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The biggest problem with Pit Bulls right now is the fact that they are the most popular breed of dog, but they're wanted, for the most part, by the wrong people for all the wrong reasons. There are plenty of great families and people who own them, but for the majority of them, they wind up in all the wrong places. They're a Fad Dog right now, everyone wants the huge oversized pit bulls type dogs that look like miniature bulldozers. Many people are also reverting them back to the same purpose they were bred for in the 1800's - dog fighting. Pit Bulls should be a moderately popular breed along the lines of German Shepherds and Labradors. Not so popular that there are too many of them, but just popular enough where they have a positive reputation and there not overcrowding animal shelters everywhere. If you have a Pit Bull the best thing you could do is spay/neuter the dog. Check this out, here's a little information for you:
- The ADBA (American Dog Breeder's Association) registered 220,000 APBTs in 1999.
- 1 out of every 600 Pit Bulls in shelters will find a home.
- Pit Bulls are the number 1 bred dog in the United States.
- There are more Pit Bulls in America than there are Labradors or Golden Retrievers.
- 200 Pit Bulls are euthanized everyday in Los Angeles County alone.
- Every homeless Pit Bull that dies on the street or who sits in a shelter is the product of a breeder. Either intentionally or accidentally.
- 75% of animal shelters in America euthanize all Pit Bulls without trying to adopt them out first.
Before you ever start looking at breeders to get a Pit Bull from - check out your local animal shelter first. Most of the breeders you will find, anyways, will actually falsify the dogs information. Meaning that your most likely not getting what you paid for unless you buy from a highly respected and publicly noted breeder. But why spend the money? At the most a dog could cost you $250 at animal shelter compared to $500 (which is cheap) to well over $1,500 dollars. Plus, shelter dogs will thank you day in and day out for saving them. They are the dogs that can prove to you that Pit Bulls aren't anywhere near what they're made out to be. Before you go out and adopt a Pit Bull do yourself and the dog a favor and make sure that they are legal to have in your city. You can do this by checking here: BSL Locations in America. If you want to adopt a Pit Bull you can start by checking any of these websites: Adopt-A-Bull, Dog Search Engine, Pit Bull Rescue Central, or Pet Finder. I would love to hear adoption stories that have a happy ending, so if you have one just go to our Contact page and send it to us and it will be posted on our stories/comments page.