Pitbulls are the most misunderstood breed among the canine family. They gained their vicious and notorious reputation because of the widely reported pitbull attacks and the inhumane exploitation by heartless, self-serving, repulsive and condenmable individuals who use them as fighting dogs.
Even the ASPCA states that along with putative over reporting, false reporting is a major contributor to public perceptions about the breed. Adding to this miconception is NFL’s Michael Vick’s brushed with the law for animal cruelty. Media loves celebrity stories. They sensationalize and spice them with flavorful condiments to induce media hype to the detriment not only of the dogs’ reputation but also of their loving owners.
As a common belief, pitbulls are bred to become vicious. The killer instinct is in their nature.
This ostracized image of pitbulls causes their owners jacked-up liability insurance.
My first-time buyers were shocked by the amount they were quoted for the home owners’ insurance prior to the closing of their home. On top of that, not all carriers would insure their property because of the pitbull. What a dismal result of brazen irresponsibility.
But don’t we agree that all dogs are the products of their owners. Their behavior is nurtured by its environment. By nature, they are protective of their owners. However, it takes strong provocation to release them into an attack mode.
I may not be a pitbull owner but I have the chance to meet some of them. I believe that their upbringing and behavior start at home. It is nothing less than nurturing your own child. Hostile environment begets hostile behavior. Friendly and loving home produces warm and affectionate LOYAL FRIEND. I hope that owners of this breed will prove the general public’s conception wrong. All dogs can become notorious as you let them be. Unfortunately, responsible owners suffer the consequences of the actions they did not make, as in the case of my buyers.
Certainly, the celebrity status of Vick did not help in expelling the viciousness attached to the pitbulls. Enough of this celebrated case.
As an antithesis to the pitbulls’ egregious and misconceived reputation, let these facts be known to all:
“Popsicle”,-a five-month-old puppy originally found nearly dead in a freezer, grew to become one of the nation’s most important police dogs.
“Norton” was placed in the Purina Animal Hall of Fame after he rescued his owner from a severe reaction to a spider bite.
“Titan” rescued his owner’s wife, who would have died from an aneurysm.
“D-Boy” took three bullets to save his family from an intruder with a gun. (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit_bull).
The dog has been esteemed and loved by all the people on earth and he has deserved this affection for he renders services that have made him man’s best friend.