The pit bull dog is considered one of the most aggressive dogs in the USA, created by breeding bulldogs and terriers together to produce a dog that combined the gameness and agility of the terrier with the strength of the bulldog, having many types as the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bully, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier. This dog is used in blood sports that cause killing or injuring animals for the entertainment of the spectators, but blood sports became banned, so pit bulls are used for hunting, driving livestock and as a family companion.
This dog has a square-shaped head, weighing about 35: 100 pounds, being responsible for many fatal dog attacks in the USA, so they are used to baiting bulls, fight bears, and do pit fighting. If this dog isn’t trained well, it will become so dangerous, being responsible for the damage happened through its attacks, and their fatal dog bites injuries. Studies have been carried out on many human deaths caused by dog bites. Pit bulls were implicated in 42 of these deadly attacks that caused human ends, so the aggressive behavior and powerful jaws make the pit bull more dangerous than the other aggressive breeds. There are many facts about pit bull dogs:
1- They come from violent beginnings
The pit bull dog belongs to Great Britain, having two types that are the white English pit bull and the black-and-tan pit bull, used in fighting, blood sports as bull and bear- baiting in England, but when bating became illegal in England, pit bulls tear. Pit bulls are used for hunting, driving the livestock, and as a good companion. Pit bulls are famous for being used as soldiers, police dogs, search and rescue dogs, actors, television personalities, and celebrity pets.
2- They have a bad reputation
The pit bulldog is known for being strong and fearsome, so it has a bad reputation for being so dangerous. The pit bull breed became a banned breed in Denver, parts of Florida, Great Britain and New Zealand. In spite of that, many cities are reconsidering their ban. Although this medium-sized dog isn’t always aggressive, it has a fearsome reputation because of its background as a fighting dog. If people appreciate it, it will be a good family companion.
3- American pit bull terriers fall under the “pit bull” umbrella
Pit bull is considered a type of dogs, but the American pit bull terrier is considered a breed. There are many breeds that belong to pit bull as the American Staffordshire terrier, the American bulldog, and the Staffordshire bull terrier, being bred in England.
4- The American Pit Bull Terrier isn’t considered an accepted breed by the AKC
Although The American Kennel Club doesn’t recognize the American pit bull terrier, it doesn’t acknowledge a similar breed which is called the Staffordshire Terrier. This difference in the name makes it so difficult to cancel the bad past of the breed.
5- The breed has changed its name
The AKC isn’t considered the only group who renames the breed, but there are many attempts to rename the breed, as San Francisco who change its name to St. Francis Terriers, and The New York City Animal care that renames the dog to “New Yorkies”. New York are open-hearted people as the pit bulls.
6-They are considered very lovely animals
If the pit bulls trained regularly, they will become very friendly with us, being warm and kind-hearted creatures. You should know that these dogs have a bad reputation of being so violent, because they are trained to be aggressive, but if it takes a lot of love and care, it will be a good companion.
7-The Army used the Pit bull as a mascot
World War 1 used many dogs that refer to many countries. Germany was represented by the dachshund, while England was represented by the bulldog, and the USA was represented by the pit bull, is the ideal candidate.
8-They make good bandmates
Pit bulls are used for singing in bands as “cannius”, using two lead singers that are considered two female pit bulls that their names are Budgie and Basil that are barking. This band had been collapsed and another band was established, having another name that is “Hatebeak” that used the African parrot as a vocalist.
9- This dog breed is adored by the rapper” snoop dog”
The famous rapper”snoop dog” adores the pit bull breed. Snoop dog is an American rapper who was born in California, loving eleven pups of various breeds, sizes, and attitudes. Snoop’s love of dogs doesn’t end with his family. Snoop is a major investor in “Dog For Dog”, that is a dog food company which donates one bag of food for every bag sold.
10- One photographer photographed some pit bulls with crowns of flowers
Pit bulls are considered one of the beautiful and cute dogs. A photographer called Sophie Gamand photographed a number of pit bulls with flower crowns on their head to make them look more beautiful and soften the pit bull images with these flowery crowns. These photos used to encourage the pit bull adoption.
Pitbull owners should be aware of the fighting abilities of pit bull dog as it has the ability to cause severe injuries to other animals, but some pit bulls can live happily with other dogs without any incidents. We can’t apply that fact to all pit bull dogs, so pit bull dogs need to have common sense and don’t expose their dogs to failure. This dog has a smooth, short-haired coat that is easy to groom and makes it preferred warm climates, so it should be brushed with a firm bristle brush. This breed should have plenty of regular exercises and need to be taken on long daily walks.
Pit bulls are exposed to Hip Dysplasia, hereditary, cataracts, allergies to grass and heart diseases. According to its relationship with humans, they are good companions for humans, being very loyal and friendly. It is also amusing, and a good pet family for adults and children, and they are familiar with other pets if they grew together from their childhood. You must learn your dog to respect humans by not allowing it to jump up and not allowing it to enter doorways first, so your relationship with your dog will be successful.