Pit bull or AmStaff?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by GreenDrake, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. GreenDrake

    GreenDrake Rip Lips

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    Well, since we had to put our old girl down a few months back my wife and I are considering another dog. We respect the adoption system and feel it's the best way to save a dog, even if our shelters are no kill shelters....it's like a prison house for those poor pooches.

    We cruised through last night just seeing how some of them were, took a couple dogs out for a play. My wife has had a friend who had a great pit bull terrier, however I am still on the fence as to the stigma and liabilities implied if we adopt one. There are two great ones at the pound, a beautiful white tri color Am Staff and a brindled pit, both good temperments and playful.

    Anyone have experience with these breeds as a family dog?
     
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  2. sourdough44

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    And what's wrong with a black lab??
     

  3. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    I have two pit's they were raised by me from the time they were 8 weeks old, they don't have a mean bone in their body, my Dobe is more aggressive :cool:
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  4. 1-2man

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    I also have two and they are the best dogs I've ever had. One was a rescue, the other we got as a pup. They are the two biggest wusses you'd ever meet. They love kids and people (almost too much, they actually annoy our company.) But you still must tread carefully with any bully breed. My dogs are only out in the yard when I am. They are 100% indoor dogs (they can jump the fence like it is not even there.) The dog I rescued does not like other female dogs and any small animal. I've adopted quite a few pitbulls over the past few years and they can be a handful.
     
  5. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

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    Long story short:

    Some friends of mine had a pit bull. Very friendly to people, but it got loose (dug under a fence) and tried to kill a neighbors little dog right in front of it's owners. The vet bills for the victim were pretty high. My friends got sued over it and lost a lot of money. Then they came under neighborhood pressure (and local cop pressure) to get rid of the pit bull, so they did.

    Take seriously what 1-2man said about outdoor supervision. That could have saved my friends a lot of grief. They screwed up, and pit bulls don't leave you any room to screw up - EVER.
     
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    A difference without much distinction. Either will be a great dog if you treat it right.
     
  7. GreenDrake

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    Yeah, there are a lot of pros and cons to consider, liability being my biggest fear. We have a dog friendly neighborhood with lots of kids and some smaller dogs, might not be the best choice.
     
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    I absolutely agree. Most cannot tell the difference.