Breed Specific Legislation in ohio and other states around the country have enlisted this law because of uneducated people when it comes to dogs and dog breeds. In OHIO they list German Shepards, Rotweilers, Dobermans, bull Mastiff, Presa Canario, and of course the American Pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, as well as the American Staffordshire Bull Terrier. I am well aware that there needs to be laws govering owners of ANY kind of dog.
I have read all the negative stuff as well as positive stuff about dogs and I have a huge amount of books on them. I have trained dogs, I have worked with people that have dogs and worked with professionals in the animal field.
I own a Pit Bull/ Stafforshire Bull terrier/ boston terrier mix named Skid. I worked with him as a volunteer before I adopted him and was able to train him and socialize him to be the AMAZING goof ball he is today.
I hear all sorts of crappy stuff about these types of dog breeds. Not all is validated. Truth is that any dog can be dangerous or be AMAZING. I have also known a few cats that were dangerous as well!
But I am sharing this good news with anyone that owns a bull breed dog, not just a pitty but any of the dogs listed which also in some states includes other breeds such as Siberian Huskys, bull terriers, all types of Bull Mastiffs and other breeds that would even make you scratch your head.
Recently after much protesting and anger on the part of many OHIO owners of these types of breeds of animal can now be rest assured that they are no longer required to feel like criminals just for loving their best friends, (in some cases 4 legged kids) because Ohio has finally over turned the law that in 2008 was so terribly devastating to many dog owners.
this is the article you can share it with anyone you know in OHIO or friends with those in OHIO that have any one of these breeds of dogs. And even though many folks are fine to have an opinion about it but in my eyes this is critical thinking politics at it's best. They are finally "getting it" that a dog can be a great dog regardless of the breed.
MY whole theory and practice in life is to not remain ignorant of this type of stuff. The same should be for anyone that wants to get a specific type of dog breed. DO YOUR RESEARCH first!!!! Not every breed is good for every person..
Best Wishes to all
Happy weekend.. I plan to celebrate my good news!!! =0)
From my dog to your fellow fluffy friend Make it a good one;-))