October 31st, 2004, 03:00 PM
I am new to this forum however, I needed to tell my story. I own two dogs. One is a German Shepherd/wolf, the other is a American Staffordshire Terrier. I will tell you that my Shepherd who I have owned her whole life is the meanest dog I have ever owned. She is ten years old and I have owned her since she was a baby...6 weeks. I love her and would never part with her however, I am extremely careful when having strangers around her. She has bitten three people and has been issued a Dangerous Dog Warning by my local pound. She can not be in the house when certain people are there as she is extremely unpredictable and she picks and chooses people she likes and dislikes. (I have been trying to convince her that she shouldn't like my ex boyfriend but unfortunately she loves him...lol.) She is people aggressive, dog aggressive and just plain grumpy, however I see a different side to her and love her dearly. She is part of my family and I accept her even with her faults. I just have to be an extra careful, responsible dog owner. My pitbull on the other hand, is nothing short of a couch warmer. She does not have an aggressive bone in her body. She never moves when someone comes to the door, stranger or not, and if they sit beside her on the couch they will defenitely be attacked with kisses and overwhelming, i mean OVERWHELMING love and attention. I take her out to the park and she can't wait to meet all the people and dogs. She is wonderful, gentle, loving and beautiful. I would have to say the best dog I have ever owned, and I owned alot. I don't think that dogs can be banned by the breed as I have met alot of pitbulls and only one I would classify as aggressive...this was a 1 1/2 year old puppy that my neighbour rescused from the pound so, the background was not known. They are trying to ban Pitbulls in my community and I am sickened by this. Bad people, mean people, misunderstood people have the right to live. Who are we to decide if one of God's creatures has to right to be here...PS....I have never heard any story on the news about the three people my shepherd bit and the last one the police, ambulance and pound were involved...I can guarantee you though if it was my Pit it would have been publicized. I have known a number of people that have been bit by dogs that were not pits and you never hear anything about it. I am interested in holding a rally in my area to protest the ban on pitbulls if it does go before legislature so, please keep your ears open and if it goes before the board contact me..I live in Burnaby, British Columbia.