Top 5 Pitbull Myths

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Top 5 Myths About Pit Bulls

 
He’s cool, he’s talented, he’s Cuban-American, he’s Pitbu—oh sorry wrong video…uhh Dogs! Welcome to WatchMojo’s Top 5 Myths, the series that finds the biggest myths people actually believe and dispels them one by one. In today’s instalment, we’re tackling fivemyths about Pit bulls that are all bark and no bite.
 

#5: Pit Bulls Have Locking Jaws

 
Pit bulls are known for their wide skulls, and this could be why many people correlate this physical trait directly to their bites. Well, the truth is rather simple: no, pit bulls do not have locking jaws, nor does any other breed of canine.
It’s a myth that those nasty Hollywood movies would try to convince you, But then again they’d also have you believe dogs can talk. So, while pit bulls don’t ever seem to let go, it’s because they’re dogs… and they don’t want to let go of their favorite toy.
Incidentally, many also believe that pit bulls have the strongest bite of all canines, which is factually incorrect, as the German Shepherd and Rottweiler latch on with more force.
 

#4: The Term “Bully Breed” Means Pit Bulls Are Natural Baddies

 
For humans, the word “bully” has negative implications, certainly if you’ve been a victim yourself. 
But don’t worry; this breed of dog isn’t about to shove you into a locker during your lunch break.
So, chill out and listen up: bulldogs and terriers were originally bred for dogfighting in the 19th century United Kingdom, and the “bully” in “bully breed” actually comes from the canine’s ability to grip bulls.
In other words, pit bulls aren’t the Biffs of the dog world and they certainly don’t have a beef with humans. In fact, they’re quite the opposite as they’ve tested better than the general canine population in regard to their temperament. So you shouldn’t always judge a pooch by its label.
 

#3: A Pit Bull’s Nose Color Indicates its Worth

 
Everybody has their own reasons for taking in a pit bull. But here’s a message for those who brag about red or blue nosed dogs: the color isn’t really a big deal. Nor has it ever been.
Many breeders try to promote the idea that having a pit bull with a “rare colored” nose is indicative of its quality as a dog – but this is quite simply not the case.
See, pit bulls weren’t bred for their physical flair - they were bred because they get things done. So, people that breed pit bulls based solely on their looks aren’t necessarily interested in the quality of life for the dog.
In fact, it could quite simply be touted as a means of raking in some extra dough. It’s not a unique trait or even rare, it’s just a color. So give all these beautiful little cherubs some love.
 

#2: Pit Bulls Are a Breed of Dog

 
Now we can’t go any further without addressing this glaring error. Many of you will think of these cuties when you hear the term ‘pitbull’, but they’re actually American Pit Bull Terriers, a breed of dog that falls under this Pit Bull umbrella alongside American Bullies, Bull Terriers, and Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
Ironically, the loose term of “pit bull” emerged in the 1930s when the American Kennel Club came up with the name “American Staffordshire Terrier” to distance the breeds from violent myths. But it just further confused things and as a result, the general public found it much easier to just say “oh, that’s a pit bull.” So, when you’re judging pit bulls for their supposed tough-guy image, remember it’s actually a number of different breeds you’re generalizing.
 
#1: Banning Pit Bulls Will Reduce the number of Dog Attacks  
Pit Bulls are constantly regarded as the most vicious breeds of dogs and, as such, there’s always a spur of controversy surrounding whether or not they should be banned.
The province of Ontario in Canada has actually placed a ban on Pit bulls as of 2010. The result? No reported change in the number of dog attacks.
Though many advocates for the ban do argue that it’s not about the number of attacks, but rather the severity of them. It’s true that statistically there’s only a 1 in 116,448 chance of dying from a dog bite, but there is a higher number of pit bull related bites that result in reconstructive surgery – and this is perhaps where the concern stems.
But at the end of the day, it’s important to remember that no two pups are the same, it’s down to you as an owner to keep them in check.
 
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