Pitbull Dogs, nothing but killers?
Anyone who reads newspapers or watches the news on television has certainly heard of pitbull dogs.
You The Pack Leader?
The news media and those who believe their portrayal of pitbulls must ask themselves a few questions.
Did you ever wonder why it is just recently that pitbull dogs began making headlines? These dogs are not new, but pitbull attacks never made the news until the last 20-25 years. A better question might be what happened to all of the vicious Doberman attacks that seemed to take place every day in the 1970’s?
And where are all those Rottweiler attacks that made news in the 1980’s? Did Dobermans and Rottweilers , once vilified by the media, suddenly learn to behave? And did pitbulls suddenly begin attacking at every opportunity? A more likely answer is that in the 1970’s, Dobermans were the dogs that were picked on by the media.
It shifted to Rottweilers in the 1980’s and now, of course, to pitbull dogs. The truth is that ALL dogs bite and occasionally attack humans. Pitbulls, contrary to what it seems the media would have you believe, do not attack more than other dogs.
What a good question! Pitbulls have always made wonderful family pets, and they still do today. They are
loyal, obedient and loving
Did the entire breed suddenly just shift into attack mode? No, but there is a reason that they seem to attack more. As the media portrays them as vicious, certain types of people find them attractive. In the 1970’s, drug dealers would have Dobermans as guard dogs. Today, they are likely to have pitbulls. When pitbulls – or any other dog – are mistreated, they have the potential to become aggressive.
Remember the French woman who received the first face transplant after being attacked by her dog while she slept? Do you know what kind of dog mauled her? If one wanted to find out, they had to do some digging. That’s why it was obvious that it was not a pitbull dog.
Had it been a pitbull, the headlines would have screamed “PITBULL ATTACKS OWNER WHILE SHE SLEEPS”. Instead, headlines read “DOG ATTACKS OWNER….”. It was difficult to learn which breed of dog had carried out such a vicious attack, but eventually the answer was found. It was a black lab.
The point is that there is obviously bias in the media when it comes to which dog attacks to report and how they report them. It is not fair to pitbulls today anymore than it was fair to Dobermans and Rotties in the past.
The good news for pitbull dogs is that the media will soon move on to another breed.
Two pit bull dogs inside a car
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