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When you look at the photo of this pit bull you see pure evil in his eyes, not a dog you would want to meet in a dark alley. The truth of the matter is he is 12 weeks old, stands 6" high and weighs in at a hefty 5 lbs. He is the runt from our last litter of pups. I should also say his name is Bull and he is a very sweet and cuddly little guy.
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He seems to be saying... "You talking to me" ?

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When you look at the photo of this pit bull you see pure evil in his eyes, not a dog you would want to meet in a dark alley. The truth of the matter is he is 12 weeks old, stands 6" high and weighs in at a hefty 5 lbs. He is the runt from our last litter of pups. I should also say his name is Bull and he is a very sweet and cuddly little guy.

Yep... cute & cuddly...

All pups are "cute & cuddly" when they're that small... Yes?

It's what happens later... (?)

Enjoy the Bull!

He is cute & cuddly...

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cuddly now but if you are going to keep him I hope you have a good lawyer a good friend had his son ripped up by one of the pit bulls, the pit was also cuddly little guy and one day he just nailed the kid out of the blue....

His kid will have that bite marks for every and his face was the bad part, I love dogs but this bread is now ban in many city's and states...

It maybe a mix dog ,, but if looks like a Pit Bull,walks like a Pit Bull,and barks like a bit bull, it's Pit Bull,, it's like most things,,, if you make a soup and you put may things in it and you add lets say mustard the soup will taste like mustard...because it takes over.....

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When you look at the photo of this pit bull you see pure evil in his eyes, not a dog you would want to meet in a dark alley. The truth of the matter is he is 12 weeks old, stands 6" high and weighs in at a hefty 5 lbs. He is the runt from our last litter of pups. I should also say his name is Bull and he is a very sweet and cuddly little guy.



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"this breed is now banned in many city's and states..."

I think that includes here in Western Australia.

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I admit to mixed feelings -

I'm no fan of pit bulls - -for all of the reasons mentioned.

But -- in all fairness --
Petey - the pet on the Little Racals/Our Gang comedies was a pit bull --
and he was clearly capable of not only being around children but also the lights and noise etc of a movie set.
So -- being a pit bull and being a deadly killer are NOT synonymous.

And in the same light -
I have known of other breeds 'turning' as well -- including Shepherds - of which I AM a big fan. A vetrinarian in my home town had a doberman he had raised from a pup -- that turned one day - and mauled his child.

So -- I'm not ready to assume just because Bull here is a a pit he is automatically dangerous -- or that if he was a collie instead he would automatically be safe.
But -- that does tend to be where the odds fall.

I would wish Mike many years of pleasure with his pet -- and wish him caution as well.
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OK, some further explanation is in order. Yes, pure breed pit bulls are a problem many places. Bull is far removed from being a pure breed pit bull. His father is a Yorkie and Jack Russel Terrier mix and tips the scale at 10 lbs. His mom is a lab / pit bull mix, is close to 60 lbs and has the sweetest disposition you can find. We never did find the ladder his dad used for that stunt. Of the 10 pups that survived he was the only one to look like a pit bull. His brother "Sir Harry of Rockingham" looks like a doberman with short legs and neck, all the rest were colored like miniature rottweilers, 2 of them chocolate colored. Both Bull and "Harry" have the lab webbed feet. Mixed breeding provides the best pets in my opinion. Also keep in mind that when fully grown Bull will weigh half what the average cat does. At 10 lbs he will be a threat to mice and squirrels but not much else. The most important part is we raise our dogs gently. When my wife says: Time to go night-night or I say go to your room they trot down the hall to their crates. Lots of affection and patience produces wonderful dogs and I have never been concerned in the slightest about any of them taking a nip out of anybody.

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Why did you call him a pit bull?

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Howdy, Doyle here.
My brother has a pit bull. He is loveable, gentle and as sweet as can be. I have trained dogs and am well acquainted with Shepherds, yes some do turn -?- why I don't know. I love dogs and when around them one has to be alert at all times.
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. . . Mixed breeding provides the best pets in my opinion. . . .
I am with you 110% on that.
Course most of the pets I had as a kid went beyond mixed breed and crossed well over into the -- mutt -- category - where you could only guess what the mix might have been --
But somehow they all seemed to have inherited the best traits from all sides.

You sound like somene who really understands and cares about his animals - and that is GREAT. You can argue all day -- and people do about which is more important nature or nurture -- but you will never convince me nurture doesnt play a role.

As for government bans. I'm not a big fan of government telling me what kind of dog I can have as a pet. I would come closer to supporting stronger leash laws -- stronger penalties for animal cruelty -- and owners being held more liable if their animal DOES get loose and injure someone.
But -- that's just me.

With the mix of blood BULL has -- I have a feeling you are gonna have a FINE pet for years to come.

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