Is this the face of a dangerous dog? I think not.
Ontario's supreme court recently upheld the breed specific legislation (BSL) banning pit bulls. The judge ruled that the breed was vicious and unpredictable and the public must be protected from them. As an owner, this judgement saddens me.
I cannot speak for all dogs, only mine. He was a rescue from the SPCA and is profoundly deaf, which produced some challenges in training him. He was temperament tested before we adopted him and retested when we took him to his trainer. Our dog passed both tests and the trainer assured us that, "This dog will never bite anyone." This speculation was confirmed much later when he was bitten twice...once by a Rottweiler and once by an American Stafforshire Terrier. He did not retaliate in any way.
Our dog is grandfathered as a pit bull registered, neutered and micro-chipped before the legislation was passed so we do not have to destroy him. BUT...he must live out the rest of his life muzzled in public and cannot be on a leash longer than 6 feet.
Shame on you Ontario for punishing innocent animals instead of addressing the real problem...irresponsible owners.