I’ll be the first to admit it, when we started looking at getting a dog, I was against getting a pit bull. Because I’ve always been a cat person, all I ever heard about were the bad stories about pit bulls that are exaggerated and inflated in the news. Amongst the stories, we can largely thank Michael Vick for the pit bull’s bad reputation. Everyone is probably well aware of the news coverage around Michael Vick’s dog fighting ring in 2007 which consisted of 70 dogs, mostly pit bull terriers. What the news does not often cover is how loving, friendly and loyal pit bulls are.
The truth about pit bulls is that they are not bad dogs. Pit bulls that grow up to be aggressive and mean were unfortunate enough to be raised by bad people.
My puppy, Madelyn, is a Boxer/Mix. We suspect she has some pit bull in her. Madelyn is the most social, fun-loving, sweet, loyal puppy you will ever meet. My fiance and I are spending a lot of time and money to train her to be a well-mannered, respectable dog. Because of her breed, Madelyn needs to work extra hard to prove herself as a good dog to the people who don’t know any better.
Take it from a once skeptic, I wouldn’t trade my Boxer/Pit mix for any other dog in the world.