Pitbull Essay

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Todays’ society has led to the demise of the original reputation of the Pit bull. False allegations and intentional implantation of fear has contributed to the degradation of this breed. For the past several years, the Pit bull has had their reputation demolished due to false assumptions. However, the Pit bull was not always an object of discrimination. Within the last decade, society’s view of this beloved breed has degenerated. Quite often, the Pit bull is no longer looked upon as a loyal companion. Instead, it is often portrayed as an unpredictable, bloodthirsty monster. People, through ignorance and fear, have allowed the results of irresponsible ownership to camouflage the innocent dogs that make up a majority of this breed. …show more content…
When looking to purchase or rescue a dog, you want to be educated and aware of what you are allowing into your home. Is this dog good with children? Does it require a lot of exercise? If so would you be able to provide the time to exercise this dog properly? These are a few of the questions you want to have answered before you take a dog home. It just so happens that when tested, Pit bulls show some of the best temperament. The American Temperance Society (ATS) tests thousands of pure bred, spayed, neutered and mixed breeds each year. Testing if dogs are skittish, aggressive and if they can differentiate threatening versus nonthreatening humans. Thirty thousand dogs are tested. Out of the thirty thousand dogs tested only 83 percent passed the test. The Pit bulls ' temperament showed an above average score (Greenwood). There are multiple test being done each year. An organization known for testing dogs’ temperament is The National Canine Temperament Testing Association. The National Canine Temperament Testing Associations are associated with The American Kennel Club and other various recognized dog clubs. Their job is to evaluate purebred and spayed, neutered and mixed-breed dogs. After evaluating the dogs they provide the dog clubs they are associated with information pertaining their temperament. The National Canine Temperament Testing Association stated , “the Golden Retriever, Poodle, Border …show more content…
People feel these dogs makes them look tough. There has been many cases of inbreeding due to the high demand. Sometimes backyard breeders allow a female Pit bull to mate with a puppy from her previous liter to produce more puppies. Inbreeding is dangerous, not only does it put the dogs’ health at risk, it also puts a potential owners’ life at risk. Inbreeding causes neurological damage, sometimes these deformations go undetected until a dog snaps. (Jacksto) Backyard breeders are harming the breed more than helping. They are allowing a mass production of dogs into society, causing shelters to become over packed with dogs, leading to more and more Pit bulls being put down each

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