OK so first let me apologize I'm in a mood
today. I logged on with my coffee to get a little distraction for the day, and first off found one thread that was completely unrelated now turning into a Pit debate AGAIN.
I do not have a Pit, don't know enough about them to know if I ever would. I grew up around family that had them, they were lovely dogs. Most of my childhood memories was of playing and snuggling for hours with them. I couldn't wait to get to my Aunt's to play with them. I'm not saying they're all lovely any more then I'd say every GSD is a good example. BUT seriously....why does everything have to turn into a back and forth??
Little story, I took Sherman to the pet store this week. We were over by the tag dispenser getting new tags. There was a lady checking out with a Weim. Her dog kept trying to get to the end of his leash to see Sherman. He was squealing and pulling and acting up. Sherman held his sit for awhile but finally lowered his front end in a playful stance, with his butt wagging as fast as it possibly could and let out a playful bark. The woman yanked her dog back over to her and said loudly "NO Rocky that Pit wants to hurt you" WHAT? first he's not a pit, second my 2 yr old can read dog emotions better than that woman!! I couldn't help myself and I replied "he's not a pit, he's a new breed of poodle
Point is, so many dogs are mistaken for pits....that woman is probably sitting on a Weim forum right now talking about the horrible Pit she encountered at Petsmart. Maybe we can't all agree to disagree...but I wish we could. I for one don't think you can judge an entire breed on their over breeding and bad fortune of having a "rep" and often owned by less than stellar owners.
Anyway that's just my rant for the day. Now you can all turn this into a Pit debate
Here's a pic of my offending Pit, who gets identified as a Pit much more often then people actually guess correctly