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5 ‘Bully’ Dog Myths Debunked

Myth #1: Bully breeds are not safe to adopt or rescue because of unknown genetic history.

According to the PBRC, there’s no actual evidence to suggest that bully breeds are a riskier adoption choice than any other types of breeds. While you may not be able to learn as much about a rescue dog’s genetic history as you would with a dog from a breeder, the staff at animal rescues and shelters often have a pretty good idea of dogs’ recent histories and current temperaments. At the very least, they can speak to how a dog has behaved since it’s been at their facility.

Of the many dogs available in shelters, bullies are among those most in need of adoption. PBRC reports that 40 percent of all the dogs across 12 Los Angeles shelters fall into the bully breed category. In general, bullies are loveable, loyal and energetic, especially when given the proper socialization and training. Don’t let a handful of unfounded myths keep you from opening your home to one of the hundreds of thousands of bullies in need.

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12:26AM PDT on Jul 10, 2013

Thanks

8:57AM PST on Jan 21, 2013

Dogs raised right with love and trained proper, no matter WHAT BREED, IS A GOOD DOG, Dogs raised with abuse and neglect are the the problem and the OWNER is the REAL......................PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!!!. Diana.

2:08AM PDT on Sep 11, 2012

Good info

8:16PM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

Myths are just that myths !!!

3:25PM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

thanks

10:43AM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

WOW

2:57PM PDT on Jul 8, 2012

By the way Pitties were called Nanny dogs in the beginning of last century

2:51PM PDT on Jul 8, 2012

Every single thing said in the article is TRUE. Thank-You, so much for the beginning of educating the public on the truth of these awesome dogs

11:46AM PDT on Jul 8, 2012

Thanks! I needed to read that! More people need to become aware! They may change their minds!

9:37AM PDT on Jul 6, 2012

Thank you

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