Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Pit Bulls and Stereotypes

What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word Pit Bull. Is it a loving dog or a dog that can easily rip out your throat. I work in Retail and see a lot of the same customers on a daily basis. Some of them know about my Pit Bull Odie. There are some people who jokingly say to me, I see you still have a face, well of course I still have my face intact. Just because I own a APBT doesn't mean that one day all of a sudden, I'm not going to have my face.
I've always been in love with the so called dangerous dog breeds. Growing up I had a German Shepherd who I loved to death and when her passing came, I was devistated. My uncle had a husky and my aunt had APBT's. So I've always been around these types of dogs. Now I also have a chow mix who is very much a chow personality. She loves everyone unless they start to act stupid. She would die to protect my 4 yr old, and would definately attack an intruder to her own demise. So you ask me why these types of dogs and not some silly little foo foo dog who would just want to sit in your lap.
Well here's your answer. I do have silly little foo foo dogs that want to just sit in my lap. Odie sleeps in bed with me which I know when he's a yr old he will be way to big for our queen sized bed but until then he will curl up in bed with us. My chow mix Pinky who's all black would die for us, just because she loves us so much. Odie wouldn't hurt a fly unless it was a toy. Big bad Pit Bull, I don't think so.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

This is what I am

So you walk down the road and see this highly muscular dog wagging his tail and coming towards you. What could it be. It's an apbt otherwise known as a pitbull. Responsible owners have trained their dogs to sit and wait. You look into those big brown eyes or blue and all the dog wants to do is lick you. Yes, for most pitbulls that are bred properly in the right enviroment. They are the biggest babies in the world the only thing you really have to worry about is the slobber.


Just look at this pick of our Odie. Odie was bred for temperament, looks and for weight pulling. Pitbulls are the strongest dogs for their size. Odie's dad can pull 2900lbs. That's a ton and 1/2. Well just because they were bred for such strength doesn't mean they are going to use it. Odie just loves to be loved. Every night I come home from work, I let him out of his crate and am greeted by my other shaggy beast of a dog. I get licked to death. We work with Odie several times a day doing obedience as by the time he's a yr old, I want him to be able to pass the CGC. If you really want to learn about this breed look at a shelter or a reliable breeder. These dogs are awesome! Why do you see such bad press about these dogs, ask the owner of any dog that's bitten before and see what the answer is. They probably didn't socialize the animal. Apbt's need socialization and a ton of it. From 4 wks of age. They need to know ppl are there to provide for them and care for them. Before judging an entire breed of dog, think about the irresponsible people who want these dogs.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Hi I'm Odie Schnitzel. An American Pitbull Terrier. Some people have the preconceived notion that we are all vicious beasts who will eat your children. When bred properly, socialized and put into the right homes we are great dogs. I'm just 4 mos old but the breeding shows. We come in every color known to man. I'm a blue fawn. So if you want to know more about what a pitbull really is. I'm here to tell you. I was born June 23,2008 in florida. I was picked up by a couple who decided to move after I was with them for 2 mos. Unfortunately they were moving to a place that has breed specific legislation which means no pitbulls allowed. So the breeder called my mom and she came to pick me up. It was late in the evening. I came home and am loving to be a big lazy boy. I've already mastered, being housebroken. SIT, And Down. Tell me I'm not a smart boy. Mom has plans for me to get my CGC, which is the canine good citizen test. Which means I can be out in public as a good ambassador for my breed. Something which is important for all who own this wonderful breed of dog. So this is me and were going to show you how I grow up week by week and talk about some of the wonderful things pitbulls can do.