Pit Bulls: The American Dog

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Pit Bulls are considered “The American Dog”. They have changed the way many Americans view dogs, but not only dogs the specific breed pit bulls. Many people only see them as mean, dangerous animals. They blame the dogs’ behavior based on the few pit bulls they see on the news for “attacking” someone. Pit bulls are not naturally mean-natured dogs. There have been multiple studies done on pit bulls to prove that they are not a danger to our society. Particularly, after reading the article The Problem With People, Not Pit Bulls it seems to make the reader come to the conclusion that the reasoning behind the “mean” attitude that we sometimes see in pit bulls doesn’t always come just from the animal. Logically, the owners and people around …show more content…
He speaks about those flaws of pit bulls, but that behavior is based back on how the previous owners handled the dog. He speaks about his pit bull attacking another dog, and then as a natural instinct it bit the owner of the other dog. Tom was confused as most dog owners would be to see this random behavior out of their animal. He was looking back on the past history with his pit bull Dexter, noticing two abandonments and not great previous owners. Dexter was never taught the proper way to behave, so in an encounter with another dog he acted the way most dogs would without any behavior skills (Jonod …show more content…
So why don 't people do the same thing when it comes to dogs? The truth is that many pit bulls are living in happy homes all across the United States, but people never focus on the positive do they? Just like before having kids, people need to evaluate their lifestyle and make sure that they can handle them and are able to provide for them in the proper way, its the same way for not only pit bulls but for all dogs, or any animal for that matter. In many articles, studies show that pit bulls are very responsive dogs who are eager to learn what their owner is wanting to teach. pit bulls just like any other animal wants nothing but to please their owner and the people that they are around. While reading an article from the Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center, one man feels very strongly about the reputation that Pits are getting these days, "My kids are around pit bulls every day. In the '70s they blamed Dobermans, in the '80s they blamed German shepherds, in the '90s they blamed the Rottweiler. Now they blame the pit bull." - Cesar

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