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Pitbulls are given a bad image, their name synonymous with bad tempered and vicious animals. This is just not true. Read our infographic below to learn the truth.
"Pit Bulls Are Ridiculously Dangerous" - decades of false marketing, misleading statistics and plain lies now turned 'common knowledge'.
American Temperament Test Society: pit bulls are one of the top 4 friendliest dogs for home.
Did you know that according to statistics, a person is 200 times more likely to die after having over-the-counter Aspirin than be a victim of a fatal pit bull attack?
Even so, indoctrinated by media, people choose to ban a breed, defying truth and logic.
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3 Presidents in the history of United States owned Pit Bulls.
Once common house pets, presidential companions, known for their friendly temperament, Pit Bulls are refused a home and are targeted in an outright Witch hunt.
Completely bypassing their adoption process, a lot of shelters take in pit bulls just to euthanize them.
Looks are everything- Lookalikes be dead!
New studies reveal the scale of our ignorance when it comes to Pit Bulls and the injustice it leads to.
It's About Responsible Dog Ownership
Among the total number of dogs that fatally attack humans 86% are unneutered males.
Always consult you vet on proper care and pet meds,as well asspaying or neutering your dog !
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Oftentimes pet anxiety is misconstrued as aggression, which reaffirms the already negative image of pitbulls. Vets may recommend anti-anxiety medications such as Fluoxetine to controls bouts of anxiety in pitbulls.
All dogs (including pitbulls) need love and proper care to remain healthy and happy. That goes a long way in them growing up without behavioral issues. Little things like administering a quality dewormer like Advantage Multi for dogs on time and ensuring a healthy balanced meal all add up. These habits ensure the elimination of any underlying health problems that may be causing an aggressive reaction.
Mistreatment is the primary cause of canine aggression. Don’t miss out on those bonding moments that show your dog you care. This may be anything from massaging your dog’s coat with a Safari Self-Cleaning slicker brush or taking it out for an unscheduled walk.
Awesome story! I've encountered plenty of Pit Bull dogs in my lifetime. None of them ever attacked me in any way. The ones I've encountered were the nicest, gentlest dogs I've encountered. The owners even had children with them! The bad reputation they have gotten over the years is undeserved. It's not the dog that's aggressive or violent. They act how they're trained to act. If they're trained to attack and kill, they'll attack and kill. If they're treated with love, they'll treat people with love. It's all a matter of how people treat them.
I totally wish there was a law that would prevented The Humane Societies everywhere from Euthanizing Pits! Its not fair. Every dog everywhere should have at least a chance to get adopted! The best dogs I have ever owned have been Pit bulls! They are funny, loving, and the best of friends. Pits are the best I just do not understand how people can just be that close minded!
Not only that, but did it take in the sheer NUMBERS of pit-type dogs vs non pit-type? Presently there are roughly 5 MILLION pit type dogs as family pets (vs approx 7-900,000 rotties) - so percentage wise, you are LESS likely to be fatally mauled by a pit-type or even badly bitten by one! As Haydenm said, there are many breeds that fall under the pit-type category - it's actually quite large. A Doberman is pretty easy to spot, yet Boxers, Mastiff's, Dogo's, APBT, Staffy's, and even some Labs have been 'identified' as being 'pitbulls' in attacks. The media is also very biased when it comes to pits - one example is how 2 pit type dogs attacked a woman (not killed) and it was mentioned in over 200 news publications (online,print, etc) yet an elderly man was mauled badly by 1 Lab and it literally received 2 mentions. As the article states, ill, unsocialized, non neutered & chained animals (no matter what breed) statistically are the top 80+% of dog attacks.Oh and the 6% you mention - absolute bullcrap (& I know which site you got that from, it's a pit hating one).
There are alot of dogs that fall under the category "pitbull" like breed of dog in them stats, If you narrowed it down to american pitbull terrier attacks the number would drop significantly. considering most bully breed's of dogs are powerful and intimidating theyre owned by people force there dogs to be aggressive and it throws all of them in the category "pitbull"
This, Info Im sure is all true. BUT when you look at these stats from 2015, see see why people worry. 2015 dog bite fatality statistics34 U.S. dog bite-related fatalities occurred in 2015. Despite being regulated in Military Housing areas and over 700 U.S. cities, pit bulls contributed to 82% (28) of these deaths. Pit bulls make up about 6.6% of the total U.S. dog population.2Together, pit bulls (28) and rottweilers (3), the second most lethal dog breed, accounted for 91% of the total recorded deaths in 2015. This same combination also accounted for 76% of all fatal attacks during the 11-year period of 2005 to 2015.The breakdown between these two breeds is substantial over this 11-year period. From 2005 to 2015, pit bulls killed 232 Americans, about one citizen every 17 days, versus rottweilers, which killed 41, about one citizen every 98 days.In the year of 2015, the combination of pit bulls (28), their close cousins, American bulldogs (2), and rottweilers (3) contributed to 97% (33) of all dog bite-related fatalities. Both American bulldog fatalities occurred in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Thank you for this. Wouldn't it be great if mainstream media were to quote professional and knowledgeable organizations as opposed to a group who pander and spread propaganda regarding these dogs, but then again it wouldn't see papers.
I'm with you on supporting pit bulls I have 2 they are wonderful dogs and many people have discriminated against them and I'm so tired of it