How Do You Feel About The American Pit Bull Terrier?
Let's face it, the American Pit Bull Terrier is a controversial subject.
Many people say they are confident, easygoing dogs which are non-aggressive with humans and make great companion dogs.
On the other hand we constantly hear about legal issues and other problems which are associated with this dog breed. Many countries throughout the world have enacted legislation to regulate the ownership of the American Pit Bull Terrier.
We would love to hear your views please leave a comment.
There are some things that do seem to be agreed upon by most commentators. If you do plan to buy one of these dogs you should get it from a breeder who has a reputation for breeding calm dogs. Getting an adult dog from a shelter where the temperament of the dog may have already been tested can also be a good idea. You will need to spend time to fully socialize your dog with other dogs.
The breed originated in the United States and is descended from lines which originated in England.
Meghan Lodge has recently written an article for the Dogster blog about her experience as an owner of an American Pit Bull Terrier.
Here is some of what she has to say:
I am the proud pet parent of Axle, an American Pit Bull Terrier. He’s blessed our home and driven us mildly crazy for the past six years. He’s great with our cats and our daughter, he will only eat his eggs cooked, and his farts can wake us from the even the deepest sleep. In other words, he’s much like any other dog — except for his breed.
Being an American Pit Bull Terrier, Axle is lumped in with many other breeds and breed mixes under the generic label of Pit Bull. Although we are fortunate to live in a community that has successfully avoided breed-specific legislation, we face continued discrimination due to our dog’s appearance.
Read Meghan's entire article here.