Pit Bull

Pit bull” is the regular name for a type of dog. Formal breeds frequently considered as the pit bull type include the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier. [1]

The American Bulldog and Bull Terrier are additionally some of the time included. A considerable lot of these breeds were initially grown as fighting dogs from cross breeding bull-baiting dogs (used to hold the faces and heads of bigger creatures, for example, bulls) and terriers. [2]

After the utilization of dogs in blood, games was banned, such dogs were then used as catch dogs in the United States for semi-wild dairy cattle and pigs, to chase and drive animals, and as family companions, although a few proprietors still bred and utilized them for illicit puppy fighting. This practice proceeds right up ’til today, yet is unlawful in numerous nations.

Dog breeds are described by certain physical and behavioural characteristics. Every breed was created to perform a specific job, whether that job is chasing rabbits, recovering brought down flying creatures, grouping domesticated animals or sitting on individuals’ laps.

Physical abilities and behaviour are both imperative aspects of any breed. An all-around bred dog ought to have both the physical attributes important to perform its occupation and the behavioural propensities expected to learn their duties.

Today’s pit bull is a descendant of the first English bull-baiting dog, a dog that was bred to bite and hold bulls, bears and other vast creatures around the face and head.

At the point when baiting substantial creatures was banned in the 1800s, individuals swung rather to fighting their dogs against one another. These bigger, slower bull-baiting dogs were crossed with smaller, quicker terriers to create a more dexterous and athletic dog for battling different dogs, known today as “pit bull”.

Irresponsible Owners, Not the Breed

Before making a decision on if you are ready for this amazing breed of dog, please read this, we feel this will be most helpful in making a decision.

The American Pit Bull’s behavior can be as different as black and white as the picture above show.  There are also two different types of pit bull breeders. The breeders who realize how wonderfully gentle, loving and loyal this breed can be.

So work to better the name of the American Pit Bull Terrier, not to dirty it anymore. Then there are the ones whose greed and lust for money harden their hearts and souls to the sweet and gentle nature of the pit bull.

Who see this excessively strong, agile dog as only a means of personal gain.  Instead of the perfect family dog, that this breed truly can be.

The pit bull thrives on the need to please their owners. Working diligently to be what his/her owner expects him/her to be.

Regardless if they are being raised to be gentle and loving, or raised to hurt others. They crave the company of others not caring about species.

They find great joy in being the center of attention, being doted on, and played with.

And it is this love, this need to play that can make the pit bull terribly dangerous.

Any creature with the muscular build, and powerful jaw muscles, like the American Pit Bull Terrier, is an animal that can be a potential killer. Their love to playfully wrestle and chase after can injure if not kill another creature.

They can become so caught up in the “fun” of the chase that they lose themselves in the moment.  Without supervision pit, bulls should not be allowed to run lose together, no matter how gentle, or how well trained they are.

But on the flip side, the pit bull’s loving nature matches its awesome strength, when bred and raised properly, and they can be as loyal and loving as they are strong.

So are you still interested in my favorite of all dogs?  If you have decided to still bring a pit bull into your home, here are a few issues that you could be confronted with:

1. The need to train your pit bull.

If you are not willing to take the time to train your pit bull pup, then please choose  another breed less demanding of time and attention.  The pit bull is extremely intelligent, and very willing to learn, returning to their need to please.

If you are willing to make an honest effort, I promise you will be pleasantly surprised how easy they learn.  And the rewards will be beyond grand.

If left to their own accord they can not only be destructive, but they will not grow to learn who is “alpha”, or where they stand in your family “pack”.  And believe me, this is not a good thing.  As children are taught that their parents are in control, the pit bull must learn this also.

Or like the undisciplined child, there will be plenty of trouble.  Plus with the strong jaw muscles, a playful nip can cause injury.  Disciple is a must!!!!!!!

2. What will others think?!

Now I know immediately your response will be “who cares!”  But maybe you should, at least, think about it.  For example; our 7-year-old daughter while taking our pit bull Nikki for a walk had a full grown man pull a gun on her and our dog.

Now I know this is an extreme case, but it really happened, which has opened my eyes to how uninformed the public truly is concerning the pit bull breed. Then you have the people who will steal the dogs right out from your yard.

This too we have had a problem with.  But by the grace of God, we have Nikki back. They will steal to not only resell, but also to put into the fighting pit.

Then there is the pit bull haters or the fools who want to disprove the strength of the pit bull, by putting their dog up against yours.  Please, it is not worth the price of finding out who is the strongest!

3. Problems with your homeowners insurance!

In some cases involving certain dogs, including the American Pit Bull owning one will stop your homeowners, or cause the rates to rise. You might want to look into this one, before making a final decision.

I will be the first to say I think the pit bull is the perfect family dog.  And I hope this hasn’t dampened your desire for this wonderful dog, that has the uncanny ability to wiggle their way into your heart, and cause you to think, ‘I will never own another dog, but a pit bull again.

But please take the time to think before you bring one home.  For your sake as well as the puppies.

References :

[1] Wikipedia

[2] Wikipedia

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