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To: Vaquero
The worst thing that can happen to a breed is popularity.

You’ve mentioned a few examples that led to backyard breeders and puppy mills peeing in those breeds’ respective gene pools, ultimately ruining those breeds for a while.

Only when their popularity fades and responsible breeders begin to clean up the mess do things improve, though those genetic issues never fully go away.

Unfortunately, pit bulls have become popular to the worst people generally for the worst reasons who emphasize the worst characteristics of the breed’s genetics.

Police and insurance records tell the rest of that breed’s story, even if the fan clubs won’t.

Lots of innocent people have suffered mutilation or even horrific deaths, so people could have a pit bull.

Seems a bit selfish to me, given the number and variety of other suitable dog choices.

Not sure what short of outright banning the breed for some period of time will fix that situation.

Insurance premiums are about the only price a person pays to have a pit bull versus some other breed, assuming the insurance company is told.

51 posted on 08/18/2018 6:11:47 PM PDT by GBA (Beliefs => Reality. Believe... wisely.)
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To: GBA
"assuming the insurance company is told"

My bet is that almost everyone who owns these dogs haven't said a word to their insurance companies and won't unless compelled to. As they would soon loose their coverage or they would have to pay such a premium for coverage that they couldn't afford it.
54 posted on 08/18/2018 6:16:59 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: GBA

I did some research looks like very few Insurance companies cover Pit Bulls and if they do the coverage is very limited.


60 posted on 08/18/2018 7:16:48 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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