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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Positive Press

These guys are awesome!

I've mentioned them several times on this blog and it's because the work this family does is unparalleled. Sure, many folks are successful in dog sport with their Pit bulls and many have been highlighted in their local papers for therapy work or rescue effort - all of which is super important as well - but few have been able to attract the level of positive attention as the Yori's.

These folks are a non-stop positive press reel for Pit bulls.

So for one of the BEST news stories on Pit bulls, please watch this video.

For more information on this wonderful crew, visit Wallace's official website, click here.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

On Vacation...

and I wasn't able to prepare a post for today's update. Check back on Wednesday. Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Told You So...

I've been telling folks for some time now that the fight against BSL is gaining traction.

Some see it, some don't. And when asked to give examples of my claim, I often point folks toward the internet.

Namely, I tell'em to look up info pertaining to the many countries, states, counties and towns that have either reversed or rejected Breed Specific Legislation.

In fact, two European nations (The Netherlands and Italy) recently repealed long standing breed bans citing that the laws were not effective in increasing public safety.

And while I really appreciate all the work done by Pit bull, Rottweiler, and German Shepherd owners - not to mention the owner's of the many other breeds whose dogs eventually end-up on the BSL list - I am always tickled when I find those with dogs that are not on the BSL list speaking out against BSL.

So with that said, here's the impetus for this post: Retrieverman's post encouraging folks to reject BSL.

Now, his post isn't worded the way I would have worded it, and many that are uber-involved with BSL issues will take notice of some the phrasing and examples - yes, I did too.

BUT Retrieverman is spot-on when it comes to his stance on BSL: it is not the answer. And at the end of the day, no matter what, it is always good to have folks with dogs not often on the BSL lists putting their foot down on the matter - it is appreciated.
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Why Pit bulls?

As I work to provide positive, rational, and balanced information about pit bulls, and the virtues of dogs in general, I am often (read: ALWAYS) asked why I am so taken by this breed of dog. It is a fair question that isn't always asked in a reasonable manner.

In short, I find many pit bulls to posses the qualities that I value in a canine companion: great with friendly people, loyal, goofy, energetic, athletic, intelligent, and willing. To be sure, the run-of-the-mill pit bull is a lot of dog. It is all of these qualities in a medium-sized dog that has me so taken by pit bulls.

Alas, there are many aspects of pit bull ownership that are less enjoyable. Namely, dealing with the many negative stereotypes, and the constant battle to balance the mis-information provided by the breed's detractors.
...thankfully, it only takes is a few minutes of lovin' from my doggies and I am reminded they're worth the effort.

I hope this blog gives others insight into my life with pit bulls, and most of all, provides information on the breed in general; there are a lot of misinformed generalizations about these dogs.

Please contact me with questions or comments pertaining to dogs, pit bulls, BSL, etc..

All the best,

Donovan McBee

And don't forget to visit my other blog, No BSL NM.

The HSUS attempted to fund raise for the care of Micheal Vick's dogs, while at the same time suggesting that the dogs needed to be killed.

And to add insult to injury, they weren't even planning on taking possesion of the dogs.

Contact the HSUS and tell them this is unacceptable!