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[–] PasswordForgetter 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I have a red nose with a sweet temperment. But he is cat aggressive. I walk him in rural or urban blight areas off leash and it took nearly 5 years to get enough verbal control to stop him from instigating a chase. If he was on the chase before I saw the cat [only happened a few times] there was no getting him back without grabbing him up.

Blue Nose pits always seem to me like they have more going on in their heads. Mine is pretty much just looking at what he is thinking about and has never surprised me with his behavior.


[–] cyclops1771 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

We had a blue for about 10 months - realized that it was too much dog for us, and found it a nice home on a farm with a lake where it could chase geese all day.

We have a 14 year old mutt that looks like a red, maybe a Staffordshire - she's tiny, only about 42 lbs. Until she turned grey, people would mistake her for a pit puppy. "No, she's full grown!" and they would look at you like you're an idiot.

When she gets something in her head, she's gone. Sometimes she listens, sometimes she doesn't. Before I started a traveling job, I had her damn near perfect verbal control when off leash, but she has gotten worse over the past 7-8 years where our time together is limited to Sat and Sun.


[–] PasswordForgetter 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

When I got mine I was in the depths of uncontrolled PTSD and I took out my rage on him a few times. I haven't hit him for 10 years now but for awhile I instilled the fear of god into him and because he is a dog who could also be an Alpha if he hadn't been neutered, the wild brutality of my bad years probably helped our relationship in the long run.

I have learned better ways to control dogs now, and people, for that matter.