Pit bulls have often received a bad wrap due to numerous incidents involving the tragic deaths of small children. There have been many cases where children have been attacked, mauled, and even killed when vicious pit bulls have snapped. Mysteriously, most of the tragic attacks have involved children the dogs are familiar with, which leads many people to believe that pit bulls are potentially dangerous animals who should never be in the company of children. However, a recent video is challenging the pit bull stereotype.
On Thursday, January 8, an interesting video of a little girl and six pit pulls began circulating on several social media sites. Surprisingly, the video is the total opposite of what most would assume when they think of pit bulls around a child.
The two-minute video starts off with the little girl standing in front of six healthy adult male pit bulls. It's obviously feeding time, because the video takes place in the kitchen. However, the dogs aren't jumping around frantically demanding food. They're actually sitting and waiting patiently for the little girl's command. When one of the dogs in the back of the pack stands up, she demands that he sit again, and surprisingly he does so immediately.
As the video progresses, the little girl goes to get a bowl of dog food and once again, not one of the pit bulls make a move to rush and eat. Then, she counts to three and the dogs still don't move until she says so. At the end of the video, the woman explains how the footage challenges the pit bull stereotype. Contrary to what many people may think, she feels pit bulls can co-exist with small children if trained properly. She also revealed the pit bulls live inside the home, and they are all a big happy family!
The video has gone viral since it was uploaded a couple days ago. Although it is quite shocking to watch, many viewers still aren't convinced that it's safe to have pit bulls around children.
Here are some of the responses to the video.
"Pit bulls can be unpredictable if not trained properly. I hear too many news reports of Pit bulls mauling little kids to death. She's lucky to have well trained Pit bulls."
"Depending on how the pit is raised they become vicious. If you beat their a--es all the time and keep them in cages and yell at them constantly they grow somewhat of a hate inside of them but if you train them right they're just as lovable as a Chihuahua. That's a stereotype."
"Not a stereotype, but more how you breed it and care for it I guess. From 2005 to 2013, pit bulls killed 176 Americans, about one citizen every 18.6 days. And its reported the breed frequently attacks without provocation or warning. Your right. But id never get one. Been chased by dogs when I was younger around the block and it ain't fun."
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