And National Pitbull Awareness Day is coming up on October 27th.
These babies, along with other bully breeds, have a bad rap. Understandably, when you consider that many people mistreat them and breed them for fighting. However, that's not the case for a lot of these beautiful pup. That bad rap is unwarranted. So, here are some cute pictures and a couple fun facts about Pitbulls. You can find more information about National Pitbull Awareness Month/Day here.
Pitbulls were originally bred as companion dogs.
Many families would even have a pitbull "nanny" for their babies.
Pitbulls are NOT an agressive breed
*According to the American Temperament Testing Association, APBTs have an 85.3% passing rate, compared to a passing rate of 81.9% for all breeds on average.
*In the test a dog is placed in a series of confrontational situations. The first sign of aggression or panic is a failure of the test.
*Alabama Supreme Court recently ruled that there is no genetic evidence that one breed of dog is more dangerous than another.
It is not accurate to assess a dog based on appearance, pedigree or history.
*Every individual animal needs to be evaluated on its own merits. There is no reason to assume that because a dog has been injured and scarred that he/she is unadoptable, or should be termed a "fighter" or "bait dog".
*Owner education and careful animal selection is the key to successful adoptions . All animal shelters must be careful to protect the American Pit Bull Terriers from owners who are incapable and unwilling to provide responsible ownership.