If you believe the myths and misinformation you may have heard about Pit Bulls, there is a good chance that you are doing yourself a disservice, especially if you live with one. While they may be powerful and intimidating, they make excellent family pets when appropriately trained and loving.
6 Myths About Pit Bulls
There are a lot of myths about pit bulls that are entirely wrong. Here are nine of the most common ones:
1. Pit bulls are aggressive dogs. This is not always true. Many pit bulls are very gentle animals. They may be strong enough to attack if they feel threatened, but this is relatively rare.
2. Pit bulls are always dangerous. Again, this is not always the case. Many pit bulls raised in a safe environment can be friendly and gentle around people and pets.
3. Pit bulls only attack people. Again, this is not always the case. In fact, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), “pit bull type dogs have attacked people less frequently than any other type of dog” (Klein 750).
4. Pit bulls can’t be adequately trained. This is also untrue. Many pit bulls can be trained to obedience standards if given the proper training and motivation/ rewards system.”
5. Pit Bulls cannot trust humans and will never become good family pets.” Again, this isn’t always true – many Pitbulls do well when they’re introduced to new families gradually and given lots of love and attention.”
6 “Pit Bulls Are Always Dangerous To Children.” According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “children aged 5-14 years who were victims of dog bites in 2004
How Strong Is A Pit Bull’s Bite?
Pit bulls are among the most popular breeds of dogs in the United States. They are also considered one of the most substantial breeds of dogs. Because of this, many people believe that pit bulls have a strong bite. However, this is not always true.
A pit bull’s bite can vary depending on how strong its jaw muscles are. A study published in the Journal of Veterinary Medical Science found that 95% of pit bulls had jaws stronger than those of German Shepherds and Rottweilers, two other popular breeds of dogs. However, a pit bull’s bite can still be dangerous if not appropriately trained.
3 Myths You Probably Believe
There are a lot of myths out there about pit bulls that are entirely wrong. Here are 8 of the most common ones:
1. Pit bulls always attack people.
This is not true. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 1% of all attacks on humans are perpetuated by pit bulls. Staffordshire bull terriers (SBTs) make up roughly 33% of all dog-bite cases reported to the CDC, while Rottweilers account for approximately 18%.
2. Pit bulls are mean and violent animals.
Again, this is not true. Studies have shown that pit bulls are one of the least violent breeds of dogs when it comes to attacking humans. They’re typically more likely to bite someone trying to help them than someone trying to hurt them.
3. Pit bulls always have terrible temperaments and can’t be trained well.
Pit bulls can be very trainable if given the proper training techniques and guidance from an experienced trainer. Many successful pit bull owners report that their dogs were straightforward to train once they started – provided they were given consistent positive reinforcement throughout the training process!
I hope you have found this article on myths about pit bulls helpful. As a dog lover and owner of two pit bulls, I want to set the record straight on some of the most common myths about these beautiful animals.
While it is essential to be aware of the risks associated with owning any dog, it is also important to remember that there are vast differences between pit bulls and other types of dogs. If you are ever faced with a situation where you feel unsafe around a particular type of dog, please do not hesitate to reach out for help. Thank you for reading!