Pit Bulls - The Most Loyal Loving Dog You'll Ever Own!
Truth About Pit Bulls
Pit Bulls are one of the most loving, attention seeking, happy breed of dog in the world today. There are several myths concerning Pit Bulls. Hopefully those can be cleared up today.
Myth 1: Locking Jaws
One of the biggest fears people have developed about Pit Bulls is their bite. They infact do not have locking jaws. Their size and strength is the cause for this mistake. Since most men cannot physically unlock a Pit Bulls jaw it is assumed they have lock jaw. When in fact they can be opened with the right amount of force or distraction.
Myth 2: Most Aggressive Breed
American Pit Bulls are constantly being displayed as one of the most aggressive breeds. According to a behavioral Test (atts.org/breed-statistics/) the American Pit Bull passed with a 84.3 percent. That is 2.7% higher than the average for all breeds. From my own experience of having multiple types of dogs throughout my life Pit Bulls are the nicest breeds I've owned. Their temperament can be hyper at times but never aggressive.
Myth 3: Pit Bulls Will Turn Without Notice
This is not only a myth for Pit bulls but for all dogs. There are always warning signs a dog will turn aggressive. The fact is that people do not recognize the signs and then continue to aggravate the dog. One statement repeatedly used "I'm an animal person, all animals love me." is not correct. All animals, including Pit Bulls, have a different personality. No two are the same. A real animal lover understand this and takes precautions whenever encountering a new dog, no matter the breed. There are several physical traits to look for.
1. Face - eyes, mouth
5. Overall Body Posture
For more information on recognizing a dogs emotional state please visit www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/dog-behavior/canine-body-language
Pit Bull History and Hero's
Pit Bulls were once known as "nursemaid's dogs" because they are very reliable and protective of children. Not only are they great with kids but also during times of war and crises.
1. Cheyenne, Dakota, and Tahoe
Three Pit Bulls from Sacramento, CA that worked as search and rescue during 9/11 at the World Trade Center.
A decorated WWI Pit bull honored at the White House for his service. He listened for on coming artillery rounds, found wounded soldiers in need of help, and warned soldiers of gas attacks.
My own experience with Pit Bulls has been nothing but loving. I currently own 2 from different litters and mothers. They are 1 year apart in age and get along terrific. They love everyone who walks through my door and want to play with every dog they see. If you need more proof of how much love these dogs give please take a look at the many photos below.
Diesel & Bailey
© 2014 Nicole Stump