All my life, I have had a soft spot for animals. Growing up, I wanted to be a veterinarian. I would check out dozens of books on being a veterinarian, holistic and home remedies, care, and so much more. Anything to learn and further my knowledge of animals. Many of these books centered around cats, dogs, and horses. Unfortunately, once I got a little older, I realized that I had a very weak stomach. In fact, even the idea of blood has me ready to faint. Which, as you may know, is not the best quality for a veterinarian.
Furthermore, I quickly found myself loving and being drawn to certain breeds and types of animals — dogs, goats, horses, pigs… However for this post, before I get to caught up and off track, I want to talk about dogs. Namely, one of the first breeds that I fell in love with. The pit bull. When I began learning about and seeing the negative stigma around them, I was taken aback. The number of people that would say they are dangerous dogs or that would even cross the street to avoid them was insane.
Did you know that Cocker Spaniel is the most likely breed of dog to bite? My aunt, who has worked in insurance for over a dozen years, told me that fact. In fact, small breed dogs often have the most number of bites. Although, medical expenses from a small breed dog bite are often much less than those of a large breed dog bite. It is also said that pit bulls have a locking mechanism in their jaw which does not allow them to release their hold. That is untrue.
In regards to “dangerous” pit bulls, think about their history. Were they abused or neglected? Any dog that has been abused has the potential to bite.
In fact, our dog Bailey was abused. When we rescued her from the pound she was afraid of people. If you moved to quickly she would cower and shake. Honestly, it broke my heart and still to this day I get teary-eyed thinking about how she was treated.
why we love pit bulls
- The pit bull smile.
- Pit bulls give amazing cuddles.
- They are amazing with kids.
- The zoomies.
- Pit bulls are easy, and eager, to train.
- They are a gorgeous breed.
- Also, have you seen them?!