“I’ll never get that kind of dog.”
Have you ever talked to another dog lover about what breeds they like and which one’s they don’t? I have many times. Being raised in Oakland, California, many dog owners own three kinds of breeds: Pit Bulls, German Shepherds, and Chihuahuas. The Chihuahuas are more for their alarming barks. The Pit Bulls and German Shepherds are meant to scare the life out of someone if they attempt to rob someone’s home. Walking through certain neighborhoods, you can notice that almost every dog will bark at you, some more aggressive than others.
CAN I CONVINCE YOU?
I’m a huge dog lover and love to see others appreciate breeds that are looked at as scary, dangerous and killers. All breeds are special in their own way. If treated kindly and with love, they can show you the same. In the picture below and above is a Pit Bull named Patrick. He stayed with us for a little over two weeks and we couldn’t have loved his stay with us any more. He was AMAZING! Definitely one of the most cuddliest, sweetest, most kindest dog we know.
In the picture above, you can see Patrick taking a drink out of the same bowl as Max, one of our tiniest clients. We were told that Max didn’t do well with bigger breeds and here he’s enjoying a drink with Patrick, a Pit Bull! From different homes, and far from the same size, but they can hang out without a problem. Don’t be afraid have both a bigger breed such as Pitt Bull and a small breed. Again, if treated properly, they can be both man and a dog’s best friend.
They CAN Do It!
These breeds CAN do whatever you would like for them to do if you treat them with the same love and respect you would with most other breeds. Believe in them and they will show you nothing but unlimited love and their loyalty.
They CAN be great with kids!
They CAN go on pack walks!
Give Them A Chance
If you think your dog doesn’t know how to socialize, they will think they don’t know how either especially if they’re never shown how. Start off small and allow your dog to go around dogs but make sure to monitor your dog at all times. Leave the leash on if needed and try a muzzle if your dog is a nervous biter.
They CAN socialize without worry!
ANY Breed Can Be Scary
Any breed can be scary, vicious, and a killer if not treated properly. In some cases, even if a dog is shown love and care, something else on the outside of home could trigger a nerve and set a dog off. This tends to happen most often with adopted pets since they come from some of the worse backgrounds. In the picture above, the all black dog whose name is Shamrock, was adopted by his amazing owner Ian. (Another story for another time.) You can see that Shamrock is doing an amazing job and having the time of his life!
Unfortunately, Pitt Bulls are banned from many states and even countries. This link here has provided a map of places your Pit Bull is not welcome. It’s best to take take a quick peek just in case you live or are planning to visit some of these areas. Here’s A Map Of Where Your Pit Bull Isn’t Welcome
Here is a link that proves Pit Bulls can be one of the nicest dogs: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/24/pit-bulls-_n_4151562.html
Take a peek and continue reading on how a Pitt is just a misunderstood breed and it just might be a breed that catches your eye.