Saturday, August 6, 2011
Today's First Annual Nova Scotia Bully Expo
"Train, contain, socialize" - if you can do all that - there's no problem, right? That is the mantra of the community.
I think the event could be a great event - on par with the greyhound expo if the organizers wanted it to be that big - even having a weight pull and things like that - today they had a little competition for confirmation - but with a little work it could be a really super day.
CBC News did a little write up about the event - which was nice - here it is -
Pit bull owners polish dog's image
"This is something I've been thinking about doing for a long time now," said Jerrico Gray, co-ordinator of the Bully Expo and Fun Show. "I travel back and fourth through the States with my own dogs, entering them in various different shows, so I thought, why not trying to put something on here."
The expo, attended by more than 100 people, was a chance for pit bull owners to meet one another and to learn about responsible ownership.
Gray said he hopes this will become an annual event.
"I've had dogs all my life. I used to breed German shepherds a long time ago and once I started with the pit bulls, I've been at them since. So I'd say for about the last 20 years I've been breeding these dogs."
Advocates for Responsible Pet Ownership and Nova Scotia Lost Dogs Network also attended the event.