My Pit Bull Essay

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My Pit Bull

I. Pit bulls are outlawed in Miami-Dade County because of their vicious nature.
A. In 1990, the American Pit Bull Terrier was outlawed in Miami Dade County.
B. There are many reasons why we fear this particular breed and one reason is because we fear what we do not understand.
C. The pit bull dogs are outlawed in Miami Dade County because of the inbred susceptibility to attack other animals, and because of the danger posed to humans.
II. One stereo type of pit bulls is that they are mean and vicious.
A. Pit bulls are no more vicious than golden retrievers, beagles or other popular dogs.
B. In a recent study of 122 dog breeds by the American Temperament Testing Association, Pit bulls achieved
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The pit bull dogs are outlawed in Miami Dade County because of the inbred susceptibility to attack other animals, and because of the danger posed to humans. Miami Dade County code states “The unique history, nature and characteristics of pit bull dogs have been determined to require the special regulations and provisions contained within this article which the County Commission hereby finds reasonable and necessary.” ( Miami Dade County, 2003)

One stereo type of pit bulls is that they are mean and vicious. Pit bulls are no more vicious than golden retrievers, beagles or other popular dogs. “In a recent study of 122 dog breeds by the American Temperament Testing Association, Pit bulls achieved a passing rate of 81.7%. That’s good or better than beagles (78.7%), and golden retrievers (81.7%). In these tests dogs are put through a series of confrontational situations.” (Coile, 2001) Any sign of panic or aggression leads to failure of the test. The achievement of the pit bull dog in this study disproves once and for all the old tired belief that pit bulls are inherently aggressive to people. Like any breed of dog, a healthy pit bull that is properly raised will remain loving and friendly.

There are other myths that just horrify people about pit bulls. One myth is about the ability of a pit bull to lock its jaws on something and not let go. The jaws of a pit bull are built just as any other dog’s jaw. There’s no enzyme, no special mechanism

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