The American Pit Bull Terrier has a long and complex history, and it is important to understand this history in order to appreciate the breed and its purpose. Contrary to popular belief, the breed was not bred for aggression towards humans, but rather for herding, hunting, and guarding purposes. The breed was also used for bull-baiting and pig-hunting, but these activities were eventually banned. Despite its gaming origin, the American Pit Bull Terrier is a loyal and loving companion that can make a great family pet for the right people.
Unfortunately, pitbulls have been subject to many myths and misconceptions over the years. They are often feared due to their association with dogfighting, attacks on people, and the guard dog service of drug traffickers. However, these beliefs are largely based on misinformation and stereotypes. Author Bronwen Dickey has written a book about pitbulls that seeks to debunk these myths and shed light on the truth about this misunderstood breed.
In her book
Pit Bull, Dickey explains that many of the popular beliefs about pitbulls as predators are based on myths and misinformation. She also explains that in the early Hollywood era, dogs were often chosen to appear in comedies, which may have contributed to the negative stereotypes associated with pitbulls. Dickey also discusses her own personal experience with pitbulls growing up. She had nine dogs when she was little, none of which lived with them for more than a few years.
Most of them were wandering around the neighborhood or chained in the backyard, and all of them howled well into the night. Despite this, Dickey still had a strong bond with these dogs and was able to form meaningful relationships with them. It is important to understand the truth about pitbulls in order to dispel the myths and misconceptions surrounding them. By doing so, we can ensure that they are placed in homes that do not abuse their origin or purpose. Pitbulls are loyal and loving companions that can make great family pets for the right people.