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Pitbulls: The Truth by Seraphim-Azriel Pitbulls: The Truth by Seraphim-Azriel
I haven't done any photomanipulation in a while, but after watching a lot of Animal Precinct and Animal Cops and seeing a video by freakyhyena here: [link] I wanted to do something, as I love pit bulls. I have yet to meet a mean pitbull. As a matter of fact, because of my interactions with a homeless friend of mine's pitbull (who she had begun to set herself straight after getting the dog), they have become one of my favourite breeds and I hate how people believe that they are aggressive by nature.
Like a lot of intelligent dogs, they need to be trained properly when young or else they can be aggressive (commonly dog and stranger) or unruly and people assume that even if they don't train their pets it's should be an angel, which is ridiculous because we don't expect that from our children.
Remember, please, on the note of children. Do not let your child approach a strange dog without permission from the dog's owner and without yourself being there! Most dog bite victims are children, and this is not surprising as they often do not think to ask if the dog is aggressive and can unknowingly aggravate the dog.

What I did:
I took the houses out of the background, edited the background, added a border and letters. It's not mayor manipulation, but grass is really hard to work with. *dies* Since I didn't want to use the filters on the actual dog (whose name is Happy), I had to separate Happy from the grass.

Stock used:
Happy the Pitbull: [link] by :iconcubsocer10-stock:
Trees/BG addition: [link] by :iconnight-fate-stock:
Border: [link] by :iconstruckdumb:
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dragonecho329 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
i love pit bulls they are my fav breed of dog.
EpicSk8r13 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I KNOW RIGHT? These people are idiots that support BSL aka animal racism. Pit bulls are just VERY VERY misunderstood.
DestyPuffari Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so true 

peacecats1221 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aww this is so true
ForteAndTempo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
They are sweet gentle dogs that get a bad rap because of stupid ignorant owners.
I am pretty sure you would like Pit Bulls and Parolees if you absolutye love them. Be careful, that TV show comes with the feels.
Raven-The-Kitteh Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So true!
Just because they're big dogs, or LOOK tough, does not make them mean and aggressive. :heart: Pitbulls forever! :heart:
blue-but-beautiful Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Too right! It always upsets me when I hear people refer to these and other dogs as 'dangerous breeds'. Like all dogs, if they are not exercised properly or given the right kind of stimulation to exercise their minds as well, they become frustrated and that can manifest as aggression. 9 times out of 10, it's usually the owner who's to blame, not the dog :shakefist:
People should really do their research before buying one of these as a pet. I took on a troubled springer spaniel, who had been returned to the breeder 5 times because the owners couldn't handle her, they deemed her 'untrainable.' 9 years later she was still with me and good as gold, you just have to do your homework :)
ShadowHedgieGal Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So true!
drugmoney Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Pit Bulls should never be human aggressive. They're usually dog aggressive... but nowadays, not all APBTs are even that.
Italian-Pitbull Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Featuring this as May's avatar for :icondeviantart-pitbulls: -congrats!
whendt Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
What a great looking dog!

Great photo!
katethechemist Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
handsome thing .looks so much like my own just lighter!! amazing dogs
Kaiswolfie Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010   Photographer
I agree totally
creative1978 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Ain't it the truth. (L)I love pit bulls (L). I wish people would get it through there heads that they are not people aggressive.
xchoc Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009   Photographer
I love pittbulls :heart:
Great message! ;p
Andrea-Reyes Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
I have many emotions running through me as I see photos like this.. I am a huge animal lover and believe that people should be held responsible for their pets.. my daughter was bitten in the face by a pitbull when she was three yrs of age.. it was horrible, we had to rush her to the emergency room and she ended up getting 13 stitches across the bridge of her nose and eyebrow... the bite was very close to her eye, we are very lucky she didnt lose it.. However.. we never once blamed the dog.. we were at a family get together and someone let the dog in the house, my daughter was trying to climb into a chair when the dog came around the corner and went straight for her.. I think she got excited when she seen all the kids and people there and just couldnt control her emotions.. The thing everyone needs to understand is that while animals are beautiful and loving creatures, they are still animals and should be watched carefully around the little ones..

This is a beautiful dog and a beautiful breed, but one that should be respected and anyone with little ones should always be aware (=
BleedingRoses12006 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
I know how you feel here, we once had a pitbull and he was an adorable little sweet thing but our neighbors children were so scared of him that their parents demanded that we get rid of him and gave us all kinds of trouble (including trying to run over her). Even though she had never threatened anyone. :( We moved a few months later and she ended up dying peacefully (she was pretty old when we got her) in our home.
EarthandAir49 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
Thank you for making something like this!
my dog is part pit bull, and he is one of the nicest dogs i have ever met. the worst thing he has ever done is rip up an old blanket. i've never heard of a dog attack where the dog attacks for no reason. they are always provoked by something and act in self defense.
Seraphim-Azriel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
I know, and a good deal of ';Pit Bull Attacks' were dogs other than Pit Bulls. Mostly because a lot of people don't really know what a Pit Bull looks like besides "vicious dog".
But I suppose it doesn't help when even famous PETA President wants to get rid of Pit Bulls.
EarthandAir49 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Wait, even HE wants to get rid of them? Idiot! :stupid:
my friend signed some petition, but she didn't know it was from PETA. they were stalking her for about a month, trying to get her to sign more things, before she finally did something and got rid of them.
Seraphim-Azriel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Yea, I know, right? That's why I tend to avoid PETA, while their mission statement and all is well and good, in the end they end up executing it in a more... absurd fashion.
EarthandAir49 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
I think they're just people who like power. They probably found that they could get a following if they were 'fighting for animal rights' and all that kind of thing.
Xela02 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Student General Artist
I adore them too ! I have a lot of experience with dogs and I never seen a Pitt Bull go mad, but I've seen a lot of Lab and Shih tzu bite to blood ! So , nobody should be afraid of Pitt Bull ;)
Jedite-LOVER Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009   Photographer
i love pitbulls i have quite alot now their gorgeous
ILTBY Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Really great message :)
Avalancha Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
So true!! :heart: :love:
Eddboy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
And they have a Big Smile.
Seraphim-Azriel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
I know! Big ol' smiles!
I love pitties.
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