Pit Bull |Bio| Lifespan | History ||

Pit Bull |Bio| Lifespan | History |

Many people believe that the Pitbull is a wonderful family companion while others believe that this hybrid needs to be banned from their communities. The truth is that most Pitbulls, like all other dog breeds, are absolutely reliable pets that are great with kids and love people.

Those who want to have a Pitbull as a member of their families must do their research. Buying a Pitbull on the corner or through the local classifieds ads is a risky situation. It is essential that the buyer talk to the breeder extensively about his experiences and hopes for this hybrid breed. They should ask about health clearances as well as meet both of the parents and any other relatives on the premises. Because of the bad breeders of “Pitbulls”, it is important that the potential buyer be educated and be proactive when thinking about bringing a Pitbull into his household.

 Pit Bull History 

The Pitbull originated in Britain during the 1800s. The Olde English Bulldog was used as a foundation, the Pitbull breeds. As mentioned above these dogs were used as participants in blood sports especially bull-baiting (hence the dog breed’s name), and many British folks were entertained by the spectacle of dogs versus bulls. By 1835 bull baiting was declared illegal due to its very apparent destructive nature and Pit Bulls were no longer fighting against bulls. However, bull-baiting was only replaced by another blood sport: dog fighting. As a result of the change of entertainment medium, the Olde English Bulldog was being cross-bred with terriers (the Pitbull Terriers are one of the outcomes of the cross-breeding) to create smaller dogs with great agility. Later on, dog fighting would also be declared inhumane and illegal.

The Pitbull breed later appeared in America when some of the immigrants brought their dogs along with their families and possessions. At this early of America, the Pit Bull Dogs were valued for their fighting skills. Instead of being used in blood sports, the immigrants utilized the dog as a guardian and a protector. Pitbulls were used to protect homesteads against intruders and dangerous animals. Also, they were used to help hunters and as hog catchers. More importantly, the Pit Bulls were the companions of the immigrant’s young children thus enabling the dog breed to have a place in the individual home and society.

As time went by the Pitbull dog, have a prominent part in the culture of America. The USA as a nation values the virtues of hard work, bravery, worthy of respect and friendliness. These values are the traits of Pitbull dog breeds that give them the impression of being an All-American dog. The dog’s popularity was evident in magazines, advertisements, and posters at this time were using the dog’s image on their pages. Celebrities, politicians, and scholars are some the people who find this dog breed to their favorite.

Today the Pitbull dog breeds are no longer used as fighting animals, but instead, they are now the loyal companions of humans.

The dogs were bred for sports especially blood sports and dog fighting, although with time countries started putting laws in place so as to protect animals from harm and this led to the decline of such sports. Pitbulls were then used for hunting, to help guard cattle and as pets. Some are also used for security purposes due to their strength, agility and fighting prowess, however for them to be used for security purposes, they have to undergo training.
This is because pitbulls are actually quite friendly and can easily approach a stranger as a friend, this combined with the fact that they do not bark a lot makes them not be great watch dogs unless trained fast. These dogs are easy to train especially if the training is started from a young age. Being healthy dogs, a pitbull can live for a period varying from 8 years and goes up to 18 years.
Pit Bull |Bio| Lifespan | History || Pit Bull |Bio| Lifespan | History || Reviewed by Lory Chiao on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Rating: 5

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