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03-29-06, 12:25 AM
i know its a pit bull but damn
03-29-06, 12:44 AM
Why would someone train a dog to bite a rope?
03-29-06, 01:01 AM
Wow what a run and jump. That was great.
The ones that I know of that train thier dogs to bite a rope like that are for dog fighting. The rope makes thier jaw and neck stronger.
03-29-06, 07:35 PM
Lmao, yeah that dogs ability is wack. They actually have competitions for pit bulls, where the dog will grab the rope and they will time how long he can stay on.
If i'm not mistaken I think their actual breeding purpose was bull wrestling, where the bull would have the ring in their nose and if they could not get control of him they would send the dog out to jump and clamp down on the ring untill the bull would settle down or give in.
04-03-06, 10:32 PM
The original purpose of pit-bulls (or American Pitbull Terriers/American Staffordshire Terriers) is dogfighting.
The original purpose of the bull terrier (their ancestor) was bull baiting - the "sport" of sending in 3 dogs to fight a bull, a bear (bear-baiting) or an ape tied to a horse (they didn't really have a name for this). When this sport was outlawed, dog handlers had super obedient dogs with a lot of energy and a big bite. So they started fighting the dogs against each other in a "pit." APBTs/ASTs were developed by breeding bull terriers with larger dogs, such as mastiffs/tosa's and other molossian dogs.
Today's pit bulls are more mutts than anything, thanks to "street breeders" who buy a pair and sell the pups for a profit, all out of their backyard or garage. Some have bad behaviors, but that comes from the terrier side - protective dogs with lots of energy do really bad things when they get bored, which is what happens when you chain a dog up outside 24/7.
My pitbull is a sweetheart - docile as can be. He's even scared of the cats. He's great with children, other dogs, and strangers. But I feel real sorry for someone who enters my house without being invited in.
04-04-06, 05:22 PM
Oh, I heard the bull wrestling from somewhere??? Guess it was mistaken for the bull baiting. I'm not much of a fan, but i look at it this way, you as the individual should take responsibility. Some of these people are like, well... i didn't know my dog had it in him, he's never bitten anyone before, and my favorite, he loves my kids. That being said I just got through training a pitt bull, a lil' head strong, but all in all a great dog. I have shepherds and i'll be the first one to tell you that my guys will bite in a heartbeat, however an agressive (mean) dog is a worlds difference from a protection dog. Like you said all dogs are not the same, depending on how they were socialized is really the key on how they MIGHT react to a certain situation. I think pits do get a bad rap, but thats because SOME of these people have them think it makes their ego bigger.
P.S. My cousin raises pits. Very gentle, loving, and wide open.