1. Pit Bulls are commonly used as therapy dogs. Whether they are visiting a senior care facility or helping someone recover from an emotional accident, Pit Bulls are making a mark as outstanding therapy dogs.
2. Pit Bulls are used in Search and Rescue work. One example of well known SAR Pit Bulls is Kris Crawford and her dogs. Kris and her dogs have helped save the lives of many people during their efforts. http://www.ForPitsSake.org
3. Pit Bulls serve as narcotic and bomb sniffing dogs. One Pit Bull, Popsicle (named that because he was found in an old freezer) has the largest recorded single drug find in Texas history. Read more about Popsicle here. Including how he found over 3,000 lbs of cocaine in Hildago, Texas.
4. Pit Bulls are great with kids. They weren't referred to as the "nanny's dog" for nothing that's for sure.
5. Pit Bulls are not human aggressive. The American Pit Bull Terrier as a breed is not human aggressive. In fact, quite the opposite is true of the breed. They are gentle and loving dogs. Like any dog individuals can be unsound and have behavior problems.
6. The Pit Bull was so popular in the early 1900's they were our mascot not only in World War One, but World War Two as well. They were featured on recruiting and propoganda posters during this time period.
7. Sgt. Stubby. A Pit Bull war hero. Stubby was wounded in action twice, he saved his entire platoon by warning them of a poison gas attack and he single handedly captured a German spy.
8. Pit Bulls score an 83.4% passing rate with the American Temperament Test Society. That's better than the popular Border Collie (a breed who scores 79.6%). View the ATTS stats here.
9. They are dogs not killing machines.
Myth - There jaws have a locking mechanism. FACT - Because of their incredible strength, stamina and tenacity it may appear the jaws have locked onto the object of prey. They can however be pryed apart.
* Myth - A Pitbull is a vicious animal by nature and therefore dangerous and unreasonable to own. FACT - Throughout the breed's history the Pitbull is renowned for being affectionate, loving and very sweet. They have been described as wonderful dogs for children, therapy providers for the disabled and elderly and less likely to bite than many other popular breeds.
the American Pit Bull Terrier was bred as an all around farm dog, working the farms as a cattle/hog dog. Some chose to turn their talents into the sport of pit-fighting. The breed's tenacity and accompanying strength are unmatched in the canine world At one time, the Pit Bull was a much loved, trustworthy companion. People who chose to train these dogs to fight are chiefly responsible for the banning and witch-hunting that has been sweeping the U.S. The media, however, should not go unmentioned, for it is also responsible for escalating isolated incidences in a relentless and attention-getting way. In a lot of cases when the media is reporting about a Pit Bull attacking, it is indeed not even a Pit Bull at all, but a mixed breed of some sort, or another bull breed all together This very loyal dog is too set on pleasing his owner, and ironically this is the root of his own undoing. Accompanying this need to please are remarkable abilities of all kinds. Jack Dempsy, Teddy Roosevelt and Jack Johnson are just a few people who have owned Pit Bulls. Pit Bulls excel in practically every canine task including herding, guarding, hunting, policing, cart pulling and ratting.
It may surprise you, but Cocker Spaniels are right near the top of the list... and have been for seven or eight years now. Most of the bites reported tend to be from large dogs, and that's simply because they do the most damage. However, I wouldn't be at all shocked to learn that the real "bite leaders" are small dogs like Toy Poodles, Pomeranians, and Chihuahuas. People get bit by these little guys every day - but no one reports the bites because they aren't serious. There's a big difference between the imprint in your leg left by a Rottie vs. a Shih Tzu.
Dalmatians can often get aggressive and snap, as well as Chow Chows
German Shepherd dogs are at the top of the list, then wolf-hybrids. However, those are only of the reported cases. Bites from small dogs are rarely reported & happen very often.
thanks for reading i hope you will look at this breed different