Thought I'd start a discussion on dangerous dogs, seeing as what is going on lately.
The Govt are to review the dangerous dogs act - and I know that living in Liverpool, the police are stopping ANYONE walking around with a Pit Bull, and it will get destroyed.
Now I own a staffordshire bull terrier - and it is a very muscley dog, with a close resemblance to a pit bull, and after recent events, you can actually see people crossing the street to avoid you when out on walks.
Now, my dog is as soft as anything (it might lick you to death - but thats about it), but I brought it up this way from a puppy. My point being that, why destroy a certain breed of dog as it is cast with a bad name in the media.
It should be the owners being destroyed, not the dog. Any dog can be trained to fight, just like a human. If I taught a young boy to steal form a young age, when he grows up, he will do just that, becasue that is how he has been brought up to live his life.
These dogs that are trained to fight & kill are only doing so to please thier owners - so dont ban a breed, just enforce the ownership !!!
I know that dogs, such as the staffordshire bull terrier were originally bred for dog fighting (as bull dogs tired too quickly & were not as agile) - but the official Kennel Club Description officially states:
Traditionally of indomitable courage and tenacity. Highly intelligent and affectionate especially with children.
I know mine loves kids, if it see's one on a walk, it will flip over on it's back & invite a tickle on it's belly.
What do you guys think ?