Pit Bull Terriers, known more commonly by their shortened name, are animals that can accomplish many things. These dogs have strong work ethics and are noted for their strength, courage, brain power. There are many myths associated with Pit Bulls, and lots of folks are scared to take on the breed. When trained effectively, Pit Bulls can make great pets, though.
Pit Bulls are often associated with things like dog fighting and human attacks. Coupled with Rottweilers, Pit Bulls accounted for almost all of the non-fatal and fatal dog attacks in the United States in 2006. Though they are naturally aggressive, they donâ€™t have to be criminal dogs, though.
Pit Bulls puppies are beautiful animals. They are muscular, compact, and possess the ability to impress with their array of skills. Training is an absolute must for this breed, though. If not trained appropriately, Pit Bulls can become aggressive towards all other animals and even towards their owners. They should be socialized at a young age and must be scolded for aggressive behavior. Like all other dog breeds, they possess the ability to be calm when needed.
Pit Bulls are often used in police work because of their ability to do just about everything. They have been used in drug investigation and in protection. In addition to that, champion pit bulls are often some of the most well performing dogs at the Westminster Dog Show. They impress with their focus and strong frame. This can make them a difficult house pet, though. People will little experience handling aggressive dogs will find it a huge challenge to raise a Pit Bull.
Pit Bulls are not recommended for those families with small children. Simply put, they are too much of a risk. This is why many insurance companies refuse to insure homes where Pit Bulls are the pet of choice. Problems with breeding have caused this dog breed to be very erratic. Small children will try to play with a Pit Bull and the animalâ€™s natural functions take over and create a bad situation.
For folks who donâ€™t have small children, thereâ€™s nothing wrong with owning a Pit Bull. It is important to check out local and state laws, though, as many people ban Pit Bulls for safety reasons. If you have the ability and gumption to train their animals, the experience can be particularly rewarding.