Got talking to a lady i see every day or two(just a matter of how often our daily beach outings coincide) who owns a dog which i would class as a pitbull type dog(as in the generic term) based upon look, and asked her what her dog was registered as - answer staffy cross. I like to think i know quite a bit about these breeds but there is no way i could possibly say this dog DEFINATLY had even staffordshire breeding, let alone APBT(sorry i know that is a stupid statement but i assume the intelligent get what i was saying?). Not that this is the first time i have thought about this, but it made me think just how many dogs have i seen in the last few days, and how many of them could potentially be classified as restricted breed. I would say close to 50% of them, assuming none had papers to certify what breed they are. I just hope the first people they try and pin with this legislation are either lawyers, or people with a shed load of money to burn to fight this crap. I don't think the general population realise just how many dogs are at risk here!
p.s whats the best way to make a dog dangerous? lock it up and give it no excersise!(i.e muzzle and on lead in public!). oh and i have never seen this dog behave in any way other than ideal, comes up and says hello to me, ignores my dog(realising my dog just isn't interested in dogs while he has a ball) - so much more pleasant to see this lady walking toward me than many other people i see daily!