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no, not everyone loves a Boxer. they are frequently mistaken for Pit Bulls. (strangers' reactions to my dogs is, um, interesting.) Boxers are also increasingly targeted by BSL.

my female pit has been mistaken for a boxer numerous times. and a chocolate lab once, which i still haven't figured out.

my best friend is a pit bull.
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my female pit has been mistaken for a boxer numerous times.

i guess, between her and harriet, it evens out!
and a chocolate lab once, which i still haven't figured out.

milk chocolate or dark chocolate?

shelly
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my female pit has been mistaken for a boxer numerous times.

i guess, between her and harriet, it evens out!

luce says she'll be whatever you want her to be, as long as there are cookies involved. though being allowed to stick her tongue in your ear comes a close second. she's not picky.
and a chocolate lab once, which i still haven't figured out.

milk chocolate or dark chocolate?

given that she's brindle, apparently a combination Emotion: wink swirled!

my best friend is a pit bull.
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Nor do pits necessarily have the highest prey drive in dogdom.

Mustang Sally
I agree that the pit bull ban is unfair to responsible owners. I look at it as a lesser of two evils thing I guess -

Enacting a breed ban to prevent dog attacks is like putting up a "No shirt, no shoes, no service" sign to prevent robberies.

Not only does BSL fail to address the real problem, it sets precedent that may lead to ALL dogs being banned.
Why is it more evil to hold people responsible for their actions than to destroy animals who've done no actual harm but maybe, might, someday, if their humans allow them?
seeing as how it's so difficult to legislate owner interaction with their animals - and if banning the pit would prevent human tragedies

But it wouldn't. You're right, though, inasmuch as BSL is the easy, "feel good" fix it allows people to think they've done something substantial without actually doing anything except play to ignorance and fear.
Banning pits may, in fact, cause some human tragedies by preventing APBT and AmStaffs being used as therapy dogs and SAR dogs, two areas where they can really shine. That's because they're tenacious, sturdy, and human-tolerant.
then that outweighs the other side - which I know is more just - of holding the owners responsible. It's just mechanically impossible, imo.

Nonsense. A dog bites, yes, hold the owner responsible and if the situation warrants destroying the dog, then destroy the dog. (Me, I'd make the owner hold the dog while it's being euthanized.)

I'm really uneasy about "pre-emptive" legislation people (and animals) are far more than their potential for harm, even if their environment and DNA predisposes 'em that way.
Yep, that's collateral damage I hadn't really considered in my initial response - BUT I'm thinking that if pitbulls are getting dumped into shelters then they are getting dumped there by their irresponsible owners and therefore...

Or they're getting confiscated by overzealous ACO. In any case, why should a pit automatically be destroyed without consideration of its temperament, training, or companion qualities when other dogs are treated differently?
Listen, if I lived next door to a pitbull that I sensed was being menacing in any way, I'd probably call animal control too.

Would you do the same if the dog was a Lab? A Standard Poodle? Is it the deed, or the breed that has you reaching for the phone?
yes, or pit bull mixes, how much pit bull is too much? However, I think pit bulls have very recognizable features, (very distinctive eyes) that anyone knowledgeable would be able to tell a boxer/lab cross apart from a pitbull. I'd hope so.

You'd hope wrong. And "anyone knowledgeable" would be ... who? I've had the people at my local shelter confuse Australian Shepherds with Australian Cattle Dogs, and I'm not talking about mixes.

My ACD was called a pitbull by more than one person. (Someone else thought he was a red racoon, and another one wanted to know how I got a fox to walk on a leash like that, so maybe I just live in a really ignorant area of the world...)

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And one of the most vocal pit bull proponents was Kelly. (culprit) who bragged about the tenacity of the breed to Keep on ... Keeping on. and on and on
They literally do it to death.
really? try this site: http://members.aol.com/radogz/find.html tell us how well you do.

I don't like the pictures on that site as they're not very representative of Boxers at least. The real Boxer on that page only looks like that nowadays in some byb gene pools. Boxers look much more like the Bull Mastiff pictured regardless of ear type.

Tara
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http://members.aol.com/radogz/find.html

couldn't find a pitbull there.
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