Okay - I have found that the UKC recognizes the American Pit Bull Terrier.
It is not recognized by the AKC though.
It is not recognized by the AKC though.
Bolt kinda sounds like chewbacca to. Lol. But my kitten is more viscous than any of my dogs.
:;bI have a Great Dane, a Boxer, a pitbull and two small dogs. They are the sweetest things in the world. But when people see me on the street with them they turn and run. I actually had a man jump on the roof of car and scream at me. So, I started walking them 5:00 am in the morning so people didn't hastle me. When people actually take the time to get to know my dogs they usually end up rolling around in the grass with them getting slobbered on. Everyone always thinks my Boxer is this vicious Pitbull. I get very tired of explaining that my dogs are harmless. I do not behave the same way when I see other people's pitbulls or large dogs.:;bb
I'm writing a cause and effect paper in school.I should write about the causes of breed discrimination.
To me, breed discrimination is right up there with racism. Do I like dogs too much? lol
Good point. Yes, my dog is a "bully" for a reason and very protective. While she hasnt bitten, would she, yes, given the circumstances. I hope she would protect me if someone attacked me. Pitbulls, mastiffs, rotties, etc have reputations for a reason. We can't ignore that. Can they be trained to obey their masters? Definetly! Is a well trained bully dog as dangerous as an untrained nice breed, no.There are similarities. There are also differences.
Different breeds of dog do have different issues. Many of the dogs believed to be violent are so because they are very protective of the people they see as family, and because they sometimes make very bad snap judgments, not recognizing a circumstance as something other than violence. One kid tickling another, or friends hugging, or a hand being too quickly put on someone's shoulder is seen as a threat to family, and the dog leaps to the defense. As Psalm says, you know your dog, know its breed, and treat it accordingly.
However, dogs are individuals, and all breeds of dog are domesticated enough that they aren't simply violent. Any claim that "this breed is dangerous" is based on a frightening combination of ignorance, fear, and kernels of truth. All dogs are dangerous. The smallest dog can break the skin and damage muscles, tendons, and blood vessels. They are hunting animals. Their jaws and teeth were made to hurt things. But all breeds can learn to work with humans, as long as the humans learn to work with them.
I've got tons of info and links I could PM you if you'd like.
Nope, those aren't pits.
These are pits
Don't think I've responded to this thread before, but I dislike this too. Especially since I am apartment hunting currently and everywhere is pet friendly, and big dogs welcome....yet breed restriction. I plan to have a German Shepherd...that's what I want, and have always wanted, yet would not be able to keep one in any of these places because of the restriction and blind fear people have. Really aggravating.
My friend owns one of the most loving, docile dogs I've ever seen in my life....its a pit.
$400 per pet really isn't that strange.
Rental laws change from state to state, but around here, you only have to pay a down payment on having pets. If you leave and the pets haven't destroyed the place, you get the money back.
That's freaking stupid,
Welcome to the wonderful world of renting. I've been really lucky back in my renting days. I would rent an apartment in a 2-3 family house and the landlords would never charge me a deposit or anything additional for my dogs, one of which was a full grown male St. Bernard. These apartments are out there, you just have to know how and where to look for them.
If you're talking apartment complex, you're talking deposits and breed restrictions. If you're talking 2-3 family house owned by Joe and Edna Smith, who've had 27 dogs during their 60 years of marriage, you're talking no deposit and no restrictions and they'll probably drop off dog food every now and then just to see the dogs.
That would be great! Thank you!
We have a lab, which are known for being nice, although I might add that they're crazy as puppies and for 2+ years afterwards.