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What Should We Know?

January 24, 2009 | By RustyCopper | 12 comments

YaYa

This little girl is our new walking buddy from Butte Humane Society. We haven't had experience with her breed and don't know what to expect. What should we know?

She was off leash at the park and enjoyed all the other dogs. A rat terrier tried to pick a fight but she ignored her (both dogs were leashed at that point)
She didn't come to us but hung out with our herding dog so losing her wasn't a concern. She uses her body as a battering ram - runs full speed and body slams our dog! He doesn't care for it but since she's only 35 lb it's not a big deal. Tries to jump up and bite his neck, playfully, we think (?) Our guy bared his teeth and growled to give her a correction.
Info or suggestions?
Comments (12)
Vsantiago
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Vsantiago
5 years ago

I would agree with you. I have two pit bulls, they are wonderfull dogs just the past owners were not well.

BarbaraBullington
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BarbaraBullington
5 years ago

Congratulations on your new pit. Pits are great! Still, I don't recommend taking a pit to the dog park. A pit might be fine at the park 99 percent of the time, but there's always a chance of a fight. I own a pit and six other dogs. Barney gets along fine with all my dogs except Casey, a black lab. They live in the house with me but I keep them separate since a fight awhile back. Last night I let them be together. They seemed fine. Then Barney (pit) went for Casey's neck. I got them apart. But Casey lunged again. I got bit twice trying to separate them. I dragged Barney backward into the bathroom and pushed at the door till it closed. There was blood everywhere. I grabbed Barney instead of Casey because pits don't usually bite humans. Casey was the one who bit me accidentally. Anyway, I will NEVER let the two of them interact again. I also don't take Barney to the dog park. There are just too many factors. Especially the way other people react, which can make a bad situation worse.

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