feeling fiesty today and sick of people peddling their dogs for stud. M
...really... I am unintersted how special you think your dogs is... we end up euthanizing the "extra special" ones right along with the "super special", "quadruple special" and "oh-so special" purebred, well bred, show cropped pit bulls at the same time the gizzillions of pit mixes and scatter-bred pits go down as well. There is no dog special enough that he deserves to make more offspring and offspring and offspring irresponsibly. According to the Humane Society of the United States estimates an intact pair of dogs can create 67,000 puppies in 6 years if they and all their puppies reproduce http://www.hsus.org/ace/11830. In Sacramento County we euthanize over 30,000 dogs and cats each year and in the United States the stats are much more damaging: “Each year, in the United States, 27 million cats and dogs are born. Between 10 and 12 million of these animals are euthanized because homes are unable to be found for them. It is a tragic end to these healthy young lives. Overpopulation is a problem that results in approximately 1 million animals being killed each month” (http://www.idausa.org/campaigns.html). That means each year, there are enough dead dogs and cats to line them up from Craigslist’s San Francisco office to a Manhattan Craigslist user.
Think you're not part of the problem b/c all your pups go to "good homes"? do they go to those homes spayed and neutered? does your adoption contract indicate breeding restrictions? can you say right now where each and every pit bull pup that has ever been bred off your line is right now? Or the line that you got your dog from? http://www.pbrc.net/breeding.html
Really, walk the kennels at any shelter and tell me you still want to breed your male. How about a free neuter http://www.sspca.org/SSPCANeuter.html or http://www.pbrc.net/speuter.html for free services or even better...http://www.badrap.org/rescue/breeding.cfm Neutering would eliminate the risk of testicular cancer, reduce dog-dog aggression, reduce theft risk, reduce wandering/escaping and increase the likelihood that you and I can work together to help a breed which is in such a dire overpopulation crisis.