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  • 5 Things Everybody Should Know About Pit Bulls

    August 31, 2023 2 min read 17 Comments

    October may be full of great coffee, pumpkin festivals and favorite sweatshirts, but we wanted to take a moment and highlight October 26th -  National Pit Bull Awareness Day, an important date to all of us here at Grounds & Hounds. So, in honor of these pups, let's look at 5 things everyone should know about pibbles!

    1). Pit Bulls Are Not A Breed

    Contrary to popular belief, Pit Bulls are not actually a breed. In fact, they are made up of a collection of four breeds - the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the American Bulldog. Up to 25 breeds are mistaken for Pit Bulls and due to mistaken identity, this leads people to misreport Pit Bulls incidents and ultimately further the negative stereotype surrounding them. 

    2). Most Shelter Dogs Are Pit Bulls

    Sadly, 40% of our block-headed friends make up shelters across the U.S. Further, being categorized as a "pittie" will most likely mean an even longer stay at the facility and in many cases, euthanasia. 

    3). Pit Bulls CAN Be Rehabilitated 

    Often times, people live under the assumption that pitties who have experienced trauma cannot be rehabilitated to be great family dogs or even service pups. In one instance out of Virginia, a Pit Bull was trained to be a highly efficient drug sniffing dog! 

    4). Pit Bulls Are Not Actually More Aggressive 

    While some of society believes that Pit Bulls are more threatening, they couldn't be farther from the truth. In actuality, a study that came out of the University of Pennsylvania noted that pitties are no more aggressive than any other breed towards strangers or their owners. 

    5). Pit Bulls Do NOT Have Locking Jaws

    Finally, we'd like to take a moment to address the rampant myth surrounding the idea that Pit Bulls have "locking jaws" or that they are physically different than any other breed. In reality, they don't even have the strongest bite of all breeds. To put it simply, they have big heads and even bigger hearts. 

    This October 26th, we hope you join us on National Pit Bull Awareness Day and help us to end the stigma surrounding these pups so they too can have a second chance at a bright, and adventure-filled future. Happy National Pit Bull Awareness Day from all of us at Grounds & Hounds

    17 Responses

    Darlene
    Darlene

    November 08, 2023

    My rescue pit “Timber” was the best, most loving, loyal dog I ever had. After 11 years of love I had to say goodbye this past March. The pain and emptiness in my heart will never lessen. He was my soul mate & I can not wait to be with him again .

    Tommie
    Tommie

    November 08, 2023

    Thank you for clearing up the stereotypes. I have an 11-year-old rescue pittie who has been the BEST friend I have ever had!! II wish everyone had a precious Sy!!

    Barbara Howell
    Barbara Howell

    November 18, 2021

    Thank you so much for shining the spotlight on pit bulls. They are so devoted and sweet! I love my pit -Raul!

    Charles
    Charles

    November 18, 2021

    I’ve had 4 pitties among 14 or so doggers and they areas sweet and gentle as can be. IF a pitties attacks someone, check the owner out carefully.

    Charles
    Charles

    November 18, 2021

    I’ve had 4 pitties among 14 or so doggers and they areas sweet and gentle as can be. IF a pitties attacks someone, check the owner out carefully.

    Kimberly Vengel
    Kimberly Vengel

    November 18, 2021

    We adopted our “ pittie” from a small but dedicated rescue that responded to the shelter looking for help to save her. She waited in animal control for two weeks with a shattered back leg while they reached out for someone to pay for the surgery .We adopted her right after her cast was removed and she was spayed . We treated her for heart worms and she has been free and clear for over a year , even after everything she’s been through she is the most loving dog we’ve ever had ! She is our first pit bull but definitely won’t be the last . Highly intelligent and intuitive dogs, she is amazing!

    Sheila
    Sheila

    November 18, 2021

    I rescued my first pittie this past January and she is a staffy bull mix from Texas. Margaux is the smartest and most loving dog I have ever owned. Was always a lab person…after having my girl, will always have a pittie! Thank you for supporting these wonderful dogs!

    Bonnie
    Bonnie

    November 18, 2021

    We found our potties, Daisy, outside our fence on a summer day when the temperature was 96 degrees. After posting pictures, nobody claimed her. We found her original owner once we found she had a chip, but he didn’t want her and had given her away. We already had other dogs, but she fit right in and got along with everybody, so we kept her. She is now an only dog and spoiled rotten. One of the best and smartest dogs we’ve ever had. We love her.

    Alice
    Alice

    November 18, 2021

    I have been honored to be loved by three exceptional pibbles in my life so far. I will never be without one of the most loving, kind hearted, truly wonderful dogs again. Big head big brain! Big heart big kisses! My favorite forever.

    Linda
    Linda

    April 16, 2021

    I adopted Leo my pit bull 2 years ago. I already had a lab about the same age. My husband was not too happy about it he was afraid Leo would jump on coco. They are best buds now no trouble at all. My husband Loves him and we try to teach people about what fine dogs they are.❤️❤️

    Tammie Burnette
    Tammie Burnette

    April 16, 2021

    I Foster rescue dogs sadly most of them are pits that were saved from death row they are the most awesome loyal loving dogs I’ve ever came across and even though some of them weigh 50 to 60 lb they still think that their lap dogs. Thank you so much for trying to raise awareness these are actually very loving and loyal dogs

    Denis Brezik
    Denis Brezik

    April 06, 2021

    My son found a female pit bull and I was scared i told him get rid of it he came over she is the friendliest smartest dog i’ve seen yea i was one of those STUPID people she is fantastic dog .

    Carole Lyn Kane
    Carole Lyn Kane

    November 02, 2020

    We’ve had 2 pitties in our life. Our newest pittie is a bluenose named Erica. She is such a sweetie and extremely kind! I’ve never met another dog (pit or not) as lovable, polite and kind as Erica.

    Krista Smith
    Krista Smith

    October 26, 2020

    It makes me happy to see companies promoting awareness of this misunderstood breed and trying to set the record straight. These dogs are so goofy and sweet and it is such a shame that so many are euthanized just for being what they are. I hope one day more people give these dogs a chance and work to end bans on them, not just in the US but all over the world.

    Nancy Boyd
    Nancy Boyd

    October 26, 2020

    We love our Sophie who is a wonderful pit bull!!! She’s the biggest love bug ever!!!!🐾🐾🐾🐾

    Felicia Fruia
    Felicia Fruia

    October 26, 2020

    I love this! Thank you for sharing this, and for clearing up some common misconceptions about pities! I have rescued several over the years, and they have been amazing and wonderful family dogs!

    Sheri
    Sheri

    October 26, 2020

    Thank you for helping raise awareness. I am always so saddened by people who think that all pitties are mean. It is mostly because they are not aware or do not have experience with them.

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