Cops Adopting Sheltered Pit Bulls To Be Police K-9s

When it comes to dogs, Pit Bulls are victims of misunderstanding, prejudice, and misconceptions.  Truth is, with proper care and training, Pit Bulls can be family friendly and could even be great with kids!

According to D. Caroline Colie’s own words, “A breed of satin and steel. Pit bulls are a mixture of softness and strength. An uncanny canine combination of fun, foolishness, and serious business, all wrapped up in love.”

When cornered, every dog will bite and it is unfair to label any single breed as dangerous. Gangbangers, drug dealers, and criminals use pit bulls as their signature dog, and thus the prejudice began. The media panicked unnecessarily. But sadly that resulted in cities like Dever and Montreal enacting breed-specific legislation (BSL) and outright banning Pit Bulls.

But all is not lost, organizations such as Animal Farm Foundation, Austin Pets Alive, and Universal K9 have stepped up to restore this once highly respected breed back to its glory.

Pit bulls are a breed with bad rep …


But now cops are training them to be police dogs …


In a surprising move, they have started to train pit bulls to be the official dogs (K-9) for police and law enforcement agencies across the country. This growing trend has led the savings of thousands of dollars.

Saving the police department a ton of money …


Because they are very obedient and intelligent …


“Instead of spending $10,000 to $15,000 for a trained Belgian Malinois or German Shepherd, they are now taking pit bulls from shelters and training them, and they are proving themselves to be amazing police and military K9’s,” explained Protect Pit Bulls from BSL online.

Notable police departments are stepping up …


Pit bulls are excellent police dogs as they are obedient to a T and intelligent enough to be trained to find narcotics, explosives and dead bodies. Notable police departments have taken steps such as Washougal Police Department and the Georgia Police Department. Even the Poughkeepsie Police Department in New York has turned pit bulls into police canines. They have stopped them from getting euthanized and gave them a home.

And turned pit bulls into police K-9s …


“AFF (Austin Pets Alive!) stresses treating each dog as an individual. We can’t base their behavior on their appearance or their past. Clifford doesn’t speculate or dwell on their past. The dogs don’t either. Let them be dogs,” explains K9 trainer Bernice Clifford.

Slowly, faith is being restored on this great respectable breed.


Read more about Kiah, The First Award-Winning Pit Bull Police Dog In New York.

Trainers have full faith on the pit bulls and the police are helping people see what a great breed pit bulls really are.

What do you think about pit bulls? Here’s another story about a pit bull!

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