Ok guys this is all fine and dandy talking about the show dogs ...
What about Mrs. EverydayJoe here, the ones who have the BYB specials that were ooops cause people didn't know enough to spay/neuter their dogs, and end up getting their family pet from a shelter/rescue. The ones who have no idea what is involved in showing dogs , we need to also be considered into every thing , because we make up a big part of the "Pitbull " community also.
We also have alot to contribute also , be it donations to a organization , shelter/rescue, foundation to help canine's , or time to go out and rally for support for our breed. Or sending off emails to people about BSL . You show me some thing worth getting involved in , you might have my support.
I don't believe in BYB, I don't believe in dog fighting , we got some wonderful breeders out there, I don't have to name them off we already know who they are, then we got the breeders who shouldn't even be allowed to breed, the fad breeders , the ones who breed for what they think people want , oh lord have mercy on us .
Some Mr. & Mrs. EverydayJoe see's these and think that is what a "Pitbull" is suppost to look like, and that is not what our breed is suppost to look like. They hear about the "Pitbulls" who have mean temperments etc, and that is what they think all of them are suppost to be, but when in reality, a "Pitbull" is a very friendly dog, loyal etc, and not a good guard dog at all , maybe a watch dog , but not a guard dog. Alot of people buy them with the idea that they are getting a great guard dog, and they are disappointed when they do not get what they think they want, and alot of the dogs end up in shelters/rescues, or worse yet out on a chain in the back yard being neglected.
Another misconcetion is that all "Pitbull" owners are gangsters, etc, when in reality most owners are every day people, Dr's, Lawyers, etc etc.
There is to big a field out there that we are dealing with , and where do we beginning ?
Each city and state has their own problems, like here in Houston , out on Hwy 6 there is a place where they sell every thing from bikes to puppies, and you see alot of "Pitbulls" being sold there . I about cry every time we go past there , to me it should be illegal to sell animals like that.
Some how we need to get backyard breeding stopped, which is the million dollar question how to do it ?
Shelters/Rescues have one solution no animal is let adopted with out being spayed before it leaves it's door.
Exactly why do show dogs have to be unaltered?
I personally can't get out and go to rally's etc , but I do have a mind I do have my computer where I can send off emails, etc ...
And I don't believe joining forces with like Muggleston type is the answer either , it's not the dogs faults they are the innocent victims in this , but some how we have to get those type of breedings to stop, heaven only knows how tho.
And the Diane Jessups of the world, some one who was suppost to be a advocate for the breed, against byb, then turning around and buying a pup from one sends out double means to people .
Some times it seems like a no win situation , the dogs are the ones who are gonna suffer in the end .
People need to be more responsible dog owners , maybe they should have to take a course in "Dog Ownership" before any one is allowed to adopt or buy a dog .
I have taken Dottie and socialized her since we got her, tried to do all that is possible to make my husband and myself and her a contribution to the world.
Also get's me when people say that shy, timid animals should be put down , OH boy , Dottie was a very shy and timid pup the day I met her, she had NO idea how to do any thing, but I took the time and love to insure her a wonderful life. Her coat was a dingy white/yellow when I first laid eys on her , now she's a beautiful white/brindle, love is a wonder when it's used right. She is very dog and human friendly , she's a little social butterfly ..
This is just my thoughts ..
Dottie at 6 months old ..
Dottie today at 22 months old ..
You can see the big difference in her , what love and good food has done for her .. I believe every dog should have that chance ...
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form Mrs. EverydayJoe ..