The Same Breed Prejudice.
by THE SPIRIT DOG
Sometimes ya just gotta shake your head .
Some Pit Bull owners think along the same exact lines, as those people that are terrified of the breed. They will think that their particular dog, wants to fight or kill every other single dog that he has the chance to meet. Without their dog, ever having been in a dog fight before. Sound amazing , it’s not.
For a certain segment of the Pit Bull owning public, regardless of how the dog will actually respond to other animals. They are afraid of “what might happen”. What does this tell us ? It tells us that they don’t know their animal as well as they should have, or think they do. It also tells us that as much as they would deny it, they also adhere to certain beliefs, in the stereotypical behaviors associated with the breed.
Case in point:
Some folks stopped by here ‘spirit animal sanctuary’ looking to get rid of their, five year old male Pit Bull dog. They felt the need to go through this big ordeal about how some people will give you a funny look or make some kind of inaccurate negative comment after mentioning, they have a Pit Bull. Simultaneously, rolling their eye’s while regaling me with their story of breed injustices and prejudices.
After finishing their soliloquy, or is it diatribe ? I asked in my best Brooklynese “so what’s up with your dog”, they told me that they had to temporarily move back into their parents home and were concerned because her mom has two dogs.
We had previously established, that their animal has never had a dog fight in his life and that he got along good with dogs when he was younger. Again I asked “so what’s the problem”, knowing all to well what the answer is going to be, I can see it in her face. She doesn’t trust the dog.
After explaining to her that as a sanctuary we provide a safe refuge for old, sick or behaviorily unadoptable dogs, I provided her with the information needed to try and find this guy a good home. Hopefully, she followed it.