Pit bulls have a reputation for being aggressive but, in fact, aggression is an individual trait that isn't always determined by genetics and pit bulls can be trained, like any dog, to not be aggressive towards people or other dogs. Some pit bulls are very aggressive because they came from neglected or abusive environments.Know More
However, there are many pit bulls that have come from these kinds of environments and are actually quite friendly and timid. Another thing that goes contrary to popular belief is the idea that pit bulls who have been trained to fight other dogs are naturally very aggressive towards people. These types of dogs are actually less likely to be aggressive towards people because they have been trained by human beings.
People that own pit bulls should never try to train them to be more aggressive as this can lead to dangerous consequences and can be interpreted as animal abuse. Some dogs are aggressive by their nature, and this can't always be explained by their breed or their background. Dog owners are advised to learn their dog's personality traits before they bring them into situations where they will be in contact with other people and other dogs. Pit bulls, like all other dogs, can be trained to abstain from bad, aggressive behavior, but dog owners should also understand that these behavioral problems can't be fixed, they can only be prevented. Because of this, dog owners should have a system for how they train and take care of their dogs.
Pit bulls live to be 10 to 16 years old, depending on the type. The American pit bull terrier typically lives to be 10 to 12 years old, while the American Staffordshire terrier and Staffordshire bull terrier live 12 to 16 years and 12 to 14 years respectively.Full Answer >
Rottweilers and pit bulls are both highly prized for their effectiveness as guard dogs. Though not particularly large, they are imposing, powerful dogs that can be counted on to protect their owners.Full Answer >
According to the website DogsBite, there were 23 fatal dog attacks in 2012 involving pit bulls. This number represents 61 percent of all fatal dog attacks for that year.Full Answer >
Dog Food Advisor explains that dog food without corn as one of its first ingredients is ideal for any breed, especially active larger breeds like pit bulls. An ideal food for a pit bull has plenty of nutrients without using fillers like corn and some grains. According to PetMD, meat-based dog foods are the best choice for healthy canines which do not have special dietary requirements.Full Answer >