Do Pitbull Terriers get a bad rap?

Of Thee I Sing... 2012/04/10 23:22:10
Absolutely !
I say no....because I am a retard.
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The children in the Fronteras household refer to their dog as "kuya" ("big
brother"), and he certainly proved it on the day he sacrificed his life to
protect the family.

On Monday, Feb. 12 at around 2 p.m., "Chief", an American Pit Bull
Terrier, rescued Liberata la Victoria, 87, and her granddaughter Maria Victoria
Fronteras from a deadly cobra which had entered their house through an opening
in the kitchen.

Liberata la Victoria and Chief had been watching TV on the sofa when suddenly
Chief jumped up and alerted her to the presence of a cobra less than 10 feet
away. Maria Victoria rushed in and pulled her grandmother into a separate room,
hoping the snake would leave.

But when Maria Victoria later emerged from the room, she was terrified to find
the cobra poised about two feet away. Equally startled, the cobra expanded its
hood and appeared to be spitting venom as it prepared to strike.

"The snake was in front of us, maneuvering a deadly attack," says
Maria Victoria. "I screamed out loud to ask for help." 1

That's when from "out of nowhere", Chief dashed between the cobra and
the two women, using himself as a shield against the cobra's attacks. Chief
then seized the cobra by the neck and slammed it into the floor, killing it.

But for Chief it was a Pyrrhic victory. In the struggle, he sustained a fatal
bite to the jaw, and moments later he began gasping for breath and collapsed.

The family sought the help of a
veterinarian, but they were told that nothing could be done. According to the
vet, the bite was too close to Chief's brain, and the venom had already spread.
Maria Victoria called her husband Marlone who, stunned by the news, rushed home

Ian de la Rama, a friend of the family, says it was less
than 30 minutes from the time Chief had been bitten that he "went wobbly
and lost control of his organs," 2 urinating and defecating
uncontrollably. Yet he still kept clinging to life.

It wasn't until Marlone arrived that Chief finally let

Ian de la Rama describes, "Chief gave his two deep
breaths and died. He was fighting and saving his last ounces of breath to see a
glimpse of his master for the last two seconds of his life."

Ian adds that the last thing Chief did as he gazed up at
Marlone was wag his tail.


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  • Si Fu 2013/06/19 02:30:30
    Absolutely !
    Si Fu
    I have had two Pitties in my time and I could not get another breed of dog. my first pitbut was the most loving and loyal doggy in the world, smart as and very obedient. I went away and could not take her when i got back the doggy sitter let her out and the ranger had found her they put her down because she was a Pitbull. I was Shattered. The attitude society has around pitbuls makes me sick and so do the people who bread these dogs to fight. I have a Blue now She is 6 months old and is almost exactly the same as my tan Pitbill was. This goes to show its not the bread that is aggressive its the way a dog is brought up that determines how they behave. I love pitties and think that those who judge them are ignorant fools.
  • Sharon1992 2012/06/04 15:18:54
    Absolutely !
    However, 'pit bull' is not a breed. Pit bull is a type of dog that recognizes several dog breeds that fit into that term like; broad jaw, well defined jaw muscles, stocky body, muscular, etc. The three obvious breeds are: staffordshire bull terrier, American staffordshire terrier and American Pit Bull terrier, but also dogo argentino (go figure), bulldogs (OK, bully breeds).

    amstaff  puppy  dog

    That's my American staffordshire terrier Spyro. He was almost two in that picture. Look at that cute face and those wrinkles.
  • Vitalani 2012/04/19 08:12:51
    Absolutely !
  • reaper 2012/04/11 07:05:14
    Absolutely !
    I've been around pit bulls, they are very strong but can make for good dogs. just depends on the person it belongs to.
  • bluelady 2012/04/11 05:43:50
    Absolutely !
    its nurture not nature

    pitbulls can be as loving and sweet as any dog,,,,and a chiuahua can be more vicious
  • rosesvengeance BN-0 2012/04/11 05:38:19
    Absolutely !
    rosesvengeance BN-0
  • JanHopkins 2012/04/11 03:31:54
    Absolutely !
    Pit bulls are some wonderful dogs.
  • Panloker 2012/04/11 01:25:59
    Absolutely !
    They are extremely dangerous, I was actually injured by one yesterday. While I was visiting my friend, I was sitting at the table chatting with her, her PitBull jumped up on my lap because she seems to think she is a lap dog, but by doing so she accidentally headbutted me and my lower teeth went through my lower lip and today my lower mouth feels bruised. She sat there on my lap pretending to be all innocent and cute, but damn that hurt!!!

    And my own Pitbull harms me all the time, when I get home from work each day he is so excited to see me that he jumps allover me and my arms sometimes get bruised and scratched apart by his claws, and then he tries to lick me to DEATH!! You really gotta watch those kind of dogs close.

    But seriously, I have heard many stories of aggression, and I am not doubting the stories I hear, but what I do know is that Pitbulls have been bred to be NON human aggressive, Personally I never met a Pitbull who wasn't a big loving baby. The meanest dog I have ever known is actually a Jack Russell Terrier, that lil guy there would rip your face off if he had the chance.
  • Bella 2012/04/11 00:49:15
    Absolutely !
    They're the sweetest dogs ever
  • Doreen 2012/04/11 00:49:13
    Absolutely !
    This is what the true Pit Bull is like.
  • boots 2012/04/11 00:41:20
    Absolutely !
    i love pitbulls pitbull
  • bluelady boots 2012/04/11 05:45:02
  • john Kills 2012/04/11 00:30:48
    Absolutely !
    john Kills
    The do bite harder but no more often.
  • Bozette 2012/04/11 00:29:24
    Absolutely !
    I have two Shepherd/Pit mixed breeds and they are the most loving dogs! I know a couple who adopted an adult dog who had been fought and mistreated, she still bears scars, but with their love and care she is now a sweet and loving animal.
  • Of Thee I Sing... 2012/04/10 23:25:17
    Absolutely !
    Of Thee I Sing...
    John 15:13
    "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." NIV

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