myth (mith) n.
1.an invented story, fictitious person, etc. 2.a belief or set of beliefs, often unproven or false, that have accrued around a person, phenomena or institution.
Khalessi was NOT a 'bait' dog
She was abused, however -
her injuries were consistent
with being beaten with
a baseball bat :O(
'Bait dogs' are used to help train pit bulls to fight. The owners often try to “turn” them or make them aggressive, but due to their sweet disposition and temperament, they fail. Because they refuse to become mean, they are used as 'bait' and left for dead.
On any given day - either a dog wants to fight, or it doesn't. There is nothing to be gained from 'training' a dog to be a better fighter by letting it beat up a smaller or weaker animal.
The majority of 'bait' dogs in the media (social and news) are not, in fact, verified 'bait' dogs. The title is based on supposition and frenzy. Many dogs have been labeled as such only to find out they were suffering from disease, scarred from traffic accidents, or physical abuse from humans. They should be labeled as animal cruelty cases, nothing more.