Tag Archives: pit bull

Diggy, is not a Pit Bull.

Powerful snappy jaws, a wide maw of dangerous teeth, looks dangerous.

But how can you convince the “authority” of that if the Breed Ban is open vague interpretation by law enforcement?

From here:

So then what’s the problem? A loophole in the town allows police officers to essentially ban any dog they believe to be a pit bull at their personal discretion.

“This is the craziest ordinance you’ll ever hear in your life,” Millman-Rinaldi said, explaining that it allows a police officer or animal control officer to make a “visual determination” about whether or not a dog is a pit bull.

And the law says that determination can be based on criteria as vague and unscientific as the “personal and professional experience of the officer in having observed pit bull terriers in the past” — though research has shown that visual identifications of dog breeds, even by people experienced with dogs, are often wildly off base.

Sorry Diggy.

Dog Fight!

Dogs, being dogs.   And happy.  Good dogs.

IMG_0258In the first corner, we have pebbles.  Good pebbles.  My wife wanted to name her “Taquila.”  I will tell that story later.  Maybe.

Anyway, pebbles is very happy to be united with her mother, Sophie.

IMG_0275Next up, Sophie.  Pebbles’ mother.  Just as dopey.  Very loveable.  A big flower.  A pushover.  Though, the first time I saw her she ran at me full-bore across a yard and skeerd the you-know-what outta me.  Something about a strange dog running at you outta the darkness.  That gets your attention.  That had a happy ending though.  She is a wall-flower.


IMG_0267IMG_0265IMG_0269IMG_0270It is fun to see mother dog teach daughter dog.  Sophie does. Well, notice how they fight laying down.

I have seen sophie drop the hammer when we are on walks and some strange dog runs up in a fury.  Sophie wins.  Pebbles stands aside.  The dynamic is quite amazing. Alien dog runs away.  Sophie does what is needed, amazingly.  The kids (pebbles and piper – the kids) keep to the side.  The humans did too, it happened so fast.

They are sweet and I wish I could show video.  Happy dogs.  Happy times.

FullSizeRenderPosing for the camera.

We love them.