For those who aren’t pitbull owners, what is the first thought that comes to mind when you think about a pitbull? Chances are, it’s far from pleasant. Are you imagining a vicious animal that’s ready to tear you up in a moment? The scary mutt with a collared spike and a large bark? These are merely misconceptions of what a pitbull is really like, and today we’re here to point out some of the largest misconceptions. Keep in mind that this doesn’t only apply to pitbulls - in fact, many dogs that are perceived as “scary” are often subjected to the same misconceptions, so it’s important to do your research before choosing blind belief.
Myth: Pitbulls are more aggressive than other types of dogs. Temperamental behavior isn’t something that can be passed on genetically, not even in pit bulls. Temperament is completely dependent on the environment of the dog, and can vary from dog to dog. However, much of the media have portrayed pit bulls as the primary causation of aggression, but this does not apply to all pit bulls.
Myth: Pit bulls bite stronger than other dogs. While pit bulls are ranked the highest in medical costs associated with dog bites, there is no actual evidence that pit bulls have stronger jaws or anything else to aid them. In fact, aggression within pit bulls is quite rare, and so being bitten by one is quite unlikely.
Myth: Pit bulls do not make a good family. Pit bulls are one of the most popular breeds in America. However, because they are so popular, they often face overbreeding and abused breeding from illegal breeders, which is why there is often an influx of pitbulls available in shelters and other places. This is a perfect example of why it’s important to spay and neuter your dogs; it breaks our hearts to know that there are unwanted puppies in shelters because of unwanted breeding.
Myth: Pit bulls are inherently aggressive. Once again, pit bulls are not born aggressive; nor is any other breed. In most cases, dogs may become aggressive due to neglect or bad owners, as well as other reasons such as not being housebroken or domesticated. However, if a dog is given proper love and attention, they are likely to reciprocate it back, and tend to be less aggressive.
Myth: Pit bulls look unfriendly. Don’t judge a book by its cover! Even if you can’t appreciate the “appearance” of every dog, it doesn’t make that dog any less valuable! This is why it’s important to get to know and understand your dog, especially if you are looking to adopt your own forever pet. Not to mention, pit bulls are one of the most adorable dogs out there - there’s a reason why America loves them!
So please, give pit bulls some love! If you or someone you love are looking to adopt a dog soon, please consider adopting a lovable pit bull - they deserve more love! While you’re at it, make sure to get some great products for your new pet from our store, and show them how much you appreciate them!