All dogs need strong owners. Some breeds are more harder to train for first time dog owners than others, that is why American Pit Bull Terriers are recommended for dog owners who have at least had some experience in training dogs because an APBT can easily be to much to handle for someone who is new to owning dogs.
The same goes for tons of other breeds like Dobermans, Collie's, Mastiff's, Rottweilers, Shepherds..ect
American Pit Bull Terriers, or ANY dog for that matter doesn't just need someone who will "love them".
Any person with some sense can love a dog.
LOVE won't train a dog to become stable
LOVE won't socialize a dog to become stable
LOVE won't smooth or improve a dogs temperament.
Love alone won't cure or fix anything. You need to be an experienced dog owner who knows how to socialize, train and care for a dog. If you can give these 2 things to your dog at the fullest, than you can own any breed of dog or any advacned breed of dog, not just APBT.
APBT's aren't he monsters they are made up to be, most of them are nothing more than stronger and more independent versions of Labs who do wonderfully with other pets and children and animals when they are prooper soclized because APBT are dog aggressive and if not socilized early become aggressive towards dogs. A good natured well bred APBT would never be aggressive towars a human.
Gender does not make a different if you spay/neuter and offer all of the training and socialization the dogs need. I've seen the outcome of tons of APBT's who aren't properly trained and socialized.
They are either tied outside under a tree with a shake for a dog house and a bucket full of moldy water. Other APBT are tied to 5lbs + chains to keep them from attacking anyone, still others are placed in kennels for the remainder of their lives because their owners don't know how to care for them, or fail to care for them, and of course, many others are thrown and dumped into shelters because they are to much to handle. Throwing an APBT into a shelter is basically a death sentence, because no one wants to adopt a full grown dog, much lessen on an APBT, the bred has a horrible rap and bad stereotype as you know, and this dissuade many people from adopting them, even when some of them are loving, appreciative dogs.
An APBT who is not property trained has an outcome just like any other dog who is not properly trained, the dog is aggressive, unstable, fearful, anxious and often suffers from mental issues due to lack of training. They will bite when provoked or when the see something strange and will do other horrific behaviors.
Any dog with teeth can be aggressive and dangerous and unstable and bite when not socialized or properly trained, the difference is that another dog is just another dog and an APBT is an APBT, and these dogs attacks are always over exaggerated in the news for the sake of media business.
· 8 years ago