Pit Bull Terrier and Man
A pit bull terrier as a pet will suit a confident and active person – an athlete who loves long walks, a tourist. This is an energetic dog, demanding attention and constant employment. You can not start a pit for people with disabilities, children, people who are unsure of themselves – a pit bull loves to show character, and a child or a weak person will not cope with it.
The city feels good in the presence of long walks and activities. Pita people are friendly and do not give trouble to their neighbors at home.
With children, the pit bull terrier is affectionate and gentle, will not offend a small child. These are good family dogs. But with other pets, by virtue of the “past”, the pit bull terriers get along with difficulty, perceiving them as rivals. The exception is if the dog grew up with a cat or another dog from puppyhood. It is not recommended to keep two dogs of the same sex – conflicts cannot be avoided.
Is the pit bull terrier dangerous?
At one time, the mass media was filled with the following headlines: “The aggressive pit bull terrier attacked a child”, “An elderly woman became a victim of an attack of a Pibul dog” and so on. Thanks to such articles, the average man has the opinion that pit bulls are bloodthirsty killers who are ready to grab hold of a passerby or attack the owner.
In fact, APBT is no more dangerous than a Doberman or German Shepherd. Opinion about them as terrible monsters has developed due to their “fighting” past and a huge number of irresponsible owners who wound up dogs of this breed as a toy or from a puppy age purposefully brought up aggression towards a person in an animal, breaking the psyche.
In such conditions even the Maltese can become aggressive.
Pitbulls are friendly and affectionate. Previously, they brought up aggression to other dogs and animals, but never to a man. For many years in many countries, pit bulls have been used in rehabilitation centers, helping sick children and people with disabilities to believe in themselves. They are frequent guests in nursing homes.
Repeatedly dogs of this breed saved people. In 2012, a dog named Lilly rescued her mistress when she fainted near the railroad tracks. Lilly managed to drag the girl into a safe place, but, unfortunately, she herself fell under a freight train. Lilly survived, but became disabled. The son of the owner of the dog said that thanks to Lilly his mother stopped drinking alcohol.
Pit bull nicknamed Hades saved the child from a swarm of angry bees. Jesse’s boy and his friends were playing on the bank of the river when disturbed bees came down on them. Other children ran away, but Jesse did not have time and received about 30 insect bites. The dog was able to pull the child out of the bee cloud in time and lead it to the mother, who called the Ambulance. On the way to the hospital, Jesse was twice injected with adrenaline. Fortunately, everything turned out well, the boy was soon released home. Aida bees also had time to bite, but nothing happened to the dog.