Friday, 6 May 2016

All Things Pit-Bull

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Most of you probably remember a few days back, where we did a fun "what dog breed are you" post. I asked you all to let me know which breed you got while taking the quiz, and you guys rocked it!! I promised a mini series I was going to start after we all took the quiz, where I go over a few details about whichever breed you got. I am hoping I can educate a wee bit, have a little fun, and maybe help someone figure out which breed is for them.

I thought we would start our mini series with the gorgeous Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

I have always had a soft spot for Pit-Bulls. I have had them in the past, and I have to say, these are most definitely one of the most misunderstood dogs out there. Pits are warm, nurturing, sweet dogs, and make wonderful pets.

According to Wikipedia - "Before the 19th century, bloodsports such as bull baitingbear baiting and cock fighting were common. Bulls brought to market were set upon by dogs as a way of tenderizing the meat and providing entertainment for the spectators; and dog fights with bears, bulls and other animals were often organised as entertainment for both royalty and commoners.
Early Bull and Terriers were not bred to resemble the companion animals of today, but for the characteristic known as gameness, with the pitting of dogs against bear or bull and exotic animals testing this attribute along with the strength and skill of the dog."

We have all heard our fair share of dog fighting tragedies, rescues, arrests, etc... and it sickens me every time I hear of another bust, and another bust, and another bust,..... all these dog fighting rings... I mean, are we not past that as human beings? We really still have to use innocent animals to get our kicks? No... we don't. Bloodsports were finished WAY back in 1835 once Britain introduced animal welfare laws. But of course... that doesn't stop some people.

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is an extremely affectionate breed. They are loyal, loving, and like to play! While some may see a Bull as intimidating due to their toned muscular body, they are really a big bundle of wagging tails, and licks!

I will end this by saying that I am a firm believer that there are no bad dogs... just bad owners.

What are your thoughts?
Do you think a Bull would be a good fit for your home?

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Today, I wanted to share a photo of Lexus enjoying her very first chicken foot from Barker's Brunch.
I have to say, I was not aware of all the health benefits a chicken foot would have for dogs! I have learned sooooo much since opening the pet store!

Have your dogs ever had a chicken foot to snack on?

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  2. Cool post, thanks for the share! Love your blog.

  3. A few years ago (when mum still had Cody) a dog followed themfron the front of the apartment complex. He was a pitbull mix but he was VERY friendly. He would play a game with mum every night when she would go to bed -- he would lie in the exact spot she wanted, and would let her literally drag him down to the foot of the bed!!! Unfortunately he was too strong for mum when they would go to the big park (there was no dogpark here at that time) and he pulled her out of the wheelchair a couple of times. Fortunately, she did not get hurt, but just the same, it wasn't fair on him so she had to take him to the pound, which she really did not want to do!!

  4. Happy Flashback Friday! Lexus is such a good store mascot! My BFF has two pitties, and they are so sweet!

  5. the bull terrier is such a cutie! I just want to hug him! ~RascalandRocco

  6. We love dogs...but we don't see one living with us. We agree...there are no bad dogs...just bad owners.

  7. I adore Pitties and would adopt one in our home. Totally think it is the owner and not the dog!!

  8. You're right, Pit Bulls are so misunderstood. I see so many at the shelter and they are the most loving dogs! I've fallen for several of them!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  9. I agree, no bad dogs just owners!


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