A gameness is a breed of dog which exhibits certain characteristics such as aggressiveness, loyalty, obedience, socialization skills and other traits. These are the most common ones. There are many others but these are the main ones.
Some breeds may exhibit different behaviors or even have no behavior at all!
There are two types of gamenesss: purebred and mixed breed. Purebred means that the parents were the same breed and they both came from the same litter. Mixed breed refers to breeding two different breeds together so that one of them does not come from a specific litter.
The first thing to know is that there are several kinds of gamenesss. All of them are considered “gameness” in some way, shape or form (although it’s usually just called a “pit bull”). However, each kind has its own unique characteristics and abilities.
For example, the American Staffordshire terrier is considered a purebred pit bull because it was bred from a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and a boxer. However, the American Pit Bull Terriers are also known as “American Bulldogs”. They are sometimes referred to as “Pitbulls” due to their aggressive nature.
Another type of gameness is the Doberman Pinscher. While not a pit bull, it is aggressive enough to be used in dog fighting. It also has gameness bred into it.
Due to this, it is sometimes referred to as a “gameness” breed.
In other words, the term “pit bull” refers to any type of gameness breed. However, it can also refer specifically to the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the American Bulldog or any other type of dog with similar traits.
The term “gameness” can refer to any type of dog with the right traits. These traits are aggressiveness, intelligence, loyalty, obedience and more. Due to selective breeding over several decades, pit bulls have been bred specifically for these traits.
This has increased their popularity among dog fighters, who want aggressive dogs that won’t turn tail and run.
Many of these gameness breeds were originally bred in England and imported to America during the industrial revolution. They were brought over for the purpose of baiting bulls, bear and other large mammals. After this became illegal many people turned to dog fighting as a “sport” instead.
Due to their popularity with dog fighters and general aggressiveness, pit bulls were among the types of dogs used in warfare. Pit bulls were included among the soldiers’ supplies during World War I.
The gameness of these dogs has led some owners to believe that they only respond to harsh training techniques. However in recent years it has been proven that they respond just as well to positive reinforcement as they do to negative. Dog trainers have learned that it’s not necessary to beat these dogs in order to get them to listen.
Sadly, pit bulls are still facing a bad reputation that is hundreds of years old. It began in England when people started breeding their bull-baiting dogs for size and aggressiveness. These dogs were pitted against bulls, bears and other mammals of similar size.
They would grab them by the nose and not let go, no matter how much the animal tried to get away or even how much it hurt them.
“Gameness” is a trait that has been bred into several types of dogs. It’s mostly found in dogs that were originally bred for fighting or hunting, but it can also be found in some family pets.
Sources & references used in this article:
Are “pit bulls” different? An analysis of the pit bull terrier controversy by R Lockwood, K Rindy – Anthrozoös, 1987 – Taylor & Francis
What pitbulls can teach us about profiling by M Gladwell – The New Yorker, 2006 – nesacenter.org
Pit Bulls for Dummies by DC Coile – 2001 – books.google.com
I’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet by M Gladwell – NEW YORKER, 2006