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Saturday, April 16, 2016

10 THINGS PITBULL OWNERS ARE SICK OF HEARING

Hello all my animal lovers!

I have been debating on whether or not to do this post for quite sometime now and I figured better now than never!

It breaks my heart when I take Odie to the park or a pet friendly restaurant and I get people pulling their children away or giving me the stink eye just because of his breed.

If you follow me on any of my social media, I try to spread as much content that supports pitbulls as I can, but I want to do more and reach a bigger audience (hence my blog).

So here are 10 things Pitbull Owners are Sick of Hearing!


1. "You have a pitbull? You know they're dangerous, right?"
source: http://www.popsugar.com/pets/Pit-Bulls-Pajamas-38079075#photo-38079075

Any breed of dog can be dangerous. If a dog isn't properly trained and socialized or gets scared enough, it can be dangerous. No matter what breed it is.

2. "You can't live here."
source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/22/roofus-and-kilo_n_7099696.html

Many rentals, realtor companies, and even cities in the U.S. have laws that prohibit you from living there if you have a pitbull. Just imagine you find the perfect place to live only to be turned down because of your dog.

3. "All pitbulls should be killed."
source: http://bowwowtimes.com/2015/09/showing-the-true-nature-of-his-breed-meet-ramsey-the-blue-staffy/

Such a statement just proves that ignorance and prejudice are things that humans can get past. Pitbulls are living creatures and if you want every single one to die, then you have something more to worry about than a breed of dog.

4. "You let him that close to your face?!"
source: Earth to Kace "Odie"

Yes, yes I do. He actually gives the best kisses. EVER.

5. "It doesn't matter how you raise them, killing is in their nature."
source: Earth to Kace "Odie"

This is completely false. Although they were bred to be fighting dogs in the 1800's there is no evidence stating that it is in their nature/DNA. If trained properly, they are cuddle monsters who couldn't hurt a fly.

6. "You actually let him around other dogs and animals?"
source: http://funnywildlife.tumblr.com/post/135250072626/raccoon-dog-friendship-by-mr-f-and-the-light

Any dog who has not been properly socialized, can be aggressive towards any animal. By socializing your dog at an early stage, they will enjoy the company of other dogs and animals.

7. "If he bites his jaw will lock up and he won't let go."
source: http://imgur.com/gallery/zgM23

This is a complete myth. The sad part about this is the "locking jaw" is one of the main reasons as to why people say the breed should not exist.

8. "It's only a matter of time until he turns on you."
source: http://doginsweater.com/two-pitbull-puppies/

Do you not know the phrase "a dog is a man's best friend"? Even though they are animals, dogs know who their owner is and stays loyal to them no matter what. And yes, that includes pitbulls.

9. "I really hope you don't let him around kids."
source: https://www.reddit.com/r/aww/comments/1tycel/pit_bulls_are_so_dangerous/

Throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the pitbull was known as "the nanny dog" because of their unparalleled love and devotion of children. They are extremely gentle when it comes to those who are smaller than them resulting in a nurturing side towards children.

10. "Pitbulls are the most aggressive breed."
source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BDTHUGkLL08/

Actually, studies show that Dachshunds are the most aggressive breed. According to The Applied Animal Behavior Journal, after the Dachshund, the Chihuahua takes second place and Jack Russells take third.

And lets be real here, who doesn't love a pibble smile!

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