Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Training: Previous owner
Posted May 22, 2015
Well to start off with, the title of this review, "A dog by any other name is still a dog" has a real message. The correct breed name for my little (or big) beloved dog is, American Staffordshire Terrier, but many would know her as a "pitbull" or as I've sometimes heard people say..."the P word". And it is sad really, to give such an incredible breed such a stigma. I have had my little issues with her, like shredding my pillows when she got bored, or practically breaking my ribs from excitement to see me after work, but lock her jaws on me, with a death grip in hopes to kill me on the spot? No.
All this isn't to say that I'm not careful with her around my grandson who is 1 1/2 years old and a little terror at times, or my kitties, that love to torment her night and day. She is still a dog, an animal. All the training in the world does not take away the fact that she is still an animal that thinks and communicates differently than us humans...and logically isn't always how its done.
All in all, she has been the absolute BEST dog for our family. She is loyal, she is protective, and she is always there 24/7, day or night, to lend an ear. How many of your family members can you say that about...truthfully? I highly recommend this breed to anyone who is looking for a companion type of pet. A dog that will protect the home, but also be an amazing companion and best friend to them and everyone in their family.