Pit bulls get bad rap, not because they’re bad, but because people are ignorant. The Media would like us to believe that any stocky dog with a big head is a ferocious Pit Bull about to attack you. Hype and a certain degree of mass hysteria only add fuel to the fire. Then along come the governments to poke their fingers in the pie…and introduce moronic laws called “Breed Specific Legislation” (aka the “Bull Shit Law”). Which only goes to demonise Staffy-type dogs even further in the eyes of Society.
Never mind that there are specific breeds called the English Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier and the American Pit Bull Terrier. Never mind that they are completely distinctive breeds in their own right. The majority of people can’t tell, so they just label any of these as “Pit Bulls”, and expect the dogs to be ferocious man-eating beasts.
I’ve heard conversations where one person tells how her cousin’s sister’s boyfriend’s father’s ex-wife’s brother-in-law was bitten and mauled by a pit bull, followed by the all-knowing statement, “Of course, everyone knows those dogs are dangerous and aggressive and should be made illegal in this country”.
Right, so here’s an infographic showing the differences between an English Staffy, a Pit Bull Terrier and an AmStaff. Basically, in the minds of a lot of people, Staffy = Pit Bull = Death & Destruction. Nothing could be further from the truth.
This is just how ferocious they are.
Touch that duck and you die…from laughter.
Yes, they really have flip-top lid mouths!
They really, really hate being dressed up.
This is so true. They are terrible bed-hogs. Actually no…the Whole bed belongs to them. You sleep on the floor.
You won’t be able to stop at having just 1, 2 or even 3.
Even 5’s not a crowd…
And at the end of the day, how can you resist that look? It just melts your heart.
Staffies, Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Dobermans, German Shepherds…all maligned in the past because of human ignorance and obstinacy. When in reality there are no bad breeds, just bad people.