The truth about “Bullies”

 

I know you have heard this a million times. Pitbulls are mean and cant be trusted. They are scary mean dogs. 

Well I’m here to tell you that is a great big LIE!

Bully breeds are some of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet. All they truly want is kisses and to cuddle up with you on the couch. Bad dogs are always the result of poor training! I have a bully and while I trust him with my toddler I would never allow her to hurt him, like pull his tail or skin, or provoke him. We have rules that apply to all dogs not just pitbulls.

I chose to do this photo series to show the softer side of these animals. I hope next time you see a “mean” pitbull you think of these sweet animals and change your mind.

These two sweeties are Tucker and Lucy, they have two little humans at home which they absolutely adore.

This goofy boy is Ben.
Ben was the “runt” of his litter. The smallest of his pack so they used him as a bait dog fro a dog fighting ring. Ben was often picked on and beat up. He wears his scares on his face but that does not make him mean. Ben is a little goofy boy and loves to cuddle his new human and take him for walks. 🙂

I met this next gorgeous pup while walking along the beach restaurants in Delray Florida. Lilly was to cute with her little camo back pack, I could not help myself I needed to get a photo of her.
After meeting Lilly her owner told me her story:

Lilly was raised as a fighting dog. One day her owners friend saw Lilly’s original owner literally beating her to death. The friend new Lilly deserved better so he went back to the house and stole Lilly from the yard and brought her to her current owner. Lilly had two broken ribs and various other injuries. He nursed her back to health and she now enjoys lounging in the sun and cuddling with her owner. And the occasional french fry 🙂

Check out her happy smile.

This next “bully” is my own. His name is Atlas. He is a unique looking pitty. His skin stretches for miles. He has a few scars around his neck from a chain that was left too tight on his neck. We don’t know his full story but we rescued him from a local kill shelter. He was riddled with heart worm and demodex. He was a skeleton of a dog. My husband was the one who just knew he was the one for us. Atlas was loved at the shelter but not adoptable so luckily he had plenty of donations given to him to help us pay for his treatments.
Now Atlas is happy as can be getting plenty of love and cuddles from us and our toddler.