IN LIGHT OF RECENT EVENTS THAT EFFECT ALL OF US , WE FEEL CERTAIN
THINGS SHOULD BE SAID CONCERNING OUR KENNEL & OUR DOGS.
THIS IS SO NOT TO CONFUSE THE GENERAL PUBLIC SURFING THE NET LOOKING
FOR QUALITY "GAME BRED" AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIERS.
THE TERM 'GAME BRED" MEANS A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE.
JUST BECAUSE A PERSON OR BREEDER ADVERTISES HIS DOGS AS GAME BRED DOES
NOT AND SHOULD NOT IMPLY THAT THE BREEDER IS FIGHTING OR BREEDING FIGHTING
DOGS. ANYBODY THAT HAS KNOWLEDGE OF THE HISTORY OF THESE DOGS
CAN RESPECT TO A CERTAIN DEGREE WHERE THEY COME FROM AND THE REASONS WHY
THESE DOGS ARE CONSIDERED GAME DOGS. IF NOT FOR THEIR PAST WE
WOULD NOT HAVE THE GREAT BREED OF DOG WE HAVE TODAY. IT IS BECAUSE
OF THE SELECTIVE BREEDING THAT OCCURRED FOR MANY YEARS THAT THESE DOGS
ARE SO STABLE AROUND CHILDREN AND PEOPLE.
Gameness in APBT's is a canine virtue that is most akin to the human virtue of unflagging courage. It is a determination to master any situation and never back down out of fear. It was developed in pit bulls by many generations of selective breeding. It is what allows a pit bull to keep fighting non-stop for two or more hours, in spite of broken bones, torn muscles, blood loss, dehydration, and exhaustion. But it is also valued by APBT owners who would never think of fighting their dogs. It is manifested in the can-do attitude of pit bulls toward any type of challenge, whether agility competitions, climbing up trees, or protecting their family against an armed attacker, etc.
Generally speaking, a game dog is an emotionally stable, easy-going dog, especially good with kids. Gameness should not be confused with aggressiveness. There are plenty of aggressive dogs that are not game, and there are game pit bulls who are not aggressive toward other types of dogs. Aggressiveness will propell a dog into a fight but will only sustain him for the first few minutes. Gameness, on the other hand, will not necessarily make a dog fight-happy; but if the dog has no other choice but to fight, a game dog will fight until it wins or dies trying, and will keep going as long as necessary. Gameness is an inner quality of pit bulls. There is no way you can tell by looking at a pit bull whether it is deeply game or not. Dogs that are emotionally unstable, or that fear-bite human beings are generally not game. If you want a nice pit, you're generally better off getting one that has been game-bred. These dogs represent the truest exemplars of all the best qualities in the breed.
WE AS BREEDERS & OWNERS RESPECT AND CHERISH THESE DOGS BECAUSE OF THEIR
STEADFAST TEMPERAMENTS AND THE LOYALTIES THEY DISPLAY TO ANYBODY FEEDING
THEM. WE HAVE CHOSEN TO BREED DOGS THAT HAVE THE LINEAGE OF "REAL"
PIT BULLS SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THE ABOVE FACTS. THESE ARE THE DOGS WITH
THE "REAL" PERSONALITIES AND STEADFAST TEMPERAMENTS THAT WE ADMIRE IN THIS
BREED OF DOGS. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AGGRESSION TOWARD OTHER
ANIMALS , PEOPLE OR WITH FIGHTING DOGS!
WE SHOULD NOT & WILL NOT DENY THE HISTORY OF THESE GREAT DOGS.
ALTHOUGH WE DO NOT CONDONE THE HISTORY WE REALIZE THE FACT THAT HUNDREDS
OF YEARS OF SELECTIVE BREEDING HAS DEVELOPED THE DOGS OF TODAY.
WITHOUT THE PAST WE COULD NOT HAVE THE PRESENT OR THE FUTURE. IT IS
THROUGH SELECTIVE BREEDING THAT WE HAVE ACQUIRED THE ULTIMATE CANINE
ATHLETES. THEIR NEVER GIVE UP ATTITUDE , SPIRIT , LOYALTY, DEDICATION , & WILLINGNESS
TO EXCEL AT ANY TASK IS WHAT MAKES UP THE TERM "GAMENESS" IN THESE DOGS.
IT IS THESE DOGS THAT FAMILIES AND FAMED PEOPLE HAVE LOVED THROUGHOUT
THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY. HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS DOCUMENT THIS TODAY.
THESE ARE THE DOGS THAT WOULD NEVER ATTACK A CHILD OR PERSON.
THESE ARE THE DOGS WE ALL KNOW AND LOVE. IT IS THE SO CALLED "GAME BRED"
AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER THAT HAS THESE MOST NOBLE ATTRIBUTES.
THE DOGS THAT HAVE SERVED AS FAMILY PETS & GUARDIANS OF CHILDREN.
TODAY WE AS BREEDERS , OWNERS & LOVERS OF THESE DOGS CANNOT EVEN OWN A SLAT MILL
OR TREADMILL TO EXERCISE OUR DOGS. WE CANNOT HAVE PARTING STICKS TO SEPARATE OUR
ANIMALS IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT. IF WE HAVE GENERAL MEDICATIONS , SYRINGES ,
A BREEDING STAND OR ANY OF THESE THINGS WE ARE LABELED A DOG FIGHTER.
BREEDERS OF OTHER ANIMALS AND LIVE STOCK HAVE MEDICATIONS ON HAND AT ALL TIMES.
THEY ARE ABLE TO MEDICATE AND IN FACT ARE ENCOURAGED TO MEDICATE AND CARE FOR THEIR
OWN ANIMALS. THEY ALSO HAVE AND UTILIZE DIFFERENT APPARATUS FOR HOLDING FEMALES STILL
FOR BREEDING. WHY IS THAT IF WE UTILIZE A BREEDING STAND WE ARE CALLED CRIMINALS AND DOG FIGHTERS. A FEMALE THAT MOVES CAN DAMAGE A MALE DOG AND CAUSE HIM TO BECOME STERILE.
BREEDERS NEED MEDICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTS FOR MANY DIFFERENT REASONS.
FEMALES WITH INFECTION SUCH AS MASTITIS , DOGS WITH SKIN INFECTIONS OR REACTIONS
& ALLERGY'S TO FOOD OR INSECT BITES. THESE ARE JUST A FEW CONDITIONS FOR UTILIZING
MEDICATIONS SUCH AS ANTIBIOTICS, INTI INFLAMMATORY AGENTS OR SYRINGE USES.
OLDER DOGS , PREGNANT & LACTATING DOGS , DOGS THAT ARE SICK
ALSO BENEFIT FROM SUPPLEMENTS. CERTAIN SUPPLEMENTS CAN NOW BE CALLED
DOG FIGHTING PARAPHERNALIA!! HAVING LACTATED RINGERS OR IV SETS ALSO FALLS
INTO THAT CATEGORY. WE HAVE HAD OUR VET PRESCRIBE MANY MEDICATIONS TO US SO
WE COULD TREAT OUR OWN DOGS UNDER HIS DIRECT SUPERVISION. THERE ARE MANY,
MANY REASONS FOR HAVING THESE TYPES OF MEDICATIONS ON HAND.
WHY SHOULD LAW ABIDING CITIZENS NOT BE ABLE TO EXERCISES THEIR DOGS
OR TREAT THEIR OWN DOGS WITH PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS FOR FEAR
OF BEING LABELED A CRIMINAL OR DOG FIGHTER?
BEING IN POSSESSION OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED ITEMS SHOULD NOT AUTOMATICALLY LABEL
A BREEDER OR OWNER A DOG FIGHTER! BEING CAUGHT IN THE ACT OF DOG FIGHTING OR
HAVING A YARD FULL OF SCARRED UP DOGS OR OTHER OBVIOUS EVIDENCE SHOULD BE THE ONLY
REASONS THE OTHER ITEMS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED PARAPHERNALIA.
AS LONG AS OUR DOGS ARE PROPERLY HOUSED, FED & WATERED AND
PROVIDED THE PROPER VACCINATIONS & MEDICAL TREATMENT WHEN NEEDED
WE ARE WITHIN THE LAW. AS LONG AS OUR DOGS ARE CLEAN AND WE ARE NOT
COMMITTING ILLEGAL ACTS OR BREAKING ANY STATE OR FEDERAL LAWS THAN WE
SHOULD NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN FEAR FOR SIMPLY LOVING , OWNING & BREEDING THESE
GREAT AMERICAN DOGS.
WE ALL NEED TO BAN TOGETHER TO HELP FIGHT BSL. WE NEED TO EDUCATE THE
PUBLIC AS TO WHAT PROPER HOUSING IS. WE KEEP OUR DOGS ON PROPER CHAINS
OF ADEQUATE SIZE AND LENGTH BECAUSE OF THE DOGS STRENGTH AND
UNCANNY ABILITY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ESCAPE FROM KENNELS. IT IS NOT
CRUEL TO KEEP A DOG TETHERED IF DONE PROPERLY. IT DOES NOT MAKE OUR DOGS MORE
AGGRESSIVE TO BE TETHERED. WE DO NOT DO IT TO BUILD THEIR STRENGTH FOR FIGHTING.
WE DO NOT TETHER OUR DOGS BECAUSE WE ARE DOG FIGHTERS! WE TETHER OUR
DOGS SIMPLY BECAUSE IT IS THE MOST RELIABLE WAY TO KEEP OUR DOGS SAFE & SECURE. DESPITE
WHAT THE ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST SAY , THESE DOGS PREFER TO BE TETHERED
AND NOT KENNELED OR CRATED.
I THINK THAT ANY BREEDER WITH EXPERIENCE IN BREEDING AND RAISING THESE DOGS
KNOWS BEST ABOUT THE PROPER HOUSING AND CARE OF HIS OR HER DOGS.
IT IS THROUGH MANY YEARS OF TRIAL AND ERROR THAT WE HAVE GAINED THIS
KNOWLEDGE. WE DO NOT NEED SOME BORED HOUSEWIFE AT HOME TELLING US
HOW WE NEED TO KEEP AND CARE FOR OUR DOGS. ESPECIALLY WHEN THESE SAME
INDIVIDUALS HAVE NEVER OWNED A BULLDOG AND DO NOT HAVE A CLUE AS TO
HOW A BULLDOG SHOULD BE SAFELY HOUSED OR CARED FOR.
EVERYBODY NEEDS TO GET PROACTIVE TO FIGHT STEREO TYPES AND LAWS
BEING ENACTED TO EVENTUALLY ERADICATE THESE DOGS.
WE NEED TO BE AS GAME AS OUR DOGS AND STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR THEM.
IF YOUR LIFESTYLE DOES NOT ALLOW FOR YOU TO BE DIRECTLY INVOLVED BECAUSE OF TIME
OR WORK RESTRAINTS YOU CAN STILL BE ACTIVELY INVOLVED BY SIMPLY DONATING FUNDS TO
THE PROPER ORGANIZATIONS FIGHTING FOR OUR RIGHTS TODAY. WE CAN ALL HELP
BY PLAYING A PART IN SOME RESPECT AND IT IS EVERY OWNERS OBLIGATION TO HELP
IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE OR SOMEDAY AND MAYBE SOME DAY SOON WE
WILL LOOSE THE RIGHT TO OWN THESE GREAT ANIMALS.
PIT ISLAND KENNELS DOES NOT CONDONE ANY ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES WITH THESE
DOGS. WE DO NOT BREED OR SELL OUR DOGS FOR ANYTHING ILLEGAL &
WE WILL NOT SELL A DOG TO ANYBODY WE SUSPECT OF BEING INVOLVED WITH
ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES. WE HAVE SOLD OUR DOGS TO PEOPLE FROM ALL
WALKS OF LIFE AND WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE GOOD PEOPLE WITH QUALITY
"GAME BRED" AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIERS.
WE ARE ALWAYS HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT HEALTH, HOUSING OR ANYTHING
RELEVANT TO KEEPING YOUR DOGS SAFE AND HAPPY. WE ARE ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP OR
SHARE KNOWLEDGE THAT WE HAVE ACQUIRED THROUGHOUT THE YEARS.
PUNISH THE DEED NOT THE BREED!
PIT ISLAND KNL'S OF N.Y.
Treat Them Like Animals,
Love Them Like People,
Be Who You Are & Say What You Want,
Because Those Who Mind Dont Matter,
And Those Who Matter Don't Mind!
GOD BLESS THE USA