Vicious Pit Bull
American Pit Bull Terriers are the most vicious breed out there, right? I mean they're a danger to both children and men, alike. Ignore the statistics, they're not the least likely breed to bite; they're vicious and a hazard to any home...
Well, now let's get to the serious stuff...
Although, the "pit bull" is the is statistically, the cause of most dog attacks, the American Pit Bull Terrier, is truly the least likely to bite a human. When you get to the resources behind the numbers, you realize that the majority of the dogs that attack are either abused, starved, badly bred, or some other blend of characteristics that lead up to an attack. But, you usually don't hear about that...
American Pit Bull Terrier
But, this isn't about dog attacks or vicious "pit bulls," it's about my Blue APBT, MIA.
For a short introduction to the American Pit Bull Terrier, the following articles will help enlighten even those skeptical about the breed.
- American Pit Bull Terriers- Breed description: history, temperament, appearance
- Famous Pit Bulls- Find out which celebs open their home to the APBT. Read about the good they have done to society and the advertisements they've appeared in.
- Dog Fighting- Learn the basics of true dog fighting before you make a decision about the breed.
- BSL and Pit Bull Terriers- How does Breed Specific Legislation affect out APBTs?
- Pit Bull Rehabilitation- Should abandoned "pit bulls" and fighting dogs be euthanized or rehabilitated?
- Severe Dog Attacks and Pit Bull- Type Dogs- Find out the truth behind the statistics of dog attacks.
- The Truth About American Pit Bull Terriers- There are so many myths about the APBT, and it can be hard to determine truth from fiction.
- Tips for Choosing a Pit Bull Puppy- Find out vital tips for choosing a puppy.
- What is a Game Pit Bull- What is gameness?
- Books for a Pit Bull Lover- These are the best books that anyone interested in the APBT should read.
- Pit Bull Videos- Find the best Pit Bull documentaries about the breed. See the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Blue Pit Bull
Breed Description about M.I.A., my American Pit Bull Terrier.
Registered Name: Blue Diamond
Registered With the American Dog Breeder's Association (ADBA)
Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Color: Blue with white markings
Born: June 4, 2007.
1 of a litter of 13 puppies- 8 females and 5 males.
Currently at 7.5 months old, she weighs 60 pounds and had an 18.5" head.
Blue Pit Bull Puppy
APBT Puppy Play
Her thoughts about BSL
MIA and Bella
Sleeping on Daddy
Wendy's Vanilla Frosty
Sleeping in Bed
M.I.A. With Her Rat Pups
- The Good Dog
Inspired by Mia.
RicoShae from Ballwin, mo on April 13, 2012:
My mom has three pitbulls, a mom, her brother, and her baby. They are absolutely three of the sweetest dogs I have ever met. They have such great personalities and the only time they would ever hurt anyone would be if they were breaking in. I also had one of the puppies, who is so skittish anyone who meets her cannot believe she is a "ferocious" pitbulls. It makes me sad how they are portrayed just because of their breed, and how 90% of the dogs in animal shelters are pitbulls. They make great pets. You just have to treat them right!
Charles on February 17, 2012:
Anyone that thinks pitbulls are vicious has never been around a well trained pitbull
McDoinkets on February 16, 2012:
I have had 2 pitbulls and they were absolutely nice as can be and loved everybody and every other dog. It's all about socializing them properly. I have had a weiner dog that bit kids, and a golden retriever that bit a kid that was squirting it with a squirt gun. We were forced to put the dog down. Both the weiner dog and Golden Retriever were very nice and well trained dogs. Pitbulls get a bad rap because idiots use them to fight because of their build and jaws. The only dogs i have been around that i have noticed have an actual aggression issue are chows, but even they are nice when trained properly. The kid that was squirting my dog and got bit resulting in my dog being put down, is now a homeless native on the streets. Go figure.
rykki on February 15, 2012:
awesome pic,I have one just like yours,,I was given my pit at 4 weeks guy owed me money,said here sale this dog for $800 ,well at 6--8 weeks old I was stillcalling him dog(not named -going to sale)well the dog sleep on my bed ,,laid on my feet while i washed dishes,,,wwent every where I would go,,,To make a long story short....my husband and I was watching TV ,,,Pit Boss came on Ive never seen the show,,they were showing these dogs being abused,,fighting,,It bought me to tears...My husband and I looked at the end of our bed ,,at this puppy,he was sleeping on my feet,,I believe he thinks im his mom...well we both named the dog right then decided not to sell him because I would not be able to live with my self,if he was used for fighting,,theres a lot of this in our town..so our dog was named Max...we call him 'Max a Million"..hes a year old laying on my feet right know...he weights 90 lbs...he thinks hes human,,I don't know what I would do without him,,I have 5 girls,,10 grandkids all ranges of age,he loves them,they love him...I only have one thing left to teach him,My husband and I both ride Harleys,now we need to teach Max to ride...I really believe he would lol lol They are truly smart dogs,,so loveable..thank u for sharing ure pic...
dhhdhgh on December 06, 2011:
Blue nose pitbulls are AWESOME!,I have a blue nose pit she is really cute she is still potty training.
kelsey Bronson on August 19, 2011:
I have an amazing Blue Pit bull he is razorsedge blood line, he looks just like the blue pit in the pictures, they are the sweetest thing i could ever ask for, i want more just have to let mine grow up a little bit, he is full of energy, and loves kids
aliyah on May 16, 2011:
im only 10 and its my dream to become a pit bull saver and a zoologist i want to get 2 blue pit bulls 1 girl 1 boy boys name is leno gerls name is lena i never had a dog ever and never met a pit bull i used to hate em until i saw an ep of pit boss on animal planet than i fell in love all pit bull lovers must wach this show and pit bulls and proles both on animal palnet.
eljaybe from Thailand on May 01, 2011:
If it's true that people look like their dogs then you are Beautiful, (or Handsome if you’re a Fella), just like Mia. She looks to have a lovely temperament and to be in very good health, again a reflexion on you.
As a new PBT owner I am enjoying your articles, learning from them and the comments. Many thanks.
PS. I’m so glad Mia's ears are not docked.
Sweetsusieg from Michigan on August 17, 2010:
All dogs will bite if provoked, it is their defense mechanism. It is up to us as humans to learn what our furry friends are trying to tell us. I have had a pit bull, she chased shadows of butterflies when it got to hot in the afternoon for the wild birds to play with her. She chased there shadows as well. She had been abused when she came to me, left in a cage to soil herself, then punished for doing so. With a little love from us, she had no lasting effects. She was a licker, and thought it was great fun to 'pin' you to the floor and lick you. If pit bulls have a bad rap, it's because of the humans who have allowed this to happen. No if's ands or butt's about it.
Software - Photos from Canada on August 15, 2010:
"Least likely to bite," but somehow I'd rather be bitten by a Yorkie or a pug. Conveniently ignore the fatality and face-ripped-off statistics. Your heart is full of murder.
Whitney (author) from Georgia on July 24, 2010:
Thank you for the input. My blue APBT has no Staffordshire in her.
In all actuality though, a Staffordshire originated as a Pit Bull. The only difference is the initial name change to be associated with the AKC and sight moderations to the physical traits which have occurred throughout the years.
Cam on July 24, 2010:
There is no such thing as a purebred blue pit bull. Blue would only come from being bred with a staffordshire terrier. Just for all of you who are paying a bunch of money for a supposedly "purebred pitbull" puppy that's blue.
Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on July 14, 2010:
Loved this article. Your pictures were adorable and the information is great. We adopted a little guy in April and he looks a lot like your Mia. His companion, our 10 yo Cookie, loves to play with him too. We've shared so much joy in the past few months watching him grow and learn. Thanks for sharing your experiences with Pit Bulls.
Kirsty French on May 13, 2010:
hey gorgeous dog! i have 2 pit bulls myself they are great with my daughter, in fact they are her best friends we enjoy them they are a lot of fun and they don't deserve the name that they have it is just a bunch of bs.
pitpei on November 09, 2009:
have have 3 pittys and they reach my kids when cryin b4 i do
Sean on October 12, 2009:
Nice looking dog! I have a 5 month old blue pit, named Blue, lol. He's great, I've been training him since he was 8 weeks old, he heels, sits, comes, lays down, all the normal stuff. He is fantastic with my 4 year old son and his little friends. One of the best dogs I have ever owned.
jennifer on September 01, 2009:
You are the owner and you make the dog what it is no matter the breed! I was scared at first till I purchased a blue pure bread puppy and she is the best thing for my family we've trained her to protect and to love and that's what she does. IF YOUR DOG IS MEAN AND HAS AN UGLY ATTITUDE IT MUST HAVE LEARNED IT FROM YOU!!!!!!
Bully Mama on June 23, 2009:
Great info Whitney !! Nice to see more responsible pit bull owners educating others about the truth behind the breed.
Whitney (author) from Georgia on May 22, 2009:
Sounds like you just need to work on basic training. You can't expect him to come to you in a high distraction area if he doesn't know how. He won't grow out of that if you don't train him.
You can't say that the father was mean just because he was being protective of his people and home. That's being territorial not aggressive or mean, and most dogs experience this to some degree.
Positive training is going to be the best way, but if you're not experienced enough and you can't stay consistent at all times, then you'll run into problems in the long run. This should have all been started day one when you received the dog.
The dog is being protective of your daughter. I would suggest putting him in a separate room when you have to scold her. These dogs will generally try to protect the one it attaches to most, which in this case is your daughter.
These dogs are very stubborn and aren't for those who aren't willing to train and socialize constantly. Unlikely what you may have heard, the breed doesn't just flip out. You'll see signs along the way; it just takes an observant owner to detect them. Most cases that you here where the dog just flipped one day are not accurate as dogs don't do that, there are always signs. It's just that mots owners don't notice them.
IluvMyC-lo on May 21, 2009:
I have a 7month old blue pit bull pup named C-lo. He weighs 65lbs. right now and his head is 20".I think that he is HUGE for his age.We only feed him ULTRA puppy food and give him little "scooby" snacks here and there.I also have 2 adult golden retrievers and they all seem to get along quite well.My boy golden will be 9years old this month and my girl just turned 6.Do you think they will continue to get along as C-lo gets older?I am so worried that he may just flip out one day and kill one of my goldens.He doesn't show any signs of aggression and seems to respect the older dogs quite well.I also have a 15 year old girl that C-lo seems to be very attached to and DOES NOT like it when she gets in trouble and I try to discipline her.He jumps in front of me and looks at me as to say "hey, leave my little girl alone!"what can I do to be sure we never have any probems with aggression from him? C-lo's dad is veerrry mean and he was my neighbors dog(very well taken care of and not mean at all with their family, only other people).How can I (the female) assert myself as being in control and gain his trust so that he will always listen and respect me? AND as he grows up will the smartass puppy behaviors (I>E> I tell him to come inside and he runs like as if to truck me and takes off and then comes back and then listens and comes back in the house)Whats the best and least harsh way to train my pit? I really love him sooo much and he has become an endeared member of our family. Thanks! Cyndi from Miami, FL
Whitney (author) from Georgia on May 15, 2009:
at 8 weeks start training and be consistent. when he gets mouthy, tell him 'wrong' and put a toy or chew in the pups immediately as an alternative.
nate lbc on May 14, 2009:
Hey i just got a baby blue,hes 2 months old and his name is Berkeley. he is my life and i have a question for anyone who wold know. what is the correct way to train him not to bite, its not getting out of control and i know he is a youngin but im just curios.
Whitney (author) from Georgia on September 10, 2008:
Ryan she's a good looking dog. MIA's about 65 pounds now. She could lose a few pounds though.
Many shelters use other breeds to classify APBTs and bully mixes because they know many people are scared to adopt a dog that has the label of "Pit Bull mix" on its card.
Ryan Michelle on September 10, 2008:
I cannot believe how much your MIA looks like my Bella!! Bella's almost two now, I don't know her origins bc we adopted her from the SPCA, and I think bc of her former mistreatment her growth was stunted - she weighs 45 pounds. Other than that they are so similar that all I can say is WOW! Same color, same white markings in pretty much the same spots - right down to the white triangle on the back of the neck! I have a few pics on zootoo: http://www.zootoo.com/profile/ryanmichelle2
Thanks for spreading the good word about this hugely, grossly misunderstood, slandered and libeled breed! Each dog is a unique being unto itself and no one breed deserves to be cast in the kind of light that pits have. With time and effort, responsible owners can change public perceptions - bc that's really where the problem is - with the owners. Pits are great just being themselves.
Also, in looking over above comments, I see someone was told by their shelter their new pup was a wiemereiner mix - same thing our shelter tried saying, but we knew better. I think it's bc some homeowner insurance groups refuse to cover if you have a pit...
darya.alana on August 21, 2008:
Whitney (author) from Georgia on July 28, 2008:
MIA only weighs 65 pounds. Depending on Luna's bloodline she may actually stop growing substantial weight there or she may continue. MIA is a very short and stout dog, although not quite as stout as a Razor's Edge, but her bloodline is commonly bred to Razor's Edge. Do you ahve any pictures of Luna that you could upload to a online hosting service and post a link here? I'd love to see what she looks like.
You can't force growth or appetite; athough you can intice appetite, but I'm not sure what LUna's issue is, especially since she's an inside dog. Have you vet perform a check up so that you can cross out a medical issue. Also, you really do not need to let her free feed, you are potentially causing behavioral problems. As for exercise, run or jog her at least twice a day for 20 minutes (bare minimum).
itsjess37 on July 28, 2008:
your pit seems so much more filled out than mine at 6 months. Luna is right at 6 months and only weighs about 50 lbs. everyone says she is huge (vet, techs, breeders etc) but i feel that she has almost quit growing and eating. she has gotten super finicky and i am having to leave her food down all day just so she may eat an entire bowl. she stays inside so the heat of the summer should not mess with her apetite as it does outside dogs. any tips on exercise and growth and apetite?
belief713 from Earth on June 24, 2008:
That's interesting about lab bites... would've never guessed that
belief713 from Earth on June 24, 2008:
"That is more accurate, although, it's not impossible to have them release if you have proper control over the dog, training-wise."
I completely agree. That's why I trained our dog to let go. Not saying that they can't...
Whitney (author) from Georgia on June 23, 2008:
More reason for me to not like labs. ;-) Thanks for the stats Casey. I'll be emailing your for more information. I'm always looking for bite stats to further my attempts at educating people about the breed.
Casey Holley on June 23, 2008:
I would like to say that according to a recent study by the US Humane Society, Laborador Retrievers are considered more dangerous that APBTs. In the last 10 years, Labs have bitten more humans than APBTs. This study did take the seriousness of the bite into account. If you want more info, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whitney (author) from Georgia on June 23, 2008:
That is more accurate, although, it's not impossible to have them release if you have proper control over the dog, training-wise.
belief713 from Earth on June 22, 2008:
OK, they may not have lock jaws, but once they've made up their minds to hold on to something, it's not usually until THEY decide to let go or are MADE to let go that they do.
Whitney (author) from Georgia on June 22, 2008:
Pit Bulls do not have locking jaws. Please check out my myths hub about the breed:
belief713 from Earth on June 21, 2008:
I wish I would have taken that many pics of our dog when he was a puppy :( Beautiful dog, by the way. Pits are a great breed, along with many others. You've made me want to create a hub about my Red Nose pit bull Stafforshire Terrier mix.
I've had him since he was 2 1/2 weeks old and he's very socialized and around 2 young children. This breed is very loving, loyal, and protective and yes, just like any other dog breed, if they feel they or thier loved ones are in danger, they may bite. But any breed dog would, depending on tempermant and situation. This breed gets a lot more attention because of it's abuse for sport and it's lock jaw. Yes, I agree fought or abused dogs increase the odds, but I also believe the reaction by the human could create, decrease, or increase a situation.
I've had 2 other breeds, Boston Terrier (who I recently had to put down) and Dachshund. Fuego doesn't get along with the Dachshund (because he's fiesty), but overall, he was great with Qwincey (Boston).
I do support adopting, but also feel if you are going to introduce this breed to your family you either do adopt a puppy or make sure you learn the background on the dog, and if possible, sometimes someone from the Humane Society may be willing to also test his/her demeanor.
Whitney (author) from Georgia on June 09, 2008:
I wouldn't be worried about the puppy and your kids. These dogs should be treated like any other dog. Just make sure that you train and socialize the dog. You've already had the dog around your kids before you found out that it's a APBT mix, and if it hasn't attacked yet, you shouldn't have anything to worry about. Here's a very informative and helpful link towards tons of APBT hubs I've written; it had myths and other infor you'll hopefully find helpful.
Blue Pit Bull is the same as any other Pit Bull; it's not a separate breed or extension of the breed, so you've just got a regular Pit Bull mix with a blue coloring.
Just make sure that your children know how to act around dogs and as long as you keep the dog trained and well socialized, there's nothing wrong with having this breed as a family pet around children. (But the training and socializing "rule" is the same for any and all dog breeds).
Do you have a way that you could upload a picture of the dog and post a link here. I'd be interested in seeing this dog. Weimaraners and Pit Bulls have completely different appearances, and would be hard to mis-ID.
Also, would you have not adopted the puppy if the tag had said Pit Bull mix? Just out of curiousity.
Shannon on June 08, 2008:
I have a question. My husband and I recently adopted a 5 mth old Weimaraner/lab mix puppy from a rescue shelter in Evansville, IN. We just found out that the pup is NOT a Weimaraner/lab...but a blue pitbull mix. We were a little shocked. We are not totally against pitbulls, however we do have 2 small children (3 and 5). My question is, should we be concerned with the animal and our kids?? We do not know anything about blue pitbulls and would appreciate any info on the breed!! She is timid, but not aggressive. Are there any specific warning signs we should be on the lookout for??
Whitney (author) from Georgia on June 01, 2008:
Oh I definitely agree. Thank you for leaving a comment.
mallory on June 01, 2008:
i love your pit! i have a male pit (red nose) that looks the same as yours. his name is ralfie! I love him and i hate how people are so eager to bash the pit breed. Pits can be the sweet or mean its just how they are raised.
VinceSamios from Australia on May 26, 2008:
Pittys are so cute - in a crazy child killing way :-) Come rob my backyard - I dare you!
sdorrian from Chicago on February 12, 2008:
Great Hub! Youir Pitty is a super cutie pie! APBTs are great dogs. Keep spreading the word!
Mandy on February 11, 2008:
We own three pit bulls. We also have three children in the house. Its not the breed that has given these beautiful animals a bad rep. Its the people who raise them. Any animal will be mean no matter what the breed is if you raise them to be that way. Dogs are mean because people raise them to be. let me tell you all, My three dogs are wonderful. They are very loving and very eager to please. They play with my kids all the time they even put there hands and arms in there mouth and they are so gentle about it there isn't even a scratch or a red mark to be found. Some people are just ignorant to the breed. If only people could see the potential of these animals. How amazed they would be.
Lendsey on February 03, 2008:
MIA is too CUTE! I'm getting a blue APBT female in a couple of days and after watching MIA I just can't wait to get her. Her name is going to be Hannah. She looks a lot like MIA. I'm constantly defending their breed to my family and friends. Bad breeding and bad people have really gave the APBT a bad rep. I worked at a Veterinary clinic for 6 yrs and not one Pit EVER tried to bite us. Some were aggressive towards the other animals especially the cats, but NONE towards us. Thanks so much for the video and pics! They're great!
Whitney (author) from Georgia on February 01, 2008:
Zannr it's great you want a dog, but you must remember that the APBT is not a true terrier. Although, it has terrier influence, it cannot really be grouped with terriers such as the Yorkshire terrier, Jack Russell terrier, etc. You must be prepared for longterm training and socializing with this breed. Although, they catch on quickly, you must be prepared for everything. They're not as simply put as other dog breeds.
zannr from Portland on February 01, 2008:
Man, I want a dog sooooo bad. Right now I can't get one, but I'm thinking in the next year I'll get one. I'm thinking of getting a Pit Bull Terrier now because of your article. I love terriers in general.
amy jane from Connecticut on February 01, 2008:
MIA is a beauty! She looks so much like (one of) the pit pups my family had when I was growing up. They are such a wonderful breed when properly raised and loved. Great Hub!
Whitney (author) from Georgia on January 31, 2008:
HaHaHa. That's what my parents keep saying. You forget what is not shown in this hub- near 40 reptiles and 2 other dogs. Ha. I used to have 3 chinchillas as well, but unfortunately they passed last year; I'm still waiting on their necropsy results, as it was unexpected.
Isabella Snow on January 31, 2008:
My God, your house is a zoo!! :)) Great pics!
Whitney (author) from Georgia on January 31, 2008:
Thank you embitca. :-) I've heard it, but I don't think it's something that a rescue needs to base part of their application on. As, not every bully breed dog is the same, and some may not get along with the same sex and some don't. It's all dependent on the individual.
Emma from Boston on January 31, 2008:
Love the pictures of your dogs. Mia ha a gorgeous face!
I've been told that about the opposite sexes as well, but when I had two they were both the same sex and got along great. I've only got one now and she does tend to get along with opposite sex dogs better, but it isn't 100%. It just really depends on the dog, I think.
mads78 on January 30, 2008:
Your hub is so cute! I enjoyed seeing all of the pictures. Dogs are so awesome...I think anybody that doesn't like them is just not right!
Whitney (author) from Georgia on January 30, 2008:
Maddie- I fully understand. I volunteered for over 5 years with rescue shelters, but when it comes to APBT, unless I know the story and backgroung of the dog, I would prefer a well bred one. I did search several rescues in the throughout the state of GA, and could not find one with a pup that was right. When I did, it was with an APBT rescue, they denied my application because I was inquiring about a female puppy and already have a female dog. They believe APBTs only get along with opposite sex, which was news to me as it's not always the case.
Maddie Ruud from Oakland, CA on January 30, 2008:
Though I don't support dog breeding on principle, as there are so many loving dogs that need adopting, I must say I prefer it to the puppy-mill brand of dog "production." I have two mutts that I adopted full-grown (even those who lean towards adoption often prefer pups, leaving the dogs in their young adulthood or older years neglected), and I adore them both.
RFox on January 30, 2008:
The only song that immediately came to mind was "Love Is In The Air" by Tom Jones....guess it's my twisted sense of humor..hahaha
I'm usually more of a rock girl myself but now I have Tom Jones stuck in my head!
jaymz from USA on January 30, 2008:
Very cute dog. I used to have a fawn with white markings, but sadly he was stolen over a year ago. I still miss him. I'd love to bring home another Pit, but currently, I've got too much going on to bring in a dog. :-(
Paper Money on January 30, 2008:
Hi Whitney, Great Hub and Pics. The bad name they get is a typical result of generalizing statistics without looking at the facts behind the figures.
About editing try Animoto.com. Not sure if they use video or just pics but they do have a lot of music to choose from and their editing is great.
Whitney (author) from Georgia on January 30, 2008:
Thank you Zsuzsy, Froggy, and RFox. She is my baby, and I love her no matter what. I strongly aggree and will fight that not all of these dogs are bad. My parents were iffy and at first didn't want to get an APBT, but after some pleading, they agreed. And know, my dad sees the truth. My mom's still got all the bad rap in the back of her head, but she loves the dog none-the-less. And, it's not like my parents have never spent time with the breed, they have, when I volunteered for a shelter, but it's different bringing a bully breed home. I understand, but it's kinda a life goal, to change as many people's mind about the breed as I can. Pathetic, but all I want is justice for them (all bully breeds).
RFox, she loves those rats. I can barely get alone time with them, unless I shut her out of the room. It's sad. I've ben waiting to publish this until I was able to get that video; it was one my digital video camera, and I couldn't get it off until I bought a plug for my computer. I just wish I could figure out how to better edit it with music. Any music suggestions?
arrow sheds on January 30, 2008:
I think the owners can make any dog mean. Its a shame this breed is used for fighting. When I see them on tv being removed from a bad situation , it is really heartbreaking.
Thanks for seeing them in a different light.
RFox on January 30, 2008:
I love the rat pics and video...SO cute! My Cairn Terrier would have swallowed all 3 rats in a matter of seconds. Her prey drive towards rodents is just too strong.
Your pup is a sweetie. BTW my cousin breeds Staffies and they are 'nanny' dogs. He has 4 young boys. Two are twins with a penchant for getting into trouble. Isabella (their dog) allows the kids to take her pups away from her and cart them around the house. She adores children and is one of the most placid dogs I've ever seen. They now have one of her adult pups with them as well. So 2 Staffies and 4 kids and not an issue between them. :)
Greg Boudonck from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong on January 29, 2008:
Have to agree Whitney,I too have a American Pit Bull.She is absolutely beautiful,great around children.Much of the bad rap comes from the owners.If you are not capable of properly training,loving,caring for them they are great pets.Oh and yes she would bite only if someone attacks my wife or I,or if I in my special way tell her to.
She comes from a very good bloodline Sire was The Brick Farm's Brick Built and Dam was The Brick Farm's Puddin---out of The Brick Farm's Blue---
She is such a good dog if a child starts towards the road she will block them and lead them back---never has she tried to bite anyone.
Zsuzsy Bee from Ontario/Canada on January 29, 2008:
Stephanie Marshall from Bend, Oregon on January 29, 2008:
I love these dogs! Its a shame when they get a bad rap either from poor owners or poor training (or both). I am outraged that some municipalities actually ban them.
JerseyGirl from Jersey Shore on January 29, 2008:
Loved your hub, the photos and info! Packed with great info! Thanks for sharing.
Whitney (author) from Georgia on January 29, 2008:
Steph- It is true the breed has been called a "nanny dog" in the past. It's just so unfortunate about their current rep. Staffordshires, AmStaffs, and APBTs have all been referred to as "nanny dogs."
I do see the resemblence of "pit bull" in the pup in your picture. Very cute dog.
Stephanie Marshall from Bend, Oregon on January 29, 2008:
So cute! I agree that pits can get a bad rap. We had a Staffordshire Bull Terrier years ago (the English breed - not Am Staff). We were told by his breeders that they are called "nanny dogs" in the UK. Hershey was always very gentle with our kids. Now, our dog Garrett (photo with me), we adopted from the Humane Society, and they think he has some pit bull in him. But a super, super dog. Love the hub and photos. Steph