"A breed of satin and steel. Pit bulls are a mixture of softness and strength, an uncanny canine combination of fun, foolishness, and serious business, all wrapped up in love."

-D. Caroline Coile




Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Yes, Pit Bulls Suddenly Snap

Five things you’ve always heard about pit bulls and why they’re all true.

By Micaela Myers (Reprinted from StubbyDog.org)

1. Pit bulls “suddenly snap.” It’s true. One minute they are lying upside down on the couch snoring, and the next minute they hear the word “walk,” or “rawhide,” or “ball,” and they suddenly snap. From 0 to Mach 90, they are doing zoomies down the hall, tongue flapping, tail tucked for turning aerodynamics. Jump in front of this joyful train, and you could indeed accidentally get knocked down! (photo by Donna J. Griffin)
 

2. Pit bulls’ jaws are unlike any other dog. Again, it’s true. Bullies have a singular type of jaw that enables smiling unlike any other! The lips curl up and wrinkle, and you can’t help but laugh at that happy pink tongue bobbing with each big breath, those shiny white teeth and those big twinkling eyes. (photo by Ronny Ag Roberts)


3. Pit bulls are tenacious fighters. Ever try and fight a pack of pit bulls for the couch? The bed? A soft, cozy blanket? It’s true, they love a comfortable place to sleep and would rather lie right on top of you or each other than be alone on the cold, hard floor. (photo by Janet Podczerwinski)
 

4. Children beware. If your child has a phobia for canine kisses, then he or she definitely better stay clear of pit bulls. Pit bulls have a special radar just for children. Smell one, and they start to lick their lips. They can’t wait to find that little kid and cover them in kisses. (photo by Colleen S Moore)


5. Pit bulls are the ultimate guard dogs. Maybe all robbers need is a little love? If this is the case, then yes, pit bulls make excellent guard dogs. Most will be happy to greet robbers with their wiggly butts. They may even show them where the couch (and TV) is, where the coziest bedroom (and jewelry) is, and invite them to stay and cuddle awhile. (photo by Cristina Falcon Seymour)
 
Those of us who really know pit bulls, know that they’re just dogs (OK, maybe they’re especially cuddly and goofy dogs). Now let the world know the truth about pit bulls! For a more serious look at pit bull myths and facts, click here and visit our resource page.

All photos courtesy of StubbyDog’s Facebook fans.

29 comments:

  1. Ha ha love this, so true. Love my 2 Pitbulls who share our bed with us, they get the middle, we hang onto the edge.

    Laurie in Edmonton, AB

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    1. oh goodness this is true...I've lost too many boyfriends due to my pit bulls stealing the center of the bed! ha.

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    2. Agreed, the first time my boyfriend slept over I warned him how my dog will try to push and lean on him because Scrap's not used to anyone else being there and Scrap believes that side of the bed to be Scrap's.

      I don't know which was funnier, when Scrap joined us in the bed, or my boyfriends resulting "OOMPH!" as Scrap landed on him and proceeded to kneed him with his paws until he slid over a bit.

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    3. Yes, my pit bull beats me to bed every night and lies right in my spot and just looks at me. He knows he will have to move but he does it every time. My first pit and the most loving dog I have ever had.

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    4. LMAO!!!! I completly understand.... You must have Bubba's Twin Brother. And he acts like your breaking his heart when you make him move.

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  2. I had the best friend of my life die after being so cool and loving after 13 years. I could count on Gator staying right by my side when I felt bad and was in bed. I miss him everyday. I wish I could get another Pit. If anyone in the Tampa bay FL area has a pup they would like to give to a lonely dad for Christmas my e-mail is wparker@tampabay.rr.com I live on 1 acre of fenced property. I could give it a very happy home

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    1. Check your local shelter. Very many Pitties needing a forever home :)

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  3. 100% true, i have 1, and she snapps likes a crazy bullet with some words, always with her big mouth laughing, the couches are a problem because my mother hates it but loves to sit there with, the kids, well lets just say its a strongly built dog and the kids are small, but it not for arming them. the only thing thats safe with her are 3 walks on the street, because the rest is the same as having an hamster, or worst!!!
    basically just to say that pit bulls are one of the best dogs to have, while educated and not to be used for the worst!!

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  4. I rescued my pitty about 6months ago....not sure who rescued who. she is the biggest bed hog and has to be touching me somehow for her to fall asleep. she also likes to lay on her back and flip her ears up and have the biggest smile on her face ..and her underbit shows. Its so cute! She is the best dog I've ever own. Hands down!

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  5. BILL PARKER, if u or anyone you know has a facebook account there are tons of bully rescues and kill shelter links that have wonderful pitties who need homes everyday! I am sure you could find one to help with transportation if needed. I am so sorry for your loss, I hope you are able to have Happy Holidays. Best wishes.

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  6. My dog snaps when we turn off the TV and tell her its time for bed! She will be sound asleep and we turn off the TV and her head snaps up so fast! We love it :) Also she is probably the world's worst guard dog becuase she is afraid of the dark. She will not go into a dark room unless we are behind her. I love my pitty so much.

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  7. We were robbed recently & my Pit was in the house. When the cop came she was snoring on the bed acting like we were disturbing her sleep! The officer asked "is that a Pit Bull?" I responded "yes she is!" He shook his head & giggled. Our Pit is our baby & even though she didn't manage to scare the robber off, we wouldn't trade for for anything!

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    1. I come home from work one day to find my 65# APBT playing fetch with a stranger in the back yard. I'm thinking "Who in their right mind...?!" We put no gates on our fence for a reason! Turns out it was my neighbors brother... Nice guy.
      That wasnt the last stranger he playfully allowed into our yard either!

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  8. #5 couldn't be more true.2 years ago my house was broken into by a 17 year old kid that was then later caught.All he stole was a bunch of change and some sodas.After I asked the judge to let him off easy,his dad made him come and apologize to me.I asked him"What did my dog do?" He said he sat on the couch and petted him while he was drinking a Mountain Dew.What a vicious breed!

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  9. "tail tucked for turning aerodynamics." HAHAHAHA - so true!! that and # 3 had me rolling!! Love my pit-girl!!

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  10. This is to cute!! I tell you if I say bye bye, go for a walk, or were is the wooky (it's the laser don't ask) they are like on fire or something lol.

    I love my 2 babies

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  11. I've heard about people getting guard dogs for their pitties. Don't hear that on the news! My dogs would kiss them to death. But my husband said they got really serious when a stray dog approached while they were out for a walk. They just let him know he could not pass and were not aggressive. They just stood between their ground. That is what I would expect from my pits. Best dogs EVER. We have a total of 8 in the family! All shelter dogs, I believe.

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    1. My Pit Needs A Guard Dog....

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  12. We have three pitties, the two boys we got from the humane society out our way. They are hilarious and we couldn't be happier. They scared the pizza delivery guy one time with their carrying on. He says to me, uh, are they pits? are they gonna bite me? I laughed and said no, the are solely interested in the steamy, cheesy smell coming from that cardboard box in your hands. So unless you want to be tackled and licked to death because you smell like pizza, I suggest you move along. He now makes a point to pet and coddle them every time he delivers, bringing them dog treats. Spoiled brats!!! LOL

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  13. This is awesome!! I love my pitties & will never own any other breed!! People need to educate themselves about the breed, until then, they haven't met their "best friend"!!!

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  14. this is all so true i take my 85 pound blue nose to petsmart at least 2 times a month. All kinds of strangers kids and adults alike come up to him pet him and he soaks up the attention never had a problem exept for all the panting and exitment and maybe a lil slobber. Punish the deed not the breed.

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  15. Being a middle-aged woman I just love the looks I get with my pit riding in my car with me. Today was just an example, I pulled up next to a city government vehicle with department of correction work-release inmates riding in the pick-up. I smiled, waved, then lowered my left rear passenger window so my Zoey could say, "hi!" too. I loved reading the men's lips as they said, "that's a PIT BULL!"

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  16. I got my pitty for xmas as a baby. She is now 8 months old and is as loveable as my daughter is. she has to be next to me everytime i lay down. She is there when I cry and wont let anyone near me and lets me know when someone is in the drive but wants to do nothing but love on them when they come in. She got angry once that I have seen because another dog went to attack my daughter and Georgia(my pitty) wasnt going to have it.

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  17. My brother's Pits, at the time I was 12 yo & had braces, well if you sat on the ground while both of them played, you had to be careful, lol. It was totally an accident that I knew even then, but Kika got excited & thought I was gonna play w/ her like my bro did, & head butt me & popped a bracket off & the wire pulled out. I was crying but wasn't mad at her at all; she started crying when she heard me crying, then sat by me on the couch & consoled me by licking my face & sniffing my teeth. She was effing awesome; so was her bf, Jazz :) I miss those puddies

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  18. There should be a #6 explaining how they love to "talk" our Red who we named Amy ( full name Amy Winehouse), because of her vocal range... She loves to talk and tell us stories. She talks when she needs to go potty, for a walk or just to hear herself lol. Scratch her butt and she will have a conversation with you. She certainly brightens our day with her antics... a natural born goofball

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  19. Awesome and true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. The first and last pictures are American Bulldogs, not pit bulls. Great article, though.

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  21. Thank you for sharing the truth about Pit Bulls, we certainly love our Pitty mix and she does everything on that list. My favorite is her "pitty smile." I love it!

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  22. haha this article is great pitbulls are great dogs and wouldnt have it any other way . had them for most of life and love there loving attitudes

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