Nearly 5,000 dogs have been seized by the police in the last three years because they are suspected of being a banned breed. But the RSPCA says, “there is no proper evidence that one breed is more aggressive than another. Pit bulls have a background of being aggressive dogs because they are one of the top breeds for fighting dogs, but that doesn’t mean every one of them is actually like that. A dog is only highly aggressive if its owner trains it to be that way. Pit bulls are not significantly more aggressive than any other breeds, but in places like Australia the pit bull terrier attacked humans or other animals at a higher percentage than other dog breeds. The only way a dog would mean harm to anyone is if it has been poorly bred or was purposely trained to attack humans or other dogs.
When you adopt a pit bull, you have a friend and companion for life. Everyone is biased when it comes to certain breeds, but they do not discriminate the humans who train the dogs that way. I have a pit bull myself and when I first got her when Iwas a puppy, she was the sweetest thing ever. Even now she still is, and she still has not grown out of that puppy stage. She is the happiest dog I have ever laid eyes on. She is a blue and red nose mix and when that happens the mother tends to die while giving birth to the litter, but this time that did not happen. My dog is very loving and cuddly, and is not all that vicious at all, even when she sees a stranger. She just wants love and to give affection, so she always gets excited and sniffs all over the person she is meeting for the very first time. My dog weighs almost close to the amount I do and she does not realize how big and strong she actually is. She will just crawl into your lap and try and take a nap right there. Therefore, pit bulls are so trainable and can be excellent therapy dogs.
I was reading information on an adoption website and the writer said that pitbulls are “one of the most maligned and misunderstood dog breeds in the world. A stereotype that is often put on this specific breed is that they are inherently vicious, but that is not true at all. There is never really only bad dogs, only bad people. In some cases, it is better to adopt any dog when it is a puppy instead of grown because you never know how they were trained. But even if they are to a puppy, those dogs could be the best thing you have ever had. But then again, you cannot judge a pit bull, or even any dog, before you see how the dog acts around you and other humans. A dog can be a man’s best friend. But if you read some of these articles people write, they discriminate against pitbulls. People think that all pitbulls are bad based on what they read on the internet, and have not actually ha a real life experience with one, and then just judge the whole breed. Some owners do train their dogs to be vicious, but they are not all monsters. Pitbulls are bred to be violent, but not if you train them the correct way.
If pitbulls are trained to be fighters, their whole body form changes. They got their ears cut to look pointy to make them look scary, get taught to hang from tree branches and play structures to strengthen their jaws, and train them to keep their jaws locked. Some owners force these things on their dogs just to get money for it. They harm and abuse their dogs without a care in the world, just for that money. In Spring 1999, a guy named Brian C. Anderson stated that, “Bred for violence, these dogs can wreck a neighborhood’s quality of life as surely as prostitutes or drug dealers.” I was once stacked by a pit bull souls because of how the owner trained the dog. My mom also used to hate pitbulls like the guy who wrote this article, until she got one. She used to hate them because of everything she has read on the internet and because of stories she has heard. After we did get one, her whole opinion on them changed that night. My mom is her person.
American Pitbull Terriers are a breed often portrayed as highly aggressive, but are consistently ranked as one of the least aggressive dogs. Studies show that pitbulls are even less aggressive than chihuahuas. Pitbulls are strong willed, stubborn, affectionate, loyal, and friendly unless they are taught otherwise. Once in time, dog fighting was legal and was actually a very popular activity, but it is now a felony in all fifty states as of 2008. The possession of a dog used fo the purpose of fighting is considered a felony offense, ad even attending a dog fight is considered an offense as well. Though dog fighting is still legal in Japan and parts of Russia, if you participate in a dog fight or anywhere near one, you will get three years jail time and will get fined $250,000.
Over the media, owners and non-owners have been going back and forth over if the breed should be banned or not. It is true that pitbulls act based on what they were taught, but pitbulls have been bred for hundreds of years for fighting. It is not any of their faults, but it is up to you on how you train your dog. If you are going to abuse your dog for money, you should not have one. Pitbulls are among the most tolerant dogs tested by the American Temperament Test Society. Therefore, the breed is not the problem. Almost ninety percent of dogs involved in any type of attacks, were either neglected by their owners or were abused. This breed may have a bad reputation, but under all of that strength and muscle is one of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet. I have had dogs my whole life and out of all of them, my Pitbull was the most gentle and loving one out of them all. You cannot just discriminate against a dog you have never actually met or been around before.
Pitbulls are very athletic and need a yard with a lot of space to where they can run all over the place and play. So do not even think about getting a Pitbull if you live in a small house or an apartment. When any dog gets bored they will start to chew things and make a mess. Pits low being around us as, so it is no lie that they are extremely loving. Deep down insides, the Pitbull is animal aggressive, but will not attack anyone or anything unless they are taught to. Scientists have said that there is no “locking mechanism” in their jaws. A study shows that, “it just seems that there is, because a Pitbull, bred to hold on as wild animal “catchers”, will “never let go”. My parents trained our dog the right was so I know from personal experiences that the only reason when she will attack anyone is if any of us are in real harm. Over eighty- five percent of the American Pitbull Terriers have passed their temperament tests, ranking above Beagles, Collies, and Golden Retrievers. My dog is strong built and muscular, but does not realize it. I would not rate her in for the world, she is my best friend.
People discriminate tremendously against Pitbulls and put them off as monsters, but readers and watchers only pay attention to one side of it and not both. If some of these people actually met a Pitbull that was trained in the proper way, they might change their views and opinion on this breed. You cannot hate the dog and want to get rid of the entire breed when it was not its fault, it is the owners you should be worrying about over the actual dog itself. Pitbulls usually are not great guard dogs because of how open they are to strangers, but if someone is in harm they will be protected. Proper nurture can play a huge role in turning dogs to be loving and loyal, and companions for life. Pitbulls are banned in twelve countries around the world. You do not need to ban the breed because of what its owner provoked it to do. The most common police dog is a German Shepard, but in 2016 New York officially made a Pitbull as a police dog.
The Pitbull is one of the most understood dog breeds, and it is not even a real breed technically. Pitbull is just a general term that means different things when dogs who have the same or similar traits. In the old days, Pitbulls were used for bear baiting and were used on farms, for hunting, and simply just for protection. Even in the early twentieth century, they were a popular mascot on Army recruitment posters. There has been so many arguments and so much controversy, but Pitbulls are on of the nicest dogs I have ever met. They are not what some people make them out to be, and they are so much better than that. Even I used to judge Pitbulls based on what I have heard, but now that I have one, nothing I have ever end is true at all. You should never judge a book by its cover, believe me. It will not get you anywhere.
Overall, Pitbulls are a man’s best friend as said before. They are gentle, loving animals, and will use all of their power to protect you if you are hurt or in danger. When you get a Pitbull, or even any type of dog, you have a cuddle buddy for life also. Just a dogs presence can help heal you, especially with their big smiles. Having a dog is lie having your own personal bodyguard and baby all in one. One day when my dog was laying by me, I was pretending to not pay attention to her. When she realized what I was doing, she whined and sat up and stuck her face in mine and was wanting kisses. This is why I love Pitbulls so much, they have one of the purest hearts out of the majority of other breeds. Other people can think whatever they want to, but these dogs are not monsters. I knew she was a Pitbull, but when I saw her none of that mattered anymore, and I instantly fell in love with her. In my eyes she was out a monster or even just a Pitbull. She was just a puppy who needed a home, and I wanted to be the one who gave her the perfect life she clearly deserved.