Quite possibly the most misunderstood dog breed today. The American Pit Bull Terrier has been feared and mistaken as vicious for as long as anyone can remember. The breed has even been completely banned in certain cities due to its “dangerous” nature.
Pit Bulls were originally bred in England in the early 1800s with the purpose of baiting bulls. When bullfighting became illegal soon after, what was left was a bunch of strong, intelligent, and obedient working dogs. Since the people that were involved in these spectacles were not exactly concerned with animal cruelty, they decided that putting Pit Bulls up against each other to fight was the next best thing. These dog fighting rings that included Pit Bulls are where their bad reputation began.
The truth is that some of these Pit Bulls did turn out to be vicious, purely because of the horrible environment that they were placed in. The vast majority of the Pit Bulls were bred normally and used as farm dogs. If your dog does not come from a criminal, abusive breeder then you will have only joy from your Pit Bull.
The misconceptions about these dogs have gone on for long enough. Pit Bulls are gentle, loving, and extremely friendly dogs. They often can’t even make a good watchdog because they will be so welcoming to unknown visitors with their signature overly excited wagging tail! The dog is known to be incredibly good with children and loyal to their families. Let’s break the stigma on these amazing dogs, let's give them a fresh start!
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