When is a Pit Bull not a Pit Bull?

BruceBonnieWhat we may call a Staffordshire Bull Terrier here in the UK, they may well call a Pit Bull in the US.

It’s fascinating to read how different Pit Bull identifications are in this USA and UK survey (thank you Julie Hecht and Mia Cobb).

It is also very sad that the law judges a dog by breed, not deed – particularly when the only way in the UK to determine the breed is nothing to do with genetics but purely by measurements – see here.

Any dog that is bull type and has these measurements is illegal in the UK and be seized for what he looks like alone.  Many Staffies could probably fall into this category.

Here is the story of a one of the many gentle Staffies I have been to that would certainly be classed as Pit Bull in the US.

Theo Stewart, The Dog Lady 

Go to the main website: www.dogidog.co.uk


About Theo Stewart

I am a dog Behaviourist C.C.B (Certified Canine Behaviourist) INTODogs). I have helped over 3000 dog owners over eighteen years. In addition to online consultations all over the world, I cover Beds, Herts, Cambs and Bucks for home visits. A 'Victoria Stilwell' Positively Dog Trainer (VSPDT) and a full member of the IMDT. Graduate ISCP, International School for Canine Practitioners. My main site: www.dogidog.co.uk
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