Pitbull Puppies: 10 Reasons They Make Awesome Pets
Pitbull Puppies: 10 Reasons They Make Awesome Pets
If you've been looking for the perfect dog, your search may well be over. Pitbull puppies make the best pets. Check out all the reasons why here.
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Channing Tatum, Cesar Millan, Jennifer Aniston, and Rachael Ray are just some of the famous celebrities who own pitbulls. It's not at all surprising because pitbulls make great pets.
But perhaps you have some concerns about pitbull puppies. Maybe you've read somewhere that they could be aggressive or that it's in their blood to fight. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Like any kind of dog, some pitties bite. It has to do with the environment they were raised in, not because it's in their nature to be vicious. You may also be surprised to know that even pitbulls who have been trained to fight can be rehabilitated to become family pets.
Still, if you need more convincing, check out these top 10 reasons why pitbulls are awesome as pets and as friends.
1. They Have the Best Smiles
Brinks became an Instagram star last year because of his infectious smile. If you don't know Brinks' story, he used to be a stray pitbull who met his human while wandering the streets of Brooklyn. This happened more than 12 years ago when Brinks was still an 11-month-old pup.
But it's not just Brinks who has a beautiful smile. You can Google 'smiling pitbulls' to know exactly what we're talking about. If you're having a terrible day, just look at your pitbull's smile and for sure, you'll feel a whole lot better.
2. They're Good with Kids
Pitbull puppies interact well with both adults and children. The key is to train and socialize them early.
As with any other dogs, you need to teach your kids the importance of respecting a pitbull's space. Children younger than five may have difficulties grasping this concept. This is why experts usually recommend introducing a dog (not just pitties) when kids are at least school age.
Older kids can be taught to not scream at or play too rough with a dog. They can also be guided not to disturb a dog that is sleeping, eating, or taking care of puppies.
3. They're Relatively Healthy
Unlike flat-nosed breeds such as pugs and bulldogs, pitbulls aren't at risk for disorders including breathing difficulties, eczema, dental crowding, and so on. Pitbulls can live up to 13 years and most of their health issues (e.g. heart disease, hip dysplasia) stem from weight gain.
That said, as a pitbull owner, you need to make sure he or she is getting enough exercise. You should also feed your pitbull with high-quality food, specifically those rich in protein.
4. They Don't Need Special Grooming
Some dogs have special needs when it comes to grooming. Wrinkly breeds, for example, tend to get bacteria in their folds. So these parts have to be cleaned daily.
Those with curly coats have to be brushed daily, while long-eared dogs need their ears cleaned more often (once or twice a week) to avoid infections.
With pitbull puppies and adults, that's not going to be a problem. They have short coats so bath time doesn't have to take long.
Brushing is also optional (though most enjoy it). You could say they are very low-maintenance when it comes to grooming.
5. They Are Affectionate
Pitbulls love to cuddle. Don't let their athleticism fool you. Most of them respond well to being hugged and petted.
And it's not just people they love to snuggle. Blankets, carpets, even cats - they're not at all picky as long as they're getting some cuddles.
6. They Are Heroes
Lefty is a pitbull who took a bullet for her owner. She sustained several injuries including torn muscles and a shattered humerus bone.
Unfortunately, her family couldn't afford her surgery expenses. So the hospital she was brought to, posted on Facebook to raise funds. Luckily for Lefty and her family, a lot of people in the community pitched in so she can get her surgery and get back to her home.
Now, Lefty isn't the only pitbull to have accomplished a heroic act. HuffPost has a list of heroic pitbulls who were able to save the day thanks to their loyalty and quick thinking.
7. They Are Funny
You don't need to access the deepest, darkest parts of the net to find videos of pitbull puppies and adults being hilarious. Best of all, they don't lose that sense of humor and playfulness even when they get older.
Of course, not all pitties are comedians. Dogs are like people. They have distinct personalities.
But one who loves clowning around is definitely one that's worth having and keeping around.
8. They Can Keep You Fit
Want to be more active? Your best bet is an energetic dog like a pitbull.
As we've mentioned earlier, pitties are very athletic. They need plenty of exercise to keep a healthy muscle tone.
So if you're the type who loves outdoor activities, a pitbull would make a great companion. He or she will be able to keep up with you even if you like to power walk every day.
9. They Are People-Pleasers
Pitties are eager to please, which makes them highly-trainable. Unfortunately, this is a trait that can be taken advantage of by ill-intentioned people. They can be trained to fight, which just contributes to the prejudice against them.
On the positive side, this eagerness can be nurtured. In a loving environment, a pitbull can grow to be very devoted and loyal to his or her owner. You can be assured that your pittie will always crave your attention and approval.
10. They Can Be Very Social
Well-socialized and well-trained pitbulls get along well with other dog breeds. You can take them to the park and they also play well with smaller animals such as cats and bunnies.
Just keep in mind that it all depends on your dog's personality. There are pitbulls who are very friendly and there are those who need close monitoring, especially when they play rough.
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