Thursday, August 7, 2008

when american bulldogs are called pit bulls even though they aren't

Out of North Toledo we have this story of a two-year-old dog attacking his owner.

The first line reads Toledo police shot and killed a pit bull Tuesday evening as the animal attacked its owner in North Toledo, authorities said.

Two lines later? Mr. Lindsay was talking to his wife when the 2-year-old male American bulldog...

Now I know every Joe Blow and their mother confuses any dog with short hair and muscles for a pit bull, but there is a pretty significant physical difference between your average American Bulldog and your average "pit bull" (who, for all intents and purposes, is an American Pit Bull Terrier). The biggest is that one weighs like 110 pounds, the other weighs 50 (or, if you are Miss Mina, Ruler of all that is Canid and Good, you weigh 38 lbs. On the dot).

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