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Postby Chris » September 20th, 2006, 7:53 pm

Hi, my name is Chris (as you might have guessed) and I am the owner of a 11-12 year old rescue Pitbull named Stockey. Stockey is CGC/TDI and is the perfect house dog. I can walk off and leave a steak dinner unattended and Stockey won't presume to go near it. Naturally obedient, and very much an old school throwback sort of dog. He weighs about 40 lbs.

When I got Stockey I was told by the shelter staff that he was an Amstaff. As I started studying and reading and researching about the breed I couldn't help but notice he didn't look like an Amstaff. Legs and neck too long, head too small. He looked a lot more like a dog from game lines. As I started reading about behavior (Richard Stratton stories) I became convinced Stockey was from game lines so I started studying gamedogs. It was strange for me because the history is fascinating and the dogs wonderful, but I do not care for the matching of dogs on a personal level for a number of reasons. Feeling too sorry for the dogs is the main reason. Yes, I understand they've been bred to do it and enjoy it. But I doubt the losers enjoy it very much and I am in fact a softy. Hog hunting doesn't bother me for some reason, I guess because it seem more in tune with nature from where I sit. And its something I'd love to do although I doubt that will happen, being as I live in Pennsylvania. Any way, I'm probably one of the older members of the forum, I'm 48. I look forward to enjoying this forum. Thanks.
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Postby PBT Staff » September 20th, 2006, 7:58 pm

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Postby Marinepits » September 20th, 2006, 8:00 pm

Welcome, Chris! Enjoy the forum! :D
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Postby Purple » September 20th, 2006, 8:30 pm

Hello and Welcome! :trollDance:
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Postby mnp13 » September 20th, 2006, 9:06 pm

ah... now I understand your PM.

The Am Staff replacement is called a joke :wink: I have one myself (well, he's dual registered)
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Postby Jenn » September 20th, 2006, 10:38 pm

Hello and welcome. :greenWave:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » September 20th, 2006, 10:56 pm

Welcome! :wave:
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Postby karma » September 21st, 2006, 12:11 am

Welcome i hope you enjoy as much as i do...... you did the research for yourself my buddy thinks :smurf: but your never alone when you own a pittie so now that you have made friends enjoy them :stickDance:
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Postby Richter » September 21st, 2006, 7:12 pm

Welcome friend.
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Postby cheekymunkee » September 22nd, 2006, 9:40 am

Hey Chris!! Good to see you! :greenWave:
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Postby lluksa » September 22nd, 2006, 4:19 pm

:greenWave: Hey Stockey's dad!
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