2. They Are Grossly Misrepresented In The Media
Straight out of Watts: The Pit Bull Problem isn’t exactly how the media typically portrays it. This clip goes street level to take a closer look at what the real problem is, and the good people who are trying to fix it. Lori Weise, founder of Downtown Dog Rescue and Cornelius “Dog Man” Austin describe the unjust depiction and treatment of pit bulls in the media and society.
5. Pitt Bulls Need To Be Socialized At A Young Age
Simply put…as a pit bull owner, don’t be a jerk. The horror stories about pitt bulls and their viciousness do not apply given a pitt bull puppy that was socialized properly at a young age. Think there’s any difference in a human kid that is abused when they’re young? They grow up to be vicious too. This emotional bonding makes them extremely loving and happy when raised in a good home.
6. Pit Bulls Make Great Apartment Dogs
Surprising, right? But they actually make great indoor dogs given that you give them some regular exercise. They’ll love a yard, but if you’re a city dweller and you don’t have much space, they are just as happy in your 3rd floor walkup in Queens. This is likely related to their close bond to their humans. Proximity breeds more love.
7. Pit Bulls Are Incredibly Loyal
This is where the overly-media-proliferated aggression is bred. They LOVE their owners. A cruel owner will undoubtedly create a cruel dog.
8. The Lock-Jaw Myth
Kids in your neighborhood ever tell you how a pit bull has a lock-jaw that mechanically locks when it bites and makes it impossible to open? Incorrect. There is no physiological difference in a pit bull’s jaw from other canines.
Learn More About Pit Bulls
Knowledge is power, friend. Visit any number of reputable animal organization websites or shelters to investigate regional pit bull legislation and more information about how pit bulls can be wonderfully affectionate companions in your life. Learn more about how you can help restore dignity to this beautiful breed and help solve the pit bull problem.