Renting when you Own a Pit bull

@Jshean20 (14374)
Canada
September 23, 2007 8:07pm CST
I'm wondering if any of you pit bull owners have had trouble finding a place to rent due to your dogs breed? Well I have a pit bull lab mix and when my landlord asked what kind of dog I just said "lab mix" and he didn't ask any more about it, so I didn't volunteer information. Here in Ontario, Canada you can only be legally evicted for having a pet if you have a dog of inherently dangerous background, would this just be for the purebread pit bulls or the mixes as well? What do you think? I'm not worried about being evicted from this place because our neigbors haven't complained or anything, but we'll be looking for a new place soon and I'd like people to share personal experiences or things that they've heard from family/friends.
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
24 Sep 07
If you had to describe your dogs personality - would it be lab or pit bull? My sister has a lab-dalmation mix. looks like a dalmation but with the personality of a lab. A neighbor tried buying a pit bull - but he said he could not get one in the county I live in. Not sure if this is true.
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@cikedo (3487)
• United States
25 Oct 07
I've had trouble finding a place to live that would accept certain breeds of dogs before. I use to have a german shepherd named Max and he was one of the sweetest bit babies you could ever meet. German shepherds have been givin a reputation of being agressive guard and attack dogs, which is completely wrong. Max was always friendly and good with children. My family and I were looking for an apartment that we could lease for awhile and would accept german shepherds. We specifically asked this one place if they would accept him and the person showing the apartment said they would. The day we moved in one of the apartment complex management people came to our apartment and asked what kind of dog we had again. When we told him the management said they wouldn't accept him and that we had to get rid of him. They wouldn't let us out of our lease and we ended up having to give up the dog. It was heartbreaking. I don't see why people blame the dog breeds. Haven't they learned yet that it isn't the breed that's mean, it's the individual dogs and how they have been trained.
• China
24 Sep 07
When I own a puppy,I certainly chases it to dress up of very beautiful,because I am to like to would own.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
24 Sep 07
Its good that you did not go into details,people are so afraid of pit bulls...I think that your dog is gentle because he is mixed with a lab, which is also known as a wonderful and gentle dog...I think it would be the full breed pit bull that would be the dangerous kind...Your dogs is mixed with a gentle lab so i do not think you would ever have a problem..if i were you i would just always say hes a mix lab....or lab mix.... All pit bulls are not dangerous they are just bred with that temperment,and can be set off easy in some cases.I have a friend that has 2 full blooded pit bulls and she has them trained and they are not bad,but she has had people over that her pit bulls did not like so she watches them but so far no problem...
@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
24 Sep 07
Lab-dalmatin mix - This is a picture of my sister's dog, she is a lab-dalmation mix. All lab personality
Here is a picture of the lab-dalmation mix