Pit Bulls have many stereotypes put on them that have gone on for far too long. Those in society who believe these certain stereotypes to be true, need to understand and realize they are not. Stereotypes such as, that Pit Bulls are naturally aggressive, that it does not matter how you raise them that no matter what they will always hold and show aggressive acts and behavior. Another stereotype is that Pit Bulls have special mechanisms such as a locking jaw. From both of those stereotypes comes a media bias on the breed that creates more and more stereotypes. Beginning with the common stereotypes that all Pit Bulls are naturally aggressive no matter how they are raised, is simply not true. While every dog breed can have their own set …show more content…
The average score of the over 231 breeds tested came to about 82.4 percent where Pit Bulls scored a 86.5 percent (ASPCA). If you look specifically at Golden Retriever you find that on the temperament testing scores, they score at 84.9, (dogtime.com), which is lower than Pit Bulls. I think it is fantastic that this evidence actually exists, but if only it was put into the light. Golden Retrievers and so often thought of as the American family pet, but this just shows that Pit Bulls are actually more well behaved. Although, some in society will still believe stereotypes no matter what. Another stereotype of Pit Bulls are that they have the capability of locking their jaw, this is known as …show more content…
When you compare a Pit Bull skull to the skull of any other dog breed, you will see all share the same general characteristics and bone structure (Rock). Lockjaw is thought to a mechanism that Pit Bulls use when ‘attacking people’, but this can be due to the fact that they are well build and strong dogs. When Pit Bulls get a hold of something they are such strong dogs that it might be difficult for someone to get something, such as a toy, away from them. This could be that Pit Bulls are just playing and do not realize that it could be seen as ‘aggressive’
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In the media and the pit bull, James Cross said “News outlets consistently tell animal control officers that they will not cover a dog attack unless the situation involves a pit bull”. If the media is only shown how bad Pit bulls are then they think they are aggressive dogs and other dogs are great. Pit bulls are not aggressive, the media makes it look that way so don't believe
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.
The problem of pit bulls Have you ever wondered why pit bulls are labeled as vicious and dangerous? "For as long as we can remember, pit bulls (otherwise known as the American Staffordshire Terrier) have been feared and loathed by many members of the public. Due to stereotyping, pit bulls have earned a reputation for always displaying aggressive and unpredictable behavior that is widely believed by society and the media. Many shocking pitbull attacks toward other dogs or people have made the news over the years, further embedding the idea that pit bulls are dangerous. " said Benjamin H. Pit bull owners should be able to keep their pets.
When many people think about Pit Bulls, they often get scared and want nothing to do with them. Pit Bulls are viewed as dangerous and scary. The truth behind this is that Pit Bulls are only as harmful and scary as you make them. For these animals life is pretty tough, from getting banned to getting put into the ring to fight. These animals should be treated the same way any other animal would be treated, with love and compassion.
Before getting into persuading readers; they should know why pit bull breeds get such a bad rap, as well as where the breed came from. Today’s pit bull is a descendant of the original English bull -baiting dog (Position). These dogs were bred to bite and hold bulls, bears, and other larger animals around the face and
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.
Across the nation animal shelters are flooded with unwanted or homeless dogs, 74% of them being pitbulls. It is strongly believed, by some, that animals are not born mean they are made mean. Many people like to jump to the conclusion that Pitbulls and similar dogs, are naturally mean, but in reality they make the best family pets if treated
Now people want to ban the all Pit Bull mixes or any dog that could be mistaken for a Pit Bull. But by using breed specific legislation would be wrong because you would be taking innocent dogs away from their loving family. So I say Pit bulls should not be banned for their behavior when they are trained to be aggressive and short tempered. The American Pit Bull Terrier is well known for superior intelligence,strength and loyalty. in recent years this breed has been mis advertised as violent and vicious.
Did you know that 86.8% of Pit Bulls pass the American Temperament Test? They are the second most tolerant dog. Pit Bulls are loving, faithful animals just trying to live. Yes, almost everything we see on the news about them is something horrible, but just because those ones are bad doesn’t mean they all are like that.
Make a claim 3: Pit bulls are very active, energetic, and playful. Evidence 3a: Puppies love to play with kids or any other family pets. Evidence 3b: All dogs love to play fetch, tug of war, and even go for a walk or run with their owner. Evidence 3c: Puppies are funny to watch when they are running around with their outgoing personality.
It’s all how they are raised. I know a lot of people that have them. “My uncle for one has 2 pit bulls. They are very gentle and loving. Their names are Shadow and Dingo.
Owning a pitbull is smart move because they are good with people and children, obedient, and easy to train. The dogs are just so great with people depending on how they are raised and trained. The way humans behave is what leads up to “companion animal attacks” (Time). People are able to have good relationships with pit bulls though.
Pit bulls scored 83% on their temperament test. That is a higher score than the Golden retrievers, a dog that is considered to be friendly. As shown in the temperament test, pit bulls can be friendly dogs as well. Pit bull owners need to treat their pit bulls nicely. It is just like it states in the golden rule: treat others the way you want to be treated.
The news gives a lot of false information about pit bulls such as: pit bulls are unpredictable and are more likely to bite, they will attack sooner or later, and pit bulls have locking jaws. These statements are all fiction. When the American Temperament Testing Society took a study of 122 breeds,
The shelters receive numerous companion animals many include pit bulls according to Animal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals “ an estimated 5,000 animal shelters operate in the United States and receive 5 million and 7 million companion animals annually” (ASPCA) Pit bull breeds are less likely to get adopted from a shelter. A dogs temperament is indicative of their owner and the care and training they are given. Pit bulls used to be considered the perfect nanny dogs, they are extremely friendly even with strangers because of that nature they were not considered to be good guard dogs.