Pitbulls are one of the most maligned breed of dogs
in America. The name comes from the fact that they are put into a ring or "pit" to fight eachother for the entertainment of humans. The media has taken
all of the stories of fighting pitbulls attacking people to label the entire breed as malicious, dangerous, or just plain dangerous. As a result, pitbulls
are one of the top dogs found in animal shelters and the top dog in the US to be put down. Some counties have even gone so far as to ban the breed entirely,
and subsequently pick up any pitbulls owned by residents of the county and destroy the family's beloved pet. In reality, according to dog fighters
themselves, it is very hard to find a pitbull puppy even in a litter bred from fighting dogs that is willing to fight. This is because the breed is in
fact generally very eager to please their owners. One pitbull-type breed, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, has even earned the nickname Nanny Dog because
of how protective they are of children. In fact, it is the German shepherd heads the canine list as the number one biter. Vicious pitbulls become that
way because of being trained by their owners to be that way.
Shorty's rescue is based in Los Angeles and is dedicated to bringing awareness of the true nature of the breed and the rescue of pitbulls. The Animal
Planet show "Pit Boss" showcases this rescue. Please check out his site and if you have the money to do so, please donate to his cause.