Pitbulls should be treated like most other dogs, I do not like that the media and our local neighbors have given pit bulls a bad reputation. People always treat the Pit Bulls like they did something to us(as a whole breed.)What about all of these other dogs that have been known to viciously attack other people. People like to judge pitbulls, yet most people don’t know their background story, that some have saved lifes at one point in time. A lot of people think that all Pit bulls are bad, or will attack you. This is not always the case, this is just a stereotype the pitbulls have gotten over time. Pitbulls did not get this bad reputation until the late 1900s, but let’s go backtrack a little. For reference I will be using the amazing passage “The media and pitbulls” as a reference. In the passage “The media and pit bulls” it states that “other breeds of dogs can and do attack people, these incidents go umentioned in the news, even at the local level.”This some pretty rock solid proof that this is not fully the Pit bulls fault that they have this bad reputation. …show more content…
In fact they have had a great heroic background that would quickly change your perspective on Pit Bulls. The passage “Pit Bulls have not always had a bad rep” states that “Pit Bulls became a symbol of American pride, and their image was used on posters to recruit soldiers in World War 1.” the passage also states that “Stubby(A Pit Bull) was the unofficial mascot of the 102nd infantry division,) Stubby was also the inspiration of the K-9 corps. He saved his entire platoon from running into poison, so in the end Pit Bulls have not always had the bad reputation that they have
The counterargument of this is that pitbulls are not aggressive just from dog fighting it is also the way the owners raise the dog breed, you could personally raise another dog breed besides a pitbull and they could lash out as well and be into dog fighting also, why should we blame the pitbulls. A pro stated from pro con says that pitbulls have the automatic nature to be aggressive and bite people. This is not true at all; there are very nice pitbulls out there who are not aggressive or bite at all. The counterargument to this statement is that, Pitbulls are not aggressive or dangerous they are just like and other dog breed if they are raised incorrectly or get raised into dog fighting they will be aggressive, but if you raise them properly and don't dog fight they are the most gentle breed of dogs out there. Some questions you may be asking could be, Should places have this pitbull restriction?
If they pick on one, they pick on all. James Cross also said, “ Even if later later revealed that the dog was not a Pit bull, the damage is already done. The idea of Pit bulls being dangerous is in the public's eyes.” James Cross even said, “ People are terrified and have even stopped going to people’s houses, thanks to the media.” Instead of the bad things Pit bulls do we need to focus on the good too!
Mostly because everything you hear is negative, they have been involved in another attack of a small child or they have a raging temper that leads to destruction. However, with this being said, I know a lot of friends who have pit bulls in their own homes and also around small children. Yes, these animals
The pit bulls are one of the most world’s misleading dogs. Many of people think of them as a mean and aggressive dog. That is when they are forced to do dogs fights and only when they a protecting their territory. Some people think that the pit bull breed shouldn’t even be a pet. They can be loving and caring.
Majority of pit bull attacks are not from family dogs. Pit bulls were bred as working dogs and family companions prior to being bred to bull bait and then dogfight (A brief history 1).The supposedly troublesome characteristics of the pit-bull type—its gameness, its determination, its insensitivity to pain—are chiefly directed toward other dogs. Pit bulls were not bred to fight humans. On the contrary: a dog that went after spectators, or its handler, or the trainer, or any of the other people involved in making a dogfighting dog a good dogfighter was usually put down. (The rule in the pit-bull world was “Man-eaters die.”)
There are many misconceptions and myths surrounding pit bulls. Pit bulls are wonderful dogs if properly trained with an owner who has sufficient knowledge on the breed. There are many positive reasons to owning a pitbull, more positive than negative. Pit bulls are a misunderstood breed , largely due to the fact many people don’t have enough knowledge on the dog and what type of dog they can be. Many people buy pitbulls when they are cute and little puppies and don’t actually conduct the proper research in order to raise a good dog When buying a dog or any animal for that matter, it is vital for a potential owner to do his/ her research on the animal.
Last people should be able to keep pit bulls as pets because they are loyal and good dogs to have around. First pit bulls are loyal and good to have around because they were in the past. For example many years ago pit bulls were considered nanny dogs because of their loyalty and gentleness toward their guardians. Today they are not referred to nanny dogs because of the media 's sensationalist news stories, and a proliferation of myths people believe. Some pit bulls were so loyal they even saved there owner from accidents.
The number one reason that there are so many aggressive pitbulls is because of how they are raised. History shows that pitbulls were bread to be the strong and protective dogs they are today. Bad owners feed into that and make them aggressive, while good owners train them and socialize them as much as possible. I know first hand, that a pitbull that was once used as a fighting dog can be trained and socialized with consistency, and no longer be aggressive toward other dogs or people. The way an owner raises their dog, will not only affect them, but
Pitbulls: Family Dogs Pitbulls have the unfair reputation of being aggressive, unfriendly dogs. People think that this breed, and any mix that might have pit in them, are violent and harmful by nature. While pitbulls do have some hunter instincts and are built for battle, their countenance and demeanor depends largely on how they are raised, just like any other dog. Most pitbulls are naturally built bigger, stronger, and with more capability of causing harm; therefore, they are instantly seen as a scary, dangerous dog.
“The breed isn’t the problem, the owner is. 80 percent of the hundreds of Pit bulls seized and killed every year by animal control in Prince George’s County, MD, because of a dog breed- specific ban are ‘nice, family dogs’, 84 percent of dogs involved in fatal attacks were neglected or abused, and 86 percent of fatal dog attacks involve unneutered male dogs” stated by the Reeves Law Group. (Reeves Law Group. “The Pit Bull’s Bad Rap: Dispelling Common Myths About America’s Most Feared Dog Breed”) Although many people believe Pit bulls are dangerous they are no more dangerous than any other dog breed; they are stereotyped, negatively portrayed in the media, and most of their aggression stems from their training.
Imagine if your beloved pet was given such a bad rep, that your breed of your pet was banned in certain places in the world such as the UK, Germany, Ireland and almost thirty plus other countries. Your pet had always been the one of the sweetest pets that you’ve ever known, yet, a lot of people are against them being in their public area. Catherine Hedges, founder of the non-profit “Don’t Bully My Breed” organization, dedicated to rescuing pit bulls, says, “I’ve always wanted to help the "underdog" and they are a super personable, highly friendly, affectionate and misunderstood breed.” She says that her pit bulls are loving, loyal, and silly dogs. If that is the truth, then why have pit bulls been giving such a bad reputation?
All dogs can be mean and vicious, not just pit bulls. Most people think that as soon as they see a pit bull it 's going to attack you for no reason. But really pit bulls are born very nice and efficient to people. Other people train dogs to fight not just pit bulls. In fact, the top ten dog breeds have dogs, you wouldn 't think would be on it, Pitbull, Rottweiler, Husky, German Shepherd, Alaskan malamute, Doberman, chow chow, great dane many more.
It should first be noted that this myth is a stereotype that is simply aimed at the generalization of the entire breed and consequently condemning it on the basis of the actions of a few of them (Landau 70). When evaluated on own merit rather than the breed, one can easily find out that a pit bull is truly a good dog that is inherently friendly to humans and other dogs. The argument that pit bulls are aggressive towards humans and other dogs is unfounded (Marrs 2018). It is a pit bull that is purposefully trained to attack people or that has been bred poorly that is aggressive; otherwise, all pit bulls are generally non-aggressive to people and other dogs (Lam
Many pit bulls are loving, protecting, nice, funny, and super cuddly and love kids. Pit bulls are getting banned for attacking or biting humans. The website https://pets.webmd.com/dogs/features/pit-bulls-safety#1 says “In general pit bulls aren’t aggressive with people but are “less tolerant” of other dogs than many others breeds” says Pamela Reid. That is really true because they are such playful pets.
However, they are big, and they’ve been bred to accentuate very specific traits, particularly in urban environments like Philadelphia. Irresponsible breeding, training and handling have created some very dangerous animals. One must never automatically assume that all Pit Bulls are good-natured. I know enough to approach with caution if I don’t know a dog. This is good practice not just with Pit Bulls, but any dog.