I live in the Canton Ohio area...in the newspaper today was an article stating they are thinking of putting bulldogs on the list with pitbulls...I have really heard enough. When are they going to realize it is how they are raised and has nothing to do with the breed. I am concerned b/c my Max is Lab/Rott mix...is he going to be next being part rott...I am sorry, I don't know how to paste/copy etc...if you go the the CantonRepository web site you should be able to read the article...I hope the ban doesn't go through... www.cantonrepository.com
write letters to your congressmen, write letters to everyone. sign petitions. the pit bull ban targets many breeds, not just pits. we went through the same thing here in georgia and luckily enough people protested that it didn't go through. my advice is to write letters to all your government representatives.
Hmmm. Maybe a proposed Bulldog ban will wake people up. Once you ban one breed others are sure to follow. Bad owners will just move on to another breed and ruin it's reputation. The people who propose these bans need a history lesson. Every breed that becomes too popular has had major temperment problems. Cocker Spaniels, Chows, Rotties, Dobermans, German Shepherds, Chihuahuas, Poodles and Dachshunds have all gone through periods where they were "the meanest dogs you could own." I'm hearing about more and more cases of aggression in Labs. Considering that they have been AKC's number one breed for well over a decade, that's not the least bit surprising. I believe the Cocker Spaniel was number one for 25 years before they fell from grace. There was a recent post here about Dachshunds and Chihuahuas being the two most likely breeds to bite. Are they next? I don't own a Pit Bull and don't know whether I ever will, although I think they are great dogs. I will vigorously defend them b/c I know after the fascists ban pits, they are coming after my Rottie.
I saw a show about the breed ban in Baltimore several years ago. They interviewed an Animal Control officer and the poor guy teared up when he talked about all the sweet family pets he had put down. He went on to say that many of the dogfighters keep their dogs "underground." He also said that many people had started importing rare breeds like Cane Corsos and Presa Canarios. I have nothing against those breeds, but I'm sure many people were importing the cheapest dog they could find with no regard to temperment. I'm also guessing that many of the breeders were all to eager to dump their undesirable dogs on American buyers.