Pitbulls Essay

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In the United States, pit bulls were accepted as a breed in 1973. However, they were not accepted as the average household pet. Pitbulls were primarily viewed as inherently violent animals and beasts rather than domesticated dogs. Pitbull discrimination falls back to the 1800s, and their abuse has only continued as the years have gone by. In this essay, I would like to recount the history of pit bulls, the horrible treatment they’ve gone through over the years, and how we can be better as people by appreciating them as the lovable and protective household pets they are. To understand the mistreatment of pit bulls, we need to understand their origins. The earliest time that pit bulls can be traced back to is the early 1800s in the United Kingdom. …show more content…

Many people who adopt and/or rescue pit bulls do not understand that they are still dogs that need to learn discipline and boundaries, just like any other pet. These traits are especially important to quell in pit bulls because they have more capabilities to cause harm than a chihuahua, for example. In the US, pit bulls are the breed that is most commonly found in shelters. Whether it be from negligence, rescued from a dog fighting ring, or other factors, pit bulls are most likely to receive abuse and neglect from whoever is caring for …show more content…

One of the most impactful stereotypes is that pit bulls are inherently violent compared to other dogs. This is mostly ignorance about the breed, as pit bulls are individuals just as much as any other dog. If you raise a pitbull to be predisposed to violence, it will probably be more violent. However, if you raise your pitbull to be loving and sweet, they will behave as such. A lot of issues with pit bulls come from owners' inability to properly train them. Owning a dog is very similar to having a child; you have to teach them the rules early on for them to behave properly. People who want to be pet owners must be able to take the time and energy to devote themselves to that animal, no matter the breed or

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