Thursday, March 08, 2007

Check out the new links!

If you've been reading my meanderings for awhile you know I am an advocate for the American Pitbull Terrier and all of the other unfairly maligned "bully" breeds such as Staffordshire Terriers, Bull Terriers, and others. Our dog Diva is a great ambassador for her breed, as she loves all people.

So, I decided I would put links to rescue groups that specialize in Pit Bulls and other "Bully" breeds on my blog. In case anyone finds the blog by searching on Pit Bull Terrier, these links will help them find more information about the breed. I tried to pick organizations that are large enough to remain in business on an ongoing basis and also try to educate the public about pit bulls and their relatives. Please look at the very bottom of the blog for the new links. I wanted to keep them separate from the links to other blogs on the side of my page. (Update: They are now on the side, below the other links).

Please click on some of the links and see what you can learn about what used to be considered America's favorite dog; Petey on the Little Rascals shows was a pit bull terrier; and if you're familiar with those shows, you know that Petey got along great with kids!


RUTH said...

Pit Bull Terriers have a very bad reputation over here though my view is that maybe it's the owner at fault and not the dog.

Mauigirl said...

Yes, they have a bad reputation here too and there is much talk of banning them in various locations. I understand the UK has banned them or is it just parts of the country?

The reason for the bad rep is the irresponsible breeders and those who are raising them to fight (for betting and sport), which is a terrible inhumane thing. The ones breeding them to fight are not breeding them true to their nature. The true pit bull is very friendly to people even if they may have some issues with other dogs.

It's all about responsible owners and treating the dog well. Pits love to be with their people and some people leave them tied out in a yard alone all day or whatever and that is against their nature.

Our dog is a total house dog - we only take her out on her leash or let her run around in her fenced yard (not left unattended). And she sleeps on our bed every night and loves everybody she meets!