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Old 07-07-2012, 08:43 AM   #24 (permalink)
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No one is ever saying not to socialize your dog. the problem is people think socialization has to do with other dogs and that isn't the case. They need people places things noises atmosphere CONTROLLED meetings with other dogs and owners you know and trust. You never ever know what might happen. BSL happens because people go places and put their dogs into situations that could be avoided and something happens. It's then on the news as a pit bull. You said your dog could or could not be mixed with a pit bull right? There is only one breed called the pit bull. It's the American pit bull terrier. If you don't know what your dog is for sure it's a mutt or a Bull dog. If more people realized this when they put there dogs into situations that might set them up to fail then BSL would not be dangerous. I say no dogs, ESPECIALLY ones that society deems "dangerous" should be at dog parks. I don't pick on bully breeds. I pick on dog parks lol. Disease like you said but more an in controlled environment with other dogs and owners I do no know. Same way I would never send my dog off to doggie day care or have someone dog sit who did not agree with me. Why put your dogs life in another persons hands? That is what it is.

We try and educate people one by one on here. We all do it IRL when we meet someone. We understand society, rescues, media, shelters feel the need to put a label on a dog. That is the problem. Most reported attacks in the media are a pit bull or pit bull mix. It's not fair since the American Pit Bull Terrier is NOT what attacked.

In 2010 33 fatalities by dogs. 31 we originally identified as pit bulls by the media and even in some cases their owners. Only 2, TWO were by American Pit Bull Terriers after the canine research people completed their investigations. NOT ONE news outlet retracted their story that it was not indeed a pit bull (and I apologize but I'm on my phone and can't find the actual name or the report right now but if you search here its been posted) side note none of the fatalities were family dogs and all were intact.

I understand that most people who look at my dog would call me a liar (and have) when I tell them he is a mutt. But I don't care. They are the ones who are wrong. Can you tell from my picture what ethnicity I am? Why can you tell it about a dog you have no clue where it's grandparents and great grandparents were? There is only one breed that has earned the right to be called a pit bull and that is the American Pit Bull Terrier. If you do not know the history behind your dog, and you do not KNOW what he is, calling him a pit bull is not correct.
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