No they are NOT! The problem come from a bunch of idiots, who breed them for fighting dogs, and because of this, there are aggressive traits that are being bred into some animals. As a whole they are wonderful dogs, loyal and very protective!!
6 months ago
Last edited at 8:54AM on 10/27/2013
Yes, they aren't mean like that. They are trained to be fighters because it's in their blood, but i'm not saying if they WEREN'T trained they would be good because they won't, but i don't think they would attack unless you 1.threatin the owner 2.threatin the dog or 3.train it to bite anyone But training doesn't have to be involved...they are naturally vicious thats why we use them as guards
Pit bulls can just be a reflection of the owner. If you're mean to them they're most likely going to be mean. If you're nice they're most likely going to be good dogs. It mostly matters on what they are taught. I personally have a pitbull, and he is the sweetest thing, of course, until he suffocates you with kisses! :)
Pit Bulls have been bred for dog fights for a long time. They have genes in them that can make them merciless and aggressive. That being said, they are also adorable, loyal and protective of those they love. The remind me of humans a bit. They can be a great dog, or a horrible one. However this is decided by the breeder, and the raiser. If you get one as a puppy from a LEGIT breeder; one that isn't working a puppy mill and breeds carefully and train and treat it well it will be like most other dogs. Maybe even more loveable. You just need to be careful because if you get a pit bull from a puppy mill or a careless breeder that mistreats them it is very hard to rehabilitate their behavior. Really, the fact is that Pit Bulls are like any other dog. They can be a great and loyal companion, or they can be an aggressive wild animal. It's up to you and your training and kindness.
6 months ago
Last edited at 8:48AM on 10/27/2013
Somewhat. The people who own them can train them to be guard-dogs, but some people train them to be extremely mean, which can be very dangerous. Animals are just like people. They do what they are taught and they learn fast. If someone harms them, then their natural instinct will kick in which is to harm anyone that tries to attack them. They have strong senses as well. If you hate them, then they can sense that and pick up from that.
NO. This a myth. . A "Pit bull" is simply a designation of a GENERIC type of dog, continually crossbred from several breeds of dogs with a muscular frame and generally a squarish snout, so they wind up looking similar whatever their true mixed genetic makeup. It is not a true Breed. Being "naturally aggressive" is NOT part of the basic genetic derivation of the breed, simply because there is NO true lineage and no one Breed. . Unless a specific animal had been bred for and "trained" for unreasonable and uncontrollable aggression, they didn't survive the pit fights to breed further. This is how the generically termed "pit bulls" got their nasty reputation. -- Except in rare (and illegal) cases, the vast majority of "pit bull" dogs today are no longer bred and "trained" for uncontrollable aggression. . Currently, careful cross breeding and simple training have virtually eliminated this trait again, leaving only the normal basic dog traits of loyalty, protectiveness, and bonding. . When carefully trained, their natural protective instincts can make this generic type of dog into good and calm (and controllable) guard dogs, like German Shepherds and Dobermans. . However, given the wide varieties of traits now existing within the so-called "breed" of Pit Bull, they make FAR better normal, and ineffably gentle, lovable pets.