People are in love with this heart-warming pair of friends
The issue of “pitbulls as nannies” had been debated on the Internet for years.
Recently, pitbull advocates like Alternet have claimed that the breed makes perfect babysitters for small children.
For most of the 114 years since the American pitbull terrier was first recognized by the United Kennel Club, the breed was rightly seen as the perfect “nanny dog” for children because of its friendly nature, loyalty and stability. As the ASPCA notes, the pitbulls were “once considered especially non-aggressive to people.”
That is quite a claim but there are those who disagree. Websites such as TheTruthAboutPitbulls refutes such claims, providing alarming statistics about the behavior of the beloved pitbull.
Did you know that there was never such thing as a ‘Nanny’s Dog’? This term was a recent invention created to describe the myriad of vintage photos of children enjoying their family pit bulls (see link for details about vintage photos). While the intention behind the term was innocent, using it may mislead parents into being careless with their children around their family dog – A recipe for dog bites!
From 2004 to 2010 59 US children were killed by the family’s, babysitter’s, neighbor’s or friend’s pit bull.
Some believe that pitbulls are the perfect family pet while others believe that they are untrustworthy fighting dogs. The debate is likely to continue, as both sides are resolute in their beliefs.
Nonetheless, one video of a pitbull and an infant has gone viral and stolen the hearts of many. Take a look, below:
The dog certainly seems loving of the child. There are those who believe that pitbulls are, in fact, loving creatures, and that they simply become confused and attack by mistake.
If true, does it make a difference? How do you feel about these dogs?