American Pit Bull Terrier lovers have particular concepts as to what constitutes the fitting house owners for a pit bull.
Jerianne Brown, a breeder from Pennsylvania, believes that potential house owners ought to have “time and energy to devote to the pit bull [and be] willing to give plenty of opportunities for exercise, willing to leave breeding to the experts, and to properly train and socialize the pit bull.”
Carol Gaines, a very long time APBT breeder and decide, says her want checklist for a potential pit bull proprietor consists of “someone who is a responsible dog owner, someone who has studied the breed or knows someone who can help them understand the breed and what kind of reputation pit bulls have gotten from the press and the irresponsible pit bull owner.”
Janis Snyder, an APBT fanatic from Nevada, likes to see “a home where the people are not afraid to set and enforce rules. All large breeds, including pit bulls, should not be allowed to run the show. A dog who knows the rules and knows his place is a much happier dog and is a joy to live with.”
Shana Bobbitt, an APBT breeder and an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator, desires to see all these qualities in a pit bull proprietor, but additionally would love an proprietor to be “someone who is willing to go to city council to fight breed-specific legislation, write letters, whatever they can do to help keep their right to own the dog breed of their choice.”
Who mustn’t have a pit bull? Bobbitt’s checklist of bad-owner traits consists of those that suppose pit bulls are good at guarding folks and property. “The American Pit Bull Terrier is not a guardian breed,” she says. “Pit bulls were not bred to be man-biters, and in the history of the breed the pit bulls who did bite were put down right away. If you want a guard dog, choose something else. Many pit bulls will help the robber carry out the goods. Pit bulls are a people-loving breed.”
Gaines’s bad-owner checklist consists of “anyone who needs something to make them a ‘man’ or an extension of their ego. Anyone who is abusive. Anyone who is not a responsible dog owner. Anyone who will do more harm to the pit bull’s reputation.”
Excerpt from the Popular Puppies Series magabook American Pit Bull Terriers with permission from its writer, BowTie magazines, a division of BowTie Inc. Purchase American Pit Bull Terriers right here.