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.
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.
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...
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.
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..
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!
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.
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.
PIT BULLS CAN GET BORED
When bored, Pit Bulls can be destructive. A destructive Pit Bull can chew you out of your house...
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.