Pit Bulls can be termed as America’s most-loved as well as most-feared dogs at the same time. American homes have consistently had pit bulls as worthy affectionate pets, but a series of mauling incidents through the years have created paranoia about this dog breed all over the country.
Their combinations are also called as Pit Bulls. The American Pit Bull Terrier was imported to America from England in the 19th century. Out of all of the Pit Bull breeds, the American Staffordshire Terrier, simply called since the AmStaff is a descendent of the English bulldog, which was specifically raised for fighting. All Pit Bulls are distinguished by their short stocky but powerful bodies.
Pit Bulls are thought of as the most athletic dogs in the world. They’re descendents of the bull and bear fighting dogs used by cowboys in the past. Pit Bulls can hold a bull by massaging it on the nose and thus the term’to take a bull by its nose’. But, Pit Bulls are also considered to be very affectionate towards children. Various families that own Pit Bulls swear that pit bulls are the best breed of dogs around kids and they take an instant 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 a typical Pit Bull would not flinch to attack other dogs and sometimes even individuals if left loose. Several Pit Bulls in the kennels bear scars, which indicate that they may have been involved in scrapes in the past.
On account of their ferocity and violent disposition, Pit Bulls are being banned from several states and cities, 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 all over.
Dog lovers condemn the mercilessness of the way in which Pit Bulls are being treated. They maintain that Pit Bulls are just as aggressive as other dogs, and in the midst of caring and caring owners, they become so mellow that they even be placed with toddlers without worry. The problem lies with the owner, not the dog. Pit Bulls who are uncared for and bred badly often become vicious. Additionally a single act by some Pit Bull does not speak for the entire breed. Pit Bull lovers are trying their best to conserve the Pit Bulls via signature campaigns and slogans such as”Punish the deed; not the strain.”
Pit Bulls have been the middle of a tug-of-war between the authorities and animal lovers. After a most amiable and well-loved breed, now it’s looked upon as a monster by many. The future of the breed, which was once it’s most-loved remains enveloped in doubt.