One of the many things that pitbull owners have to deal with is prejudice against the breed, and towards the people who promote the breed.
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Some of you who are not already pitbull parents may question that statement, they haven’t yet felt the hatred, ignorance, and prejudice some people have for an innocent dog, and for those of us who love them.
For those of you who are pitbull parents, you’ve likely experienced:
- stinging, and untrue, remarks about how “vicious” your dog is
- the warning that, “One day your dog will “turn” on you!”
- people crossing to the other side of the street to avoid you and your dog on a walk
- endless lectures on how wrong you are about the breed and how right “they” are about it
- horror stories of a friend of a friend who had a pitbull and was attacked by it
But the best way to become a breed ambassador is to make sure your pitbull is up to the challenge. Well trained and well socialized dogs make the best statement on what a great breed pitbulls are. The website, Bad Rap has a wonderful list of things you can do to make sure you and your dog are breed ambassadors.
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If anyone would like to share their experience with prejudice, and how you handled it, or a time when you were able to change someone's mind about the breed, I'd love to hear about it! Let's teach others how to be wonderful Breed Ambassadors!
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