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Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
5th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Grandma.:</b>" DH is pretty damn attached after just one night. We had an extra tiny kennel and kept him in our room ... [snip!] ... Woke up around 2 when he evidently really needed to go to the bathroom. Went outside and he did his business. Dammit he's cute."</blockquote>




How old is the dog? Looks pretty young. They don't just get mean or turn. And as far as the locking jaw thing, it doesn't happen accidentally. It's part of their hunting/ destroying tool. Of you raise the dog with your LO it's not gonna randomly snap and lock on her. It's all about how you raise it. Training, love and productive activities like walks do wonders for dogs temperaments :).

BakingBean2 2 kids; Ohio 2247 posts
5th Apr '13

I have an adult male pit. Best dog someone with children could own. Pits generally do NOT have human aggression, their aggression is toward other dogs, if they have it. My DD is 16 mos and they are best friends. It's not the breed it's the owner. The only thing I would warn against is they stay puppies until 3 years and they are terriers so they can be REALLY hyper.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
5th Apr '13

Omg love him!!!! Keep him and raise him as your own lol

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
5th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MommyToWesley:</b>" I have a couple friends with pits and that has literally never happened with any of them. One of them ... [snip!] ... dog I have ever met. They were actually used as "nanny dogs" for children like 100 years ago. I think you should keep him :D"</blockquote>




Yeah. My brother has his pit before they got pregnant with my nephew. He was a little worried because she was very protective of the house and ppl said she "seemed" aggressive. He had his son and his pit was AMAZING with him. She would lay at his bassinet at night, they would put my nephew on her (we have some adorable pics of it). And once he hit toddler age my nephew would pull her tail, crawl all over her and on her head, poke her eyes, you name it and still she would just sit there and lick him lol. I love pits.

Mum to a Monster TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Colorado 11565 posts
5th Apr '13

Awe he us a sweetie. And You really have nothing to worry about. My 4 year old is SN and he has been around Pits all of his life and never have had a problem with them. They are the sweethearts.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
5th Apr '13

Ok guys... thank you so much. This has really helped with some of my fears. I think we'll lean towards keeping him. : )

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
5th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Grandma.:</b>" Ok guys... thank you so much. This has really helped with some of my fears. I think we'll lean towards keeping him. : )"</blockquote>




Aw yay! And you should look online for some puppy integrating get togethers. The more you socialize her/him the better her attitude will be. :)

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
5th Apr '13
Quoting Jenna+1:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Grandma.:</b>" Ok guys... thank you so much. This has really ... [snip!] ... should look online for some puppy integrating get togethers. The more you socialize her/him the better her attitude will be. :)"


After shots though, right?

BakingBean2 2 kids; Ohio 2247 posts
5th Apr '13

This is our dog, Trigger. Sorry it's the links, I'm mobile.
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag18/chelssssss/86431784-638B-40F5-8A25-B160A6435712-544-000000C40EE8096F_zps7fd31060.jpg



http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag18/chelssssss/D73D7D21-0DA2-4740-BEA5-E77D0C52DD07-544-000000C3A72EDB64_zps0fec9a7a.jpg



I hope you decide to keep him, too many pits end up in shelters or homeless! They are an awesome breed! Good luck!

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
5th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Grandma.:</b>" After shots though, right?"</blockquote>




Yes that would be best. I mean most of the ppl that take their dogs to those type of things have their dogs up to date with shots but better safe. :)

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
5th Apr '13
Quoting Jenna+1:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Grandma.:</b>" After shots though, right?"</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... I mean most of the ppl that take their dogs to those type of things have their dogs up to date with shots but better safe. :)"


He looks about 8-10 weeks old maybe? Will they give him all his shots at once? Between the neuter and the shots, it's gonna be pricey! LOL

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
5th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Grandma.:</b>" He looks about 8-10 weeks old maybe? Will they give him all his shots at once? Between the neuter and the shots, it's gonna be pricey! LOL"</blockquote>




If you can't afford all of them at once they will do the most important ones first. And try and find a place that has a "fixing" special. Some places do events where they fix them at a discounted price to try and get ppl on board with controlling the animal population. We have a small non-profit zoo here that also has a shelter & animal clinic. They fix the animals so cheap because that's their main mission. Too many animals are running around reproducing and having to be put down. At least boys are cheaper to fix then girls. Lol

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
5th Apr '13
Quoting Jenna+1:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Grandma.:</b>" He looks about 8-10 weeks old maybe? Will they ... [snip!] ... Too many animals are running around reproducing and having to be put down. At least boys are cheaper to fix then girls. Lol"


They do that here too! But ALWAYS on weekdays when DH and I are at work. :(

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
5th Apr '13
Quoting Grandma.:" DH was saying when they get older that their jaws have a tendency to lock on things, that they dont ... [snip!] ... I dont want that to be my toddler's face, ya know? He's had one before and she was a sweetheart, but I'm still so paranoid"


The reason I would never own a pit bull or any other dog that is known for it's muscle mass is because ANY dog can snap for ANY reason. If a daushound snaps and bites your child your child is at a much less risk of injury than if your pit bull snaps.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
5th Apr '13

Bring. Him. To. Morrow. :shock: