October 14th, 2007, 11:19 AM
So, I've been looking at adopting a dog, and seen some very candidates which "look" like they have some pit in them. The websites always say they don't.....how do they know? how do I know - is there a test or something.
I am quite interested in one, but I'm afraid that I'll get her, take her to vet, and they'll say "oh it's pit, destroy it".
What should I expect?
October 14th, 2007, 12:12 PM
here is a linc.
there is no test,and you can legally adopt a pit,and besides its not up to your vet to determine the breed or what should be done with it,they are for health related issues only.
i can tell you they are a very loving breed and they will be very loyal to you and your family.
good luck in your search for a dog and don't pass on a dog because its pit.
just make sure whatever breed you look at fits your lifestyle.
October 14th, 2007, 01:03 PM
Here are a few other links. Many of our members belong to and are very active in these organizations.
Some of the sweetest, most loving dogs I have ever met are pitties ~ if only people would just open their hearts AND their heads.
October 14th, 2007, 01:49 PM
I agree with the preceding posts, the "pit bulls" I've known have been wonderful, loving dogs, some with a sense of humour!
As with any working breed or working-breed-based mixed breed dog, including Labs, German Shepherds and many others, you must be willing to exercise the dog adequately and train, train, train. A thinking and tired dog is a happy dog. A dog left to its own devices will not make a happy owner.