There are many misconceptions about pit bulls that make them seem like dangerous, angry dogs. With so many rumors going around, it’s hard to know what are the facts about them. So here are some myths that have been disproved about this breed.
Most people think that pit bulls aren’t good family dogs. But every family who has a pit bull can attest that they are great companions and are loved by both adults and kids. Pit bulls shouldn’t be written off based on their breed. Just like humans, every dog is different and has their own personality.
Pit bulls are seen as inherently aggressive. People seem to think that they are just born like that. But again, they are just like individuals. Yes, some pit bulls can be aggressive, but that’s an individual issue, not a breed issue. Behaviour is a factor of environment and genetics, so you can teach any dog to be the sweetest friend ever.
One rumor that is always thrown around is that these puppies have a locking jaw, meaning that if they bite their jaws clamp down. But there is no biological component present in pit bulls that makes them do that. In fact, there aren’t any dogs who have a locking jaw.
And, the last misconception is that most dog-related injuries are because of pit bulls. This is supported by the media, which primarily covers incidents involving these types of dogs. In reality, most incidents involve dogs that aren’t neutered. A quarter of fatal bites are inflicted by chained dogs and over 30 breeds have been involved in fatal attacks. Pit bulls aren’t actually more likely to attack than any other breed, it just seems that way because of the way attacks are portrayed.
If you are scared of pit bulls, you should do some independent research regarding all pit bull breeds. Get rid of the stereotypes you are holding, learn the facts, and you will see that they are cuddly little fur-buddies.