I won’t use a lot of Style Baubles space listing the countless egregious and unfounded reasons people have given for fearing this entire breed but I will tell you that dog ownership in general requires LOTS of research including talking to reputable breeders and trainers, consulting with breed educated Veterinarians and reading as much historical info as possible through legitimate books and online resources. Here are a few sources that I believe give credible information regarding this much maligned breed:
Responsible dog ownership requires that you balance your desire to own a dog with a great deal of your own life’s realities. As it turned out, Rico’s owner was able to keep him after his move. We were sad but because of our research we also realized that we would not have been the best parents for him anyway. The breed is energetic and also needs space and attention that we would not be able to provide immediately. Our upcoming transition may have been very disruptive for him in the long run. But when Rico comes to visit, we will welcome him with open arms and give him as much Pit Love as we possibly can.