MARCH 30 2018 first time Pit-bull owners
Tips for first time Pit-bull owners

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Pit bulls were created by breeding bulldogs and terriers together to produce a dog that has the drive and agility of the terrier and the strength of the bulldog this dogs are solidly-built and intelligent. The essential characteristics of the Pit Bull  are strength and confidence. This breed is eager to please  and easy to love, over flowing with enthusiasm. This dogs make excellent family companions and have always been noted for their love of children.



Pitties are probably the most misunderstood of all the dog breeds if your thinking about pitties as your next or first pet here are few things you should know.


first time Pit-bull owners

Negative Pit Bull Stigma

Sadly, many people still believe that Pit Bulls are all vicious killing machines and, as a fur parent, you may also be unfairly stigmatized,People you come across  may run the other way when they see you walking a Pit Bull. Be prepared to counter negative reactions by educating them.


first time Pit-bull owners

Temperament

The pitties definitely have a bad rap. They've been ban in some American states and a few countries like Great Britain and New Zealand. it is the way they are raised that turned them to be aggressive with these dogs socialization is the key. They generally love people. They are, in fact, one of the most loving, loyal, friendly and dedicated companions you can have.


first time Pit-bull owners

MYTH: Pitties have locking jaws

fact:  There is no evidence for the existence of any kind of “locking mechanism” Pitties are the "Popeye" of the dog world they got big strong muscles specially their temporalis muscle which make up almost of its big head. Whatever Pit Bulls do, they do it with a great deal of enthusiasm, and it is this trait that can make it seem like they have a locking jaw when they bite down on something and are determined not to release it.



first time Pit-bull owners

MYTH: Pit Bulls are  vicious.

fact:  This is a stereotype that is biased  generalizing and condemning an entire breed based on the actions of a few bad people truly are no bad dogs, only bad people.



Grooming

These dogs are average sheders as far as grooming goes its very easy and they can be bathed in very little time and their fur is not naturally odiferous.



first time Pit-bull owners

Health

Pit Bulls are generally healthy. They have a few health issues like rashes and hip displacia  Note: These genetic issues are not seen in all or even many Pit Bulls


first time Pit-bull owners

Diet

 It is very important to choose foods with high protein content. This breed enjoys food a lot, so actually you won’t have difficulty in finding out the right food formula that they would really like. Also highly recommended is you feed them with raw meat sawdust, soup from boiled meat and bones.


Vaccination

 Your new puppy definitely needs a series of vaccinations in the first year of life to protect him from  dangerous diseases as his doggy immune system develops. Do visit your local vet for recomended vaccination and and schedules.


first time Pit-bull owners

Activity

Pitties are very athletic. This dog will definitely motivate you to get daily exercise. these dogs can easily adapt to any environment, they can still be good apartment dogs but they need a lot of stimulation, exercise and socialization.



Notes:

Pit Bulls are hilarious. If you are having a bad day just look at that pittbull's silly SMILE together with its panting sound, drooling mouth and that silly looking huge tongue will definitely bring back that smile. Pitties are usually bursting with personality and they love to make us laugh by clowning around. They are fun and playful, even as they get older.


first time Pit-bull owners

And lastly Cuddles 

Even the most Macho Pit Bull will also have a soft side and crave being hugged and petted. This means that you will have a constant companion keeping you warm in bed or on your lap. 


first time Pit-bull owners





Authored By
McGuy is a registered nurse same time a writer/editor for a blog


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