Miss Nosy

Miss Nosy

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Black Dog Syndrome and Pitbulls

I read a story about how so many black dogs at shelters are the first euthanized and last adopted.It is very sad because I think black dogs are very pretty and sleek-looking. The problem is that there is many more black dogs than multicolored or light-colored dogs in the world. People are pushed away from dark colored dogs because in many movies and in media the "bad" dogs seem to be black.

 Sad to hear isn`t it? I mean this would be one of the first dogs I go to.

Also, I feel like I need to talk about how Pitbulls get such a bad rap. Yes there are some that have attacked people and children and the dog gets blamed for it when actually it raised or bred to be vicious. These dogs also can be a "ticking time bomb" because they had been abused or mistreated so the dog gets confused or scared and lashes out. But Pitbulls are actually real sweethearts. I have a woman who walks hers by my house every day and it is so sweet to everyone- even children. Many people are intimidated by this breed of dog because the main place you see stories of this dog is on the media with it`s odds against it. My thought is when you see a story about a Pitbull being mean you should research it more to see the details of the story. I  think Pits are very sweet,loving, misunderstood dogs.


  1. Maura and Claire, my son has a pitbull mix and he is very sweet and well behaved. My mom-in-law and I were just at the local shelter to walk the dogs. She volunteers there. I was just telling her how the black dogs and cats are the last to get adopted. so interesting that you would bring this up in your blog.

    1. I was just flipping through a magazine and decided to write about it.