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Old 05-11-2014, 16:29   #16
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Re: Pitbull aboard in the carribean

I didn't post the link to hear about some killer Chihuahuas killing postmen. I just thought that since the site had links to individual state laws and regulations it might help.
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Re: Pitbull aboard in the carribean

https://www.gov.uk/control-dog-public/banned-dogs

The good news is that they go by "what the dog looks like." So - maybe your's is no problem. But, the BVI may be different than England too, so wouldn't hurt to research more...
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Old 05-11-2014, 17:06   #18
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Re: Pitbull aboard in the carribean

We have a PIt Bull we adopted, just showed up at the house one day and wouldn't leave, even when I shot towards him.
He's extremely gentle and great with small kids, like my Grankids. Vet has him listed as a "boxer mix" as he knows what the label Pit Bull means.
I've tried finding him a home, but am afraid he might be used to train other Pit Bulls for fighting, in other words he might be killed, so He's ours.
I don't know what to do with him and our Chocolate Lab when we go cruising.
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Old 05-11-2014, 18:04   #19
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Re: Pitbull aboard in the carribean

Three pitbulls and one chihuahua. Which dog rules the house? The 10lb chihuahua. The pitties were big panzies (or lap dog or just goofy).
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The Picccc dog's ears are WAY too big for a pit bull. I'd say maybe a German shepherd mix.
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We have a PIt Bull we adopted, just showed up at the house one day and wouldn't leave, even when I shot towards him.
He's extremely gentle and great with small kids, like my Grankids. Vet has him listed as a "boxer mix" as he knows what the label Pit Bull means.
I've tried finding him a home, but am afraid he might be used to train other Pit Bulls for fighting, in other words he might be killed, so He's ours.
I don't know what to do with him and our Chocolate Lab when we go cruising.
The best pets are the ones that adopt you. We had a cat that did the same. Would not leave our kids alone and snuck into the house till we adopted it.
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Re: Pitbull aboard in the carribean

I don't see a lot of deaths being caused by chihuahuas.
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I don't see a lot of deaths being caused by chihuahuas.
No you don't, put I can promise you it's not from not trying

Years ago I had a Doberman, another very gentle dog, he was stolen from me as he was huge for a Doby, when I got him back his spirit was broken, he was scared of most things, the people that had stolen him were trying to make him mean. Took a long time for him to get over it.

Seems most Pits are owned by people that want a mean menacing dog and they do things like beat them and fight them and reward menacing behavior.
You can make anything mean, and often it makes the animal psychotic, You know the happy looking dog that's wagging his tail, but tries to tear your hand off, it may be because the only time he gets a hand it's to beat him?
What type of people do you think want a Pit Bull? I wouldn't have one if I could have found him a good home. But I can't just have him killed.

There is also something psychological about chaining a dog, I've always heard never chain a dog, it will make them mean. For some reason you can confine one in a fence and they won't get mean, but chain them up and they will.

There is an old saying down here, Knowing mans need for a friend, God gave him a dog.
A dog more than any other animal will become what you want, from a drug sniffer to a seeing eye dog to a life long companion, they can also become, mean viscous killers to please the owner, a dog lives to please it's owner.
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Re: Pitbull aboard in the carribean

I think that people who steal animals are right up there with kidnappers.
I would be interested in knowing how much a deterrent you're dog is to theft.
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Re: Pitbull aboard in the carribean

I'd keep him off the boat... you know he's a party animal right?
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I would be interested in knowing how much a deterrent you're dog is to theft.
Currently we have a Chocolate Lab that roams the yard, the Pit Bull is fenced.
Before the dogs we were robbed, twice. Not at all professionally either time.
Since the dogs, no problem, but I did find a pair of shoes in the front yard the other day, the assumption is the Lab got after someone, and they ran out of their shoes.

The Doby got stolen years ago, almost forty, same house though, it's the house I grew up in.
Average weight for a Male Doberman is I think 79 lbs, Champ wasn't fully grown, but weighed about 90 lbs when he was stolen. He and I were buddies, we went everywhere together, I once took him swimming at a place where we jumped off of about a 50' bridge into the water, I jumped in, he got real concerned and jumped in after me, Dobermans don't swim well, they sink like a rock. He almost drowned me and clawed the stew out of me before I could get him to shore.
The Lab now, she swims like a duck, she floats, Doberman was all muscle and bone.
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Re: Pitbull aboard in the carribean

You can get by ok throughout most of the Windward Islands with recent papers from your vet proving they are in good health and have all their vaccinations up to date.

The one place I know of that will not allow dogs to the point of being unreasonable is St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Beautiful cruising area - but not dog friendly at all! Grenada on the other hand is fine.
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Back forty or so years ago when we had Champ, the Doberman the county was digging a drainage canal at the back of our property. I had the foreman come complain, seems Champ was visiting them at lunch, he would stand in front of them while they were eating, and they would give him their lunch, he was as friendly as could be, but they didn't know that, all they knew was suddenly they had a huge Doby staring right at them, he scared them so they gave up their lunch.
I took him down and let them pet him etc and they all made friends, I still think they gave him some of their lunch from time to time, but at least they weren't afraid of him anymore.
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