Essay on Pit Bulls

Words: 2021
Pages: 9

Andre Darville
Professor Kaefer
English 1B
3 March 2013

Pit Bulls: Misconceptions and the Truth
Pit Bulls, one of the American societies famous bully breeds is too often stereotyped as malicious animals, but that stereotype is false due to evidence that pit bulls can be just as loving as the iconic golden retriever. According to the American Temperament Test, which is a test that focuses on and measures different aspects of temperament such as stability, shyness, aggressiveness, friendliness and self-preservation in the face of a threat shows that Pit Bulls have a temperament of 86.8%, (American Temperament Test Society) a much higher percentage than other breeds which justifies that these animals can withstand a higher tolerance
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Christina Berry, writer for The Lazy Pit Bull states,
“Pit Bulls are the most discriminated dog in the US. This is in part because there are so many myths surrounding them, which makes some people believe they're not suitable for adoption. This is not true. A rescued Pit Bull can make a wonderful companion.”
Once people realize this, then Pit Bull adoption rates will rise and they can be put into good homes. These animals need someone that will take care of them and love them. That is all that is required for a happy dog and no accidents will be encountered. If these animals were provided the rights training and proper care than there would not be any worry about owning one of these animals. There are many precautions that have to be taken when owning these animals. Such as; proper housing and fencing, this contributes to a safe environment where these animals can roam and live without the disturbance of others. Also a calm and secluded area where no one can be around or taunt the animal in its own territory. When these animals are out in the public they should be constantly under supervision, this will allow you to know what the animal is doing at all time and give the proper amount of time to react if the Pit Bull feels threatened.

Throughout the awful times many people continue to stand by Pit
Bulls, these people are the ones that have experienced owning this loving