Mr_Monkeywrench: Are Pitbulls good with small dogs.?
I have had pitbulls all of my life and they have always been good dogs. I am now married and we have 2 miniature poodles, both weighing in at around 7lbs each. I was wondering if i get a pitbull puppy and socialize them with the puppy, will i have problems?
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Answer by miss angel
yes, if the pitbull is raised up with other small dog then it will be fine. i have a pitbull my selve and they are such loving animals. i just HATE when people say stuff about them saying they are mean and bad dogs. its the media that lies and makes a stupid sterotype
Answer by Shopper
The Pitbull is well known as the most aggressive kind of dog but some of that is not true it is how you raise the canine. I have one of my own and i think that the Pitbull is great for small canines but remember it is all on how you raise them.
Answer by Carmen P
i've heard that they're not...
Answer by carleegresham
I've raised and love APBTs, but I have to say this makes me nervous. APBTs are naturally animal aggressive, and though you can socialize them enough that it's not so bad, poodles tend to be snippy and temperamental, especially tiny ones like that. You would probably be fine if they were crate-trained, or at least the new APBT, and you supervised their time together, and if you love them enough then go ahead and do it, but you'll have to be a calm, dominant, assertive leader to make it work.
Answer by Lindsey
as long as the dog is raised correctly, he or she can peacefully coexist with any other animal. i've seen pit bulls that have learned to get along with guinea pigs! pit bulls get such a bad reputation all because of the few idiots who don't know how to raise them lovingly and teach them well.
Answer by doglove70
If you were getting an adult, not at all.
For a puppy, it is a case of extreme socialization and management. Pits are high drive dogs, and tend to attack smallish running things like they would prey. Do not introduce the pup to just your two poodles. All kinds of small dogs are best.
Try to choose a calmer, less boisterous puppy that you feel will be easier to obedience train. Teach him the "gentle" early on and work early on self control and self awareness. If you teach him his own strength he will be less likely to accidentally misuse it.
Answer by Danielle
I think it would be fine. A pitbull is only as mean as it is taught to be. So if you buy it as a puppy and bring it home, chances are it will fit right in. Kind of like a kid who grows up with seperated parents Vs. a kid that grows up and their parents get divorced... For the kid that's parents were always seperated, thats all they knew. It would be the same for a pitbull puppy, they would grow up being around small dogs. They may have a bad reputation and be tough dogs, but they can be just as kind and playful as a lab if thats how they are brought up.
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