Why Pitbulls Shouldn't Be Misunderstood
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

Why Pitbulls Shouldn't Be Misunderstood

My personal story with this misfit breed.

27
Why Pitbulls Shouldn't Be Misunderstood
Meredith Breda

I can remember when I met my dog Scout for the first time. I walked to the door of the house where he was being fostered and knocked, a little anxious. I knew he was a pitbull, and I had heard the stigma surrounding this dog breed. I was expecting an aggressive greeting, but instead opened the door to see this sweet little puppy staring up at me, tail wagging.

Immediately my heart melted, and I proceeded to go sit on the couch covered with dog hair. Scout climbed up into my lap and fell asleep peacefully. I looked around the room and laughed as I saw at least seven small dogs yapping and playing, and Scout, trying his best to keep up with their high energy. Scout didn’t have his name yet, but the foster parents would call him, “pretty boy,” and he would excitedly trudge over with his paws way too big for his body and politely sit at the foot of his owners. He knew how to give his paw, how to sit, stay, lay down, and how to give lots of love. He was the exact opposite of the stereotypical vicious pitbull that is supposedly known to bite down on anyone who makes so much as a move towards them.

Scout has hands down been the best dog I’ve been blessed to have in my lifetime. It absolutely breaks my heart that people kill off and ban this breed because of a common misunderstanding. Of course, there are exceptions to every breed, and most of these exceptions are animals that are so afraid of human contact because they have been abused for so long, the only thing they do know how to do is defend themselves. I am convinced that if owners can raise their dogs right, no matter how big, small, or supposedly aggressive they are, they will grow into loving and loyal companions if we gave them the fighting chance they so deserve.

So, next time you hear the word pitbull, try to squash away the stereotype that you’ve probably been fed for so long, and learn to love and accept this breed the way they unconditionally love and accept us.

Give all your doggies out there a hug from me!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

Every "Scrubs" Fan NEEDS To Know These Dr. Cox Quotes

Dr. Cox may be the most sarcastic, snarky, and nasty person to ever cross television screens.

225
Every "Scrubs" Fan NEEDS To Know These Dr. Cox Quotes

Dr. Cox may be the most sarcastic, snarky, and nasty person to ever cross television screens. His long-winded commentary and ability to destroy just about anyone made him terrifying and hilarious. Once you broke through his tough persona, Dr. Cox was genuine, caring and dedicated. He wanted the best for his patients and his interns. Here are some of funniest, most sarcastic and downright mean lines that Dr. Cox has said during his stint on Scrubs.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Patriotism doesn't end with Independence day

If you can be proud of your country on he 4th of July, you can be proud all year long.

5499
Patriotism doesn't end with Independence day
Photo by Rob Martinez on Unsplash

I'm the child of a Marine Veteran. He may have been out of the service by the time I was born, but the Patriotic Pride he lived by has been my family's life line. I grew up with the American Flag hanging in my front porch. My dad has the "Proud to be a Marine" license plate in the front of his car. And red, white, and blue is a completely acceptable way to decorate your living room. But it doesn't end with just that. You need to know why we celebrate freedom.

Keep Reading... Show less

According to Katy Perry, "Baby You're a Firework." I don't know if she was referring to the Fourth of July when she was referencing fireworks, but this song has allowed this generation to rejoice. The song "Firework" allows people of all ages to appreciate the lyrics, as the song brings forth a positive state of mind. Unfortunately, just like the song, not every knows what the Fourth of July is actually for. Many just assume it is that one time of year you get to spend time barbecuing and see fireworks light up the sky. Even though many are not aware of the American historical significance, this holiday has annually encouraged people to come together happily, which could very much be the importance of it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Why Fourth Of July is America’s Biggest Frat Party

It’s the celebration of our great nation, and you’re all invited.

4057

It’s the celebration of our great nation, and you’re all invited.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

10 Revolutionary Women To Remember This Fourth Of July

The patriots of the American Revolution aren't the only ones who gave us the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

3752
10 Revolutionary Women To Remember This Fourth Of July

Independence Day is almost upon us, which means that for most Americans, it'll be time to bust out the lawn chairs and grills, gather around family and friends, and praise our history through patriotic garb and grand fireworks displays. It's the one day of the year where everyone forgets their political biases or historic inaccuracies, at least for a while, to look back on the hazy, illustrious history of the United States.

But, while we celebrate what people like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick Henry did for this country, they are not the only ones who embodied the very virtues that our nation loves to advocate for. This Fourth of July, here are ten American women who history tends to forget, despite the groundbreaking things they did for their country.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments