Pitbulls are one of the breeds of dog. They are medium in size. They are intelligent, short-haired and muscular. They could be very good in hunting and for security.
However, pitbulls could be very dangerous. According to the Science editor of The Economist: ” First, the pit bull is quicker to anger than most dogs, probably due to the breed’s unusually high level of the neurotransmitter L-tyrosine.”
“Second, pit bulls are frighteningly tenacious; their attacks frequently last for 15 minutes or longer, and nothing—hoses, violent blows or kicks—can easily stop them. That’s because of the third behavioral anomaly: the breed’s remarkable insensitivity to pain.”
“Most dogs beaten in a fight will submit the next time they see the victor. Not a defeated pit bull, who will tear into his onetime vanquisher. This, too, has to do with brain chemistry. The body releases endorphins as a natural painkiller. Pit bulls seem extra-sensitive to endorphins and may generate higher levels of the chemical than other dogs. Endorphins are also addictive: “The dogs may be junkies, seeking pain so they can get the endorphin buzz they crave,”
“Most dogs warn you before they attack, growling or barking to tell you how angry they are—”so they don’t have to fight,” ASPCA advisor and animal geneticist Stephen Zawistowski stresses. Not the pit bull, which attacks without warning. Most dogs, too, will bow to signal that they want to frolic. Again, not the pit bull, which may follow an apparently playful bow with a lethal assault.” (CJ)
As a result of the dangerous tendencies possessed by pitbulls, the dogs have been banned in many countries such as England, Brazil, Belgium, Denmark, France, Finland, Neitherland, New Zealand, some provinces in Canada, etc.
For you to understand better, the nature of pitbulls, watch the videos below:
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So, be careful and be prepared when you move around pitbulls
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