Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Dog Breeds?
This morning, the National Post published a column about the Ontario Pit Bull Ban.
The Ban itself is a very controversial subject. If you ask anyone, they'll either tell you about the sweetest Pit Bull they ever know - who wouldn't hurt a fly - or a Pit Bull they don't know if they could trust, or a story about an unfortunate incident involving a dog that may or may not have been a Pit Bull.
The column was also accompanied by a photo of two dogs, with the caption, "Two Pit Bulls."
The photo was of a Pit Bull and a Boxer - it's since been removed from the article (it should also be noted the columnist did not choose the photo herself), but it's available here. The Toronto Star also recently published a story regarding a sort of Pit Bull "Underground Railroad" that's formed since the ban took effect. Read about it here.
The Ontario Pit Bull Ban defines a Pit Bull as a Pit Bull Terrier, an American Staffordshire Terrier, an American Pit Bull Terrier or any dog with a similar appearance - short hair, broad shoulders and a wide forehead.
As a result, it gets kind of murky once in a while - frustratingly so. I am often asked why my two-year-old, purebred boxer is not wearing his muzzle because it is the law - by the people who don't cross the street while clutching their pearls first.
Which raises the question: how well do you know your dog breeds? Below is an excellent online quiz complete with pictures - do you really know your dog breeds?
Let us know how you did on the quiz in the comments!