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Dog Friendly Tips: Busting 4 Common Myths About Pit Bulls

Although a pet lover would say that all dogs are lovable and harmless creatures, in the past some of the breeds have been considered as dangerous and these include rottweilers, German shepherds, and Doberman pinschers. A recent inclusion to the list was the pit bulls which made headlines for not being a very safe pet. Such reports have greatly maligned the image of this breed and projected them as a considerably harmful dog that has a lock-jawed bite and hair-trigger temper.

A well trained and socialized pit bull is one of the most intelligent, delightful and gentle friend that you can have. However, it is unfortunate that some events have greatly impacted people's behavior towards this otherwise harmless and lovable breed. The pit bull experts and advocates claim that these dogs are not aggressive by nature but sometimes they suffer at the hands of careless and negligent owners. There are numerous myths surrounding pit bulls that highly malign their breed and in this article we will burst some of the common myths.

The first and most common myth is that these dogs have locking jaws that can be very dangerous. Let me tell you that this is not true because the jaws of pit bulls are simple and nothing different anatomically. They cannot lock jaws, and that's it. However just like the other terriers, these types of dogs are more likely to hold something and shake it. This obviously does not mean that they will not let go whatever they have got hold of. A good owner should know how to attract the dog and stop a fight.

The second most common myth is that pit bulls can tolerate a lot of pain; however this is not true because these dogs are extremely wimpy in nature. They simply don't like to go out when it's cold or raining outside. However, the owners should train the pets properly and avoid them getting agitated or aroused, because in such conditions they might be less responsive to pain.

Third common myth is that the pit bulls are aggressive in nature. As opposed to what is written about these dogs, they are not aggressive in nature but there are many things that might lead to aggression and these should be avoided at all costs. Whether you are breeding these dogs for protection, social status, dog fighting, or any other financial gain you must avoid any form of neglect, cruel training, tethering, chaining, or inadequate supervision.

Fourth common myth is that these dogs are highly unpredictable. There's a popular belief that a pit bull may be gentle throughout its life and suddenly change its temperament and turn on its owner. However canine experts say that this may happen with any breed of dogs and this is not a specific trait of pit bulls alone.

So, if you are thinking of buying a pit bull go ahead and get your friendly and harmless pet without any doubts. With good training and care you can develop a long lasting friendship that you will cherish all your life.

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