Originally Posted by Crimsonhorse01
I am not against dog breeds, but you have to remember what they were bred for. I personally would never have one around my kids. They are a dominate and aggressive breed.
Pit bulls were originally
bred to bait bulls, not fight other dogs. The pit bulls of today are not being bred as fighting animals (except by certain unsavory characters) but as pets and show dogs. They're what's considered a performance breed now, not a hunting/fighting one.
Great Danes were originally
bred to hunt boars, but no one is screaming about the evil Danes hunting and eating their children. Danes are considered sight hounds as well as being a working breed. Although the only thing my Dane works at is sleeping as much as possible!
Pitties have gotten a bad rap because of all the hysteria and hype surrounding them. What most people don't know is that even dogs used in the fighting rings can be rehabbed and become wonderful pets. Not all of them certainly, but a good number.
What something was originally bred for and what they're being bred for today is usually complete polar opposites.