The America Pit Bull Terrier Essay

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The America Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) was breed to be a sport dog, they are athletic energetic and a good companion. That being said over the years their reputation has dropped dramatically form once being Americas most popular dog to Americas most hated and feared dog. Pit bulls are nothing like the poor reputation that they have, they are very smart, loving, and friendly dogs. In America, dogs have become part of families and it is not taboo to see them treated, loved and taken care of as if they were a blood relative. There are all different breeds, sizes, and colors. Everyone has their own preference of dog that they find desirable. It seems to be that Americas’ favorite is a Labrador or ...view middle of the document...

Pit Bulls just like any dog they are good, friendly, and great pets. I think this stereotype is like any other stereotype it is true to some degree, but there is a background reason why. Whether people choose to believe it or not be their own opinion. People shouldn’t punish this dog because of what other dogs have done in the past, which they were taught to do. I think it all comes down to opinion and personal preference, some people do not like the look of a pit bull and some do. They have a distinct look and some think that because that look mean and tough that it will reflect in their personality. Which is completely not true. The fact is that pit bull bias is the exact same thing as racism. You cannot say that black people are dangerous because of the population of black inmates. Just the same as white people. You cannot say that an
Entire breed or race’ is tainted because a few have made mistakes. And for the dogs sake they are raised certain ways by owners. As they are so loyal criminals take advantage of the pit bulls loyalty.

Many people think that Pit bulls are not a good choice for a family pet. Some say that they
Are unpredictable and can be aggressive. My argument is that Pit bulls are a great choice for a family pet. Yes Pit bulls are aggressive but just the same as any other dog, every dog has the capability to bite. Pit bulls are very strong and muscular and this is why, unfortunately, due to those characteristics they are top choice for dog fighters. They are also a great choice of dog for a family pet. They are very smart dogs, friendly, and great with people. Many have the idea of them being mean towards people and other dogs, this is a stereotype that came about from dog fighting. Just like any other dog if you raise your dog right it will fit in just fine with the family. The pros of owning a pit bull as a family pet are that they are very smart so they are easy to train. They are very friendly and they don’t bark a lot so neighbors wont get to upset. They also are good watchdogs for your children. Personally I have two children and my pit bull sleeps with them or near them often. She is very cuddly and knows to be gentle with my kids. The arguments that people have against owning a pit bull are that they to aggressive to have around small children and they don’t fit in well with a family. This can go both ways. If you have a pit bull from the time it is a puppy and you raise it well then it will make a great pet and fit it just find with children and families. If you adopt one that has been trained to fight, which many have, then it will not make a good choice for a pet. Because like any shelter dog it could have underlying issues with previous owners which can cause problems. This is why people say that pit bulls can be unpredictable. When you don’t know the background of a dog it is hard for you to trust it, but this is the same for any dog not just pits (ryan 2012).

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