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Pitties, Pibbles, and Nicknames... Oh my!

Discussion in 'Dog Debates' started by Beret, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    The dog in your avatar? From what I see there..."I think he's a Pit Bull but he's not registered or anything...."That would be my response if someone asked...People don't relate to "bull and terrier"; and to me, "mutt" means: bears no resemblance whatsoever to any breeds that are out there...there is no predominate breed that can be seen.I do understand that for most here that ANY dog that is not registered by certain, approved registries ARE mutts by default. I GET it, I just don't agree. Carla
     
  2. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    But there isn't any actual harm done by calling them that word, IMO. The harm is people being willfully uneducated - and they will be that way whether they call them Bulldogs, APBTs or Pibbles.
     
  3. Beret

    Beret Bullyflop

    It was a rhetorical question and a hypothetical example, not a debate about what warrants a dog being called an APBT. I wasn't actually asking about my dog's breed.

    Joe referenced breed history in his reasoning behind disliking the nicknames "Pittie" and "Pibble", so I brought up an example of those same nicknames being applied to a dog without that same history.

    Ya dig?
     
  4. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    This makes sense....I always thought "Pit Bull" WAS the nickname! No need to shorten it further. It has 2 syllables like Dobie or Rottie, etc.
     
  5. Beret

    Beret Bullyflop

    I agree completely.
     
  6. Fuzzyface

    Fuzzyface Puppy

    Maybe I'm the only one, but I actually kind of like nicknames for breeds. They're just easier and, I dunno, I just kind of like how they sound. Kind of a term of endearment for the breed. I don't usually shorten 'pit bull' to anything, though, just because it's a simple enough name already. But sometimes when I'm talking to Sage I'll call her a 'pittie' just to be cute, and a couple of times I'll call pit bulls 'pits'.
     
  7. Lee D

    Lee D Good Dog

    I love talking dogs with folks, but as soon as I hear pit, pitty or pibble I loose hope for an intelligent conversation rather quickly.
     
  8. Jazzy

    Jazzy GRCH Dog

    I think of Pittie along the same lines as Rotti and Dobie; although technically Pit Bull is rather short already, so I don't know why someone would feel the need to shorten it further...

    I personally tend not to use nicknames, pretty much because Veronica is "a Veronica" and that rather speaks for itself (imo :grin:); but I'm not easily offended or put off by words in general - I try to take in the person's entire message before I decide whether or not I think they're an idiot.
     
  9. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    Isn't it amazing how we fret over stuff like this? I bet the Dobie or Rottie or Min Pin people don't!

    Carla
     
  10. SweetPerks24

    SweetPerks24 Big Dog

    lol, I think lots of dog breeds end up with "nicknames", some lamer than others. I agree with one point though, I also don't like calling them just "Pits". for some reason, it just sounds trashy to me. (imo)

    I call our dogs "pitibulls" all the time when talking to them, when they're being "pitiful" about something....lol guess that's the "furmommy" in me. I don't think it's much different than when I call one of my daughters "Kay-bear" as a nickname....

    I also call them butt heads, and litter breath sometimes, but I'm not sure those count as "nicknames" per say.....
     
  11. trapper

    trapper Little Dog

    Cutesy nickenames for any breed irritate me. Shortening a breed name (Lab, Pit Bull, Am Staff, Dobe, etc.) is fine for breeds with long names, but "pittie", "pibble", so on just seem silly and takes away any seriousness of the conversation...for me anyhow.
     
  12. Lee D

    Lee D Good Dog

    agreed
     
  13. Team Peanut

    Team Peanut GRCH Dog

    honestly as long as the owner is responsible with their dog i could careless what people call their dog. if they are refering to my dog he has a name, Peanut its my job to give him my own cutesy nicknames :) seriously though if someone was to call my dog a cutesy nickname like pibble i don't care it doesn't hurt him or me. responsibility is all i care about.
     
  14. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Those ones irritate me some, but the one that really gets under my skin is "baby".. This is my baby, these are my babies, etc. As far as i'm concerned if you didn't squeeze it out and lick it off yourself IT AIN'T YOUR BABY.
     
  15. marriss770

    marriss770 Good Dog

    Nicknames for dogs are the least of my worries when it comes to dealing with people. Oh and for the record, we have a rotti and a bully mix...I don't mind either reference. My bf calls our rottweiler a rott, without the i. Just doesn't matter that much to me, I guess??
     
  16. NobodyHere

    NobodyHere Guest

    :rofl:
     
  17. I used to call my dogs "pitties" however after ready aot of articals and notes, i have to say it has cahnged my view. Now i call them by the correct term "pitbulls" I cant remember were i read it at but " if cute is what your going for the pitbull is not your dog. Cute dosent cut it with this breed."
     
  18. I have to say this really got me laughing since im pregnant.
     
  19. Beret

    Beret Bullyflop

    What's wrong with "cute"?
     
  20. Nothing is wrong with it, when you describe the pitbull to people, the ones you are describing most likey are not thinking the dog is cute. I think when you want a cute dog go buy a poodle or buy a lab.
     

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