I've been around Dogs all my life. Bull / & Terriers half my life. I love the Bull blooded Dogs like nothing before.
But, the ABD ? If Pesticle is anything to go by? Why does the world need so many other breeds of Dogs?!
She's the lean sort. (I've seen photo's of some real pot bellies on legs. Horrible things!) Pest ooks very much like the sort of 'Performance' type Jon produces.
Her nature though is so giving! My Bull's have always been happy to greet people. This one? She almost wags herself apart at the prospect!
What I'm actually getting to here, Dave, is the sh!t I'm seeing. " My APBT x DDB x ABD ..... Generally speaking, is a PITA I can't do anything with. And it won't bite anyone on command! Yours, A Chav, Pakki, Din. UK. "
Once again then, we have a breed of Dog who is absolutely fine. Has done no harm for generations. But which looks the part Thus din's will try to find a way of flicking their switch.
Ye know? A soon as I got her, I started telling people Pest was a " Carolina Homestead Dog ". They'd nod and smile. Say " How wonderful! ".
For a control to my experiment, I told One guy she was an American Bulldog.
He started foaming at the mouth, right there and then. " They're Illegal!!! " (No, their not. Nor are American Pit Bull Terriers, which is what he Heard, in his head. Not in Eire they're not)
" Have you got it licensed?! ". Of course. " They're Dangerous! " Well; This one's been raised, for two years, around six children of all ages. Never a turned hair.
Gets on like a house on fire with my other three Dogs. Especially loves 'killing' the pint sized JRT ~ who equally delights in giving as good as he gets.
Truth to tell, Dave? This is a breed I've long since craved. I didn't get her for PP. I have other resources for that.
But, for the people who so often turn up here, looking lost and asking for a breed that could live with a family and be left with the wife and kids?
Could there be better than a Trained PP ABD?
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