The Pros And Cons Of Pitbulls

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The segregation of humans was a problem that has only in the few hundred years actually been solved; however, now the segregation is not among us humans but rather, through dogs. The pit-bull breed, like any breed was bred for ‘…different jobs over centuries…(Enos 3)’ and as ‘…family companions…(Enos 3).’ Though, in recent years, pit bulls that had once been thrown into rings to kill one another were now being adopted out to families in order to help shelters make room for more dogs in need. Pit bulls, having the image of being aggressive and potentially dangerous, caused some states and counties to bring the laws known as the BSL or breed-specific legislation to take place. With these newfound laws, came stricter restrictions on this breed …show more content…
It is likely to believe dogs, of whom are small and petite, are less likely to be aggressive whilst dogs who are larger and have more muscle structure are easier to get agitated and attack. This belief couldn’t be further from the truth. A study was done back on April 2016 by a private organization known as the American Temperament Test Society, Inc. in which measures how aggressive a dog truly is. The test is pass-fail and is ‘…not a measure of a breed’s aggression, but rather of each dog’s ability to interact with humans, human situations, and the environment (ATTS Breed Statistics Basic Information 1).’ The test subjects are merely volunteers and breeds range from sheepdog to poodles. The pass-fail test included a breed of dog known as ‘Staffordshire Bull Terrier… (ATTS Breed Statistics).’ This breed very much resembles the standard profile of a pit-bull yet has a passing rate of ’91.2… (ATTS Breed Statistics)’ percent. A total of ‘136… (ATTS Breed Statistics).’ were tested and a total of ‘124… (ATTS Breed Statistics)’ of these dogs passed. A dog that is not associated with the BSL laws is a dog such as the Spinone Italiano, which has a passing rate of approximately ’50… (ATTS Breed Statistics 1)’ percent. Small dogs such as Treeing Feist’s are also not included in the BSL laws and like the Spinone Italiano’s have a passing rate of ’50... (ATTS Breed Statistics 1)’ percent. Treeing Feist’s are tiny dogs in which are similar to that of a jack Russell terrier, whilst Spinone Italiano’s are comparable to that of golden doodles. These two breeds of dogs, of whom, according to the study done by American Temperament Test Society, Inc. have a higher percentage of being considered ‘aggressive’ dogs; however, the breed that is similar to that of pit bulls and has a less than ten percentage chance of becoming aggressive in any given situation. Even with a lower than ten percent chance of becoming

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