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Anonymous Dee  |  4/28/2008 6:03 AM  |  Flag  
Brilliant! "No one forced you to buy a toxic pet." This truly seems to be the case. It is always somebody else's fault -- but never the fault of the person that chose the breed. Full knowing of the consequences that come with it.

Anonymous David  |  4/28/2008 7:26 AM  |  Flag  
Labs are the most popular breed in America. Pit bulls are not even in the top ten.
1. Labrador Retriever
2. Yorkshire Terrier
3. German Shepherd
4. Golden Retriever
5. Beagle
The American Kennel Club
updated Jan. 16, 2008

If you don't want people around you, get a breed of dog that might kill someone and I'm sure people will stay away.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  4/28/2008 11:21 AM  |  Flag  
The fact that owners of a fighting breed are demanding the right to attend "doggie daycare" shows just how ignorant and scary pit bull owners are. Terriers, in general, are often scrappy with other dogs, and are not good candidates for "doggie daycare".

Plenty of owners recognize that the highly charged environment of a dog daycare is not the right environment for their dog. I can't imagine any of the "responsible pit bull ownership" organizations, which tells pit owners to avoid dog parks, would approve of sending a pit bull to a dog daycare.

Anonymous Jersey  |  4/29/2008 10:21 AM  |  Flag  
You hit the nail on the head. If pit bull owners were really responsible and educated on their breed, they would know pit bull don't belong in off-leash situations with other dogs. How many problems could be avoided if pit bull owners just took the time to learn about the dog they keep? They either don't know or refuse to accept, putting everyone in danger. They have had enough time to get their act together, they have proven they are unwilling and unable to do so and need to be regulated at this point.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  4/29/2008 11:34 AM  |  Flag  
With all due respect David, the AKC numbers you cite are only AKC registered dogs, which is a tiny percent of the overall dogs in this country. Given this, and the reality that American Pit Bull Terriers are not an AKC recognized breed doesn't mean that these types of dogs are not very popular.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  4/29/2008 12:11 PM  |  Flag  
They expect PetSmart to take on the liability of housing Pit Bulls with other dogs.

For most of them it would offer at least of few hours aqday of liability coverage.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  5/01/2008 3:40 PM  |  Flag  
Why is Petsmart's decision a mystery to pit bull owners? Petsmart already had a client's golden retriever killed by a pit bull at one of their locations.

Never mind liability alone, Petsmart is a publicly traded company. If they DID NOT implement a "no pit bulls" policy, traders would be hovering over the short sell button and waiting for the next murder of a customer's pet.

This was a 'No Brainer' for Petsmart.

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