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Re: “Bully breed lovers take on Douglasville's proposed pit bull ban

The author demonstrates a complete misunderstanding of dogs and of the legal ramifications of owning an aggressive breed. Landlords do not allow pits because the the breed is banned by most insurance carriers.

The Minneapolis aggressive dog list touted by Atlanta Pit Bull Parents shows 16 dogs listed, five which are pit bulls. That's 31% of the dangerous dogs in Minneapolis. There are more pit bulls on the list than any other breed/type of dog. Predictably, most the dogs listed are the same breeds banned by many insurers...Chows, German Shepherds, Rottweilers, etc.

The ATTS test cited is NOT a test given to evaluate dogs as safe family is a test that evaluates working drive in dogs. It is used primarily to evaluate dogs for bitework/protection sports like shutzhund and french ring. It does not test for dog/dog aggresion, the most common temperament problem in pit bulls. Dogs can fail NOT because they are aggressive, but because they fail the tracking portion of the test by refusing to walk across wire grating. Schutzhund trained dogs are allowed an aggressive response to the "threatening stranger", and guarding/fighting breeds can fail if they back away fearfully from the threatening stranger.....they can fail for not being aggressive enough.

The majority of pit bull "breeders" are criminals, gang members, dog fighters, thugs, and losers looking to make a quick buck. Most are either deliberately breeding dogs FOR aggressive temperaments, or not breeding away from it. Until we stop the glut of criminal, irresponsible, and cruel breeding of these dogs, communities will be forced to turn to BSL to keep people and their companion animals safe.

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Posted by Dogmatic on 10/04/2010 at 10:49 AM

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