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We have redesigned our website and have made it Breed Specific in favor of the "Pitbull"
The word or term "Pitbull" is used to describe a certain type of dog with certain characteristics. Pitbulls are not a breed but have become known as pitbulls due to media attention and their history.
There are a dozen or so breeds which tend to be characterized as pit bulls. These include the American Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, American Bully, American Bulldog, Dogo Argentino, Presa Canario, Cane Corso, or any mix thereof. Most of the time the public does not know how to truely identify a "Pitbull" and often get many well known breeds of dogs confused with pitbulls due to similar charateristics and traits.
The Pit Bull Terrier was created by breeding mastiffs and terriers together to produce a dog that combined the gameness and agility of the terrier with the strength of the mastiff. These dogs known as pitbulls were bred in England as all-around farm dog. In the United Kingdom Pit Bulls were used in bloodsports such as bull baiting, bear baiting and cock fighting. These bloodsports were officially eliminated in 1835 as Britain began to introduce animal welfare laws. Since dogfights were cheaper to organise and far easier to conceal from the law than bull or bear baits, bloodsports turned to pitting their dogs against each other instead. Dog fighting was a bloodsport often involving gambling, drugs, and other criminal activities. The winning dogs are valued much higher and kept in much better condition then a losing dog. Losing dogs are usually killed or left to suffer with their injuries eventually dieing from untreated infections. Winning dogs are often over breed for their offspring, winning dogs and their offspring can sell for thousands of dollars.
Studies estimate that up to 1 million Pits are euthanized per year, or 2,800 per day. Some estimates are up to double that number. In the Los Angeles area alone, 200 per day are put to sleep.
A study by the organization Animal People reports a 93% euthanasia rate for Pit Bulls and only 1 in 600 Pits finding a forever home.
Read that again.
Only ONE in 600 Pit Bulls will have a forever home.