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Out of the six to eight million cats and dogs who end up in U.S. shelters every year, one in four are Pit Bulls or pit-associated breeds and mixes. Sadly, these dogs are currently, the most wrongly marginalized in the U.S. and many other parts of the world. Pit Bulls carry the burden of years of false stigma and myths that they are naturally vicious animals when actually, this stereotype comes from the fact that they are frequently abused and misused in illegal dogfighting rings.

According to the American Temperament Test Society, American Pit Bull Terriers, the most popular breed used in dog fights, have a very high positive temperament passing rate of 82.6 percent. Even dogs commonly thought to be kind and gentle (and they are, with the right care) like Bearded Collies and Chihuahuas scored lower than American Pit Bull Terriers.

One Pit Bull lover, Mallory Smith, is fed up with the myths surrounding these loving dogs. She took to Facebook to write a powerful note to all the people who think her Pit Bull “is not a nice dog” and often cross the side of the street to avoid walking past the dog.

The note has since gone viral with almost 56,000 shares, where she states, “Give these sweet dogs a fair chance and I guarantee you won’t be able to resist falling in love with them.” You can read the passionate note in length here

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We hope this passionate testimony will help to dispel the myths surrounding Pit Bulls. As Mallory notes, years ago, Pit Bulls were considered “Nanny dogs” because of their loyalty and gentleness toward their guardians. They were also once an American favorite, earning the title “America’s dog.” Unfortunately, people soon found ways to exploit Pit Bulls’ behaviors and tendencies to use them in dog fights, and their strong appearance became a symbol of violence, drug culture, and gangs.

But if more people would just give Pit Bulls a chance, they can be very loving companions, and in some communities, they have even become heroes, saving people and their guardians from harm. Some even protect citizens by using their talents by working on a police force!

Do you live with a sweet Pit Bull of your own or perhaps simply love this misrepresented dog and want to help? Share Mallory’s post on Facebook and help educate your friends and family about these amazing dogs!

Image source: Mallory Smith/Facebook

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Debbie Bell
11 Months Ago

A lot of the \'pit bull\' hysteria is a class/race thing. If like me you live in a gentrified urban neighborhood, and are a \'respectable looking\' older white person, people are not afraid of your \'pit bull\'. There\'s no reason to be afraid of ours, an extremely pleasant animal, though of course everyone should be careful with any dog they don\'t know. But the reaction has a lot do with assumptions made about the person with the dog, as well as knowledge level of the person encountering the dog. It\'s rare for people to get way out of the way or our dog, and I\'ve never heard a negative comment about her, vs. literally 100\'s of positive ones over the years (she\'s really beautiful besides sweet tempered).

Ruth Ludgater
11 Months Ago

In the 70\'s they blamed Dobermans,
In the 80\'s they blamed German Shepherds,
In the 90\'s they blamed the Rottweiler,
Now they blamed the Pit Bull,
When will they blame the Humans??
- Cesar Millan

11 Months Ago

i want to say a very big thanks and appreciation to Dr. Keke Odin the chief priest of all spell casters worldwide for bringing back my husband who left i and the kids for almost three months within the space of two days after following all instruction given to me. i am very much grateful for restoring peace in my marital home, and i pray God almighty give you the strength and wisdom to continue helping more people having similar relationship and marital problem like mine. for help you can contact him now through his email and mobile number below

Email: [email protected]

Mobile Number: +1 386-336-9876

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sarah Jane West
09 Jun 2017

What om earth are your comments about god and your marriage pi do with loving a pit bull ????? I dont appreciate this or the fact that you are showing your email and phone umber

This is very inappropriate Get a life This is not the forum for this

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