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Pitbulls

some stuff about pit bulls
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Abbie Litherland

on 8 April 2013

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Pro-Pit bull From America's Dog to Public Enemy #1 No type of dog arouses more emotion than those identified– and misidentified– as Pits bulls. Yet a century ago, these dogs were so admired for their loyalty and bravery that they were considered “America’s Dog” and used on posters during World War I to sell war bonds and recruit for the U.S. military. Before that, Pit bulls were prized for their gentle disposition and willingness to watch over children whose parents were busy at work, in the fields. Ban on Pit Bulls The various pit bull breed bans are decried by animal control officials as “the most concentrated legal assault on a pit bull bans they can recall,” as well as “canine racism.” Many of the pit bull attacks are due to a skyrocketing number of poorly bred and badly trained dogs raised by backyard breeders, who are trying to cash in on the pit bull’s growing reputation as a cheap, but deadly effective guard dog, particularly in urban areas.” Nicknames Pitbulls were know as "Nanny dogs" Pit bulls were once the symbol of our country! Pit bulls Society Abbie nash Leslie Lawrence Christan Niffin Katie McMorris They were our national babysitter for generations if you had children and wanted to keep them safe you would want a pit Theodore Roosevelt had a pit bull named Pete Hellen Keller had a pit bull named Sir Thomas Pitbulls are gentle and caring Where do pit bulls come from? They were bred in englend They are a cross-breed from Bull dogs and Terriers Some pit bull TV stars Early Perceptions of Pit Bulls Far from being considered a killing machine on legs, pit bulls seem to be an American favorite in the early half of the century. Referring to an athlete as a pit bull is a very common sports metaphor through the 1930s, and it is meant as the highest compliment. My name is Tige From the turn of the century until the early 1980s, there is exactly one dog attack story to make the national papers and mention pit bulls, but that’s probably because it involved a man intentionally sicking a pack of 26 dogs on a young woman. In the intervening decades, “pit bull” continues to be a popular description for athletes and when the breed does turn up in newspapers, it’s more often than not in a classified ad for puppies. Pit Bull Change in Perception Despite being illegal in all fifty states, dog fighting made a comeback in the 80s, and the pit bull is the dog of choice. It is also the preferred guard dog for drug dealers and gangs, with a hugely publicized attack in 1987 in which a pit bull guarding a marijuana crop in California mauls and kills a two-and-a-half year-old boy. By the summer of that year, every single proposed ban has become law, but not necessarily with the support of animal professionals. I'm Petey!! "Inherently dangerous" implies that all pit bulls are, through genetics or their environment, born with a vicious streak. A Maryland court recently deided that pit bulls are "inherently dangerous." Animal espert and advocates disagree with the ruling. The problem is complex, with some pit bulls bred specifically for fighting. True facts about Pit bulls Locking jaws myth
A popular myth is that pit bulls have "locking jaws."There is in fact not any physiological "locking mechanism" in the jaw muscle and bone structure of pit bulls. However, pit bull-type dogs exhibit "bite, hold, and shake" behavior, which is seen in all breeds of dogs, and at times refuse to release when biting. And pit bulls have wide skulls, well-developed muscles, and strong jaws.
Methods to force pit bull-type dogs to release their grip include breaking an ammonia ampule and holding it up to the dog's nose, or using a "break stick" to lever the dog's jaws open if it is biting a person or animal. Nearly thirty years after the beginning of this anti-pit bull hysteria, the tide seems to be turning a little bit, but every step forward is followed by a step back. Even as Florida is attempting to overturn all breed-specific legislation, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin is considering imposing a new ban. Yet it only takes a brief look at the history of pit bulls to realize that the dogs are not the problem; the humans who misuse them are. For over a hundred years, holding the owners personally responsible was enough to prevent attacks, and the breed was perceived as very child-friendly. Read more: http://www.cesarsway.com/dogbehavior/basics/How-Did-Pit-Bulls-Get-a-Bad-Rap#ixzz2PWU2YFTH Some famous people that own Pit bulls Here is a funny video of a mutt saying I love you. *Pit bulls are surprising not a good choice for a guard dog. Reason being? They love people! When trained and raised properly, pit bulls are gentle loving dogs who love adults as well as children.

*Pit bulls are not born aggressive. They do not turn on their owner. Pit bulls must be trained properly and once completed, you will have a wonderful, gentle pet.

*Pit bulls are easy to train. They are intelligent and eager to please. Training your pit bull is a must whether it’s on your own or through a professional.

*Pit bulls do not have a locking jaw. Studies have been done on the jaws of pit bulls and they have found no difference than any other breed with respect to locking. Pit bulls do not have any locking mechanism within their teeth or jaws.

* Humans do more abuse to the pit bull breed than than do to us.

*Dogs that fight are bred and conditioned to never give up when they are fighting, even if it means that they will be badly hurt or killed.

*Many people who participate in these fights lack even a semblance of respect for the animals, often starving and beating them to encourage aggressive behavior. Here is another good video for loyal viewers. LaFontaine explains that during the era of slavery, “Attacks by Bloodhounds were common because Bloodhounds were used to track runaway slaves. They were used to doing something violent. Fast forward to the 1880s and New York City, where Newfoundlands were being used to guard markets, so a preponderance of bites came from Newfoundlands. After World War II, Dobermans were associated with Nazis and were seen as dangerous. Jamie Foxx It was really when gangs adopted Pit bulls that they became the latest pariah…these happy, healthy, well-adjusted dogs became a symbol of drug culture and violence because unfortunately, you can take all of a Pit’s positive traits and turn them negative.”
Pit bulls were used on World War I-era posters to promote war bonds and recruitment. Cesar Millan Here is part one of some very funny videos hope u will like. Jessica Biel Gene Baierschmidt, Humane Society of Utah executive director, said pit bulls are the most difficult breed to place. Of the 150 total adoptable canines in the kennel, 12 are pit bulls, dogs he says are a victim of perception.

"Any breed is capable of biting," he said. "The biggest biters are cocker spaniels." Pit Bulls Get a Bum Rap There are misconceptions about pit bulls, and the only real problems arise from owners who train their animals to be aggressive. "There is a continuing debate about pits, and some cities have even enacted bans on private ownership of these dogs," he said. "But they've gotten a bad reputation because irresponsible people have exploited the very characteristics that can also make them loyal, affectionate pets." Pit bulls may seem vicious violent and sometimes extremely dangerous but there are reasons for the things that happen. there is a reason here. they only do what there were told to do they live for there commands and fallow them with the same pride we have of them to fallow these violent teachings that we put in there heads so what do they do they fallow these rules looking for a reward and belonging in there owner. Some funny and cute videos of pit bulls In fact, he said, the dogs will submit to horrifying suffering and abuse in undergoing such "training" because they believe that's what their owners — who represent pack leaders to them — want. Dogs are great with other animals So if you are going to blame anyone, blame the humans who have only taught them every bit of knowledge. Humans set the ground work; the dog was only pulled along with the leash in hand. These are just a few things about pit bulls in summary if there is a mean pit bull in this world its because of there owners bad judgment and pore lack of knowledge. the people who train pit bulls to fight are mean and viscous people who don't deserve an animal. Pit bulls aren't that bad
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