preaching to the choir provides the best of both worlds. you can safely thump your superior enlightened chest atop your high horse without ever exposing yourself to criticism and ridicule. plus there is the added benefit of remaining eligible for handouts from OLD MONEY BAGS BERKEY.
i wish DIANE JESSUP and her minions would put just a little effort into educating the public and their fellow pit bull zealots.
TATONKA is one of my favorite contributors. her mantra is "reach one teach one".
her goal is too damn low. aim for the sky ladies! ya just nevah know what you can accomplish until you try!
by BoldogKennel » April 23rd, 2014, 3:40 am
In this day and age of Cesar Milan urging you to take Spike to the dog park, and some rescue groups telling you to put your pit bulldogs into "play groups" at the shelter, well, what is really needed is a good old fashion dose of EXPERIENCED COMMON SENSE!
(isn't it cute how jessup singles out cesar?)
Pete Sparks, love him or hate him, had his hands on a LOT of dogs. And a lot of good dogs. He usually had a couple dozen (at least) at his house. He didn't match them, but he did breed some that were, and he himself was present at all the major fights for several decades. He reported these in the magazine Your Friend and Mine for many years.
If nothing else, he knew pit bulldogs. And how to respect and manage them. Here is some advice, written in 1961 by a subscriber of the magazine and reprinted by Pete. Just think how much bad PR the breed could have avoided if this kind of common sense had been "mainstream" instead of only in an "underground" magazine. Of course, I guess the point of his article is that even when the information IS available, people just think they know better... Nothing changes!
ATTENTION PIT NUTTERS: if you want a real education about your precious gripper, head on over to JESSUP'S forum. pay special attention to TATONKA. she knows her stuff. sure, their masks of sanity occasionally slip, but their honesty is refreshing. you will find some of the most knowledgeable people on the interwebs to help guide you with your purpose bred dog. you will be an expert at managing mutant DNA in no time.
and tell them CRAVEN sent you!