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Pit bull

Complete Pit bull Owner's Training Guide

Pit Bull

 pit bull breeds

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 also sometimes included. A considerable number 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 were 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 proceeded right up to today, yet is unlawful in numerous nations.

Dog breeds are described by certain physical and behavioral characteristics. Every breed was created to perform a specific job, whether that job is chasing rabbits, recovering downed flying creatures, grouping domesticated animals or sitting on someone’s lap.

Physical abilities and behavior 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 behavioral propensities expected to learn their duties. So, what is considered a pit bull nowadays?

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 instead shifted 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 the pit bull.

Irresponsible Pit Bull Owners, Not the Breed

Before deciding whether 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 shows.  There are also two different types of pit bull breeders. The breeder who realizes how wonderfully gentle, loving and loyal this breed can be. These breeders work to enhance the name of the American Pit Bull Terrier, rather than dirty it.

Then there are breeders whose greed and lust for money harden their hearts and souls to the sweet and gentle nature of the pit bull.  They see this excessively strong, agile dog as only a means of personal gain instead of the perfect family dog that this breed can truly 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.

Raising a Pit bull:

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 loose, 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.

I promise that you’ll be pleasantly surprised how easy they learn if you are willing to make an honest effort, 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 its strong jaw muscles, a playful nip can cause injury.  A 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, while taking our pit bull Vicky for a walk, our 7-year-old daughter 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.

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

Then there are 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 homeowner’s insurance!

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

I will be the first to say that I think the pit bull is the perfect family dog.  And I hope this hasn’t dampened your desire for this wonderful dog. It has an uncanny ability to wiggle their way into your heart and cause you to think, that you’ll 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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