Monday, February 2, 2009

News Reel - Police Dogs

This is an interesting story about police dogs. This is sort of building off the idea of different breeds getting into doing jobs (or agility) that aren't the stereotypical breeds for these activities.

I particularly like this quote:

A pit bull named Elliot Ness is anything but untouchable. Loving and friendly, these traits keep most pit bulls from being good police dogs.
"The main problem we're finding with pit bulls is that they're too darn nice. All they want to do is just sit at your feet or crawl in your lap. They're very nice dogs," said Deborah Thedos, Cook County K9 Unit.

Interesting, eh? They can't usually use pit bulls as police dogs because they're too nice. Sure does conflict with claims made to implement BSL (Breed Specific Legislation), doesn't it?

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