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Why do Pit Bulls have such a bad reputation?

Why do Pit Bulls have such a bad reputation?

If people were asked to name a dangerous breed of dog, most of them would almost certainly name the Pit Bull Terrier. These dogs have one of the worst reputations of any breed, and are often thought of as violent, aggressive dogs that should not be kept as pets, with some people even going as far as campaigning to ban the breed.

However, is this reputation deserved? Most people familiar with the breed would say that it is definitely not. Pit Bulls can be some of the most sociable and affectionate dogs, and like any breed the owner is more at fault for their behaviour than the pet. If you se...

Choosing a dog breed to live with young children

Choosing a dog breed to live with young children

If you are a parent, it is likely that you will at some point have been driven mad by pleas of "can we have a dog?" from your children. Eventually, when you are sure you can afford and look after it, you might decide that this is a good idea. Dogs...

Keeping your dog safe in spring

Keeping your dog safe in spring

Spring has well and truly arrived, and as the weather begins to warm up and the flowers begin to bloom, you might be thinking about increasing the amount of time you spend outside with your dog. However, this can be a source of stress, as there ar...

Driving safely with your dogs

Driving safely with your dogs

Nobody wants to have to go on the same old walks over and over again with their dog, and your pet will probably feel the same. Dogs love new sights, sounds and smells, and they can easily get bored and unenthused by the same routes they have walke...

Common dog fears, and how to deal with them

Common dog fears, and how to deal with them

Dogs are capable of a wide range of emotions, perhaps more noticeably than any other animal. While they are often obviously happy, or sternly protective, they can also become very scared and distressed in a number of situations. These can be upset...