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Old 03-15-2013, 18:41   #1
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my girlfriend and her pit bull....

im sure there have been many "pit bulls are the best dogs ever" or "pit bulls are terrible!!!" threads on here, but i figured i'd start one more.


the lady and I have been dating for over a year now and are very serious. have discussed marriage, have talked about kids eventually and all that junk. everytime we start discussing serious things there is one issue we can not get beyond, her pit bull...

a little background:

I am 29, graduated college in 2006, worked in vegas for a few years and have lived back in the houston area since 2009. have a good steady job, own a house (paid for) as well as my car. I have a dachshund, no kids and have never been married, or even considered it.

she is 22, just got her degree in nursing and started her job at the hospital. great girl, was a college cheer leader, awesome personality and we get along great.


the only issue we face and constantly argue about is her dog. we dont live together (she has a house her parents bought that she lived in during college) but plan to start a life together. I have been very clear about the fact that i will not have her dog living in my house since day one, we've kinda just swept it under the carpet each time. well now that she's working and we're more serious, its becoming more of an issue. I have very firm feelings about pit bulls, im sure there's great examples of how sweet they are, but i want nothing to do with them. I wont have one living in my house, i won't have it in my back yard and i certainly wouldnt raise kids around one, period.

she, refuses to get rid of it. she has now stated that she will NOT get rid of it...

what to do......? am i in the wrong here and just too stubborn to acknowledge it?



cliffs: girlfriend for some reason has a pit bull, i will not have anything to do with it, she wont get rid of it... am i an ******* or what?
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Old 03-15-2013, 18:44   #2
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Yes, you're an *******. Break up.
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Old 03-15-2013, 18:47   #3
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Old 03-15-2013, 18:48   #4
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Pitbulls are nice dogs UNTIL they do what they are known to do, attack. Not worth risking having a pitbull arouns if you plan on having children.............Get rid of her and find another girlfriend who is serious about tha safety of children.
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Old 03-15-2013, 19:02   #5
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Guns are nice UNTIL they do what they are known to do, attack. Not worth risking having a guns arouns if you plan on having children.............Get rid of her and find another girlfriend who is serious about tha safety of children.

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Old 03-17-2013, 17:15   #6
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Pitbulls are nice dogs UNTIL they do what they are known to do, attack. Not worth risking having a pitbull arouns if you plan on having children.............Get rid of her and find another girlfriend who is serious about tha safety of children.
TOTALLY agree!! There was a story, a while ago, unsure what State, of a pitbull biting off the toes of a child in her bed. Made my stomach turn. I see these "thugs" walking down the street with a pitbull on a huge chain. Like I am such a "big" man. Makes me almost reach for my GLOCK, in case the dog gets off the chain. I love all animals, but do not like pitbulls, would never have one in my home. Since she is adamant, I'd say you are screwed. Sorry.
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Old 03-15-2013, 18:54   #7
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how can you expect her to change her mind if you wont reconsider your own opinion?

you already know what to do, or else you wouldnt have posted here.
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Do her a favor and never darken her door again.
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Old 03-15-2013, 19:32   #9
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This.

Do her a favor and never darken her door again. You're an a**h*** and she's better off without you.


maybe she loves the dog more and he is jealous!!
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Old 03-16-2013, 16:19   #10
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What does she see in a ****** like you?
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Old 03-17-2013, 22:21   #11
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Yes, you're an *******. Break up.
I agree. I could not ask my gf to get rid of her dogs either to marry me. Just could not or would not do it. To the op's gf that dog is like her child.
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I agree. I could not ask my gf to get rid of her dogs either to marry me. Just could not or would not do it. To the op's gf that dog is like her child.
Sounds like issues to me. The OP simply needs a gf he's compatible with. And she needs the same.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:01   #13
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I agree. I could not ask my gf to get rid of her dogs either to marry me. Just could not or would not do it. To the op's gf that dog is like her child.
That's the problem with dog "lovers".

They aren't children. Repeat
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Old 03-15-2013, 18:47   #15
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My wife and I would not have married if she wanted me to get rid of my dog. She will resent you forever if she were to get rid of it. My $.02.
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Old 03-15-2013, 18:48   #16
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Is the dog well trained and socialized?
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How old is the pitbull? They don't live forever.
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Old 03-16-2013, 14:04   #18
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How old is the pitbull? They don't live forever.
Yes, and if it dies she'll blame you and get another one.



Pit bulls have an instinct to attack and kill (even the "nice" ones).

If something triggers that instinct, they will attack and kill.

It's a gamble you don't want to take.

Let her marry the dog......this was a good test.

Be glad you found out before getting married.
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Yes, and if it dies she'll blame you and get another one.



Pit bulls have an instinct to attack and kill (even the "nice" ones).

If something triggers that instinct, they will attack and kill.

It's a gamble you don't want to take.

Let her marry the dog......this was a good test.

Be glad you found out before getting married.

Rppnj, my post was in reference to said post. I think it was implied that all APBT type dogs are dangerous. Agree with you that the dog in question has issues from not been raised properly....
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Rppnj, my post was in reference to said post. I think it was implied that all APBT type dogs are dangerous. Agree with you that the dog in question has issues from not been raised properly....
Sorry about that Red Stick...you're right. I just wanted to make the point, as you said, that just because this particular Pit Bull shows signs of being dangerous, it doesn't automatically follow that all Pit Bulls are dangerous.
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Yes, and if it dies she'll blame you and get another one.



Pit bulls have an instinct to attack and kill (even the "nice" ones).

If something triggers that instinct, they will attack and kill.

It's a gamble you don't want to take.

Let her marry the dog......this was a good test.

Be glad you found out before getting married.
+1. I've had several dogs over the decades. A friend went "inside" and left me his pit bull. Beautiful brindle pit bull. Playful and gentle. Basstid growled at me on morning. I loaded his happy ars up in the truck and took him to the SPCA. Not going to take the chance with kids in the house.
If the gal values her dog more than you, she never thought that much of you in the first place. Good that you found out before alimony became an issue. What would it be in the future that you'd have to endure to keep her content?
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+1. I've had several dogs over the decades. A friend went "inside" and left me his pit bull. Beautiful brindle pit bull. Playful and gentle. Basstid growled at me on morning. I loaded his happy ars up in the truck and took him to the SPCA. Not going to take the chance with kids in the house.
If the gal values her dog more than you, she never thought that much of you in the first place. Good that you found out before alimony became an issue. What would it be in the future that you'd have to endure to keep her content?
Not to sound like an ass but... I'm shocked that a criminal would've raised a dog to have a questionable temperament.
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You are wrong, she is right.

She deserves better, so break up with her now so she can move on and find a better guy.

I suspect pitbull is just the tip of the iceberg. What if she felt that way about guns? You'd think she was unreasonable.

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You are wrong, she is right.

She deserves better, so break up with now so she can move on and find a better guy.

I suspect pitbull is just the tip of the iceberg. What if she felt that way about guns? You'd think she was unreasonable.

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There are good and bad dogs of all breeds, my pit is the most sweetest big baby I've ever seen. I wouldn't put much faith in watching the house while I'm gone. He is good at laying on the couch watching chick shows with the wife so I don't have to. For taking that bullet he is my best bud.
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