More Aggressive Than Pit Bulls: Comparison Is Unfair

March 26, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Since our Tattoos & Rescues project was mentioned in this article I feel the need to speak on the issue of redirecting attention to other breeds.  This practice is simply unfair and does not help any breed.
My company, participants in Tattoos & Rescues, and fellow advocates DO NOT condone the idea of redirecting attention from one "aggressive" dog breed to another.  Statements like "My Chihuahua is more dangerous than my pit bull" or "It's a pit bull, not a freaking shark" don't help other animals that are on the receiving end of this comparison.  
My company, participants in Tattoos & Rescues, and fellow advocates DO NOT condone the idea of redirecting attention from one "aggressive" dog breed to another.  Statements like "My Chihuahua is more dangerous than my pit bull" or "It's a pit bull, not a freaking shark" don't help other animals that are on the receiving end of this comparison.  
The second breed of dog euthanized in shelters every year behind "pit bull" type dogs are, you guessed it, the Chihuahua.  Sharks are summarily pulled out of the ocean, have their fins and tail removed with a machete and are thrown back into the water, sink to the bottom and drown.  For every human killed by a shark, humans kill approximately two million sharks.
While it might be funny as a comparison, I do not know a single pit bull owner that likes their dog to be labeled aggressive simply because they are a pit bull.  Don't you think other breeds deserve the same level of respect? 
Chihuahua's are no more inherently aggressive than any other dog breed.  Given the right circumstances any dog can become frustrated, aggressive and lash out.  It is up to humans to recognize those circumstances and act accordingly to keep everyone,  including the dogs, safe.
Excerpt from LittleThings.com...
Pit bulls are singled out as the most vicious of dog breeds — but the following video is proof that their reputation isn’t always fitting.
The breed has long been stereotyped despite people’s attempts to end the stigma, like Brian Batista, who created the photo series Tattoos & Rescues. We’ve also introduced you to Craig Mosher’s paralyzed pit bull Loois, whom he called the “kindest little creature you’ll want to meet in your life.”
This YouTube clip shows a tiny Chihuahua who’s much more frightening than a pit bull that’s more than twice its size.
The little pooch is seen barking viciously and even jumping in the pit bull’s face. (Just see how he acts at the :17 mark!) Just watch the video and it will become very clear why he’s been dubbed the “Killer Chihuahua,” while his victim earned the title of “Sweet.”
Read the full article by clicking here.
This Chihuahua Was Growling At A Pit Bull. Watch The Big Dog’s Reaction — SHOCKING!

 


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