I love Tiffany Raiford's clarity in this statement. I'm a big fan of this wonderful breed, and the mistreatment and misuse these innocent animals have endured at the hands of evil, uncaring, ignorant people makes my heart bleed, not to mention the thousands of people who have been maimed because these people who, like Tiffany says, never should have owned dogs, trained these powerful, loyal, intelligent animals to fight and kill for survival. Pits are too often systematically abused, neglected, and forced to fight to please their owners until there's nothing left but the instincts of a helpless dog repeating the only behavior s/he knows to avoid pain and death.
My baby is a Pit Bull/German Shepherd mix who has grown to be a powerful ball of energy. She's exceptionally intelligent, loving, and yes, very loyal. When we open the door, she has no interest in dashing out of it unless she's going to potty, or heading out with me for a ride, and if I'm resting, she stays close by, prepared to use her most fear-infusing voice to alert me to danger and warn off anyone trying to come close. She also has an uncanny ability to detect the source of, or at least the location of my pain. She thinks she's my nurse.
Click on the link following Tiffany's statement for a list of some of the most loyal dogs. I must say though, that I was disappointed when I didn't see another of my favorite breeds, the almighty, loving, fabulous Rottweiler.
Tiffany Raiford's statement:
The pit bull has a bad reputation, but it’s not his fault. He’s gotten a bad rap because people with no business owning dogs are turning them into monsters, and it’s ruining their reputation. However, this dog was once known as the nanny dog because it is so loyal to its humans, and especially to children. It will do whatever you want it to do because it knows you are the one who leads him.
Original source: http://shebudgets.com/lifestyle/pets/dogs/most-loyal-dog-breeds/64358/4