Saturday, April 16, 2016

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!


  1. Love this. So cute, my pit is a baby!

    1. Aw how sweet! I love meeting other pibble mamas!

  2. I love this! It's so frustrating that so many people don't understand this. Pitbulls can be the most loving dogs, as long as they are brought up with as much love as possible. I love all of the pictures! Great post :)

  3. You can tell when we go to the dog park and a pitbull comes in - the other owners are very wary. I feel bad that they have such a bad rap...any dog could have the tendency to turn on their owner. It is how they are brought up and the love that is given to them, not the breed. Your baby is beautiful! Does his eye color match his fur? There's a pit that comes to the park and his eyes and nose match his fur and it's so cool!!

    1. Thanks for commenting! Actually Odie's eyes are blue-ish green!

  4. LOL @ Dachshund and Chihuahua being the two most aggressive breeds. I have two dogs and guess what...it's a doxie and a chi. Pitbulls are beautiful dogs. I hate that there is so much hate and distrust toward their breed.

    1. Thank you so much for commenting! I'm sure your dogs are the sweetest! My brother has a dachshund and he's so small and cute!!!

  5. I used to be afraid of pit bulls because of all the things people say about them. Then I was an assistant and my boss had a pit bull. Her name was Bubbles and she was actually found abandoned in the parking lot at work. The poor dog was used as a birthing dog and was severely miss treated. Now she has a wonderful home and she is so sweet. I was stuck in a tiny car with her and was not scared at all. She is super sweet.

    1. That's awesome! I'm so happy you aren't afraid of them anymore!

  6. Aww so sweet! I don't have a pitbull but my pup is part chow and they have bad reps too. Like you said - any breed can have problems. People shouldn't judge them based on other animals. Each one is their own!

  7. It is really good to educate people. It is sad these dogs have got such a bad rep because of how HUMANS trained them. I love all the photos!

  8. Kaci, this really made my heart sing. It's the minority of society who breed and train them for combat that give the breed - and other bull terrier breeds - a bad name. It's shameful, absolutely shameful.

    I'm not going to lie, I was absolutely petrified of ALL breeds of dogs until I was about 16. I hated how they jumped up, I hated their breath (heck, I still hate their breath, it makes me want to puke), I hated the shedding of fur (still not a fan of that either), and I hated barking - it scared the living daylights out of me. Now, I'm more wary of the smaller dogs (with a big dog complex) than I am of the bigger dogs. If we could have a pet, husband and I would rescue all the dogs, we really would.

    Also, you should check out Bettie Rage. She's a New Zealand pin up lady who just loves Bully breeds, she's a huge advocate for their rights: www.facebook.com/BettieRageNZ/

  9. What great points! Your pics are perfect too:) I have to admit, until my boyfriend moved in with his dog, I didn't really know much about dogs and had heard lots of the pitbull rumors. Now that we interact with all kinds of dogs, I now know they reflect their owners and upbringing sooo much.

  10. I'm a dog lover and I am totally sorry you have to go through this. I own a dachshund and I get this too. They often say the breed is temperamental, protective, and snappy. True to some but not mine as I've brought him up to be social, loving, and friendly. It's not the breed it's the upbringing. Any dog has the chance to be what you teach him through love and kindness. They love to please and be part of the pack.

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