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Shy Pit Bull Puppy
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This is a nine month old shy Pit Bull puppy. She is a beautiful animal and an extremely shy puppy. When she saw I wished to take her picture, she tried to hide behind her owner. When I sat down on the concrete, she slowly crept forward and looked straight at me. That's how I got this picture, one of two. Her coat is a silky brown and her eyes spoke.
The American Pit Bull is a Terrier. It is believed they were originally bred by the Greeks who termed them canus molassi after the Molassi tribe of ancient Greece. These dogs were prized them for their strength and fierceness. Many spin-off breeds of this terrier exist today.
Pit Bulls have a bad rap in modern times because they have complicated personalities. They can be taught to be loving, docile and exceptionally loyal. They can be taught to be fierce and aggressive. All Put Bills have those capabilities and every emotion between.
When I researched Pit Bulls for my suspense/thriller, River Bones, I learned that no matter the temperament, Pit Bulls should always be kept on a leash when out in public. Because of their complicated innate or inbred aggressive tendencies from their origins, they still carry the gene for fierceness. Any unsuspecting incident can set them off, especially if they challenge another animal over territorial rights.
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The artist, Mary Deal, is also an award-winning author of mystery/thrillers, a short story collection and writers' reference books. Read about it here:
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