An excellent post by AliciaJoseph highlighting the unfair discrimination and prejudice against pit-bulls and pit-bull mixes.
When I adopted my dog, Phil, almost five years ago, I didn’t have a specific breed in mind during my search, (although I’ve always had an affinity for Labradors, all labs, black, chocolate, and yellow). So, it was no surprise when I went scouring the Internet for shelter dogs, and my eyes fell upon a beautiful yellow lab mix, that I was instantly smitten and knew he was meant to be my baby.
The fact that Phil’s other breed was pit bull (please note, pit bull is technically not a breed, but a broad generalization to include dogs like, American pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, and Staffordshire bull terriers, and other terriers) didn’t even factor into my decision to truck down to the shelter and pick up my new bundle of joy.
Phil being part pit bull didn’t deter me from adopting him, but it also didn’t play a role…
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