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Re: “No love for pit bulls

The Indiana Gazette Today ran an article discussing one mans opinion about "Pit bulls." Mr. Lyons appears to have skipped over research and fell into the stereotypes of a breed. First we have to define what a pit bull is. "Pit bull" is commonly used to define any dog that appears to have the physical treat of the American Pit Bull Terrier. The american pit bull terrier that originated out of Europe was originally came from a cross between an extinct version of todays english bulldogge and a terrier known as a Bull and terrier. They were created to be a utility type dog that could work on farms and be great with people. Mr. Lyon portrays the "pit bull" is only good for fighting. Today's American pitbull terrier is a family dog, fire department dogs, Drug K9s, Search and rescue k9s, Agility dogs, and used by the police. Mr. Lyon described his experiences with beagles and the great pyrenese breeds. So I went to The American Temperament test society (atts.org) to review the statistics of breeds that passed the test. The test challenges the different breeds based on their temperament instead of training. They scored the follow: AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER:87.4% Beagle: 79.2% GREAT PYRENEES: 84.9%. So between the 3 breeds he mentioned the American Pitbull terrier scored the Highest in the same situations with the other breeds. It doesnt come down the the breed it self however the people who handle each dog. Each dog is their own individuals. I've met American pitbulls that are couch potatoes and love every dog they meet to high drive working american pitbulls that are hit or miss with dogs. I've met owners who give their breed a bad name to amazing owners who show the potential of the dogs. So My challenge to the Indiana Gazette is get the Facts. -Tim Holsopple founder of Operation pit bull-

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Posted by Tim Nonek Holsopple on 03/05/2017 at 9:34 AM

 

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