Originally Posted by kfryman
Yay! I am glad you got their dog back
I really do not think pitbulls are dangerous, sure they were bred like that. I have 2 pitbulls at home and all they want to do is be on the furniture and lick you. They love children and cry if they can't play with random kids they see.
One is aggressive because my sister didn't train them properly and didn't socialize the one very much.
If people are going to get any dog that was bred to be a guard dog will be dangerous without proper training. It is the owners fault.
Actually, Pitbulls were never bred to be guard dogs and actually make horrible guard dogs because of their ability to be so friendly with humans. The point of using one as a guard dog is visual only, and they are useless if kept outdoors. Pitbulls will guard their home and owner, but when left outside... they will only guard their dog house. But the image is enough to turn off most people, and Pitbulls don't trust you if you don't trust them. Survival instinct.
Pitbulls were also never bred to be human aggressive. They have a tendency to be animal aggressive which comes from the Terrier part of the breed, as most all Terriers always had a job of killing vermin and warding off predators on farms. Pitbulls are no different, just larger and stronger. They were originally used to protect farms from animals, then when man became sick and twisted, they started using them as betting wars against bears and then each other. Even when fighting Pitbulls, the dogs are to have zero human aggression. They fight for their owners, to please them.
But yeah, totally the owners fault when a Pitbull goes bad (aside from medical reasons which can effect any breed). So easy to get, easy to breed, easy money and they attract the wrong type of people most times :(