Pit Bull Research Paper

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In today’s society a Pit Bull is labeled as an outcast, a vicious dog, and a monster. However, this is not the case. Every person who responsibly owns a Pit Bull will tell anyone that they are loveable, loyal pets. The only big decision that needs to be addressed by owners is not whether to fight the dog it is whether to house them on the outside or the inside. One article written in 2013 states that “for most of the 114 years since the American Pit Bull Terrier was first recognized by the United Kennel Club, the breed was rightly seen as the perfect ‘nanny dog’ for children because of its friendly nature, loyalty and stability” (Holland). The media has falsely turned Pit Bulls into vicious monsters. Pit Bulls are not the only dogs that have…show more content…
One of the issues leading to the animal being kept outside is the animal’s weight. There are several different structural forms of a Pit Bull. A Pit Bull’s weight is dramatically dependent upon bloodline [genetics], muscle content, and diet and exercise. Hulk is a bully that is quite possibly the largest Pit Bull in the world. A news article was written about Hulk in March of 2015. In the article it stated that Hulk weighs an outstanding 175 pounds at only eighteen months of age. Hulk is the loveable family pet of Lisa Grannan and her husband Marlon Grannan. Lisa and Marlon have a three-year-old son named Jordan who is best friends with Hulk. The massive dog is sweeter than sugar, especially when it comes to Jordan. The little boy can be seen riding on Hulk’s back and singing with him. Of course, the two best buds can be seen napping together too (Tan). Although Hulk is an amazingly big dog, other Pit Bulls can weigh as little as thirty pounds. For example, Unique was the name of a Pit Bull that was owned by a woman named Angi Criddle. Unique was a very loving dog who stayed inside with Angi and her kids. She only grew to forty pounds over her life span (Criddle). Even though there are extreme variations in weight, the average weight of a male Pit Bull is thirty-five to sixty-five pound, and a female Pit Bull averages thirty to eighty…show more content…
For example, if dog owner number one lives in a two bed room, one bath house, they may not have room on the inside for a large dog like the Pit Bull. In this case, they have to house the dog outside. Another example of having space issues is a family with four children living in a five bed room home. Anyone would expect this to be a specious environment. However, when you add such a loving dog to the mix, it is like adding another child. The dog will eat just as much as the kids, and it will take up just as much space if not

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