Sunday, 18 June 2017

Why Pit Bull Type Dogs fail as Police dogs

Here is what is happening with pit bulls used by law enforcement. 

The dogs are cherry picked from shelters by Animal Farm Foundation (extreme pit bull advocacy with unlimited funds). The dogs receive a few weeks of training by a professional paid by AFF, The dogs are then given, free of charge, to cash-strapped police departments.

Cities that can afford better, obtain bred-for-task dogs, frequently bred and trained in Europe. The traditional police dog has already been extensively trained before it even gets on the plane and gets another 14 weeks training with the new handler in the United States.

AFF pit bull is a stray with no known history, back-yard bred, with 4 weeks training in Texas prior to placement. AFF uses the placement of these dogs for publicity. If you read the press releases on these placements you find that AFF dog will have very limited use BUT will serve as a "breed ambassador."

If you look at demographics for cities accepting these dogs, the communities are poor, very low household incomes. They are also small, some have under a thousand residents.


Police pit bulls:

For some clarity here;

1)The dog's main function is scent detection, specifically narcotics.

2)It will not do bite apprehension work.

3)No pit bull has ever been used as a bite apprehension K9 by a US LEA.

4)As for "tracking missing persons", The instances in which a tracking dog would be used for a missing person search are quite limited.

5)The nature of a track is that it degrades quickly, is easily contaminated and most tracking dogs can not work on hard surfaces.

6) TRAILING DOGS and SCENT DISCRIMINATING TRAILING DOGS, are specially trained to work hard surfaces, to ignore cross tracks and contaminating odors and to work aged, degraded and dispersed scents. The most familiar breed to do this is the Bloodhound.

7) The bloodhound's physical characteristics make it eminently suitable for this type of scent work

8) The pit bull's physical characteristics are a deterrent to trailing and a detriment to tracking.

9) A pit bull's effectiveness at tracking will be limited to fresh, uncontaminated tracks on "soft" surfaces. What that means is the pit bull can not track a child that wanders from a house in suburbia, or an alzheimer patient that wanders from a home in an urban environment.

10)Other limitations curbing viable effectiveness include; rain, windy conditions, hail, sleet, snow.

11) Because tracking dogs are trained to find and follow the freshest or strongest scent, unless the dog is ALSO trained to scent discriminate, it will be unable to track where people, vehicles or animals have been in the area and left fresher scent on top of the target track by walking across it, or have left pools of scent across or near the target track via close proximity to it.

12) The most effective and most common method used in missing persons searches is NOT tracking, but AIR SCENT. NASAR requires a SAR K9 to pass 2 TIMED search tests. 1 is 80 acres and the next is 160 acres. This is done off lead with the dog ranging out of sight and being trained to do a refind (take handler to found person).

13)While tracking and trailing can be done off lead they are almost always done on lead. It is physically impossible to thoroughly search 10 acres by tracking, even if it is done off lead. It is impossible to thoroughly search 3 acres by on lead tracking.

14) So, unless the chain of command in this department is insane, the pit bull will ALWAYS be on lead when working narc AND especially when "tracking missing persons" to limit liability.

Thus it is safe to say this pit bull will be "tracking missing persons" just like the average husband will be sewing curtains for the guest room after he mops and waxes the kitchen floor.


It is impossible to understand why they would accept the risk of using a pit bull, the type of dog known to have killed roughly 30 humans a year over the last five years, when there are numerous breeds that excel at K9 work without the enormous risks associated with pit bulls.

Their decision to accept Kiah as a K9 is a disgraceful public relations gimmick by the Animal Farm Foundation.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

In the early 1920s Dr. Antonio Martinez wanted to create a super dog the Dogo Argentino. that was needed for hunting wild boars. He, with the help of his brother Agustin, began the breed with the Cordoba Fighting dog as a base. This fearless and aggressive crossbreed had a proven record in the dog pits of South America where it fought to the death. Such tenacity was necessary when up against a 400lb pig. However, Antonio used these dogs in hunting trips, and they would rather fight each other than chase the boar.

Corodoba Fighting Dog

He wanted a dog that would be an honest family dog, and so another dog breed had to be used to create the dog he wanted. One by one different kinds of dog breeds were added into the program as the brothers worked to create their super dog. Antonio and Agustin developed a plan. First to add in the Pointer, known for his sense of smell, the most basic element needed for tracking down the wild boar and other game. Next the Boxer for his gentleness and docility. The next dog he used was the Great Dane, he used this breed to increase the size of the dog. They then used the Bull Terrier to add fearlessness, agility and aggressiveness. The Old English Bulldog added boldness, obedience and tenacity, as well as a broad chest and strong jaws. The Irish Wolfhound was added because it was well known for being a hunter on sight of wild game. The Bordeaux dog was added for his powerful jaws. The Great Pyrenees would then be added for his dense white coat. Finally the Spanish Mastiff would give the super dog the raw power and the long loose lips necessary for allowing breathing while holding prey.
Antonio had a very distinct vision of what he wanted, and wrote the ideal standard for the breed in 1928. Many years passed to achieve the almost impossible goal of creating the super dog of Argentina. Tragically, Antonio never saw the end results of his super dog, he was killed during a boar hunt in 1956. His younger brother Agustin took over the program with adding new blood to the breed following the original formula and the same conviction as his brother Antonio had. Soon the legend of the super dog was spreading to North America and Europe Finally on May 21 1964, Argentina recognized the Dogo Argentino as a specific dog breed. On July 31, 1973, the FCI recognized the Dogo Argentino. The Dogo was and still is the only official Argentinean breed.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

2016 Pit Bull Type dog BSL creation and retention. across the US and Canada.

Since the start of 2016 Pit Bull advocates are 1 for 8 in all actions in attempting to ban BSL at the statewide level at this time with Wash,Idaho,W.Va.,Ga,MO & KY & DE rejecting it.

Over 1052 Cities, Towns & 38 Counties, 292 US Military bases in 36 states in the US currently have BSL, Breed Specific Legislation against pit bull type dogs as do over 43 other countries, an increase of over 125 cities in the last year.

In the Prov. of Ontario in Canada Pit Bull type dogs have been banned in all 444 cities and towns in Ontario.

The Province of Quebec has made a commitment to BAN All Pit Bull Type dogs Province wide in 2016.

Montreal,Quebec has banned all Pit Bull Type Dogs

Longueuil,Quebec voted in favour of a bylaw banning all pit bulls

Mount Royal,Quebec to ban all Pit Bulls 

Quebec City,Quebec has Banned all Pit Bulls 

Saguenay ,Quebec has a new Mandatory S/N BSL

Brossard,Quebec has a new Pit Bull Ban 

Candiac, Quebec has a new restrictive muzzle BSL

Columbiana, Oho voted to keep their Pit Bull Mandatory insurance BSL

Devils Lake, ND voted to keep their Pit Bull Type Dog Ban.

Ottumwa, Iowa voted to keep their Pit Bull Ban.

Council Bluffs, Iowa voted to keep their Pit Bull Ban.

Burnaby, B.C., Canada has reaffirmed their Muzzle BSL.

The Prairie Village, KS City Council voted to keep their Pit Bull Ban.

Britt, Iowa city council has voted to keep it's Pit Bull Ban and Enforce it.

Abbotsford, WI has Banned all Pit Bulls.

Yakima, WA, has voted to keep their Pit Bull ban.

Lumberton, N.C. has enacted a very restrictive BSL for Pit Bull Type Dogs

Hartland becomes first New Brunswick, Canada community to Ban all Pit Bull Type Dogs

Grosse Pointe Woods,MI has voted to keep it's pit bull Ban.

Verona, MO. has voted to keep their Pit Bull Type Dog Ban in place.

Worthington, Indiana recently decided to enforce it's Ban on all Pit Bull Type Dogs.

Muscatine, Iowa has voted to keep their Pit Bull Type Dog Ban in place.

Pittsburg, KS has voted to keep their Pit Bull Type Dog Ban.

In 2015 Pit Bull advocates were 0 for 7 in attempting to ban BSL at the statewide level in seven attempts in 7 states.

2014 Annual release: Estimated U.S. Cities, Counties, States and Military Facilities with Breed-Specific Pit Bull Laws. Nearly 100 new jurisdictions added from last year, despite losing three states to anti-BSL laws. Remember, this document is "fractional" as thousands of U.S. jurisdictions do not have their ordinances online.

Just some of the very recent BSL Pit bull type dog Bans and restrictions just enacted since the start of 2015:

Girard, Ohio has announced it will keep it's pit bull Ban.

Bromont, Que. The town joins about 50 other municipalities in Quebec which have Banned Pit Bull Type Dogs.

In Quebec, Canada, Desbiens & Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean recently both Banned all Pit Bull Type Dogs

Jacksonville, AL just created a new containing Pit Bull BSL

“The Bridges”, "Seven Bridges" & other Southern Florida HOA have all Banned all Pit Bull type dogs and their mixes.

Fort Nelson, B.C. Canada kept their Ban of all pit bull type dogs.

Newark, Ohio just voted to retain their very restrictive BSL.

Recently Denmark made it's Ban on 13 pit bull type dogs permanent across the country.

Mississippi City, Miss., just enacted a pit bull BSL.

Aurora, CO. just voted by more then 2 to 1 to keep their Ban on pit bull type dogs.

Kansas City, Kansas voted to keep their pit bull ban recently.

Outremont, Que., Canada just voted to Ban all pit bull type dogs.

The Ban on pit bulls in one King County city will remain.

Enumclaw, WA. Bans pit bulls and the Enumclaw City Council was looking at an ordinance to end the ban.

After more than an hour of public comments were heard, the city council voted unanimously to keep the ban.

Fall River, WI has enacted a new Breed Specific Legislation against pit bull type dogs.

The Burlington City Council upheld an ordinance that bans pit bulls after hearing feedback from members of the community Monday Oct.6th in Burlington N.D.

LaFayette, Tennessee enacted a highly restrictive pit bull type dog BSL requiring it be registered with AC, a short leash, muzzle, confirmed kennel, photo, sign, no resale or transfer within the city.

Carroll County, Miss. recently enacted a pit bull Ban as well with all grandfathered pit bull type dogs having to be leaches, muzzled, kenneled with liability insurance.

Reynoldsburg, Ohio & Yakima WA both recently reaffirmed their pit bull type dog BSL Bans and kept them in place.!

FORT THOMAS, Ky, A 26 year ban on owning a pit bull in the city of Fort Thomas was kept in place Aug.4th after attempts to have it over turned were rejected by city council.