This is actually a 2 in 1 question. My dog is pregnant how long till she delivers, I would say she is about 2 months. Next question (this might sound cruel but i couldn't think of any other option at the time so please no complaints as my dog was seriously hurting my brothers) I brought my dog with me to my brothers house, she is a 3 year old pit (red nose red devil 100%). I am trying to socialize her more with other dogs. I live in a small town and for the last 2 1/2 years i was in school so i walked her when i worked out and she hasn't really been around other animals. Anyways I'm at my brothers house and his dog a chocolate lab female begins growling at my dog and my dog still on a leash lunges at my brothers dog and I am able to stop her before she bites. I back up onto the drive way unaware that his dog can still get to the drive way. He has an unfenced yard and when he brings her outside he puts her on a wire that twist into the ground. Anyways his dog runs up to mine and growls again and my dog sable bites down on his dogs face and WOULD NOT LET GO. I had my brother grab his dog and we tried to split them apart without pulling them away in fear that it would tear his dogs wound. My dog refused to let go so in a last attempt i hit her upside the head and she let go. I immediately put my dog up and we brought his dog to the vet she had to have her lip stitched and was put on antibiotics. My dog is very sweet when it comes to people but when she is around animals whether its male or female unless she is in heat is very aggressive. I will not tolerate her aggressive behavior and anything that will help to rid her of aggressiveness would be greatly appreciated.
Okay I am going to start by saying Pitbulls get a bad wrap because of their reputation.
Do you know the history of a pit bull?
Pit Bull breed was developed for blood sports: Bull baiting, bear baiting, and later, dogfighting. They are physocally low to the ground and are a very powerful breed. When in a dog fight they have the power to seriously hurt or even kill the other animal. And this breed will win the fight no matter what the size or agility of the other dog. NO MATTER WHAT.
THE RULE OF THUMB IN PIT BULL OWNERSHIP- NEVER TRUST YOUR PIT BULL NOT TO FIGHT!!!!! This breed is descended from pit dogs one way or another, and, given the right circumstances, most Pit Bulls will fight and against any other breed, they will win (you really don't want to see that!). Scared yet? You should be. Remember, as the owner of a Pit Bull everything you or your dog do will affect all members of the breed and their families. Pit Bull owners have to be extra vigilant 24/7, period.
Pits were never intended to be agressive to people but they dont play well with other dogs and require supervision when they are being socialized with other dogs.
A pregnant female pit is not different that a pregnant woman! Hormonal and cranky and it sounds to me like your brother's lab instigated it with her approach she should have been stopped that instant and taken away. the lab was asserting dominance. The lab was unstable energy and this made your Pitt react. I cannot say exactly what happened but it seems to me the Lab acted and the Pit reacted.
I do know what you should do now. You have to start findind a good no kill shelter or rescue for the pups. You cannot handle the pups and the mom TRUST ME. Even good Pitt breeders have a hard time. DO NOT. I MEAN DO NOT advertise to sell them in a local paper or give them to a good home. There are a small specific type of people who look for pitts as pets they are either people who know about them and have a history rasing them or they are the unsavory kind of people who breed them or fight them. It is hard for pitts to be put in good homes because of the bad rap given to them. Breed restriction placed on pits make them low on the popularity poll. And they are not generally good with other dogs unsupervised.
What many dont know is the positives of owning a Pit. A well-raised pit bull of proper temperament is the most loyal and loving dog in the world, bar none. This is a dog that truly LOVES people, especially children. Pits are notorious clowns, and will Always make you laugh, even in spite of yourself. They are intelligent, and will often "invent" games to keep themselves amused. They seem to subsist on love and attention, and will do almost anything for a little special "loves n hugs" time. They tolerate the rough play of children, loving every minute of it, and, although poor "guard dogs" for property, they will willingly give their lives to save the people they love. Thousands of responsible owners have dedicated themselves to this breed for it's positive traits and willingly deal with the negatives. However you have a pregnant Pitt and now you can determine what happens to the pups now. Make it be the best you can do for them.
If you cannot take care of her and the situation worsens. Make some calls to your local NO KILL shelters and RESCUE groups to see if you can surrender her. There is no shame in doing what is best for your pet. In the future make sure you do not put her in a positon to defend herself or you. She was confronted and she reacted. This does not make her a bad dog or even a fighter just a pregnant dog protecting herself and in her mind perhaps even you.
The reason sheis exihbiting agressive behaviour is because the conflict was not resolved. And normally for any other breed I would recommend bringing them back together on leashes and making them socialize and bribe them with treats and resolve the conflict. NOT IN THIS CASE. DEFINITELY NOT A PITT AND IN A MILLION YEARS NOT A PREGNANT ONE.
Good Luck and keep us posted on what happens