For many years throughout history—sometime around the late 1800’s and into the early 1900’s—pit bulls were known as “nanny dogs” because of how kind and protective they were of children. As a matter of fact, these nanny dogs were often used as babysitters, believe it or not. During this time, many parents adopted a pit bull to keep their children safe. Remember The Little Rascals, which was a movie based off of Hal Roach’s Our Gang, a series of short films which originated in the 1920s? Well, it is no surprise that Petey, their beloved dog and companion, was indeed a pit bull.
Nowadays, pit bulls have a bit of a rough and often misunderstood reputation. In fact, there are quite a few misconceptions about the beloved pit bull. Here are just a few:
1. Pit bulls are bad dogs.
This misconception is very common, especially these days. However, what a lot of people do not realize is that pit bulls react to their world the way that they are bred and trained. As long as you do not teach and train your pit bull to fight other dogs, you are absolutely in the clear.
2. Pit bulls are designed to fight.
This is untrue. It truly depends on how you train your pit bull puppy. Pit bulls—in one word—are loyal. They respect their owners and their desires. If you raise your pit bull correctly, he or she can grow up to be the most loving, loyal, and truthful companion of all time.
3. Pit bulls are aggressive.
This is a very common misconception. Pit bulls—when raised correctly and treated with love, care, and warmth—can grow to be the best dogs you could ever imagine having. It does not matter what the rumors and harsh words that you have heard about pit bulls are; the truth is, they can be the absolute best pet you have ever adopted. (The key phrase here is that you need to treat him or her right, and he or she will do the same.)
When you learn the truth about pit bulls, it is hard not to want to adopt one. They are people loving pets who adore their owners. If you are looking for pitbulls for sale, then you should definitely do some research on finding these amazing creatures so that you could own one, love one, and watch them as they grow.