Common Myths & Misconceptions of the Pit Bull Type Dog DEBUNKED II
Coming in hot with PART 2 of "Common Myths & Misconceptions of the Pit bull Type Dog DEBUNKED." Time to get educated 👏
#1: Pit bull type dogs hate other dogs. Wrong! Not all pit bull type dogs hate other dogs, just as not all pit bull type dogs love other dogs. Dogs are just like us...not all of us vibe or get along with one another for the simple fact that we are each individuals with unique likes/dislikes, personality’s and needs. All dogs, regardless of the breed, size, or temperament should be supervised, especially when high-value treats and possessions are around. Understanding canine body language, the training basics, and being an educated owner overall is what it takes to make any and all interactions with other dogs positive.
#2: Not everyone should own a pit bull type dog. We actually agree with this one 🐶 Just as not everyone can drive a stick shift, not all people are the right fit for dogs of the bully breeds. All dogs require different things. Some dogs require high levels of exercise while others daily grooming. FACT: dogs of the bully breeds are (for the most part) athletic, high energy beings, who thrive in environments where they are engaged and working towards something new. If you are unable to facilitate that lifestyle, a Yorkie poo may be a better fit for you (no shade to yorkie people)
#3: Large numbers of pit bull type dogs are in the shelters are because they don’t make good family dogs. WRONG! Currently, the American Pit Bull Terrier is listed as one of the top 3 favorite breeds in 28 states in the U.S. Unfortunately this popularity has led to overbreeding and a spike in unwanted litters due to not spaying and neutering. These two factors along with breed-discriminatory legislation (BSL), have lead to an influx of pit-bull-like dogs in shelters.
We’ll keep saying it… EVERY DOG IS AN INDIVIDUAL, NO MATTER THE BREED or TYPE. Today, thousands of families in the United States have one or more pit bull type dogs as pets. Some are couch potatoes, some are snuggle bugs, some are service dogs and others are the energy spark that makes life full.