August is Bully Breed Awareness Month

August 2, 2010

In Celebration of Bully Breed Awareness Month, KHS will be offering a Bully Breed class to the community on August 28th from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. and sponsored Pit Fixes. Several breeds of dogs are commonly referred to as bully breeds: the American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Miniature Bull Terrier and the Bull Terrier and the American Bulldog. However, breeds such as the Rottweiler, Doberman pinscher, chow chow and boxer are also thought to be bully breeds by many in the dog world.

Every year, thousands of dogs (not only pit bulls) end up in shelters and are euthanized because new adopters may not know all they need to about their new family member and the best ways to set their new pet up for success. To help our community better understand and not add to the already staggering statistic, KHS is offering a Bully Breed class for current and potential owners.

Taking the time to research a breed will give you an idea if that particular pet is right for you and  learn more about your current pet’s breed characteristics. The class content is focused on breed education, temperament, truths about bully breeds and bully behavior training techniques.

Bully ownership requires a great deal of owner responsibility. Due to recent media attention, it’s imperative owners become advocates and model responsible ownership practices in their communities. The more you know about the breed, the better advocate for your pet you can be.

During our celebration of Bully Breed month, we would like to extend thanks to dedicated pit bull owners by offering Sponsored Pit Bull Spay/Neuter surgeries for a limited time to the public during the month of August. Applications can be found online or at our front desk and must be accompanied by a photo to qualify (income restrictions apply).