31279 Puppy

    Ok i keep reading that if you have a pitbull and other animals you should always keep the pitbull caged when unattended. But here is the thing i have had my pit for 8 wonderful years and my chihuahua for 5 and never once locked my pit up when i wasnt here not to mention my children had a cat and hamsters and we also have 2 brids i admit that i watched him closely at first but once he knew that they other animals had my permission to be here i have never had a problem infact the birds have gotten out before and me in the other room my chihuahua acted a little aggressive until i came in the room but my pitbull was still laying on the couch as if it were just any other laid back time. I do think it all depends on the individual dog but i just cant understand locking one up while others run free. Maybe i am just very lucky and because of this very ignorant lol i am hoping to better understand this topic! Thanks in advance for the info!!!
  2. Jazzy

    Jazzy GRCH Dog

    This is my take on it; everyone is free to do with their animals as they please.

    I personally am a fan of "better safe than sorry" in many areas of life; so I would never chance it.

    I would say this, if you are leaving them unattended; I would hope that God forbid the unthinkable happened and your pit bull killed or badly mauled your chi or one of your other animals; that you would chalk it up to an error on your part; love your pit bull as much as ever, understand animals are animals and continue to provide a loving home for your pit bull no matter what else you had to contend with.

    If you don't think you could/would do the above...then I think you owe it to your pit bull to re-think some things.

    Also there are other ways of separating animals when you are not supervising; it doesn't always have to be a crate.
  3. gh32

    gh32 Little Dog

    Congrats,you so far got away with playing with fire. I have dogs that would've killed every animal you have if you would try that in my home.And they're sweet loving dogs,but not to animals.I don't recommend "caging" the dogs.What I much,much prefer is a good chain setup to secure the APBT. A good 12 foot chain provides so much more space to run and move around than a crate for sure or even a decent sized kennel.It is secure and safe. And keeps the dogs out of mischief. If for whatever reason you can't chain up the dog,then crate and rotate if you must.But if I can't chain a dog,then I just won't own one.I could never use your example to recommend this practice because more times than not it would end in a disaster. It may not seem fair,but life isn't fair.Animals sometimes kill other animals and it's our job as pet owners to prevent that. Do you think it a safe practice to recommend cat owners to let the cat and a pet hamster have the run of the house unsupervised,same applies here. I agree with Jazzy,better safe than sorry.But if you ever have an accident just figure lesson learned and don't get rid of the dog over owner error.
  4. JoeBingo

    JoeBingo Banned

    All dogs are individuals and should be evaluated as such ... as well as the risk of liability you are willing to assume ... as well as the possible consequences of your decisions you are prepared to live with.
  5. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    I used to leave all of my dogs loose together. Now I think about it and want to beat the heck out of myself, my stomach drops every time I think about it, about what could have happened because of what I've experienced and learned since.

    I do not even own a bully breed right now, and I never leave mine alone. My big dog is locked downstairs, the little one is left on the first floor - and they have never had a problem with each other in three years aside from grumbling over food. I WILL never leave my dogs alone because I've seen what can happen. The dogs don't even have to have issues beforehand, they can be best buddies and the next thing you know, you're on the way to the emergency vet.

    If I wasn't home for every fight that started, I would definitely have had up to four dead dogs.

    The term Better safe than sorry applies perfectly. It doesn't matter what you believe, it's the "what if" factor. I would rather my dog be confined to a room or a kennel than possibly dead because I didn't see it coming. With any breed. But especially dogs bred specifically to fight other dogs.

    Dogs are just animals, and they will act as such.
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  6. mym31279

    mym31279 Puppy

    I knew i would get alot of criticism with this question. Honestly i do not think i will change what I am doing but I do thank everyone for the information as he is 8 years old and will one day no longer be with us and we recently had him mated with a female for the first time and will be hopefully getting a new addition to our family! Maybe we have the exception to the rule so to speak or lucky as some would say that is why i asked the question because i do not like when people judge my dog because of breed likewise i do not wanna judge a breed solely on my dog! I hope god sees fit for everything to remain safe but if he does not and something should happen i want to clear up 1 thing I WOULD NEVER EVER PUT MY DOG DOWN OR HARM HIM IN ANYWAY HE IS A PART OF MY FAMILY REGARDLESS MISTAKES AND ALL HE IS THE SAME IN MY EYES AS MY CHILDREN ARE!! I love my dog with all my heart and i may sound stupid to some but that is the only reason i allowed him to breed is because to me he is like my child and his puppies like grandpuppies lol thanks again for the info and i very very sorry if my question has upset anyone but i rescued him he was my first pitbull when i got him and i to tell the truth did not know anything about the breed so i did not treat him any different than i would had he been a so called "friendly" dog
  7. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    You think you got criticism for your first question? Wait til the others see that little tidbit.

    Did you health test (and that doesn't mean taking him to a vet for a checkup) your dog before breeding him? What about the bitch? Are they registered? Do they compete in conformation shows, do any dog sports? Basically, have they done anything other than be cute and be good pets?
  8. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

  9. LovePup

    LovePup Good Dog


    Kady I'm afraid its going to go to deaf ears. Sounds like this person posted just to get a riot out of everyone rather then listen to reason. But thanks for posting those sticky links. I have been meaning to dig them up myself to read.
  10. Amon Ra Reptiles

    Amon Ra Reptiles Little Dog

    Oh boy .... Now you've opened pandoras box!
  11. monkeys23

    monkeys23 GRCH Dog

  12. mym31279

    mym31279 Puppy

    ha ha ya i didnt realize that lol i honestly wasnt trying too the statement was solely entended to show how much i love my dog lol
  13. mym31279

    mym31279 Puppy

    lol i am sorry but what does them being registered or competeing have to do with anything and i am not sure what you mean i take him to the vet regularly and on his last visit i told them that i was looking to breed him and they said everything would be fine.
  14. JoeBingo

    JoeBingo Banned

    Oh lord. The only thing MORE shocking would be that you are NOT a democrat and you DIDN'T vote for Obama.

    Your dogs ARE NOT human and I hope you read those threads at the links posted.
  15. mym31279

    mym31279 Puppy

    i would like to clear something up here i am not a breeder this was a one time thing the female is a family members dog and the few pups she had are going strictly to family members who will give them a good home the female is very much loved in our family as is the male and i am very sorry to tell people i see nothing wrong with wanting to breed your dog one time as specially when they are getting older so that you have an offspring from them as long as you are not doing it to make money and you are very careful as to who gets a pup it is not like we said oh lets breed our dogs and make some money or oh wouldnt it be neat to let the dogs breed no we gave it alot of thought and made sure all the pups would have a good responsible home before hand
  16. LovePup

    LovePup Good Dog

    What does it matter? There are billions of Mutts being bred and called APBTs everyday. Those dogs bite someone, and because they 'look' and are 'called' pit bulls the American Pit Bull Terrier and other alike Pure bred dogs get blamed. The dog that out does all the other dogs. The dog that competes for the best representation of the breed. Not to mention the Millions of dogs that are PTS every day because 'FeeFee and Fido had just one litter of puppies'.A good breeder doesn't breed just any dog. They breed the best of their stock.

    Pets are not best of the stock. Pets should never be bred IMO. A pet is not a working dog.

    I myself don't really hold papers as something important about a dog. But I do hold the dog's performance, conformation (Doesn't just mean the ring, but just how the dog is structurally built) and Temperament means a lot when it comes to breeding.

    I also own more then just pit bull type dogs and THEY ALL are not left unsupervised together. If I cannot watch them, they get separated. Outside dogs are chained up, inside dogs are kenneled up. That's just the way I roll. I have broken up scuffles in supervised play time. I don't even want to imagine what would have happened if I wasn't watching them.
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  17. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    I hope your family member has a lot of money in case their bitch has complications which is very possible and can run thousands in cost.
    If so many people in your family have room for a dog tell them to go find a dog that is about to die at the shelter because there is no room to keep them from the over flow of un wanted dogs,puppies, and pregnant dogs.
    Better yet why don't you go volunteer at a kill shelter for a day and see how many dogs and little puppies die just that day from "breeding one time".

    Your ignorance is unbelievable
  18. mym31279

    mym31279 Puppy

    see that is where your ignorance is unbelievable! the bitch dog already had her pups and yes if need be they would have spent thousands of dollars on her! see that is where you all are wrong just because we do not breed solely for the bettering of the breed and we did it because we love our animals she had 8 pups and all are going to wonderful homes and i am certain of this because they are family but if i was not certain than i was and still am prepared to take as many as i need to to make sure they have a good home and no they will not be breed for money but yes and i dont care who it offends but if the time came and they were of old age and i still felt up to committing to raising a who litter of pups i would do it again!and how you all can say that we do not love our pets is beyond me !!!!
  19. LovePup

    LovePup Good Dog

    I bet you out of those 8 pups about 6 of them will end up in a shelter and probably 5 of them will be PTS. Ignorance? You are the one showing Ignorance.
  20. mym31279

    mym31279 Puppy

    First of all i do not have deaf ears if you will look i just joined today and i had an honest question about why people cage their pitbulls when not supervising them. what was done is done i can understand why people have a problem with what i chose to do but i do not know how they can say i dont love my animal. and i read the sticky notes that were posted and i can see where i should have done more research before hand but i will not lie and say that when my dog passes away that i wont be glad i did it
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