"If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went"~Will Rogers

Saturday, March 31, 2012

It started well....

"Pit bulls are strong, stubborn and not well-suited to first-time dog owners.  But they’re also a loyal dog and overwhelmingly friendly. It’s poor breeding and ownership habits that lend them a bad name."
This comment from a Pitbull breeder started well then drifted off into the usual sugar coating state. What  should have been added is that when people don't have all the information, both pro and con, about a breed to make a good informed decision about what dog would be best for them, you can have the issue of a person getting a dog they weren't able to be a suitable owner to. While I know Pitbull people are desperate to find homes for those in rescue, this will just add to the continuing cycle of dogs being put through the rescue mill. Better to try and get it right the first time if possible. I would also add, besides first time owners, they are not suitable for someone that can't give them consistent training, socialization, keeping them as a family dog and not in the back yard, supervision and proper containment.