Original geschrieben von Mischlingsbande
Könnt ihr mir sagen wo der Unterschied zwischen dem American Staffordshire Terrier und dem Bullterrier ist? Für mich sehen die irgendwie gleich aus...
Back in the 1980's, I was sitting in a Washington state legislative hearing concerning the possible banning of all bulldog breeds. I was sitting next to the then vice-president of the American Kennel Club. When he stood to speak, his words burned into my memory as some of the most inaccurate, ignorant and snobbish I had ever heard. "There is," he told the lawmakers looking to him for accurate information, "absolutely no such breed as the 'pit bull'; it is not registered with the American Kennel Club." As I stared at him, dumbstruck really, I couldn't help but think of the 200 plus breeds which do not happen to grace the stud books of the American Kennel Club. This man certainly did not know his American Staffordshire history - that much was evident. From whence did he think the show-bred brother to the pit bull came from? Was he unaware that the AKC had opened its "pure" stud books to this "non-breed", the "pit bull", not once, but three times? And yet now, like a Peter, this man was denying the breed which formed the basis for at least three AKC registred breeds its very identity. Was it intentional, or truly ignorance? It certainly could have been either, for few breeds have such a straightforward history tangled into knots so fouled that many of its own fanciers can't unravel it.
The UKC allows American Staffordshires to be registered as "pit bulls" which, in recent years, has had a tremendous impact of the breed as registered by the UKC. For the most part, UKC and AKC registered dogs cannot be differentiated, as they carry primarily the same blood. UKC dogs are now bred almost exclusively for show and pet purposes with little thought given to form, function or working soundness. The ADBA up until very recently has registered "anything", including obvious mastiff-pit bull mixes as a result of the craze for "large" pit bulls. Registries are driven by puppy registrations - and private registries are profit orientated businesses
Original geschrieben von Rash5
rechtlichgesehen wie soll ich das verstehen ist jede mixtur gleich ein pit wer hat das rausgebracht