BEHIND THE LEASH: HOW DOG BEHAVIOR REFLECTS OWNERS, NOT BREEDS
When Candince Elliot was told the stray she rescued was unadoptable because of its pit bull features, she committed to finding a good home for the dog. However, when an applicant asked if its “saggy nipples” would go away, it crossed the line for Elliot.
“My dad was very hesitant going into it because she did look a bully breed,” Elliot, 25, said. “All he had heard was what the media tells you: they’re going to rip your face off, they’ll turn at any moment. He was not happy with it, but now, we’ve caught him petting her and giving her stuff. He loves her.”
Elliot is not the only owner of a pit bull to experience comments or worried looks when she takes her dog, Momma, on outings.