May 7, 2008, 8:21 PM
Post #1189 of 1353
Re: [billchin] American Staffordshire Terrier & APBT Lovers
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hi uncle kevin & all APB sifu out there,
our family is considering getting a apb puppy, but have very little knowledge on this breed, all we saw and heard are the negative part of aggressiveness side.
actually, can they be a family pet and house guard dog at the same time? are they just like any other breed like doberman or GSD?
are they a potential threat to our neighbors?
are they really very high fighting instinct?
appreciate your advise.
Thank you very much.
a lot of ppl never see a pitbull actually but they can always tell you how fierce is the pitbull.
no doubt most of apbt likewise other bull type dogs have the tendency of agressiveness toward other dog. BUT in reality, they are kind, good and always wanted to please the owner.
like any dogs and even the mongrel, pitbull will bark at the stranger. But a normal pibull will not attack human unless they are provoked.
they are a lot not so normal ppl like to provoke apbt, and when pitbull reacted they blame the dog.
so please forget about what you hear and go see/observe a domestic apbt, you may go to see your friends own apbt. here I say domestic not the one in the ring.
to answer your question:
can they be a family pet and house guard dog at the same time? what is your definition of guard dog? for me only those under gone guarding training dog are considered as gurad dog, the rest are just watch dog.
APBT's look itself enof [maybe thanks to the negative public impression] to deter the potential intruder! A properly trained apbt can also be an excellence guard dog.
APBT is also a pet dog, you can serach through the net and watch. and again you may go to see your friends own apbt. However, I am against to leave any dogs [any breeds any types] with children without supervision. remember dogs intelligent are like a 4-5 year-old kids, you kids may throw anything at you when they are agry. please be informed that a chihuahua has bitten its 2 month-old young master to death [in US go see the net].
are they just like any other breed like doberman or GSD? they are gentle, manja and always wanted to please you! i cant compare it with GSD and dober as i have no experience with these 2 breeds.
are they a potential threat to our neighbors? YES if your neighbors threatern your dog everyday. here i say dog not apbt. any dogs will remember the perpertreator just dont give them chance.
are they really very high fighting instinct? they are agreesive toward otherdog, but it can be reduce at young age. SOcialisation! it is applicable to any dog breeds. actually the apbt's behavior reflects its masters personality.
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