|Barked: Thu Mar 29, '12 1:56pm PST |
|If someone with a pittie ever sees me dragging Charlie away from their dog, it's because of one of two possible reasons, neither of which having to do with the pitbull.
a) Charlie is very leash reactive, so if he reacts, he doesn't get the reward of greeting - if he behaves, he can say hello.
b) Charlie's met many bully breeds, adults, puppies, altered and not altered, etc, and he simply doesn't like them. He's gone after every pittie he's met and I think it may be that he's intimidated by them, because the dogs he met did not do anything to trigger him, he simply decided he didn't like them or want anything to do with them.
I've owned pitties all my life and I'm completely against BSL. Obviously, as Charlie's quote says "BSL - Educate, don't discriminate." But I don't own one right now because Charlie is very, very extremely picky when it comes to bully breeds(please note that these can be bulldogs, staffies, apbt's, or even select mastiffs). I'm not sure why, as he never had any bad experiences with them that I am aware of, but may have when he was a puppy before I got him at eight months old.
My fiance brought home a stray APBT and wanted to keep him, because he was a VERY calm, docile dog who was a total baby and my fiance loved his temperament(only if we couldn't find the owners of course), but after Charlie attacked him(the pittie just stood there like nothing happened) and decided he didn't like this strange dog, it was no longer a go and it was the last pittie he has been up close and personal with.
I'd love to own some more pitties in my future, but they will sadly have to be after Charlie.
I agree though. EDUCATE, don't discriminate. People need to realize that these dogs are NOT bad dogs at all - it's the humans that breed, raise and train them or lack thereof, or abuse and neglect them.
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