Pit Bulls are a fairly popular type of dog. Some people love them for their sweet personalities while others prefer their strong appearance. I know Molly adores Pit Bulls too, but what she doesn’t like is when people breed them. Of course, we don’t like dog breeding in general, but right now, there is no reason for people to breed Pit Bull breeds at all.
Why is Breeding Pit Bulls Bad?
First of all, I just want to point out that a Pit Bull is not a breed. It’s actually just a label people give to multiple breeds. Specifically, they refer to many muscular dogs as “Pit Bulls”. For more information about that, you can read the article I wrote on it by clicking here.
I was inspired to write this article because I’ve seen many Pit Bulls walking around that aren’t neutered. This means that they were likely bought from a breeder, and they could end up getting another dog pregnant too. For some humans, it might not seem like a huge issue. But in the grand scheme of things, it’s an unforgivable action.
Pit Bull breeds, like the American Pit Bull Terrier and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, are some of the most common breeds at shelters. In fact, they’re usually the dogs that spend the most time waiting for their forever homes and the most likely to die in kill shelters.
So, there are already tons of Pit Bulls waiting to find their forever family. Many of these dogs are even young puppies with no health problems. Yet, many people don’t adopt them simply because of their breed. It’s heartbreaking to think about.
Therefore, Pit Bull breeders are essentially letting Pit Bulls in shelters die. They’re allowing humans to buy Pit Bull puppies from them even though there are already so many Pit Bull adults and puppies at risk of euthanasia.
Humans might think they’re getting a better dog by going to a breeder, but rescue dogs are just as special as any other dog. In fact, they’re even more special because they will love you unconditionally for saving their life.
What Should People Do Instead?
Always adopt! I can’t stress this enough. Some people go to breeders because they’re looking for a specific breed that they can’t find at a rescue, but for Pit Bulls, that will never be the case. There are always Pit Bulls at shelters, so how can someone breed these dogs knowing that?
Also, please spay or neuter your dog! A lot of dogs like Pit Bulls also end up in shelters because their families didn’t think spaying and neutering was important. It might not seem likely for your dog to get pregnant, but all it takes is for them to run off once. Spaying and neutering saves lives, especially if your dog is a Pit Bull.
If you’re able to, please adopt or foster a Pit Bull. Also, please spread the word about this heartbreaking situation. Pit Bulls already have such a bad reputation, and breeding them is only making the situation worse. We need to save all the dogs in need before we even think about bringing more into this world.
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4 thoughts on “Breeding Pit Bulls is Unforgivable Right Now”
Interesting. I never knew a pit bull was more than one breed. I think a lot of types of dogs are over bred. Some are more popular than others. Yes, rescuing and neutering are the right thing to do because there are too many pets without homes. I plan on fostering my next dog because my mom’s dog used to torment my old dog so much so that we almost put her back where we he got her from. But my mom told me if she had to get rid of her dog then I could never get another dog unless I was living on my own and took full responsibility. So fortunately they got along better after that. It was almost as if mom’s dog understood she was doing something wrong and that my dog was sick and old and she needed to leave her alone. I am nervous about getting my next dog but hopefully it will all work out when I foster one because it’s going to be a while before I’m on my own completely and since we’re moving I’ll need a special friend. Hope there are rescues close by to where I’m going!
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I agree, there are a lot of dogs that are overbred, sometimes to the point where they develop more health concerns because of it. Fostering is always a great way to help dogs in need. I have wanted to foster my whole life, but as an adult, I’ve only lived in apartments that have had strict “two dogs only” policies. So, when I move into my new house in a few weeks, I’m excited to start fostering dogs for the first time. I’ll admit I’m a little nervous too but I’m excited because I know I’ll be making a difference for dogs in need. I really hope you will have a positive experience with fostering too! 🙂