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something has to change

Discussion in 'Today's APBT' started by brittany, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. brittany

    brittany Puppy

    I'm sitting here at home googleing and come across tones of articles about pit bull attacks and so forth and half of them have pics of mixed breeds or labs second my question is should there be better laws on ownership of the breed breeder licence and so on. I love this breed it's my favorite of them all I understand it. The APBT is the most athletic versatile breed ever created but with so many people with the freedom of owning and breeding them for no point other then money or fighting or to look cool the quality is being lost the reputation is no longer good. Should only reputable breeders showers be able to have a license to breed them. Should any any dog be registered as an APBT or should it earn the right to be. In my opinion the breed needs to be regulated or its going to be lost forever if your dog do sent cut the mustard and doest meet the standard to a T being body type and pass temperament testing it doesn't deserve to be registered or be bred doesn't mean it's not a great dog it just doesn't have what it takes on top of that if your not taking the time and money and effort to show them then how do you know your dog has it the best of the best only deserve to have that paper. To all who breed and show the true APBT and work your butts off for just pure love of the breed keep up the good work for those who only do half ace and breed them for blue coats and deformed body types and abnormal head size and aggressive behavior you should be ashamed for defacing the all American breed and creating the now down fall of it bc of them soon no one will be able to in joy them if it doesn't work for you show for you and meet the standard it's a pet not a champion.:nono:
     
  2. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    There's no downfall to the APBT. It's still a very much alive and well breed.

    I disagree with a license for breeders. And only those that show? What about those whose dogs work off the family (hog hunting, for example). Or what about those that compete in dog sports (weight pull or agility)? Or what about someone that wants to breed but fully intends on keeping all the puppies (I know someone that does this)?

    A lot of what placing in the show ring comes down to is personal opinion and personal bias (sad but true).

    Then you go on to say that an owner should have to EARN the right to be called an APBT? How do they earn that? By having a good physique? Because if you want to get down to the nitty gritty, the only true way an APBT can be proven to be an APBT is in a [].

    Do you believe that these dogs were created for the sole purpose of dog-on-dog combat? It really doesn't sound like it. It sounds like you believe they were created for the show ring.

    Back to the laws, how would this be enforced? How is the government going to enforce this when they have enough trouble enforcing existing laws. Who's going to pay for it? Are YOU going to pay for it? Are my taxes going to go toward YOUR law?

    Did you know that laws are only followed by law-abiding members of society?
     
  3. brndnew01

    brndnew01 Little Dog

    fo rizzle??? regulate breeders... some of the best dogs arent even registered.. that goes for any breed
     
  4. brndnew01

    brndnew01 Little Dog

    Unoriginal summed it up beautifully
     
  5. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    And who exactly gets to say what an APBT is? Because you'll get a lot of varying opinions on that depending who you ask. I don't know about you, but from what I've seen, a lot of the greatest pit dogs out there were ugly and had bad conformation. A lot of them wouldn't make it in the show ring. And yet, they definitely proved themselves worthy and went on to be the foundations for so many lines we still see today. So according to you, those dogs shouldn't have existed.
     
  6. Obed

    Obed Good Dog Premium Member

    your solution is actually a problem generator.
     
  7. ShanaRowan

    ShanaRowan FlirtPolin' Premium Member

    WHO gets to regulate and enforce these policies you suggest?

    WHO gets to create them?

    Some of the loudest voices in "pit bull" "advocacy" spew almost nothing but misinformation. The show ring is kind of a disaster what with the clash of UKC vs ADBA standards and then the whole AKC AmStaff "thing." We don't exactly have the sturdiest foundation on which to build solid laws or policies.
     
  8. brndnew01

    brndnew01 Little Dog

  9. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

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