Monday, April 28, 2008
Los Angeles, CA - Dog lovers and pit bull owners show their true colors in a recent Los Angeles Times story. The Times asked readers to give their opinion about PetSmart excluding pit bulls from doggie daycare. We've included some sane opinions below. It must be noted that pit bull advocate "Tufflove" claims that "Pit bulls are the most popular breed in the United States." Yet, it is generally agreed upon that the pit bull population is no larger than 2-9% of the total U.S. dog population.
It isn't about individual dogs. Some dogs have a predisposition to kill or approach people and other animals in a threatening manner. It is, to a degree, an inbred genetic attitude. Do the people who feel they have to own dogs who could rip your face off while you sleep think the general public owes them special doggie days or something? Get a collie or a lab and get over yourselves. Keep your killer poochies at home and quit bellyaching. No one forced you to buy a toxic pet. - JDP
Please, no more letters from pit bull lovers. The victims should have their say, not the perps who keep these biting machine breeds alive. I'm sure Pooky is just perfect, like others who have bitten people and shocked their owners who said, "I just can't believe my loving poochy did that." If you are an experienced dog owner you should know you can never trust 100% any dog, that the dog won't get demented and start attacking at some point because of his inner delusions, or that the dog won't get loose, start running with others and be overcome by pack mentality when they see a small child running and attack it without stopping to think, "What is the responsible thing to do, follow the other loving poochies and have fun or stop and just watch, or tell my owner?" We don't deserve to have our children and loved ones attacked by these dogs. We don't need their genes in the gene pools of neighborhood dogs. - DAPHINE
03/31/08: PetSmart Disses Pit Bulls, Not Invited to Doggie Day Camp
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| 4/28/2008 6:03 AM |
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.
| 4/28/2008 7:26 AM |
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
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.
| 4/28/2008 11:21 AM |
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.
| 4/29/2008 10:21 AM |
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.
| 4/29/2008 11:34 AM |
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.
| 5/01/2008 3:40 PM |
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.