|Barked: Sat Sep 20, '08 5:41pm PST |
|I'm not trying to generalize, but I see this a lot, especially in my own county. But I see a lot of Lab owners that completely tear down Pit Bull owners...well mostly their dogs (which usually gets the Pit Bull owners riled up and they start bashing the other person's breed) and have this "I'm better than you because my breed NEVER bites people" attitude. I just don't get it, why does it have to be one breed "versus" another breed? Why can't people see that ANY dog can attack if provoked, not socialized, or trained to attack and just get over themselves? And why does this seem to be so prevelant among Lab and Pit Bull owners...I constantly see these two bashing heads, I don't even see it so much with owners of other breeds, but I see these two coliding frequently and almost daily in the county I reside in, it's so frequent it's almost become a stereotype for Lab owners to hate Pit Bulls/Pit Bull owners and vise versa.
I guess what makes me the most confused is that BOTH of these breeds are in excess in our local shelter, both are overbred in general (especially where I reside, I see on any given day at least one "Pit Bull pups for sale" ad and at least three "Lab puppies for sale" ad in the paper every week), both are common breeds that are kept by druggies (especially black Labs) in this county, and by people who live in the not-so-nice parts of town, AND both breeds are popular companion dogs because of their general people-loving attitudes. They're both in the same boat.
Has anyone else seen this or is it just me, because I see it a LOT? Also, why is it that people who have a "Pit Bull" "can't" own a Lab or people who own a Lab "can't" own a "Pit Bull"...that's another thing I see people whining about around where I reside. Personally, I love both breeds and would like to have a chance to have one of each (or a mix of both breeds) during my lifetime...and for some reason I've had a lot of people say I'm weird because of this fact.
Edited by author Sat Sep 20, '08 5:46pm PST
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