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Re: Thoughts about pitbulls/pit chat!

Postby maninkari » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:04 pm

^ Accurate, also I can't stop thinking about how beautiful that white dog is, haha.

Also, I never thought I'd say the words "poor Hitler" but poor guy.
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Re: Thoughts about pitbulls/pit chat!

Postby halogen. » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:22 pm

maninkari wrote:^ Accurate, also I can't stop thinking about how beautiful that white dog is, haha.

Also, I never thought I'd say the words "poor Hitler" but poor guy.


Haha, same! As a Jew, I'd never thought I would think that, but here I am!

Also, not pit related, but have you seen some basset hound legs? Only breed that can go toe to toe with badly bred AmBullies in the battle of Carpus Valgus, literally!!
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Re: Thoughts about pitbulls/pit chat!

Postby maninkari » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:01 pm

halogen. wrote:
maninkari wrote:^ Accurate, also I can't stop thinking about how beautiful that white dog is, haha.

Also, I never thought I'd say the words "poor Hitler" but poor guy.


Haha, same! As a Jew, I'd never thought I would think that, but here I am!

Also, not pit related, but have you seen some basset hound legs? Only breed that can go toe to toe with badly bred AmBullies in the battle of Carpus Valgus, literally!!


Dude, speaking of Carpus Valgus, I saw this BBM at the shelter who's legs were constantly turned out at a 90 degree angle. They never turned in. I didn't know it could get that bad, especially in mutts who are completely normal otherwise. I can't find his picture now, so he must've been euthanized or adopted, but it was crazy.
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Re: Thoughts about pitbulls/pit chat!

Postby halogen. » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:33 pm

BBM?

That baffles me, the whole 'mutts are healthier thing', because mutts derive from purebreds.
And unlike purebreds, who will genetically have just one or a couple breed specific health problems, mutts can have a whole plethora of them, just based off of what mix they are? And if every purebred breed has at least one or two issues it is prone too, wouldn't that make mutts less healthy since for each breed there are more possible health issues?

Haha, maybe I'm getting off track. ...
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Re: Thoughts about pitbulls/pit chat!

Postby orchid.dreams » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:57 pm

Ooh there's a pit chat! Im surprised I've never seen this before.
I currently own a pitbull mix, husky x pitbull
Her name's Zahara and I would get a pic of her but I don't feel comfortable sharing pics, sorry!
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Re: Thoughts about pitbulls/pit chat!

Postby maninkari » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:20 pm

Unique.Potato wrote:Ooh there's a pit chat! Im surprised I've never seen this before.
I currently own a pitbull mix, husky x pitbull
Her name's Zahara and I would get a pic of her but I don't feel comfortable sharing pics, sorry!


Sounds like a handful, haha! Huskies are energetic puppers.
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Re: Thoughts about pitbulls/pit chat!

Postby orchid.dreams » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:02 am

She is! Hah!
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Re: Thoughts about pitbulls/pit chat!

Postby SaraCO2013 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:38 pm

Trying to teach Envy to howl at the moment since she is very vocal, pretty fun!

Having an issue atm with molly. She has always done this and it has never bothered me until lately. When she is on her tie out in the day and I go to let her off for her evening run in the woods she gets overly excited and nips me. I know there is a term for this but I forgot what it was called. She has always done this but not so much actually nipping me, I will tell her to sit to un-clip the tie out and as im reaching down she usually does a few, what I call, "air nips" where she just nips the air. They arent aggressive nips where she is intentionally trying to inflict pain or anything she is just really excited. Sometimes she will jump around doing it before she settles down and sits. But lately she has actually nipped me a few times, not hard enough to break skin but it does bruise a little. I know she is excited to get let off to go chase rabbits and hunt oppossums but getting nipped sucks lol. Anyone know how I could correct it? I've been telling her "no" when she does the nipping in the air and kinda scolding her when she does make contact with my hand but im not sure if there is another way to curb this?
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Re: Thoughts about pitbulls/pit chat!

Postby maninkari » Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:02 pm

SaraCO2013 wrote:Trying to teach Envy to howl at the moment since she is very vocal, pretty fun!

Having an issue atm with molly. She has always done this and it has never bothered me until lately. When she is on her tie out in the day and I go to let her off for her evening run in the woods she gets overly excited and nips me. I know there is a term for this but I forgot what it was called. She has always done this but not so much actually nipping me, I will tell her to sit to un-clip the tie out and as im reaching down she usually does a few, what I call, "air nips" where she just nips the air. They arent aggressive nips where she is intentionally trying to inflict pain or anything she is just really excited. Sometimes she will jump around doing it before she settles down and sits. But lately she has actually nipped me a few times, not hard enough to break skin but it does bruise a little. I know she is excited to get let off to go chase rabbits and hunt oppossums but getting nipped sucks lol. Anyone know how I could correct it? I've been telling her "no" when she does the nipping in the air and kinda scolding her when she does make contact with my hand but im not sure if there is another way to curb this?


Try working on impulse control maybe. When she's really excited and you have a toy, have her sit before she can play. My girl does the same thing, she's a little shark, we call the air nipping "alligator snaps" because it sounds like a small alligator. What I did, was I would stand with the toy away from her until she calmed down and sat, and then she'd get to play. Slowly work towards more and more difficult tasks, like holding the toy closer to her (but not close enough to make her uncomfortable), having her look at you instead of the toy when it's in front of her, and even dropping the toy on the floor.
When practicing this on the tie out, don't un-clip her until she stops nipping. Say "good job!" or whatever positive phrase you use when she calms down and you un-clip her so she has some good reinforcement.
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Re: Thoughts about pitbulls/pit chat!

Postby Faffy the FauxFox » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:43 am

anyone here can take a guess on what they think is the number of people who have misbelief's in the breeds origen? without trying hard to make a world wide, 8 month long data collection to try to get some statics?

I saw one facebook comment that was new, that the breed was created by royalty to be baby sitters/guardians

and just the thing about them "being created for that" how does "let's breed a terrier(weren't a lot of children getting nipped by their Jack Russles when everyone wanted teir own "Wishbone"?) to a fighting dog to be a baby sitter"
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