- Nov 9, 2005
- Don't know anymore
I think that you are a bit confused... it is true that these breeds all started with a bull baiting, fighting, blood sport background. But you are talking about 19th century time frame. That has since been so watered down and is no longer the case. It’s been close to 150 years and responsible breeding has transformed the breeds from brawlers to trust worthy companions. These dogs are no longer bred for blood sports.
That’s like trying to equate Husky to a Wolf because it is in its background. Lol.
If I was getting a dog for fighting, I would get either a Dogo Argentino or a Kangal, not a “Pit Bull”, nor a “pug”. Lol.
As I stated before, many different breeds get lumped in as “Pit bull”, not to mention all the mixes and mutts and aren’t even a true “pit bull”.... this is one of the main reasons why you get that “overwhelming majority of bite fatalities reported”.
Then you’ve got to think about the fact that this kind of dog also seems be a favorite amongst low lives. Where responsible ownership is void. Which has created a lot of unfortunate events.
You have to use the same level of caution with any big powerful high prey drive type dog. And just like with humans, some dogs are just gonna have screws loose, no matter the upbringing.
If I’m waking down the street and I see ANY big dog loose, whether an Akita, GS, Rot, Cane Corso, Dogo, Kangal, Presa Canario, Dóberman, Pit bull, etc. You better believe that I am gonna use the same level of caution....
I wouldn't classify these ladies as a lowlifes
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