Having a dog is like finally meeting your best friend. You get to have someone that will stay with you and will stay loyal until the day they die. Dogs are wired like that. Whoever takes care of them and just gives them love the first time, it’s like they are connected with that person forever. Sadly, not all humans feel the same way and they would sometimes abandon them because the responsibility becomes too much to handle. That is why adopting from your local shelter is much better than buying one. The main reason is because the puppies from the local shelters have a lot to give even if they were once left behind.
One of the most abandoned dogs are pitbulls. It’s just sad to think that these big babies were just left alone to fend for themselves. What people don’t know is that they are one of the best dogs. They can be trained easily and they are very gentle with children too. They are very loyal and they won’t easily give up on you. If the time comes that they need to protect you, they will without a doubt. So adopting one of these babies will be the best choice that you will ever make. Before all that, you will need to know a few pitbull dog facts to help you along the way.
Not all pitbulls are “pitbulls”
There is a pretty big misconception about pitbulls. Those that have pitbull-like characteristics are often misidentified as pitbulls when they are not. The reason behind this is that there are so many backyard breeders that will breed different dogs often used for dogfighting. So even if you see a dog in your local shelter that is called a pitbull, you will have to think again. That’s why it’s not easy to look for someone to adopt these dogs because of the bad reputation. A lot of people will say that these dogs are the most aggressive dogs on the Earth. But they can’t be sure of that since that dog is not a real pitbull, it just happens that they look like one.
The myth about their “locking jaws”
It’s not true that they have deadly jaws. It’s just that their jaws are stronger compared to other dogs and can easily bite hard. This makes them an enemy in some people’s eyes. Studies show that these dogs are not dangerous. Though most bites come from pitbull-like dogs, you need to consider some things first. For one, they are often misidentified since most “pitbulls” nowadays are a result of backyard breeding. Another reason is that the actual dog bites in a community are not known since bites that are not serious are not reported. So it’s pretty unfair to brand pitbulls as aggressive considering these facts.
The most affectionate dogs
A lot of people think that pitties are very aggressive dogs. This is another misconception about them. Studies show that pitbulls are one of the most affectionate dogs out there. They love to cuddle, snuggles, and will follow you wherever you go if they could. That’s why they are also called “Velcro dogs” because they will really stick with you to the end. And if you think they’re aggressive, think again. They are also ranked as one of the least violent dogs. So if you want to own one, the best time to adopt is today.
Pitbulls are really heaven-sent and you should not take them for granted. Even if they are very big and scary-looking, they are still puppies at heart just bigger. You will really see the nice side of them. Adopting one will really change your life for the better.