Pit Bulls can be termed as America’s most-loved as well as most-feared dogs at the same time. American homes have always had pit bulls as worthy affectionate pets, but a series of mauling incidents through the years have generated paranoia about this dog breed throughout the country.
The term ‘Pit Bull’ is a term referring to three breeds of dogs: the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Their combinations are also called as Pit Bulls. Pit Bulls were originally from England. Out of all of the Pit Bull breeds, the American Staffordshire Terrier, only called as the AmStaff is a descendent of the English bulldog, which was specifically raised for fighting. All Pit Bulls are characterized by their short stocky but powerful bodies. They have wide mouths with long hanging tongues.
raccoon trapper are considered to be the most athletic dogs in the world. They are descendents of the bull and bear fighting dogs used by cowboys before. Pit Bulls can hold a bull by biting it on the nose and hence the term’to take a bull by its nose’. But, Pit Bulls are also thought of as very affectionate towards children. A variety of families that own Pit Bulls swear that pit bulls are the best breed of dogs around kids and they take an immediate and instinctive liking towards them.
Some kennels breed the dogs for dogfights, which are conducted regardless of the fact that such fights are illegal. Even an ordinary Pit Bull would not flinch to attack other dogs and sometimes even people if left loose. Several Pit Bulls in the kennels bear scars, which indicate that they may have been involved in scrapes before.
On account of their ferocity and violent disposition, Pit Bulls are being prohibited from several cities and states, Ontario in Canada being one of them. The remnants of them are being spayed, neutered and treated with euthanasia. Undoubtedly, this has created a furor among dog lovers around.
Dog fans condemn the mercilessness of the way in that Pit Bulls are being treated. They maintain that Pit Bulls are just as competitive as other dogs, and in the midst of caring and loving owners, they get so mellow that they even be placed with toddlers without fear. The issue lies with the owner, not the dog. Pit Bulls that are uncared for and bred poorly often become vicious. Additionally one act by some Pit Bull doesn’t speak for the entire breed. Pit Bull fans are trying their best to save the Pit Bulls via signature campaigns and slogans like”Punish the deed; not the breed.”
Pit Bulls have become the center of a tug-of-war between the authorities and animal lovers. Once a most amiable and well-loved breed, now it is regarded as a monster by many. The future of the breed, which was once it’s most-loved stays wrapped in doubt.