where did the nanny dog myth come from?

where did the nanny dog myth come from?

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Merchants, do I need to explain more?

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    The longer you repeat some nonsense that nobody disputes, the better it sticks.

    Also lower IQ people are more prone to repeat and believe simple catchphrases without any logical reflection just to be part of a community

    So apparently some pitbull excuser once tried to come up with some ridiculous excuse for pitbulls and came up with this. And it stuck.

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      babababab

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm not making it to my first birthday am I?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >look at the funny face our child is making while terrified by this large predator honey get the camera haha

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      christ

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    If you get real family dogs it keeps the kids distracted, so I guess a joke about how it's the other way around mostly. Also sometimes older dogs will treat kids with parental instincts, but that just makes it more cute.

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    The concept of a "nanny dog" originates from Peter Pan. The story featured a dog called Nana who worked as a nanny. Nana was a Newfoundland dog.

    The idea that pitbulls are nanny dogs originates from a 1971 New York Times article with the headline "A Breed That Came Up the Hard Way". A spokesman for a Staffordshire Bull Terrier club was talking about that breed, and she claimed they're known as "nursemaid dogs". This claim was later repeated and distorted until it evolved into its current form.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >The idea that pitbulls are nanny dogs originates from a 1971 New York Times article with the headline "A Breed That Came Up the Hard Way". A spokesman for a Staffordshire Bull Terrier club was talking about that breed, and she claimed they're known as "nursemaid dogs".

      Yeah, and it's very interesting the pit breeders started pushing this notion around the same time when dog fighting was slowly becoming illegal. Most states had banned it in the 1960s and by 1976 it was illegal across the USA - so the breed, known for being the best dog fighting breed, needed and image revamp, and so they invented the "nanny dog" myth and started aggressively pushing it, in order to make pits and staffies etc seem palatable as a household pet, to keep up demand

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Thd pittbulls probably started that myth themselves so they could get easy access to toddlers.

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    israelites

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      this is actually a really good idea. nobody is going to want to steal that baby with those snakes around it

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I'm personally a fan of the nannychimp.

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    And then they killed his two kids and mauled his wife.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      i think it wouldve been better had the mother died too, because now she has to live with the torment of being unable to protect her children from her dogs; haunted by the screams, i think suicide is going to happen

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    probably invented by israelites

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I don't generally participate in these threads, but here's some fresh oc.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Frick me, you got a human child at risk and you're thinking about the dog. The Chinese were right on this one.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      If shitbull owners would neuter their dogs there would be less out there.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not generally in favor of neutering, but pitbulls should not be bred, period. Neuter and spay every one of them by law.

  12. 1 year ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      heckin furbabies!

      >moronic predator doesn't go into kill mode if its prey holds still

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Bad b8.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      This is legitimately chilling shit. Like watching in-car footage prior to a lethal crash.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I know it makes shit like this seem safe

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Aw she's hugging him 🙂

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          This snake probably had its mouth sewn/glued shut which is pretty common practice for snake charmers

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            You can see the snake’s tongue though

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              They can stick their tongue out while their mouth is closed, there’s a little hole at the front

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Its far more likely its just a venomoid - they surgically remove the venom glands and replace them with silicone or glass beads. Still barbaric but you still have a snake in a month.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Dunno what you mean

  13. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    SMASHED
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  14. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    The New York Times in 1971 pushed the myth, from what I understand. I once read that in the early 1900's a rich couple had something published that started the myth, but I'm unable to find it now. Whatever the source, I think we can all agree that children are just delicious and it's probably their own fault for moving too quickly in my presence.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      of course it would be israelites

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I had a laugh, thanks.

  15. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    All dogs should be kept at a distance when interacting with babies.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      all animals period.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Even fruit flies?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Fricking this, and the fact that more people don't understand this is baffling. I don't care what kind of dog it is, from chihuahuas to great danes, keep them away from frickin infants and toddlers.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Most toxoplasmosis deaths are infants and toddlers

        It doesn’t affect adults

  16. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Confusion with and interbreeding with mastiffs, which are highly possessive guard dogs, not fighting dogs.

    However one drop of pitbull temperament ruins a dog forever.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      that's probably bullshit but I'll believe it until I hear something better. I guess it depends on what you consider a guard dog a lot of people would probably consider a german shepherd or a rottweiler a guard dog. I always considered mastiffs an ornamental dog shits don't live long enough to be much else.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/hyfwVVg.jpg

      where did the nanny dog myth come from?

      Nah, it was an intentional breed image revamp, invented around the time dog fighting was becoming illegal in the USA so the breeders needed families who didn't have their dogs fight to start viewing the breed as a great option for a friendly and lovable family pet, instead of the "most effective and lethal canine gladiator that ever existed, fearsome and fearless fighter" image the breed had at the time

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