This is a group to support the changes in the ordinance that effect people breeding and selling dogs in Pinellas County. We are supporting Pinellas County Animal Services's efforts to make these changes and get them passed.
Are Pit Bulls born aggressive?
No, there is no breed of dog born that is aggressive. Especially our loving Pitties!!
All Pit Bulls will "snap" and attack a person sooner or later - FICTION
Pit Bulls are a very popular breed and rarely attack. Pit Bulls are very powerful animals, so when something does go wrong, it usually makes the news. Almost all Pit Bull attacks have involved unaltered and poorly trained Pit Bulls, so it is very important to have your Pit Bull spayed or neutered as soon as possible. Additionally, serious Pit Bull attacks rarely involve spayed/neutered Pit Bulls who have received proper training and socialization.
Pit Bulls are good with children - FACT
Pit Bulls always test high as one of the most stable breeds of dogs in the country. These statistics can be found with the American Temperament Test Society of the United States, where they always fall as one of the top five most stable dogs. Because of this, they are extremely patient and tolerant with children.
Pit Bulls are unpredictable and more likely to bite than other dogs - FICTION
Pit Bulls are no more vicious than Golden Retrievers, Beagles or other popular dogs! In a recent study of 122 dog breeds by the American Temperament Testing Society (ATTS), Pit Bulls achieved a passing rate of 83.9%. That's as good or better than Beagles ... 78.2%, and Golden Retrievers ... 83.2%!