Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Holly, Michigan
Jag I would be grateful if you would call and ask! Now I am burning with curiosity to see exactly where she stands with the 'aggressive breeds.' I wonder if she will say all are banned, or if she is just going to say what she told my fiancé and I to our face, which is there is a complete ban on shepherds of ANY kind. Any breed with 'shepherd' attached to it's name, which is ridiculous. I honestly could not stop my mouth from dropping when she even verified a harmless breed like an Australian shepherd was banned, just because it was a shepherd. I don't think she will tell you pits are banned, too many people own those as well as huskies here. Pitbulls and husky are definitely on every 'vicious breed' list I have seen, and a lot of those lists include great Danes. My fiancé and I watched the lady who owns the Dane mix walking her dog, and she could not control him, he was turning on her and biting her! Not in play either, but snarling in irritation! We bot agreed we were NOT gonna go outside if that dog was being walked ever again! If it attacks it's own owner I could not trust it. I just cannot believe she told ne right to my face pitbulls and huskies are allowed but no shepherds are... I am getting mad again just thinking about it! I have NOTHING against pitbulls, but aren't they the most banned breed in the u.s? And I read statistics that in 2011 'bully breeds' were responsible for 57% of human fatalities occurring from dog attacks. I understand they face a lot of bias! I really do, and my sister has two pits that are gentle as can be. But still I feel like I am being treated like I'm too stupid to comprehend that shepherds are NOT considered the most dangerous of dog breeds! I mean I even read somewhere they are only used as police dogs because of how intelligent they are, not because they are an aggressive dog. They weren't even meant as personal protection dogs, like some other breeds that apparently ARE allowed at my complex! They are a herding breed! I know that their loyalty can get them in trouble because of their protective instincts, I just feel something isn't right when the other tenants can have pitbulls and huskies, and shepherd pitbull mixes, but I can't have my dog simply because it has the word shepherd attached! I really feel something is off...I don't know maybe I'm paranoid. I just know I've proven way more to her, and offered way more to her, than the other tenants have in regards to their dogs. Dogs who live here aren't even expected to show proof of rabies shots or licenses or anything! My landlady didn't even question me having the dog, never even cared to see it, until one of the other tenants commented on how beautiful Apache is, and said how cool it was to see a white gsd, since she had never seen one. Until another tenant brought it up, she never even asked to see the dog. And even after she put the notice on our door, SIGHT UNSEEN STILL, she didn't ask to see the dog. I'm going to be very very careful from now on that my next place does not have a problem with gsds. Me and my fiancé have been wanting to buy a house for awhile anyway, just haven't been motivated enough about it. We are a little nervous about the process as this will be a first for us both! So that's why we were exploring the land contract route, because this guy offered to let us rent for 6 months or a year first, and THEN if we wanted to buy, we could work out a land contract, or jus buy it outright. But I will never be in this position again. I plan on getting another gsd sometime in the future, and this is just one step closer to making that dream become a reality. I'd love to open a rescue someday, but I need way more experience first I believe. I actually have been in contact with a couple of rescues who were going to let me volunteer and learn the ropes of what goes into running a rescue, and then this came up, and now I have to worry about holding onto the dog I have for dear life! Lol wow I am getting so long winded sorry everyone! I also need to learn how to quote like you guys do so I can answer questions directly instead of you all having to sort through the books I write. Sorry!