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Pit Bulls are Great Dogs and Loyal Companions

Updated on August 22, 2014

Pit Bulls are Great Dogs and Good Companions

Pit bulls are great dogs that are well known for their distinctive features such as their square shaped head and bulky body type. They tend to have a very athletic build which makes them the ideal workout partner for those of you who like to run or hike. The three common breeds of pit bulls are:

  • American pit bull terrier
  • Staffordshire bull terrier
  • American Staffordshire bull terrier

Other breeds have been known to fall under the pit bull category such as the dogo argentino, alapaha blue blood, the cane corse.

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Pit Bulls are Low Maintenance

Pit bulls have very short coats that hardly require any maintenance. In fact you rarely have to give them a bath. So forget about brushing or spending your paycheck on those expensive doggie hair doo’s. Just save your money and have fun with your pit bull instead.

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Pit Bulls are Very Social and Active

Pit bulls make great pets because they are very social with humans and eager to please people. This is why they are easy to train for just about any activity whether its sports, learning new tricks or obedient commands. In fact pit bulls are commonly used in search and rescue teams. They are also used as drug sniffing dogs in law enforcement.

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That Pit Bull Smile

Don’t forget that smile. Yes pit bulls are known for that happy pit bull smile that only a pit bull can make. You just can’t ignore that cute smile, you really can’t.

So if you’re having one of those bad days you can just look at your pit bull and he/she will smile back with all the love and loyalty that a pit bull could ever give to you.

Pit Bulls Throughout History

Pit bulls have made great pets throughout history in fact some of them have even made it onto the big screen.

Tige and Buster Brown

Tige was an american pit bull that was often associated with Buster Brown, the comic character for Buster Brown Shoe Company back in the early 20th century. He is believed to be the first talking pet in American comics with many successors to follow in his footsteps.

Pete The Pup

During the 1930’s Pete the Pup or Petey was an american staffordshire terrier also known as the canine mascot in the T.V. show The Little Rascals. He was well known for the black ring around his eye. Many other pit bulls were used throughout the season of The Little Rascals.

Nipper

Nipper was believed to be a bull terrier which appeared in the painting titled His Master’s Voice. The painting consisted of the dog sitting next to a gramophone. This painting later became the logo for many audio recording brands in the 1800’s

Pit Bulls Have a Bad Rap

Unfortunately many pit bulls have fallen victim to abuse and mistreatment. This could be due to their strong muscular appearance which seems to attract some of the worst dog owners. Pit bulls get a bad rap because of cruel and irresponsible owners that raise them to become aggressive. Many of these innocent pit bulls are trained to participate in illegal dog fights. In most cases the pit bulls are trained to fight to the death. This is however, not an inherent trait for pit bulls as they are not aggressive by nature. Sometimes other innocent animals such as cats or rabbits are used as practice bait. This is not only wrong, immoral and cruel. It is also a felony in all 50 states.

Animal Planets Pit Bull Parolees To The Rescue

Pit Bulls Have Feelings Too

Thousands of Dogs every year including Pit Bulls are abandoned and left to fend for themselves on the streets. They are subjected to disease, weather conditions, other dog attacks, infections, starvation and the risk of getting hit by cars. But thanks to Animal Planets Pit Bull Parolees, many of these dogs are given a second chance to live a healthy, happy life that they deserve.

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      Dr Mark 

      3 years ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      That smile is worth 1000 more words! Thanks for a great article.

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