A recent submission by KaD came in containing two Maul Talk terms: “These are really nice dogs if you’d just give them a chance.” We separated the terms into: “really nice dogs” and “give them a chance.” Tackling the latter term first, Google Search results show that the query (“pit bull” and “give them a chance”) has over one million results. This term often centers around the obscene number of unwanted pit bulls — about a million annually — that arrive in open admission shelters of which 800,000+ are euthanized. The plea, give them a chance, is echoed gratuitously despite the breed’s unmatched, killing record.

Submission:

I always cringe when some pitiot says “These are really nice dogs if you’d just give them a chance…” That’s the whole problem. Pits are the number ONE breed for FAILING a second chance after mauling or killing a person or their pet. Pit bulls have had 30 YEARS of chances — resulting in 30 years of maimings, killings, maulings, disfigurements, dismemberments, scalpings, amputations, life flights, dead pet dogs, dead horses, dead sheep, dead alpacas, dead kids. Pit bulls have had far too many ‘chances’ already. Add to this the fact that pit bulls were bred to be fighting dogs, not pets, and that there are over 400 registered dog breeds and no damn reason anyone needs to own a pit bull. – KaD

References:

Many adopters won’t even give them a chance. They hear pit and they run. They are scared.  – Kristina Campbell
the reason there is so much in the pound is because people don’t give them a chance.  thats why there so many in the pound, shelter, and even dead! – Eric13
Fighting Pit Bulls being put down – why not give them a chance? – Alice
Pit Bulls are an amazing loyal loving dog if you people would just give them a chance! – Amanda Thoman
“I encourage people not to wrinkle their nose and get all scared when they see a Pit Bull. I encourage you to give them a chance,” – Shannon Bagby
Why rescue a Pit Bull: “Because they can change minds, touch hearts, and save lives…if someone would just give them a chance.” – Pit bull rescue
PEOPLE ARE THE CAUSE OF BAD PITS.  IF ONLY PEOPLE WOULD GIVE THEM A CHANCE. – Repellent pit bull breeder
Pits – Give them a chanceFacebook page
Give them a chance — I know a lot of people are afraid of pits, but they are really great dogs if you just give them a chance. – Ashley Gilbert
When cared for and treated responsibly…Pit Bulls are the best dogs anywhere…give them a chance. – Bailey West
This pit bull single-handedly changed my misinterpreted belief about the breed. They are great dogs if you just give them a chanceJennifer

Close Combination References

They are really, really good dogs, wonderful dogs, if people would just give them a chance. – Danielle Black
I CAN GUARANTEE THIS DOG WILL NOT BITE U IF U RAISE HIM WELL! Pit Bulls are super sweet! I HAVE NVR SEEN ONE GO CRAZY ABOUT ANYONE OR ATTACK ANYONE! They are really good dogs! GIVE THEM A CHANCE! – Jessie Muniz
I wish more people like you would give them a chance. They can be really good dogs if you raise them with love – xxangiielovexx
I know a lot of people are afraid of pits, but they are really great dogs if you just give them a chance. – Ashley Gilbert
I must say thank you so much for adopting a APBT, you are saving two lives. The one who you adopt and the one that takes its place at the shelter. They can be really great dogs if people just give them a chance and they just want to be lap dogs! – Rogue Bullies

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