"Pit bull is not a breed of dog, it’s a term typically used to group 3 breeds of dog, the American Pit
Bull Terrier (ABPT), American Staffordshire Terrier (AMSTAFF) and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier (STAFFIE).
The Pit Bull is probably the most misunderstood dog in the United States. People see them and cross
the street out of fear and try to ban them from their cities. Why? Simply stated, lack of education on the breeds. The public
only sees negative stories in the news. Pit Bulls are wonderful dogs in the hands of responsible owners just like any other
breed. As with any dog, there will always be irresponsible owners and poorly bred dogs. That does NOT mean that all of these
dogs are evil!
For hundreds of years Pit Bulls were bred to fight dogs, certain traits were bred into the bloodlines for that
purpose, high pain tolerance, high prey drive, etc. However a quality that was
never bred into Pit Bulls was human aggression. Human "aggressive" dogs
were undesirable as these dogs required extensive handling prior to and during their fights AND most of these dogs were also
family pets so no human aggression was ever tolerated. Dogs that exhibited human
aggression were typically killed, meaning that only human friendly lines were perpetuated and desired.
It has been said that a Pit Bull never met a stranger. They love and adore
humans. They want so much to be apart of your family and spend time with you
watching tv, walking, driving, etc. As with any breed there are exceptions to
the normal temperament and behavior. We see this in humans as well, there are
good ones and bad ones. So please, take a moment to learn about Pit Bulls and you will fall in
love with the breed."
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