Saturday, February 12, 2011

Pit Bulls are great family dogs!

I love my dog! I should say our families dog, but really it's mine. He's been with me before my husband and before my daughter. His name is Cago... short for Chicago. Bella calls him "cabo"! It's starting to catch on!

I got Cago when I lived in Arizona. He was a rescue pet from a shelter.

He is also a PIT BULL mix. Pit Bulls get such a bad rep as fighter dogs, by people who breed them to fight. The fact is if you train any dog ( or any other living creature) to kill and fight, more then likely they will.

I was surfing online and I have found many websites against this reputation and with strong evidence too.. Pit Bulls have a strong if not obsessive need to please, I know this first hand with my experiences with Cago. He is the most loving, loyal, obedient dog I have ever had. It just saddens me when I see the media and people, who are not even educated about these dogs, make assumptions based on cases where the owners were at fault. This breed is even banned from cities.

"Dogs are products of their environment. Dangerous dogs are not born, they are created," said Adam Goldfarb, director of the pets at risk program for the Humane Society of the United States in Washington, D.C. "When you hear about a dog being set on fire or attacked by an ax, it usually involves a pit bull and it's not their fault. In some communities, there is a perception that pit bulls have less worth than other dogs," Goldfarb said. 
The information above was found here.. The Seattle Times

Doggy love Simba on the left, Cago on the right

"The American Pit Bull Terrier is a good-natured, amusing, extremely loyal and affectionate family pet, which is good with children and adults. Almost always obedient, it is always eager to please its master. It is an extremely courageous and intelligent guard dog that is very full of vitality. Highly protective of his owners and the owner's property, it will fight an enemy to the death. It is usually very friendly, but has an uncanny ability to know when it needs to protect and when everything is okay."
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