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.