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For the first time in 25 years, pit bulls can now run freely in Edmonton because the city has removed the licensing rules that kept them tied up when they are outside. In 1987, the law was introduced because of concerns of the attacks and required Staffordshire Bull terriers and American Staffordshire terriers to be leashed and muzzled when out of the owners property. Even if the dogs were on the owners property outdoors, they would have to be chained, muzzled or in pens. Owners also faced a higher licensing fee and needed a $1 million in liability insurance. The city amended the law without a debate to remove those requirements and only apply them to dogs who have attacked, bitten or chased people or other animals. In a city report, it indicated the breed specific legislation law has not been effective and there have been no evidence that it has reduced attacks or biting. The best way to stop attacks, bites and aggression is education and training for owners and their dogs but this is good news for the city of Edmonton, I am hopeful that more city’s will follow in their foot steps in eliminating their breed ban.     

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We always take Sadie to the dog park, its one of our favorite activities. We know almost all the dogs and their owners that go there too, its always fun seeing them and meeting new people and their dogs. Tonight, we went to the dog park and after one lap a couple pulled up and asked us if we have seen these three dogs and their owner. Apparently this one dog, just happened to be pit bull, attacked the couples dog so bad that it was critical care and had to go for surgery as soon as possible. They said the pit attacked their dog, and bit its behind so bad that blood was pouring. The couple was just in shock and was asking around if anyone knew the dog and the owner, she kept telling everyone “yeah, it was a pit bull!” I have a lot of sympathy for her, Sadie was brutally attacked by another dog too, but not to the extent hers was. Its very scary to have your dog in critical care because of another dog. Another couple arrived at the dog park with a pit bull, and I was worried because of the other couple who seemed to be traumatized a pit bulls and I was scared they were going to get in a argument, they finally came across to the other couple and we were already walking around so I could’t hear what they were saying to each other, and they were having a full conversation with each other. I was so interested in what was going on, could they be arguing? Could they be understanding? I had no clue. As we were coming back around they finished their conversation. I was worried because I hate the reputation that pit bulls have been given, and having someone who just had their dog attacked by one doesn’t help. The owner of the dog that was attacked said that the owner of the pit that attacked their dog, he just left after it happened. I was thinking he is careless owner, if he left, and a careless owner means a poorly raised dog, the dog was raised poorly. That’s it. I hope the dog attacked will be okay, and I hope someone finds the owner because the owner is the problem, not the dog. 

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So before the weekend I was walking my dog Sadie around our neighborhood and just as I was coming back I heard this ticking noise on the pavement and Sadie looked back I noticed because the leashed tugged and I then I looked back and noticed the dog, Dawson, down the street was charging at us with its teeth bared. He grabbed Sadie and swung her around full force, and took her off the ground with its teeth and started shaking her very hard. He was full on attacking my dog and I went into shock, I didn’t know what to do at all all I could do was scream at the top of my lungs and hope that someone would come out to help. Sadie was trying to fight back, but mind you she is still a 9 month old puppy and a lot smaller than Dawson. Dawson finally backed off and my neighbors came out and so did Dawson’s owners. They said that Dawson “plays” too aggressively. Yeah right, that was NOT playing. Dawson is this beautiful Malamute that got along great with Chimo, before Chimo died. But Sadie is the 3rd dog Dawson has attacked now. Luckily, Sadie wasn’t hurt too bad, she was in shock just as much as I was and her back paw nail was bleeding, but I’m I think that was just from the pavement. I don’t believe in hitting an animal but if i wasn’t so in shock I would have kicked or hit Dawson so hard.

Dawson is always chained up, never walked, and not properly socialized. This has nothing to do with breed, but how he is raised. I do not blame Dawson, I blame his stupid owners. Since Sadie is the 3rd dog Dawson has attacked, the local animal shelter (L.A.P.S) will be contacted because I don’t want to see another dog attacked by him. I wanted to share this story because It is so important that you train and raise your dogs properly! I can’t stress this enough. This is a perfect example of  good dog raised poorly. So please train and raise your dogs properly and don’t neglect their needs.

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Lancaster, SC.  Feb 1, 2012.

22 year old Micheal Chavis was arrested for using an aggressive Pit Bull to assault a child. On Sunday, the child and some other kids kicked dirt on to Micheal Chavis truck and swore at him during the incident. Police investigating the the incident later said that Chavis then picked the child up and held him over an aggressive Pit Bull chained onto a tree. Chavis is now charged with assault and battery.

Reading this story I couldn’t help but think ANOTHER Pit Bull, aggressive or not, is being used for the wrong reason. Is this what we have resorted to? Using a dog to threaten and scare people? I know some people purchase these dogs to do that but I’ve never heard about someone physically doing so. I do not agree with what Micheal did to the child but this site is all about the Pit Bulls! On that note, I think using a animal as a weapon is just as bad as using a gun. A gun is only dangerous when someone is on the other side of it, and a Pit Bull is only dangerous when the wrong person is on the other side of it. This Pit Bull, well I assume, was already aggressive so the dog looked at the child as something to attack and possibly kill. But I also have to wonder if you held any small child over a dog, aggressive or not and whatever breed, would it still react the same way this Pit did? Any dog could look at a child as prey if its being held over it, because as we all should know, every dog has instinct to chase, attack, and even kill. I would like to know your thoughts on that! Please comment and share!

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Back in 2007, 5 pit bulls attack hikers in lake Havasu. A hiker was walking her her dog, the 5 dogs were unleashed and walking with their owners, spotted the victims dog and went after it.  “It was a loose group of pit bulls; I wouldn’t call it a pack. It was a group of dogs their owners were walking unleashed just to the northwest when they got away,” Sargent Joe Harrold  said.  The owner of the dog being attacked was injured while she was trying to break it up. What caught my eye about this story is the animal control officer who came to this attack. He said “the attack is not unusual, especially for dogs of this type” and “Some dogs are more naturally aggressive, and they will attack a smaller dog if they are not under control” this didn’t completely shock me but it does at the same time because this is an animal control officer who is supposed to be educated with animals. obviously he isn’t, if he is saying that pit bulls are naturally aggressive and its usual for this breed to attack. The dogs clearly were not socialized with other dogs because that would be the only way they would attack. Its not that i don’t have sympathy for the owner of the dog that was being attacked, i just have a lot more sympathy for the pit bulls, i have a passion for them and will fight for them and their rights. Save The Breed!

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