Doug Giles

?Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.?  Oliver Wendell Holmes

It seems that excellent and courageous kids are getting harder and harder to find nowadays.  More and more, we are seeing less and less of the scrappy little Pit Bull Braveheart?s in our schoolyards and playgrounds. 

One reason we?re seeing a decline of kids with excellent and courageous Pit Bull attitudes is because Pit Bull adults are marrying folks who aren?t Pit Bulls.  Some Pit Bulls are actually marrying noisy narcissistic Poodles!

For a Pit Bull to marry anything other than a Pit Bull is a stupid mistake.  These bizarre unions give birth to offspring that doesn?t carry the deep gameness that a solid union of like animals would, so we end up with diluted, weaker specimens because of the mixtures of the different attitudes. 

Another reason why we?re seeing a decline in Pit bull kids is that Pit Bull parents are getting obsessed with bigger dog houses ? better treadmills ? fancier chains ? and flashier collars. 

It?s not enough to give birth to a little bulldog, Pit Bull Mom and Dad; you must give it constant instruction and love.  If you don't love and discipline your kids, you seriously decrease their chances of being champions in the arena.

Raising quality Pit Bull kids is the most important job on the planet.  We cannot neglect our Pit Bull kids because of our petty selfishness.  If we want a better world then we must train our charges well.

Here are six musts for raising quality Pit Bull children:

1. A Pit Bull sire and dam must love their pups.  I?m not just talking about emotionally, but sacrificially.  Make sure you hang out with your kids more than you do your yahoo friends.  Take them hunting and fishing or wherever you like to go.  Get them into sports or something else constructive.  Get your and your family?s butt up off the couch and into life!  Get involved in their world, and let them be involved in yours.  Communicate with them.  Give them more than just cash and a casa.  Give them your time and attention.

2. Bless your Pit Bull pups.  Continually speak that which inspires them.  Help your pups realize their purpose and destiny. Give them hope.  Teach them primary greatness such as integrity, character, faith, passion and tenacity. 

Mom and Dad, your little pup is a blank canvas upon which you can paint a Monet or a mess ? I suggest the former.

Doug Giles

Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at and the Co-Owner of The Safari Cigar Company. Follow him onFacebook and Twitter. And check out his new book, Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting from Genesis to Revelation.