- High Energy
- Committed Owner
Pit Bulls jaws do not lock. Their jaw structure is no different than other dogs. They are just powerful, tenacious, and do not give up easily
Pit Bulls are one of the strongest and smartest dogs out there. Because of this, they make wonderful companions for responsible, active, knowledgeable owners. A Pit Bull can be hard to handle for an inexperienced dog owner, or for those unfamiliar with the breed. Pit Bulls are smart and eager to please; because of this, they are very responsive and excel in training. If you are thinking of adding a Pit Bull to your family, here are some things to take into account:
- Most Pit Bulls do best as the only dog in the household.
- If you do have another dog, get a Pit Bull of the opposite sex.
- Introduce new dogs on a leash, preferably away from the home.
- Supervise dogs when they are together; don’t leave them alone.
- Never leave food, toys, or bones lying around.
- Do not take your Pit Bull to an off-leash dog park.
- Enroll your Pit Bull in a dog training class.
Pit Bulls in Maricopa County
30% of the dogs that come into MCACC’s Animal Care Centers are Pit Bull breeds. 70% of those are euthanized. That’s 9,000 a year that lose their lives. In order to changes those numbers, everybody needs to take responsibility to be informed so these dogs aren’t overbred, brought into the wrong homes, and turn up at the shelter.