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Pitt Bull History Is Not All
Nowadays, Pit Bulls are recognized
as fun loving dogs that would make wonderful additions to any family.
But that way of thinking has not always been the case. Before they were
considered great pets, these dogs once endured awful prejudice and
unfairness because of their ability and strength.
Although pitbull fighting is considered illegal, fans and supporters
continued to carry out the sport with minimal interference from law
enforcement. In the 1970ís however, the American Dog Ownerís
Association (ADOA) decided to lobby against dogfights. The association
successfully brought public attention to pit fighting, helping to push
it into the shadows and completely put an end to the sport.
But that did not stop the supporters and enthusiasts to carry on with
the game. Dog fighting continued and went underground. Instead of
turning people away, the sportís illegal nature only attracted more
people, many who whom knew more about the gameís pay-offs but had very
little knowledge about the Pit Bulls.
Knowledgeable breeders of fighting Pit Bulls could no longer disclose
information about training methods for fear of getting caught by the
authorities. For this reason, novice dog trainers as well as Pit Bull
breeders began using cruel practices to train these dogs. They would
often use stolen puppies and other dogs to try to encourage the Pit
Bulls to kill. These breeders and trainers would go as far as feed them
with gunpowder to make them mean. In addition, they used other people
to beat the dogs with clubs in order for them to turn aggressive toward
Needless to say, these poor methods of training were unsuccessful and
the dogs rarely won at matches. The breeders and trainers had no other
choice but to discard these dogs. The terrible harm that was done to
these dogs made them very difficult to bring home as pets and the harm
done to the dogís reputation was beyond measurable.
While most people shun these dogs because of their notorious
reputation, some people seek them in order to have the toughest dog on
the block. Although certain types of breeds filled the position
throughout the years, it was not until the early 1980ís when the Pit
Bull made it to the top of the list.
While most people think that the Pit Bull makes the supreme macho dog,
a lot of them do not understand the instinctive nature of the breed and
the training it requires. In an attempt to create a bigger and more
aggressive dog, these people promote random aggression and even cross
their dogs with larger and more aggressive breeds. This mixture of bad
breeding and bad training produced more aggressive dogs that have
resulted in the Pit Bullís notorious popularity.
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