Pit-bulls probably catch the most prejudice from humans. There’s this dumb stigma that pit-bulls are vicious and/or mean dogs. In the last few years, many cities have completely outlawed pit-bulls. I know in the city I’m from, Bluefield, a town ordinance was put against pit-bulls, boxers and German shepherds. Personally, I don’t think any breed is aggressive; it all just depends on how they are raised. In honor of my adopted pit-mix, I’ve decided to give the world five reasons pit-bulls are the best dogs.
- They’re cuddly
Pit-bulls love to snuggle. Every pit I’ve been around has thought it was a lap dog, therefore they try to cuddle like one. I would much rather cuddle my dog, Roxy, than my stupid, lifeless body pillow. Although she doesn’t give me quite the warm fuzzies I get from spooning a significant other, she’s a perfect replacement.
- They’re smart
Pit-bulls are incredibly smart and easy to train. One of my sisters has a 8-week-old pit-mix puppy who already knows how to shake and sit. He’s also mostly potty-trained. Roxy is very smart too. In the first week I had her, she learned not to pull on the leash, to shake, and to roll over. I’ve also noticed the only time she whines when I leave the house is if I don’t say, “I’ll be right back.”
- They’re loyal
Pit-bulls are very well-known for being incredibly loyal to their humans. They aim to please their owners. Sometimes, this is why they can have a difficult time adjusting after being adopted. When they’re forced to leave the human they’ve been accustomed to their entire life, their heart breaks. Sadly, pit-bulls will do whatever it takes to please their owners, and some people take advantage of this as they train their pit-bull to be a fighting dog. They will literally die to please their owner. For responsible owners, however, this is a very positive thing. Pit-bulls will be amazing life partners who know the needs of their owners.
- They’re patient
Part of a pit-bulls famous loyalty is that they’ll be very patient with their owner. I know my dog, Roxy, will wait for me all day while I’m at work. Some dogs may get annoyed that their owner has left them and as a result, will tear up furniture or even use the bathroom in the house. Although some pit-bulls will sometimes act out if they’re feeling neglected, most of them make very good house pets since they’re very patient. This patience is also great for families with kids. My sister has five very rambunctious children, and her dog, Mr. Wilson, is very patient with them. Despite popular belief, pit-bulls have a nurturing attitude and have a tendency to love children.
- Overall, they’re great companions.
It may be hard to get past the stigma that comes with pit-bulls, but I promise when you can look past the stereotypes and what the media tells you, a pit-bull is an amazing choice for someone seeking a companion. They’re very supportive dogs who will be there for you even on your worst day. The way their lips tend to curve into a smile is infectious enough to make you smile after a long day. Pit-bulls tend to be very affectionate, and let’s be honest: there’s no better cure for a bad day than wet puppy kisses.