American Pit Bull Terrier
The American Pit Bull Terrier has received a lot of negative publicity in recent years, which has given it a fearsome reputation. This reputation has led to a general dislike of the breed among the overall public, and has even led to increases in insurance premiums for owners and local bans on the dogs.
The fearsome reputation of the American Pit Bull Terrier stems from a series of well-publicized attacks by dogs of the breed, a number of which resulted in human fatalities. [...]
American Pit Bull Terriers are a breed that is met with controversy at nearly every turn. As a result, Pit Bulls have become the subject of numerous bans and insurance restrictions. Hence, owning a Pit Bull, regardless of your opinion of the breed overall, is not a simple matter of imposing your will to buy one; it may just be that you have to go much farther than locating an American Pit Bull Terrier pup. [...]
American Pit Bull Terriers are subject to breed-specific legislation, ownership restrictions, insurance restrictions and outright bans in at least 7 countries of the world. These bans have stemmed from a number of attacks by pit bull-type dogs, many of which have resulted in fatalities. But many owners and lovers of the American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) argue that bans on APBT's are unfair and that the breed makes an excellent companion animal and family pet. The controversy surrounding American Pit Bull Terriers has created two drastically divided camps. [...]
Controversy aside, many American Pit Bull Terriers have proven to be very good family pets. With the American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT), owners are always cautioned to know the breed's temperament and know it well. It is recommended that only people who can commit to the proper training and upkeep of the APBT attempt to own one. In large part, this entails knowing what to expect from the dogs regarding safety around other dogs, animals, and children. [...]
Despite the negative media attention the American Pit Bull Terrier often receives, pit bulls are an intelligent breed of dog that have proven themselves in a variety of service capacities for humans. [...]
A number of pure-bred dogs have some noted health issues, often due to irresponsible breeding practices which result in a weakening of the breed. But does this hold true for the American Pit Bull Terrier? Will a pit bull make a healthy choice as a pet? [...]
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a dog that has received a lot of publicity both in support and in criticism of the breed. But by and large, the majority of Pit Bulls have proven themselves as very good pets and service animals. Before you bring home a 'pittie' as they are so often affectionately referred to, you should do some research to ensure that you are bringing home a safe, healthy animal. [...]
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a dog that was descended from the much respected bull dogs and terriers. They have a long and varied history that dates back to the early 1800's.
[h]The American Pit Bull Terrier-Historically Speaking[/h]
It is true that the American Pit Bull Terrier was bred for a number of characteristics that can be misconstrued as negatives, especially in a family dog. [...]
The nature vs. nurture controversy is one that is often applied in the arguments for and against the American Pit Bull Terrier. Whatever your perception of this loved and hated dog breed may be, one thing is certain-if you are thinking about owning an American Pit Bull Terrier, you'll need to carefully research all the possibilities. [...]
There are lots of interesting things to know about the American Pit Bull Terrier, and pit bull lovers are proud to tout the positives of this controversial breed.
In years past, the American Pit Bull Terrier was famous as the consummate children's guardian and companion. [...]
Not all breeds of dogs like the water, and even some of the breeds that are supposed to be "water dogs" don't seem to enjoy getting wet at all. There are also dogs from specific breeds that don't typically go near the water that just can't wait to head out to lake for some fun in the sun. A great deal of how much or how little your dog enjoys being in the water does depend on their breed tendencies and traits, but how they experience being in the water the first few times can also make a big difference in their attitude towards swimming and playing in water. [...]