Pit Bull Terriers Make Good Pets

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Banned in Sweden, neutered, muzzled, and microchip-identified in Great Britain, and prohibited from entering some areas of North America, the pit bull terrier is as much a victim of the press as it is of its historic breeding to fight other dogs. Some unscrupulous owners, taking advantage of its natural tenaciousness and strength, continue to use abusive training techniques to produce fighting pit bulls, willing to take on any animal, and even humans. Therefore, pit bulls are said to be popular with irresponsible owners, who see these dogs as a symbol of machismo. This type of owner may be less likely to socialize, train, or desex their pet. Obviously, irresponsible ownership can have a great impact on how a breed is represented in attack statistics. However, what hasn¡¯t been known widely is when trained from an early age to obey commands, the vast majority of the breed is proved to be companionable, even gregariously fawning dogs. Unfortunately, some choose to promote the fighting instinct in the breed, giving it a bad name. That sly smile, those determined eyes... the mere quality and characteristics of the American pit bull terriers have evoked more human emotional, rational, and irrational response than any other breed that exists today. But, what needs to be emphasized is that their natural aggressive tendencies are merely toward other dogs and animals, not people. However if they are properly socialized they will not even be aggressive with them. These are truly quality companions for quality owners only. The American pit bull terrier is a good-natured, amusing, extremely loyal and affectionate family pet, which is good with children and adults. Almost always obedient, it is always eager to please its master. It is an extremely courageous and intelligent guard dog that is very full of vitality. Highly protective of his owners and the owner's property, it will fight an enemy to the death. In February 2007 a pit bull named "Chief" rescued his family of...
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