Dogs have long been called man’s best friend, however, our four legged companions were once wild creatures. As a result, they are still capable of inflicting huge amounts of damage when provoked.
For years, a dog lover worked hard to dispel rumors that pit bulls were violent and dangerous dogs and used her sweet, gentle pit bull as a prime example of their kind nature. However, she quickly changed her tune when her constant companion suddenly snapped one day.
A Pit Bull Advocate
For most of the past 10 years, a Florida woman was a huge advocate for pit bull breeds. She acknowledged they were extremely strong animals capable of inflicting harm, but she truly believed that the breed wasn’t inherently dangerous. Instead, she believed it came down to how the dogs were raised.
Nature vs. Nurture
If the dog was raised in violent conditions and trained to be aggressive, the dog would likely be dangerous. However, the woman genuinely believed that pit bull breeds were perfectly safe dogs to own if they were raised in loving homes by owners that cared for and trained them properly. According to the woman, her own dog was living proof.
More than 10 years ago, Yasmin Adam brought home a tiny pit bull mix puppy that she named Sir Hinkles. They bonded instantly, and Sir Hinkles was a constant source of love and companionship. And when people told Adam that pit bulls were dangerous, she used Sir Hinkles as a prime example that pit bulls could be amazing pets.
A Gentle Companion
“I didn’t even have to put him on a leash because he was such a good-natured dog,” Adam told The Daily Mail. “I loved him so much. He slept with me in my bed, he never was out of line. He was always so gentle with children and really friendly. He never snapped at cats or little kittens, he never touched a kitten.”