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Pit Bulls - The Most Loyal Loving Dog You'll Ever Own!

Updated on February 27, 2014

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

2. Ears

3. Tail

4. Hair

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.

2. Stubby

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

Diesel and myself
Diesel and myself
Diesel
Diesel
My son Diesel
My son Diesel
Diesel
Diesel
Bailey
Bailey
Diesel as a puppy.
Diesel as a puppy.
Diesel and Bailey
Diesel and Bailey
Diesel, a Pit Bull doing what he does best.
Diesel, a Pit Bull doing what he does best.
Diesel and Bailey
Diesel and Bailey
Diesel and Bailey
Diesel and Bailey
Diesel and Bailey
Diesel and Bailey

© 2014 Nicole Stump

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      Michele 3 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Thanks for sharing this.

      My thing is since there is such negativity associated with 'pit bull' type dogs why do owners still use the term "Pit Bull". There is no breed called "Pit Bull" so why use it? I tell owners to use the term - Staffordshire Terrier mix (example) but I do believe there is a time to use the term 'pit bull'. For example your Hub.

      In some areas when it comes to categorizing dogs that are at the Humane Society or your local shelter, they will label anywhere from 4 to 6 breeds as "pit bulls". I have seen a Bull Dog and Boxer listed as a pit bull type dog.

      It is unfortunate there are those that use to good traits of this type of dog for bad things. They are super loyal and will do anything to please their owner, even fight. Most will stop fighting, unless they are continuously prodded and commanded to fight.

      Breeds that are classified as "pit bulls": Staffordshire Terrier, American Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier and sometimes: Dogo Argentino, American Bulldog, English Bulldog just to name a few. I know with American Bull Terrier many breeders and owners take the "Pit" out of their breed name.

      The pit bull type dog no matter what breed is a wonderful family dog. There are those that should not have dogs because their intentions are not good. All animals deserve to have loving and responsible owners.

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      Nicole Stump 3 years ago from Nashville, TN

      I agree with your comment, but in fact there are two different type of "Pit Bull" Terrier's.

      American Staffordshire Terrier and American Pit Bull Terrier. The term pit bull is not really the problem in my eyes. It's the people that associate the negative with the term that are the problem.

      Thank you for your comment! :)

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