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#35091 - 05/05/11 02:16 PM Re: My First Two Shows, Advice Please [Re: Jim Poor]
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Meet Lola (who, sadly still has no home 3+ years later)


And this little guy, whose name escapes me [edit: His name, at least at the rescue, was Gus] got a home almost immediately.


I'm not saying all pitties should be photographed with a pink boa (though I've done that), just don't put them in a "junkyard dog" theme.


Edited by Jim Poor (05/05/11 02:20 PM)
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#35092 - 05/05/11 02:17 PM Re: My First Two Shows, Advice Please [Re: Visceral Image]
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No wonder I am confused!!!! hahaha laugh
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#35093 - 05/05/11 02:19 PM Re: My First Two Shows, Advice Please [Re: Visceral Image]
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Those are cute Jim, but would never work for show work. Just like the stupid big headed long nosed photos of whippets are very cute, but, worthless if you are doing show stuff.
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#35094 - 05/05/11 02:21 PM Re: My First Two Shows, Advice Please [Re: Julie]
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Oh I know they aren't "breed standard" etc. They are also rescue photos that are a few years old and probably not anything like I would do now in many ways.
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#35095 - 05/05/11 02:31 PM Re: My First Two Shows, Advice Please [Re: Jim Poor]
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I like Lola; but that blue background. Julie must be shaking with the trauma of her youthful experiences with blue backgrounds
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#35096 - 05/05/11 02:33 PM Re: My First Two Shows, Advice Please [Re: Visceral Image]
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Lola is an awesome dog, but she's an "only dog" dog.
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#35097 - 05/05/11 02:49 PM Re: My First Two Shows, Advice Please [Re: Jim Poor]
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That is pretty typical of Bully Breeds; only dog dog
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#35098 - 05/05/11 03:14 PM Re: My First Two Shows, Advice Please [Re: Visceral Image]
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Originally Posted By: Visceral Image
That is pretty typical of Bully Breeds; only dog dog


That's a myth perpetuated by the media. Not even close to true.
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#35099 - 05/05/11 04:42 PM Re: My First Two Shows, Advice Please [Re: Visceral Image]
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That blue blackground is ok wink Its really not a myth that pits and many terriers in general(think Kerry Blues and some of the others) are just not that good with other dogs. Its not a negative, it just is what it is. Some pitties are fine and others just really are not.

They were bred to be dog aggressive. Heck, terriers are *scrappy*. Doesn't mean they are bad dogs, just not good with each other.

I had a pit mix and she was very dog aggressive. We had other dogs, but, she had a tendancy to go after them occasionally. I broke up more than one fight. Though, that is just sometimes a dog.
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#35103 - 05/06/11 01:40 PM Re: My First Two Shows, Advice Please [Re: Jim Poor]
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It's not a media myth that pit bulls, which were bred specifically to fight other dogs, can be dog-aggressive. That doesn't mean that all of them are or that they can't be fine socially with other dogs but that was the entire purpose of creating that breed. Terriers, in general, can be tough dogs because they were bred to hunt -- and kill -- vermin. Rats, foxes, badgers, etc. If you don't think it takes a really tough dog to hunt badgers, think again smile!

As for how to position these dogs in light of BSL, we have a similar problem with Rotties. Which is why you don't see many shots from me of Rotties doing Schutzhund. Doesn't mean that they don't or that they don't do it well or that it isn't a great sport. But the last thing my neighbors need to see is a Rottweiler hanging off of somebody's arm. So you will see shots like the following primarily because my dogs are bred to live in great homes in great neighborhoods and I want people to be comfortable with that.





Now, does that mean that Sundance would not protect me in a given situation? No. I assure you that Sunny D is completely capable of protecting his family. But he is not aggressive and that's the image I want people to have of this breed. We're heading off to the American Rottweiler Club's National Specialty tomorrow and we'll be traveling with Moxie, a 6-month old puppy and Sundance. When we stop at a motel on Saturday night, the first thing I'll do is take Sundance for a walk around the grounds. Just so folks can see him. Those that want to meet him will find him to be a lovely guy. But mostly, I want people to know he's sleeping in our room smile.

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