My husband just took our dog to the vet, everyone freaked out. He decided to wait outside. Woman walks by and says "I hope you have control of him." My husband says "He sleeps with our cats. He is not vicious." She didn't believe him. Our dog has been around 4 of our cats since the day they were born. Their mom (a stray) never hissed or flipped out when he would check on the kittens.(All are fixed so no more kittens) He has never been aggressive toward any of them.Took one of my APBTS for shots one day,A lady was
sitting down waiting with a Feisty Yorkshire terrier,Snarling,showing signs of aggression etc,
I politely asked the Lady,Could you please reel him in,I do not want any problems,by this time,My APBT is trying to get into my lap,97 pounds of muscle and bone..She refuse to control her dog,My
vet came to the desk,Told her if you can not control your dog,Please leave,He is a APBT specialist..He added if that dog gets tired of
your dogs actions,we are in for a long day..Thats
a Pit Bull,with that man,She jumped screaming,And
ran out of the Offices,she had no clue what other
breeds of dog where,But the Media had done its job with her..Pit Bulls are to be shunned,feared
ran away from..Yep its not easy,could tell you a
thousand stories about the same,I am sure the other genuine APBTS owners would support me on this just this one aspect alone???
The worst story that did the most damage was that tragic story in San Francisco. BUT THEY WERE NOT PIT BULLS. They were brindle in markings. So is our dog. Brindle markings are instant red flags for people. Boxers and Great Danes have the markings also. Most people can't tell the different breeds apart. It is very frustrating.