>The nastiness, name calling and well, online verbal
>pit-fighting amongst the various pit-bull groups here
>on the NG simply reinforces the stereotypical bad
>reputation of the breed. As far as the civilized world
>is concerned, dogs bred to fight rather than work, no
>matter what name you give them (Am Staff, Pit Bull,
>Bull Terrier, whatever) are pit bulls. Much of their
>bad reputation is borne out by the dog-bite statistics
>(posted here recently in the chow threads). The rest
>of the bad rep comes from the rude, belligerent
>low-class attitudes of their owners. The mud-slinging
>in the current pit bull topics is typical
>pit-bull/pit-bull owner behavior .
>As long as the owners insist on behaving like low-life
>rednecks, the dogs will suffer the consequential
two AmStaffs and also highly values the APBT. Neither of my dogs is a pit
bull, but I am proud that their ancestry is the American Pit Bull
Terrier. Neither of my dogs has ever been permitted to play aggressively
with other dogs or humans, much less fight. Both are obedience-trained,
friendly, and I feel comfortable taking them anywhere.
The only stereotypical bad reputation of the breed is promulgated by
uninformed, biased, closed-minded people like yourself. As far as bite
statistics go, an authenticated report from a person in Europe confirms
that the APBT falls quite a bit behind other breeds in reported bites.
Nobody would ever accuse me of behaving like a low-life redneck, but trust
me to say that I would prefer comparison that to an ignorant,
ill-informed, venomous person like yourself.
Human/Alpha Dog Tina & Gracie AmStaffs/Dogs
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.