The Pros and Cons of Pit Bull Ownership

The following is a general overview based on the pit bull's most common characteristics. Just like people have their own personality and temperament, so do dogs. The following is an amusing but relevant guide to help you understand these great dogs.

THE PROS: 
PIT BULLS ARE VERY PEOPLE-FRIENDLY 

We beleive the best trait of Pit Bull type dogs is how much they love people. They always enjoy meeting new friends and greet everyone with a wagging tail and a tone of kisses.

THE CONS: 
PIT BULLS CAN BE POOR GUARD DOGS 

Don't count on a Pit Bull to guard your house or property or you might be disappointed. Pit Bulls were not bred for protection. While your Pit Bull may defend you if your life is in danger, chances are a normal Pit Bull would welcome just about anyone in your home like a long lost friend...

THE ALTERNATIVE: 
IF YOU NEED PROTECTION, GET AN ALARM SYSTEM 

We don't think dogs should have the responsibility of judging a situation and making a decision based on our human concepts of right and wrong. In fact, we believe that as the "leader" of the pack, it is our responsibility to protect our dogs, not the other way around.

THE WAY TO GO: 
IF YOU WANT A VERY PEOPLE-ORIENTED, HAPPY DOOR GREETER, GET A PIT BULL.  
THE PROS: 
PIT BULLS ARE VERY LOVING 

Pit Bulls are among the most affectionate breed. They crave contacts and LOVE to cuddle. They think they are big lap dogs and are in heaven when given the chance to rest their head on someone's lap, not to say their entire body..

THE CONS: 
PIT BULLS CAN BE PUSHY FOR ATTENTION 

Pit Bulls don't like to be ignored and will let you know. Their display of affection can actually be surprising, and even overwhelming for people unfamiliar with the breed. They were bred to never give up, so if one decides you need a face wash, you're going to get one!

THE ALTERNATIVE: 
IF YOU WANT AN INDEPENDENT PET, GET A CAT 

Unlike cats, dogs are pack animals who need strong social interaction, and enjoy physical contacts. Without it, they will live a sad life and can even develop behavior problems.

THE WAY TO GO: 
IF YOU WANT A LOVING COMPANION TO KEEP YOUR LAP WARM AND YOUR FACE CLEAN, GET A PIT BULL.  
THE PROS: 
PIT BULLS LOVE TO PLAY 

Tug-o war, spring poll, fetching, roughhousing, hide & seek, frisbee, are only some of Pit Bulls favorite games. They can turn everything into a fun time and are very easily entertained.

THE CONS: 
PIT BULLS CAN GET BORED 

When bored, Pit Bulls can be destructive. A destructive Pit Bull can chew you out of your house...

THE ALTERNATIVE: 
IF YOU DON'T LIKE TO PLAY WITH YOUR DOG, GET A FISH 

Playing is part of dog-ownership's fun. Playing is also a way to reinforce the bond between people & dogs and to establish leadership.

THE WAY TO GO: 
IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A PLAYFUL COMPANION THAT'S READY FOR FUN AND LAUGHTER, GET A PIT BULL.  

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