“Animals should not require our permission to live on earth. Animals were given the right to be here long before we arrived.”-Anthony Douglas Williams Inside the Divine Pattern
First it was the Doberman, then the German Shepard, then the Rottweiler, and now it is the Pitt Null. When will we stop blaming a dog breed and start blaming the people who treat them cruelly? Most animals, especially dogs, are born with the need for affection and love. They are truly innocent. They do not care about your flaws, they love you unconditionally.
The reason that some dog breeds, or other animals, react violently is due to abuse. When a human abuses them, they lose the ability to trust humans. The argument can be used for humans, too. When we are abused it is in our nature to fear other people. That is what an abused dog’s violence comes out of, fear.
If as a puppy or as a young dog they have an abusive owner, that will fill them with terror. It is a natural instinct to defend ourselves when we are scared. The dog is not evil or violent on its own accord. Its trying to protect itself from further abuse, because they remember what they have already suffered through. It is a defense mechanism, not a random act of violence.
Why certain dog breeds are given a bad reputation, I have no idea. Maybe it is because they are larger or stronger. However, dogs in their nature are not violent creatures. Yes, they are descended from wolves who are carnivores; but it has been years since dogs have been domesticated. Now, they do not act like their ancestors, but are very docile and loving.
We need to stop blaming dog breeds. One dog breed is not evil or vicious. If a certain dog was abused they might react violently to defend themselves. This is not a conscious malicious act, though. They are scared and do not want to be beaten again. So, stop blaming a dog breed who is no less violent than any other and wants love as much as any other breed; and start blaming the people who abuse them. Treat these animals with kindness, they have went through unbearable hardship and their trust needs to be earned. Dogs are full of love, and in return we should love them equally; no matter what breed they are.