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Thursday, September 16, 2010

What is wrong with Pit Bulls.

Let me say that I love Pit Bulls. Mine have all been love warts who want to be in your lap or in the bed with you.

What is a PitBull.

A pitbull can be: An American Bull Dog, American Pit Bull, American Staffordshire Terrier, Boston Bull, English Bull Dog, English Bull Terrier, Minature English Bull Terrier, French Bull Dog, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, or a loose Labrador Retriever called in by a stupid citizen who is mad at his neighbor.

More importantly, what's wrong with PitBulls.

What is wrong with the pitbull is the owner AND the dog. Too many wrong headed people own pitties because they are big intimidating and strong. They present an image to the world of who the owner is. Pitties are sort of like holding a loaded gun. The gun doesn't kill people, people kill people but if the wrong person picks up the gun then someone can die.

The pitbull is a heroic, brave, strong, loving dog who does exactly what his owner wants. If you want them to guard your kids, they are safe. If you want them to guard your valuables (house, car or drugs) they are guarded. But if you want them to kill other animals for sport, money or your fear, then animals will die. Pitties will literally die for you, and kill for you.

They are wonderful marvelous dogs, but to own one you need Experience, Maturity and Wisdom. Training should be required, tests should be given, licenses should be mandatory. Of course, I feel the same way about Rotties, Dobies, GSDs, Malinois and numerous other breeds. Oh, and breeding dogs needs to require all of the above mentioned stipulations also.

But then, I want a 5 year moratorium on breeding all dogs. Our dog cup runneth over and too many good ones going down the drain.

1 comment:

  1. I can't think of anything that sounds better but is more wrong-headed in practical application than the following things:

    1. Breed specific legislation of any sort.
    2. Mandatory spay-neuter
    3. Mandatory licensing of all breeders.

    BSL is nonsense for a very simple reason. Breeds do not attack people, especially if "pit bull" isn't even a breed. So if you come up with pit bull laws, the thugs will just get something else that isn't a pit bull but comes from a country where things like dog fighting and killer attack dogs are socially acceptable (in Brazil extreme aggression in guard dogs is encouraged.) These people know how to import dogs.

    The fact of the matter is that dogs are in a major crisis-- not because too many people are breeding them. They in a crisis because their gene pools have been taken over by fools with little or no understanding of the concepts of population genetics.

    And because of this, we need more people breeding dogs.

    Your plan on the 5 year moratorium sounds nice, but all we'll have left are dogs with poor genetic diversity and even greater genetic health problems.