The Best Dog Breeds That People Misunderstand

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We all are familiar with the fact that dogs can fill our house with fun, happiness, and love. For me, my dog is like a blessing to me, and he is definitely a part of our family. These creatures are loyal, adorable, cute, and loving.

They provide constant companionship and unconditional love and will become your best friend (as long as they live). In return, they just need love and kindness from us. This is why most people choose a dog as their emotional support animal.

We, dog owners, love our pooches, no matter what others might say. But, there are some dogs that get a bad rap. People misunderstand them and start thinking that they are bad, or are not as good as other breeds. This keeps people away from loving these amazing and lovable dogs. I strongly believe that there are no bad dogs. It all depends upon the owners. A bad owner will either neglect the dogs or won’t train them. The ignorance of owners results in a lot of mishaps, and people start blaming the innocent dogs. For example, I have seen many dogs who are not very social. And the problem is the way their owners have trained them. It is important for you to train your dog from the beginning. For instance, you need to learn how to make your dog social.

The behavior of the dogs depends upon how they are raised. Dogs are not born aggressive, the way they are raised determines their behavior. Dogs are often misunderstood, and that leads to their mistreatment. Today we will discuss the dog breeds that are misunderstood but are actually awesome. Here’s the list of such dog breeds.

Pit Bulls

I can not start this list with any other dog breed than Pit Bulls. They are probably the most misunderstood dogs I know. If you ask me, I think the misunderstanding people have about pit bulls is very foolish. This is especially true about some of the misconceptions people have about them. 

Any pit bull lover will tell you that these adorable pooches are smart, extremely affectionate, and very loving. They crave for cuddles and constantly want to be near their humans. In fact, they were known as the “Nanny Dogs” in the early part of the 1900s. They are one of the most faithful and loving dog breeds and are great with kids. They are very loyal and love children. But, these dogs became victims of unethical owners and breeds. Pit bulls were abused and forced to compete in illegal fighting rings. This disturbing “sport” of dog-fighting and poor breeding ruined the image of pit bulls. Many people now see them as one of the most aggressive dog breeds.

This is not true at all! Pit bulls are loving and adorable, and anyone can just fall in love with their sweet smiles and expressive eyes. People think pit bulls are protection or guard dogs, but that isn’t true. They are gentle dogs and do not become good guard dogs. They most often react in fear when we force them to do something they don’t want to do. Wouldn’t you do the same if you were in that situation?

German Shepherds

They are whip-smart, protective, and they love to have some kind of job. Thanks to their high energy, trainability, and strength, german shepherds have become favorites of police, military, and search-and-rescue teams. We, humans, want these doggos to look intimidating and tough. And this is why many people misunderstand them.

These adorable doggos make a great family dog. They are very loyal and have a guarding ability. Thanks to their high energy and strength, they can go for a thrilling outdoor adventure with you. Also, don’t let the rumors or looks fool you, shepherds are a great active family dog. You can easily train them to do almost any task. However, they do need frequent exercise and grooming. You must provide a suitable environment for your dogs according to their needs.

Rottweilers

People many label them as a bully breed. But this is not true at all, instead, these doggos are nothing but gentle giants. They are calm, confident, loyal, and courageous. Raising Rottweilers well and socializing them properly will make them an excellent family dog. A well-trained Rottweiler is a true gentle giant. If you want to explore some new places, this pooch can be your companion.

People mostly get intimidated by their looks, and this also leads to various misconceptions about them. Oftentimes people believe that these pooches are aggressive. But here’s a fact for you, Dachshunds are more aggressive than Rottweilers. These gentle giants are herding and guarding dogs. These dogs love their humans and are very gentle with the children.

Conclusion

As I mentioned before, there are no bad dogs, only bad owners. Many owners don’t understand their dogs and label them aggressive or destructive. Also, it is important for you to provide a proper environment for your dogs. You need to figure out how much time you can spend on training and physical exercise of your dog. And then get a dog according to that.