Pit bulls have seen some of the worst media attention of any dog breed, including Doberman pinchers, German shepherds, and Rottweilers. All of these breeds have been painted as aggressive dogs, capable of attacking without provocation, and many have lobbied for unprecedented regulation of their breeding and ownership. Pit bulls have been at the center of several high profile dog fighting scandals in the last few years, causing them to be banned from housing complexes, communities, and even entire cities.
In reality, however, the reason why pit bulls often become fighters is because of their owners, not because of their natural instincts. Pit bulls are often bred and trained to be vicious by people who run fighting rings because they are powerful dogs. Unlike other breeds that are slim and fast, the pit bull is endowed with powerful crushing jaws and strong legs.
The studies that claimed to show that pit bulls were naturally aggressive have now been disproven, citing unfair data pools and information skewing that unfairly characterized the pit bulls. Further studies have shown that a dog’s personality depends on their upbringing and training more than to their natural instincts. How else could some pit bulls be the scrappy fighters used in illegal and cruel dog fighting, and others be the carefree, loveable house pets of families around the country?
Kandy McCashland saw the need for a truly loving environment for these dogs, not one that trained them to be fighters or one that lived in fear of their aggressiveness. She realized that just like humans, even the most brutal personality can be mellowed with the right care and attention. This is why she started raising pit bulls, ensuring they always had the attention they needed.
Kandy McCashland saw the bad reputation of these lovable, friendly dogs, built up by media firestorm and misconceptions, and knew that with the right care, they could be the perfect animal companion. Not only are they friendly and loyal, they are protective of their humans and home. With this love of the breed, she raises her pit bulls in the right atmosphere and blogs about their adventures.