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Little Stinkers

A tumblr celebrating the goofy, resilient, wonderful dogs known as pit bulls. Have a pittie? Submit a picture!

How I treat submissions.

Jul 23 '14
thedailypibble:

Check out this event in Oakland hosted by BADRAP. All about rescue dogs! x

thedailypibble:

Check out this event in Oakland hosted by BADRAP. All about rescue dogs! x

Jul 17 '14
scaredystark:

bublog:

Watch BUB’s reaction when Trudy takes things a little too far in “Awkward Moments with BUB and TRUDY”: 

boundtothewater bub buddies!

scaredystark:

bublog:

Watch BUB’s reaction when Trudy takes things a little too far in “Awkward Moments with BUB and TRUDY”: 

boundtothewater bub buddies!

Jul 16 '14
chocolatechocolateboom:

This is Laila. She needs a forever home.
We think she is 1 years old.
She was abandoned, tied to a pole, emaciated in the Bronx. She is currently with her foster family in manhattan.
Laila is a true goofball. She is 44 pounds but believes she is a lap dog. She loves to give kisses (seriously) and will crawl into your lap and lick your ear and face. She loves to play fetch and would make a great running partner as the vet thinks she has some grey hound in her.
She knows basic commands, is ok with cats and good with kids.
Adopt Laila! Inbox me or put in an application with Amsterdog.com

EARS.
Boost this dog, y’all!

chocolatechocolateboom:

This is Laila. She needs a forever home.

We think she is 1 years old.

She was abandoned, tied to a pole, emaciated in the Bronx. She is currently with her foster family in manhattan.

Laila is a true goofball. She is 44 pounds but believes she is a lap dog. She loves to give kisses (seriously) and will crawl into your lap and lick your ear and face. She loves to play fetch and would make a great running partner as the vet thinks she has some grey hound in her.

She knows basic commands, is ok with cats and good with kids.

Adopt Laila! Inbox me or put in an application with Amsterdog.com

EARS.

Boost this dog, y’all!

May 29 '14
So I was the one who sent in the story about my Am. Bulldog. I don’t have many super clear pictures of him because whenever I call him to look at the camera he gets super excited and won’t sit still! So, this is Zeus. The picture was taken right after I gave him a bath. He is yelling at me for taking a picture of him all wrapped up in a towel. He is so precious.
(submitted by kayseemaysee)
LS: Here’s the story, for those who missed it!

So I was the one who sent in the story about my Am. Bulldog. I don’t have many super clear pictures of him because whenever I call him to look at the camera he gets super excited and won’t sit still! So, this is Zeus. The picture was taken right after I gave him a bath. He is yelling at me for taking a picture of him all wrapped up in a towel. He is so precious.

(submitted by )

LS: Here’s the story, for those who missed it!

May 23 '14
May 23 '14

kayseemaysee asked:

I don't have a pit, but I have an American Bulldog. A few years back he got out and people from the pound picked him up. My mom went to the pound and heard him barking (he has a very high- pitched bark) and she wanted to see him. The people at the pound refused because "he's violent." He's not violent at all! The big baby gets spooked by plastic bags! He was barking because they stuck him in a cold kennel with no food an water and he was afraid! Luckily, we were able to get him back but Jesus.

I’m glad you were able to get him back. Unfortunately, Am Bulldogs get mistaken for pit bulls pretty frequently, and are definitely subject to a lot of the same stereotypes. Submit a photo of your dog so we can meet his face!

May 20 '14

cool-nathaly:

@hermoso @tierno cachorros pitbulls

Wee baby!

May 17 '14
steezyinz:

So proud of Wilbur for not only being more than polite with puppy but sharing treats with puppy. Big steps for Wilbeeee!

steezyinz:

So proud of Wilbur for not only being more than polite with puppy but sharing treats with puppy. Big steps for Wilbeeee!

May 16 '14

Anonymous asked:

This may be a dumb question but why would the dog attack if it wasn't provoked in the first place?

2ifbifrost:

angerinyourbones:

spottytonguedog:

themidnighthound:

spottytonguedog:

doggydayjob:

spottytonguedog:

doggydayjob:

scalestails:

I was thinking about this. The dog was not reacting defensively, it intentionally gave no warning.

It was trained to attack people.

Dogs don’t just randomly go up to people and attack them. Usually, when dogs bite, the are reacting defensively. Example: They’re scared/nervous/anxious and you get into their personal space and ignore/not notice their body language telling you to back off. This pushes them to the point of biting. 

Another example is resource guarding. A dog has something, you reach in to take it, the dog tries to tell you to leave it, you ignore/don’t notice, you get bit.

An example of dogs biting not defensively is if they have a high prey drive (hunting breeds, nordic breeds, etc.). This usually involves small animals (sometimes children, but honestly I don’t think that’s what is happening in this case) and a dog that has not been taught to restrain itself in conjunction with a high prey drive (usually put there by breeding).

But this is just so vicious and unprovoked. The dog essentially snuck up on the kid. I have a hard time believing (or really coming up with any other answer) anything other than this dog being taught to attack people.

People do it with pit bull like breeds all the time (note: this dog is too barrel chested/short to be a purebred American Pit Bull Terrier OR American Staffordshire Terrier, it is likely a mix of several bully breeds) but I’ve only ever seen a dog with the intent to hurt humans like this once before. I was walking to a friends house (Also in Bakersfield, mind you) and walked past a garage/mechanic type place. An in tact male pit was behind the chain link fence and came running full force towards me, hackles raised, completely silent and looking me straight in the eyes. That is the most terrifying thing, the silence. Dogs who want you off of their property bark, they make a lot of noise letting you know they’re there and to leave. Dogs who are trying to look tough also bark, though in a very distinct way.

Once he reached the fence he started barking, but only after hitting it full force trying to get to me. He was taught to attack people. His behavior was totally unnatural.

I assume this is about the dog who attacked the boy and was frightened off by a cat? According to the owner, that dog was a chow-lab mix, not a bully breed.

I’m curious why you believe that’s a trained attack behaviour and not hunting behaviour? It looks like classic hunting behaviour to me. The dog notices the child, becomes aroused (stiffens, raises his tail, and pulls his ears forward) and freezes in a point, then stalks with eye (or what eye a chow-lab makes, anyway), runs in (a very short chase sequence), and does a grab-bite to a vulnerable area (the leg) and shakes (a disabling or killing behaviour depending on the size of the prey). The lack of barking or loose body language indicates hunting instead of play gone too far. In protection work, dogs are generally taught to bite high (a sleeve, used for intimidation), but this dog bit low where an untrained dog would aim a disabling bite.

Anyway, I’m just wondering what you’re seeing that makes the dog’s behaviour seem unnatural or trained? If I’m missing something, I’d definitely like to be aware of it.

I don’t specifically know what this is about. But sometimes dogs who give no warnings have had such warnings punished out of them over time. The dog growls, so the owner punishes the dog. The dog learns that growling = punishment and so instead of giving a warning, goes straight to snapping. The snapping is then punished. So they go straight to biting. This is one of the times that punishment can truly create a scary dog. So I would not automatically assume that a dog who goes straight to attacking is doing so because they aren’t fearful or reacting defensively.

I’m not sure if the OP is talking about the same case, but I’m discussing this video.

To me, this looks like hunting behaviour; I don’t see anything defensive in it. But I absolutely agree with you about punishing warning behaviours. I think that’s probably the leading cause of dog bites in general.

Thanks for the video link. That definitely looks like some sort of prey drive/hunting behavior, probably brought on by a small child’s somewhat odd movements on the bike. I don’t see anything that says this dog was taught to attack. I would not be surprised if the dog was attracted by a squeak of the wheel (he’s clearly hunting out something he either smells or hears there). The grab and shake is definitely part of the hunting process for vermin.

And on a side note, is anyone creeped out that this neighborhood apparently has cameras all over the place? All of the different angles of the dog trotting over and all? Freaking creepy.

Originally thought the dog wanted to attack the wheels - But this doesn’t explain the attack on the kid… Hmmmm….

A bit unfair that it got put down, I’m sure there’s some sort of therapy that can be done for it.

Some sort of work…or you know, not letting it out loose? I really hate the fact that a child gets injured and a dog gets killed because some HUMAN didn’t bother to watch his/her dog and keep it on a leash.

Definitely looked predatory. This dog wasn’t trained to attack. Trained attack dogs are a lot more confident in their movements and wouldn’t shake. They also wouldn’t run when a cat came along. They would bite, pin and hold.

Also this dog was definitely not a bully breed.

That attack was undoubtedly prey-driven. The kill-shake is a strong indicator. The attack looks nothing like a human-attack trained dog bite looks like, even making no assumptions about the competency of the trainer. It’s pure prey drive.

Based on that footage alone, putting that dog down was absolutely the right decision. That video shows an extremely dangerous dog. Could training and management have prevented another bite? Probably. But not definitely. 

Follow up from some more dog trainers on tumblr.

May 16 '14

Anonymous asked:

This may be a dumb question but why would the dog attack if it wasn't provoked in the first place?

doggydayjob:

scalestails:

I was thinking about this. The dog was not reacting defensively, it intentionally gave no warning.

It was trained to attack people.

Dogs don’t just randomly go up to people and attack them. Usually, when dogs bite, the are reacting defensively. Example: They’re scared/nervous/anxious and you get into their personal space and ignore/not notice their body language telling you to back off. This pushes them to the point of biting. 

Another example is resource guarding. A dog has something, you reach in to take it, the dog tries to tell you to leave it, you ignore/don’t notice, you get bit.

An example of dogs biting not defensively is if they have a high prey drive (hunting breeds, nordic breeds, etc.). This usually involves small animals (sometimes children, but honestly I don’t think that’s what is happening in this case) and a dog that has not been taught to restrain itself in conjunction with a high prey drive (usually put there by breeding).

But this is just so vicious and unprovoked. The dog essentially snuck up on the kid. I have a hard time believing (or really coming up with any other answer) anything other than this dog being taught to attack people.

People do it with pit bull like breeds all the time (note: this dog is too barrel chested/short to be a purebred American Pit Bull Terrier OR American Staffordshire Terrier, it is likely a mix of several bully breeds) but I’ve only ever seen a dog with the intent to hurt humans like this once before. I was walking to a friends house (Also in Bakersfield, mind you) and walked past a garage/mechanic type place. An in tact male pit was behind the chain link fence and came running full force towards me, hackles raised, completely silent and looking me straight in the eyes. That is the most terrifying thing, the silence. Dogs who want you off of their property bark, they make a lot of noise letting you know they’re there and to leave. Dogs who are trying to look tough also bark, though in a very distinct way.

Once he reached the fence he started barking, but only after hitting it full force trying to get to me. He was taught to attack people. His behavior was totally unnatural.

I assume this is about the dog who attacked the boy and was frightened off by a cat? According to the owner, that dog was a chow-lab mix, not a bully breed.

I’m curious why you believe that’s a trained attack behaviour and not hunting behaviour? It looks like classic hunting behaviour to me. The dog notices the child, becomes aroused (stiffens, raises his tail, and pulls his ears forward) and freezes in a point, then stalks with eye (or what eye a chow-lab makes, anyway), runs in (a very short chase sequence), and does a grab-bite to a vulnerable area (the leg) and shakes (a disabling or killing behaviour depending on the size of the prey). The lack of barking or loose body language indicates hunting instead of play gone too far. In protection work, dogs are generally taught to bite high (a sleeve, used for intimidation), but this dog bit low where an untrained dog would aim a disabling bite.

Anyway, I’m just wondering what you’re seeing that makes the dog’s behaviour seem unnatural or trained? If I’m missing something, I’d definitely like to be aware of it.

Holy shit at original response if they’re talking about Hero Cat. There is absolutely nothing pit bull about the dog in that video.

In other news, for my followers who are interested, I think doggydayjob's assessment of this dog's body language is worth a read. (Their blog is also worth a follow).