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This month we are supporting #pitbullawarenessmonth as we feel it's a wonderful opportunity to dispel myths and create better understanding.
The aim of the campaign, created in the US in 2011, is to #educate and support opportunities to change perception.
At Born Innocent we believe that we should play a part in divulging positive and truthful information and changing the understanding of #canine legislation in the UK.
It's important to note that under Section 1 of The Dangerous Dogs Act, 1991 it is not just 4 #breeds that are banned, but breed "types". That is, any #dog that has a "substantial" amount of physical traits of these breeds.
That position, we believe, is not only legally vague (which may lead to misinterpretation) but also #scientifically unsound.
Whilst most seizures and most communication focus around “Pit Bull types”, there are 3 other Breed types to be considered - and it is important to note that Dogs can and have been seized if they display substantive characteristics to match them
- Dogo Argentino - Brazilian Fila - Japanese Tosa
As #mastiffs and #bullbreeds it is possible that many cross breeds could visual resemble the above.
Research has consistently shown that visual breed identification is very often inaccurate: in 2009 a large research was carried out by Dr Voith, which found that visual identification failed enormously:
over 90% of the dogs did not have their visually identified breeds as the predominant breed in their DNA analysis.
We believe every dog is an #individual and, just as humans, should be given the opportunity to express themselves, learn and grow into the best they can be, independently of looks.
Pictured is the beautiful Darcie, another #family dog who was seized under #breedspecificlegislation who had done no wrong, merely look the wrong way to the authorities.
There’s a lady in the house! Coco Pop is a 6 year old female GSD. I adopted her over 4 years ago - best decision I’ve ever made! When I first adopted her it was just us, the other doggos hadn’t arrived yet & to be honest the pocket princess wasn’t too keen on doggy friends. Then Brutus joined the pack & a little over a year ago Ike made his way to our family. Now my girl likes her brothers... she’s not the boss of the house. That’s the tiny dude Brutus who’s in charge. Coco sees herself as the pack beta or enforcer. It’s her job to keep Ike in line as he’s the pup. .