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Thank you for posting this, for years now i have been trying to tell my dad “Its a nose colour, not a breed.” but hes still certain that “red noses are the best.” but to me, all pits are perfect, no matter what. Back yard breeders are getting more out of control because so many people nowadays are wanting a “really impressive” dog. I live about 30 minutes away to a rather large native reserve, and every spring, i go there with Big Heart Rescues and round up all the ‘rez’ dogs and vaccinate them and sometimes even spaying and neutering them aswell, depending on how many donations we recieved that year. It seems like no one even cares about there dogs over there, they all have serious cases of mange, or are extremly aggressive or timid. I was walking with my pup to the pharmacy on new years eve (and yes, i live in a very small town with only one pharamacy that is located on the reserve.) and i cant tell you how many teenage boys and even adults were coming up to me and saying “wow, is there any more left?” or “is that a pitbull?? thats a beautiful dog, how can i get my hands on one of them” or even “Is that a blue nose, or a red nose? i really want a blue nose” I dont tell them because i know if everyone there starts fighting dogs, getting pitbull puppies, abusing them and letting them run around with all the other aggressive and sick dogs, things will get out of control extremly fast.
Please to everyone who is reading this that either lives on a reserve or has native heritage, im not being racist at all, im just saying that at this reserve that i go to and try and help out, i havnt seen one resposible owner yet, im not putting a sterotype on this situation at all. I just hope one day people will stop taking dogs that they dont want or dont have the money to care for and spay and neuture there dogs.
I agree with Kayla’s Mom.
It sounds like the ‘rocking of the head’ is because your puppy is still so young, it doesnt have the proper neck muscles. This is why you should always wait atleast until 8 weeks of age to take the pup from its mom. This is a very important growing stage in her puppy hood and could really benifit from its mom and litter mates at this time. But since its a bit to late for that, i would just make sure that she gets the proper nutrition and vaccinations that will help your pup live a long and happy life.
As for the feet, i wouldnt worry about it. No two dogs are the same, this pup might just turn out to be smaller then your first pit and thats why the feet are smaller, or maybe its just because shes only 6 weeks old. I hope you enjoy your new pitbull pup as much as i am!
Alice is just turning 16 weeks this friday and she weighes over 20lbs maybe even 30, but shes really long, lean and short. Starting to get a big bull head on her tho, and her knee’s and paws are huuge tho, its pretty cute. Her mom was 55lbs and her dad was around 65lbs but pretty stockey looking. When i got her at 8 weeks she was around 1lbs or so.
I dont think shes a pure bred but definatly close, shes gonna grow up to be one beautiful dog.
I agree, i always welcome people to come and pet my dog considering its good socializing skills but it really bugs me when people let there 5 year old kids run up to my dog and try and pick her up. i always politely tell them thats not a very respectful way to greet someone elses dog considering it freaks her right out and if she did happen to be aggressive then they could get seriously injured.
I have actually thought of getting her a backpack like that, its a really good way in preventing this sorta thing from happening.
Im always up for educating someone about pitbulls or letting them pet Alice, i love introducing her to new people. But i do agree, people with puppies have it the hardest because people think just because there young, it means they like to be held and talked to like a baby, but thats definatly not the case, im looking forward to these puppy monthes to be over, i definately enjoy them right now, but i cant wait for her to be a full grown, perfect example of how pitbulls make perfect family dogs!
I would have to say the same, about 10 days.
If your getting tired of all the blood on the floor, i would suggest taking an old pair of boxers or shorts, cutting a hole for the tail and letting her wear them around the house, i had to do that because we have wood floors in our house and it just stains and looks really bad.
I would also suggest leashing her, have acouple random people stop by, be calm and tell her to sit and stay, then once she see’s that this is how you have to behave around guests then try without the leash, make sure you tell whoever is coming to ‘visit’ to be calm and dont greet her. Also, if you’ve noticed a pattern right before she lounges (ex; the person was in her face to much, maybe they greeted you with a big hug) then maybe it will be helpful in preventing this habit.
I had a pitty that use to do the same thing, but he wasnt aggressive, he was just trying to protect me, so he would just make noise and move towards them. He was abused and was used as a bait dog at one time so im pretty sure thats where he learned that habit, but im sure with just acouple good corrections this will go away.
Flea’s will be fleas.
They (like the seasons) come and go as they please. If you have a cat or a small dog that is close to the ground or your dog just likes to run around at the dog park your bound to get them. Flea shampoo’s tend to dry out dogs skin especially with pitbulls considering there skin is so sensitive. When i wash my dogs with flea shampoo i make sure i use a soothing lavender, aloe or oatmeal conditioner/shampoo to relieve the itchyness from the flea bites and the dryness from the shampoo (and also flea shampoo usually doesnt smell to nice). Flea’s also live in your couches, blankets, and carpets, but as i said before, fleas come and go. I find in the spring time my dogs will go from no flea’s to just covered in them, and after a week or so its like it never happened. I hope you get your flea situation under control, they drive me and my dogs nuts so i hope you find a good solution!
I find my pitbull always smells so clean and fresh, shes a female but i do notice that if i forget to clean her ears, holy, the smell is so bad, i asked my vet and they said its normal and just to keep her ears clean. I’ve owned about 7 or 8 pitties and for some reason i find they all have that pitbull smell to them, have you checked to see if her skin looks normal? pitbulls are definatly prone to skin condition. I have a bigger dog and she smells absolutely horrible, but thats only when shes shedding and her skin gets really irratated by all the oils. Hope you find a solution to your problem!
everyone loves my pitbull, shes so sweet with everyone and is sooo gentle with kids. Some lady came up to me the other day and said “I would have named her killer” i just laughed because thats the oppisite of what she is.
i love those pictures! thanks for sharing (: