Pit Bulls were once known as “nanny dogs” because of how kind and protective they were of children.
Before media targeted the Pit Bulls, they were just like other dogs and were liked by all to have an affable nature. There was a time when Pit Bulls were the most beloved dogs in England and the United States. Since the media transformed a kind image of Pit Bulls into a spurious one, people started considering these dogs as bloodthirsty creatures and pulled their children close when they saw any of these. Forming a vicious cycle, people who wanted dogs to fight, guard property or to intimidate rival gangs began to choose Pit Bulls.
A 2009 study in the Journal of Forensic Science reveals that the owners of such furious dogs had noticeably more criminal behavior than those who tamed dogs of other breeds.
According to the American Veterinary Medicine Association, “controlled studies have not identified this breed group as disproportionately dangerous.”
And in the notion of the American Temperament Test Society, in 2012, 86.8% of American Pit Bull Terriers passed society tests that measure stability, aggressiveness, friendliness, and protectiveness. 85.2% of golden retrievers and 80.1% of collies passed these tests.
Here are some other facts about Pit Bulls.
- Some people believe that Pit Bulls do not feel pain, which is a ridiculous rumor. They are living creatures like us, so of course they feel pain.
- Pit Bulls are initially not aggressive; however they may behave angrily in stressed conditions.
- They are undoubtedly good companions to people but may attack other animals.
- Pit Bull isn’t an actual breed. It’s a generic term for “bully breed” and their mixes, or dogs with similar traits and characteristics.
These facts are apparently enough to change the mindsets that regard Pit Bulls as bloodthirsty animals,whereas in actuality, they are good family dogs!
Reference: wikimedia, alternet, thelazypitbull