Pitbull is the word to describe some dogs, including the American Pitbull Terrier, the Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The average height of them is 18 to 19 inches for males and 17 to 18 inches for females. As for the weight, it ranges from 30 to 85 pounds.
Are Pitbulls dangerous? why are pitbulls dangerous? Some sources stated that these kinds of dogs are confident as they have the strong appearance but they love people, especially their owners. They are so protective toward their lovely owners. This is what the watch dog should be.
For some people who believe that pitbulls are dangerous, most of time this must be due to the strong physical appearance. With the strong and muscular body, big teeth, powerful jaw, big head, and so on, who does not scared of them?
Once again, pitbulls are not dangerous if people know everything about Pitbull and understand them well. Pitbulls can be not dangerous as long as you give them the attention they needed. One of he things that should be given is the training. Apparently, Pitbulls have to be trained from the young age to overcome the tendencies of the breed toward stubbornness and bossiness that combined with the strength that can make them hard to handle if they are not trained.
Training is not the only thing. They also have to be socialized. You can walk them to the dog park so they can meet with the other dogs and the other animals. It is also better for you to socialize them with the other ones such as kids and elders to teach them how to behave.
If you want to walk them outside, it is better for you to keep them on least in public. It is to prevent the aggression toward the other dogs. You have to accept the fact that even some people think that Pitbulls are not dangerous, they are still counted as animals that no one cannot predict their behaviour. Therefore, do not let these dogs run by themselves in the dog parks. Basically, it is better to make them discipline.
For those who want to take care of Pitbull but have some worries, you can learn many things about Pitbull before taking care of one. If you are not ready with the characteristics of Pitbulls, it is better for you to consider the other breeds. If you are really want to take care one, then you have to accept everything about them, including the risks you might face.
You have to know that there are some rules related to Pitbulls in some states and cities of the United States. for example, the state of Maryland has determined that Pitbulls are considered “inherently dangerous”. As stated by the Baltimore Sun, all the owners are liable for any injuries they cause. In addition, the US Army also has acknowledged that these kinds of dogs are high risk dogs, so they are prohibited in some military housing units.