//...If you have ever owned one you would understand what it is we see in them. It is their comical sense of humor. It is the Pit Bull full butt wiggle when they greet you. It is their loyalty. It's their athletic ability. It is the inspiration they give through their determination...//
On page 3 of this thread, I have several posts. The one titled "PART 2" includes some things about the Pit Bulls that have lived with me inside of my house. I know some things about Pit Bulls. There are plenty of things that I can describe about them. I'll pick another behavior characteristic. Every time the dogs were brought to Petsmart, the aggressive Pit (the pure bred) would be vicious towards the other dogs, especially the medium to large dogs. I mean really vicious. It would be very loud, very scary, and very embarrassing since of course all those people, children and dogs are all over in there, and they can see who is holding onto the leashes. The other Pit Bull (appeared to be more of a mix) would do just great inside Petsmart, especially when the agressive Pit never got to go any more. Both dogs were male. Both dogs were raised from pups, only in my home. Both dogs were not neutered. They had the same sire, but different dams. The age difference was about 2 months.
My point to this history is that aggressive behavior is not always the result of how the dog is raised and treated. These dogs were raised the same, and treated very well. They were never tethered outside. In fact, they were always supervised outside in a fenced yard when it was time for "potty" or playing. I'm not sure that just because 2 out of 3 Pit Bulls that I have lived with were aggressive, means that 2/3 of all Pit Bulls are aggressive, but it appears to me that aggression is part of a Pit Bull's hardware. I have seen one Pit Bull that was as docile as an old Labrador Retriever. I have never seen one like it.