Now Pit Bulls have a pretty bad rep.
They're seen as a breed that are violent, hard to control, and a physical threat - especially to young children. The reputation of Pit Bulls is so poor that, as of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, the ownership and breeding of Pit Bulls were banned in the U.K.
This negative rep has spread across to our very country and, currently, owning a Pit Bull is illegal in ten states. So, if you live in Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, or any of the other seven states wherein dogs are not welcome, you are actually committing a criminal offense.
The question today is "would a criminal do this?" - and by "this," I mean "save a baby from a burning building."
Continue scrolling to read what happened...
These guys look pretty harmless...
Maybe it's more of the stereotypical Pit Bull owner that's the problem.
Law enforcement reports that #pitbull dogs are used for guarding illegal narcotics operations, use against police, and as attack dogs.— Dumbbell Workouts (@Dumbbell Workouts)1565289853.0
Tough on the outside, great big softies on the inside.
Pit Bulls are considered to be a danger to children.
"Playing fetch before breakfast."
Can your pooch surf?
Two babies and a Pit Bull?
Not everyone feels so calm around Pit Bulls though.This Twitter user expresses that her sister was attacked by a Pit Bull and had her cheek ripped off. Obviously, this was a totally horrific event would likely make you fear the breed for life.
But this Pit Bull only seems interested in biting this watermelon...I personally think that it really is down to the owners and how the dog is trained.
There's one Pitbull whose heroic status cannot be disputed.
via: YoutubeNana Chaichanhda, of Stockton, California, had no idea that her eight-month-old pet Pit Bull, Sasha, had such a heroic streak.
That is until one fateful night...Unbeknownst to Ms. Chaichanhda, a fire had broken out in a neighboring apartment.
The entire Chaichanhda household was tucked up in bed.Including Nana's seventh-month-old girl, who was in a separate room from her parents.
Nana woke up to the sound of Sasha barking.She had never heard her dog bark so loud and instinctively knew that something must be wrong.
She left her bedroom to go and see what was wrong with Sasha.It was then that she realized that the apartment had caught fire.
Instinctively, Nana headed to the baby's room.But the heroic Pit Bull, Sasha, was already there.
She had managed to jump into the cot.
via: YoutubeUsing her teeth, the pooch had got hold of the baby's diaper and was tugging it to safety.
At the first sign of a fire, Sasha had not run away to save her own life.Her instinct was to save her family.
Nana grabbed the baby and the pooch and got them out of the apartment.
via: YoutubeThankfully, no casualties occurred and everyone got out of the blazing building safely.