Were pit bulls really considered “nanny dogs” historically? Are pit bulls inherently dangerous because they were historically bred as fighting dogs? In part 2 of our “Dangerous Dogs” series, Sarah Albert tackles some of the most common myths and misconceptions surrounding pit bulls that come from both pit bull advocates and opponents.
A fascinating historical comparison of our perceptions of dog ownership from the Bronze Age to the Victorian era to modern times. Might we share more in common with our ancestors in their attitudes to their dogs, for good or ill?historical perceptions of dogs, human-dog bond, Victorian era dogs