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Menacing Or Misunderstood?

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  1. Menacing Or Misunderstood? The single most misunderstood breed

  2. Content of the presentation History Family Dogs Temperament Service Dogs Owners Views Opposition Views Skewed Views Fighting Dogs Conclusion

  3. History

  4. Loving and Family Oriented • High pain tolerance • Patient • Affectionate and gentle • Very playful • Know when to be protective

  5. Good Companions • Love to cuddle • Amusing and playful • Protective when needed • goofy and fun loving • loyal • Smart and obedient

  6. Temperament • Not people haters • Good natured and affectionate • Eager to please their master • Loyal • Very Friendly • Can be aggressive toward animals and other dogs if not properly socialized • Extremely energetic

  7. American Temperament Society Breed # tested # passed # failed Passing %

  8. Useful Pitbulls • used as therapy dogs • narcotic and bomb sniffing dogs • Sgt. Stubby. A Pit Bull war hero.

  9. Owner views • Loving and affectionate • Can be a handful due to energy • Might fight with them for a soft blanket to sleep on • Goofy and amusing • Good with children • Protective and loyal

  10. Opposition Views • Vicious • Killers • Fighting in their nature • Unpredictable • Unsafe dogs

  11. Skewed Views • Pitbulls are thought to be the most common breed in the U.S. • Negatively portrayed in the media : fighting and attacks • A lot of attacks are called Pitbull attacks even if they were not Pitbulls • New T.V. Shows starting to show true Pitbull

  12. Fighting Pitbulls • Fighting is very brutal • It is a felony offense • It is mostly done in urban areas as a betting sport • A small percentage of the Pitbulls living in the U.S. are used for fighting

  13. Dog Fighting • Multiple breeds other than Pitbulls used • Fila Brasileiro, DogoArgentino, the TosaInu, and the PresaCanario • Small part of the population involved in fighting • Dogs bred to fight • Dogs are trained to be vicious

  14. Which Is The Pitbull?

  15. Conclusion

  16. Works Cited Dog Breed Info Center. Dog Breed Info Center. 2012. 12 March 2012 <http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/>. Michigan Live LLC. Pitbulls are killers: The entire breed needs to be eliminated. 12 December 2009. 12 March 2012 <http://www.mlive.com/opinion/flint/index.ssf/2009/12/pitbulls_are_killers_the_entir/2753/comments-2.html>. American Temperament Test Society, Inc. American Temperament Test Society, Inc. 2012. 12 March 2012 <http://atts.org/>. ASPCA. Dog Fighting FAQ. 2012. 12 March 2012 <http://www.aspcapro.org/dog-fighting-faq.php#who>.

  17. Works Cited Burt, Hilary. Pictures of Pitbulls. 2008-2012. 12 March 2012 <http://www.out-and-about-with-your-dog.com/pictures-of-pitbulls.html>. Healey, David. The New England Medical journal. 10 August 2007. 12 March 2012 <http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1259/2659/>. Sergeant Stubby. 1 April 2012. 12 March 2012 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergeant_Stubby>. Sun Sentinel. sun-sentinel.com. n.d. 12 March 2012 <http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/news/specials/weirdflorida/blog/2010/07/pit_bulls_as_service_dogs_1.html>. Toellner. KC DOG BLOG. 16 October 2009. 12 March 2012 <http://btoellner.typepad.com/kcdogblog/science-of-fear/>.