10 Things to Know Before Adopting a Bully Breed

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Don't believe the hype. Bullies are normal and adoptable.
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There are a lot of really outrageous -- and just plain wrong -- myths about these breeds' physical make-up. From claims that they come equipped with super powerful jaws that lock like a crocodile's to theories that they have swelling brains that make them go crazy, it's no wonder bully breeds have a somewhat spotty reputation. Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin of the University of Georgia conducted research on pit bull mixes and a variety of similar breeds and concluded they have the exact same anatomy as any other dog, including that harmless-looking teacup Chihuahua your neighbor carries in her purse. Rest assured when you adopt a bully breed, he doesn't come equipped with supernatural anatomy.

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