History Of The Pit Bull, Part 1 of 3
History of the Pit Bull part 1.
No other breed of dog has experienced as many discrimination's and misconceptions as has the Pit Bull.
While some people would tell you that pit bulls are a gentle and harmless pet, other people consider them as wicked and evil enough to be Satan’s guard dog.
Although neither viewpoint is accurate, both have some basis in fact and in the Pit Bull controversial origin.
Humans and the history of the Pit Bull have long shared a bond that was based on function. Early dogs that were the least valuable and useful did not make it into today’s time.
On the other hand, the most valuable and helpful of dogs remained and created others like them. That is the History Of The Pit Bulls.
Ultimately, breeding the best hunters to the best hunters and the best guards to the best guards produced breed predecessors.
Those that proved to be the toughest and the bravest, which are traits that were most valued during the early times, became more and more specialized.
By the Greek era, large and powerful dogs, which were called Molossians, were very popular and valued as a high price piece. Phoenician traders regarded them as an expensive commodity and used them as a bartering item.
By means of bartering, the Molossians were distributed along the Phoenician shipping course, which included stopovers in ancient Britain.
The Molossians who remained in Britain became further specialized and brought about the beginning of the mastiff line of dogs.
The Mastiffs were polished as war dogs in Britain. When the Romans invaded Britain, they were impressed by the Mastiffs’ stance and strength that they brought some back to their country.
The Mastiffs then became known as fighters or “dog gladiators” who went against humans, lions, bears, and even against each other.
Like Rome, the British also reveled in this vicious sport. They also placed high worth on contests that showed animals fighting to death.
The display of a powerful dog fighting and ultimately killing a bull was the biggest entertainment that the villages could provide its citizens.
This form of entertainment extended over all classes and by the sixteenth century bull baiting and bear baiting became the finale for a royal night of entertainment.
The dogs’ owners gained popularity for their animal’s impressive act, and the offspring of these dog gladiators were desired and sought after for their capability of delivering high prices.
And because of their power, strength, and ability to bring wealth to their owners, more and more of these dogs were produced over the course of time.
This is where the history of the Pit Bull claims his heritage.
History of the Pit Bulls Part 2 of 3
The Pit Bull Dog, Part 3 of 3
4 Reasons Why A Pit Bull May Not Be Right For You
Where to look when shopping for a Pit Bull Puppy
Pit Bull Breeder Warning Signs To Watch Out For
Toys for your Pit Bull
Benefits Of Using A Crate With Your Pit Bull
How To Make Your Home Puppy-Friendly For Your New Pit Bull
A New Pit Bull Needs To Be Comfortable Too!
A Visit To The Pit Bull Kennels
Choosing The Right Pit Bull Puppies From The Litter
A Fighter In The House? - Many Pit Bulls Are!
How To Introduce A New Dog In The House To Your Male Pit Bull
The Best Leash For A Pit Bull Is:
House Training Your Pit Bull Puppy
Keeping Your Pit Bull And Other Dogs Away From Fights
Why Your Adult Pit Bull May Have “An Accident” Inside The House
How To Introduce The Pit Bull To Your Children
Pit Bull Dog Training Tips
Teaching Your Pit Bull To “Come”
Proper Exercise Tips For Your Pit Bull Dogs
Keeping Your Pit Bull Dog Safe
Maintaining The “Leader Of The Pack” With Your Pit Bull Dogs
Tricks That You Can Teach Your Pit Bull
Feed Your Pit Bull A Balanced Meal
Teach Your Pit Bull To Sit And Stay
Teaching Your Pit Bull To “Down” And “Heel”
Tips On Improving Your Pit Bulls Image
A Clean Older Pit Bull Is A Happy Pit Bull
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