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Pit Bulls Can Be Hero's To
I have decided to write a hub about Pit Bulls. I am getting tired of all the bad press these wonderful dogs are getting. At the bottom of this hub is a link where you can read the stories of the many Pit Bulls who saved peoples lives, not always their owners, and some have died protecting people.
In the picture above is my dog Chance. He has been with us since last spring. When he first showed up, I thought he belonged to one of the crew working on our septic system. He hung around them and did not seem to be bothered in the least by the huge machinery they were using. He was very friendly to them and me...So friendly in fact that I hated running him off. Apparently he hated it to because he only went a short ways then returned as soon as I went back into the house. Since the men denied owning him, we decided to let him stay. However, after a week with us, one morning he was gone. A week went by and he came back. That was when we decided to tie him up. We bought a 60 foot cable with a runner on it, letting him have plenty of romping space, and he was allowed off the leash when I was outside so he could run. The reason we decided to tie him up is that here on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Pit Bulls, Dobermans and Rotties can all be shot on site...by anyone.
I could not believe that someone would have such a breed and let it run loose when they knew what could happen to it. The fact that he is such a mild tempered, loving dog made it worse. As you can see from the video that Chance is a very gentle dog, willing to please. He seems to be between 2 and 3 years old. Yet he acts like a puppy. When we first brought Mandy (the puppy in the video) home, the two hit it off instantly. The video is actually of their introduction to each other. Since he has begun living with us, he has shown himself to be a good watch dog, barking when he should (and sometimes when he shouldn't, like the middle of the night). He still is people and dog friendly so is not good guard dog material. He likes everyone. Should anyone inquire about his breed, especially with the intention of killing him (thankfully no one has yet) I will tell them he is a Staffordshire Terrier mix. He could be...no one knows for sure.
Pit Bulls are being exterminated. Every where one looks, they hear how it is illegal to own one. If no one can own one, the breed will die out. I think people should have them, but maybe be required to have a licence to do so. They must pass a test to get this licence. A test that shows their responsibility, maturity and what they desire the dog for...and have references from their state officials proving their words. This will hopefully allow those who wish to improve the breed to a gentler version, to do so. No one will be able to fight them. Eventually all backyard breeding of these dogs will end and only the best of this breed will survive to continue.
It is wrong to blame an animal for acting on its instincts when those instincts have been screwed up by humans. I had a Rottie kill a goat of mine. She was nursing pups at the time and only trying to feed herself and her pups. I learned when I confronted her owners, my neighbors, that they had run out of food a week before. She was allowed to roam free so she could catch her own food. She was a sweet natured dog and when I caught her in the goat pen (with one of her pups) she came right to me when I called her. (I had gone in with a stout stick in case she proved dangerous, but she didn't).No, the ones I blamed were the owners...both for not feeding her and for allowing her to roam. (They said it was my fault for having the goat in the first place). An animal reacts to stimulus around them. They react in accordance to their training and to their genes. It is sad that so many good dogs must be euthanized because humans ruined them. Maybe someday we will have a Pit Bull that is safe to be around (by this I mean all of them, not just a percentage of them as we have now). Sadly I don't see this happening. I very much encourage you to visit the link I provided and click on each dogs' story...read how so many people would not be alive if not for this beautiful dog.
Heroic Pit Bulls
- Punish the Deed, not the Breed!
Understand-a-bull is a site dedicated to fighting breed specific legislation and making communitiees truly safer. We post factual research and information so legislators can read accurate information. We also have sections for owners who wish to figh
another great hub on pit bulls
- The Pit Bull Dog - Once Knows as the Nanny Dog - What Happened?
In the early part of the 1900’s, the Pit Bull Dog was known as the “Nanny Dog”. Why, you ask? If you wanted to keep your children safe, the pit bull was the most faithful and loving dog of any breed, especially with children. They were strong and loy