Pit Bull Outline

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Pit Bulls (American Pit Bull Terrier) : Pet or Monster? Intro Attention getter: 3 million "Pit Bulls" living in the United States and only 1 in 600 will successfully find a "forever" home. Sadly, for every 1 "Pit Bull" placed in a loving home there are 599 killed. Shockingly, that statistic unfortunately does not exclude puppies! Thesis The American Pit bull used to be viewed as Americas dog, but now many people have taken to the fear of this amazing breed, and this fear has lead to heart break for many pit bull lovers. There are just small things we can do to change the view of these dogs. Ethos Dogs are loved for their loyalty, variety, and abilities. Pit bulls are the greatest examples of these qualities, yet they are still the most feared and misunderstood dog breed. Pre-summary Seen as monsters because... Seen as pets because... The fix Body of presentation People fear pit bulls for several reasons, most of them mislead Appearance often identified by his stocky body and strong, powerful head (AKC) AKC Standards: General Impression give the impression of great strength for his size agile and graceful keenly alive to his surroundings stocky His courage is proverbial. Head Medium length, deep through, broad skull, very pronounced cheek muscles, distinct stop ears are set high. Ears - Cropped or uncropped, the latter preferred. Uncropped ears should be short and held rose or half prick. Full drop to be penalized. Eyes - Dark and round, low down in skull and set far apart. No pink eyelids. Muzzle - Medium length, rounded on upper side to fall away abruptly below eyes. Jaws well defined. Underjaw to be strong and have biting power. Lips close and even, no looseness. Upper teeth to meet tightly outside lower teeth in front. Nose definitely black. Neck Heavy slightly arched tapering from shoulders to back of skull No looseness of

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