|Barked: Thu Nov 15, '12 8:04am PST |
|German Shepherds are also often included in breed restrictions and BSL in several places, so hopefully you are well prepared for that Pandora.... in the meantime I suggest actually researching the American Pit Bull Terrier. Yes, they are not for everybody (just like German Shepherds are not for everybody...) and yes, they CAN be more prone to dog aggression (note I was specific, dog aggression) -- but so are many other breeds....are you okay with including all of those? Also are you okay with the rampant breed mis-identification, such as labs frequently being labeled "pit bulls" because they may have a blocky head? It's fine if that's really how you feel and you are ok with laws that limit and restrict ownership (and also kill) pit bulls, rottweilers, german shepherds, and the list grows and grows -- and is enforced by people in government with no professional animal experience who can't tell a pit bull from a dalmatian.... also I implore you to look up statistics -- cities with BSL in place do not have lowered bite statistics. Again... deed, not breed.
And lastly, to say the genes will "always" be there is a farce...it COULD theoretically be systematically bred out. Not all lines of every pit bull on earth are dog aggressive. Of course this will not happen because it would need to be a very controlled effort, not to mention you can't stop the loser thugs breeding poor specimens for dog fighting (which, by the way, those people are not following BSL laws, so with those laws you are only punishing law abiding citizens who actually take care of their pit bull dogs). Ultimately it is a failure and makes no sense, and is a knee-jerk reaction.
Dangerous Dog laws that do not target specific breeds is a better and more logical option.
Edited by author Thu Nov 15, '12 8:13am PST
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