When people think of Pit bull they think one of two things: dog or danger. It is commonly perceived that the Pit bull breed, or Staffordshire Terrier, is more aggressive and prone to act more violently compared to other breeds. On the other hand, Pit bull owners, or dog lovers in general, will argue that Pit bulls are like any dog breed and deserve to be perceived the same as any other dog breed. Some possible reasons for the belief that Pit bulls are aggressive may include past experiences and/or simply a general misconception. Those who think Pit bulls are like any dog breed may have a positively connotated first-hand relationship or experience. Yet, discrimination is real and it affects many.
Chihuahuas are infamous for being aggressive, hostile, and combative, despite their small size. In fact, there are studies that show Chihuahuas as being more aggressive than pit bulls, citing the fact that they almost always show dominant behavior around dogs they have never met. What they lack in size, they make up for in sound. Have you ever met a Chihuahua? Chances are, if you have, they hunched down, bared their teeth, and gave the most menacing growl possible for a five-pound dog.
Why do people hate Pit bulls so much?
If you clicked on this article, you must be a Cavalier lover! If not, perhaps you want to become one. No matter who you are or what your opinion of these little canine angels may be, you will surely come to love them by the end of your read! To clarify, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is essentially the same breed as a King Charles Spaniel, but with aesthetic differences. The main difference is in the face, particularly, the snout. The snout is longer and more delicate, compared to a King Charles Spaniel, whom possess a flatter, more compressed snout.
Pit Bulls... Dare I say, the most controversial breed of dog today. But, why? I, personally, will never understand the immense hatred people have of this breed. Is it from fear based on misinformation? Probably.
Of course, it's not a black and white question, and every dog comes with its own problems and quirks. However, some insight into the life of a big dog owner may help sway you in your decision.
Back when my wife and I first got together, we decided we needed to get a dog. We both grew up with animals, and we wanted some companionship and a project to take on together.
My Mom and I were living in a one bedroom apartment for about five years, and eventually we had to move to a house where we would be able to have our own room and privacy. Not only was I excited about having my own room, I was also excited about finally being able to have a dog, and I had my eye on one particular breed; huskies! I had begged my mom for weeks about getting a husky. She didn’t like the idea due to the responsibility this type of dog would bring, and I didn’t bother to put in the time to research about these responsibilities (big mistake). My mom was reluctant about letting me have this type of dog, but she knew I loved huskies and she wanted to give me a chance to have one, so we began to search. We went to some pounds in hope that we would find something that we were looking for, but we left unsuccessful.
So let’s face it, when you hear Pitbull, what do you think? Not trustworthy? Not recommended to be a family dog? Most aggressive? Whatever it may be, I'm here to say they're completely wrong! I recently adopted a 5-year-old Pitbull named Bruce and he puts the misconception in a 180-degree turn. I have never owned a dog whose cuddling consists of actually lying on top of you or wanting to always be by you. A dog that will look at you with such forgiving eyes that whatever past they had, it was completely forgotten because they have you.
Specific dog breeds nowadays, especially Pit Bulls, are considered aggressive all over the world because of how they look. But let me ask you a question. Does that dog look aggressive, mean, evil, dangerous, or unloving? NO!
Are shorkies a good breed to have? Yes. Absolutely. Shorkies are family-oriented and loyal to their families. They have excellent memory and very intelligent mindsets. They are very easy to train and I have determined that they listen to you speaking and listen out for key words they are familiar with and then associate them with something they would love to do. They really listen. My shorkie wakes up every morning to help me wake the kids for school and she gives them all the goodbye kisses they don’t ask for. All smiles. They are just lovable. If you are not into barking dogs, then this breed wouldn’t be for you because, as I mentioned, they are loyal to family and their territory, and if anyone knocks on your door or they hear an unfamiliar tone in someone’s voice, that will ring the alarm. But they also listen, so just as quickly as they begin to bark and you ask them to stop, they will obey, but still have alarming suspicion about the stranger. I would say that shorkies are very attentive, and if they aren’t watching, they are always listening to sounds and even respond to family members who have high stress levels in their voices. This is really true. If you were to argue with your sibling, your shorkie will get in between you both and commence to barking at you as if they are telling you to get your behinds back and make up. I love it.
I always grew up with dogs. As a baby, we had a “Heinz 57” type mongrel called Gazza, who would permanently be by my side according to my parents. If I started crying, he would go and get my mum and make her follow him to me, and all I remember is how attentive he was, and how he grew old. He started to forget he had been fed, or been let out and the time came to say goodbye. I am forever thankful that my parents were honest when I was 6 and explained that Gazza was in a lot of pain, and it would be the kinder thing to let him sleep forever. I didn’t have to feel that pain for another 13 years when we lost one of our Jack Russell’s, Minnie.