I’ll be the first to admit that I was prejudiced against Pitbull dogs, thanks largely to the negative media attention given to those unfortunate creatures that are mishandled or mistreated by their owners. Honestly…just about any dog of any breed will become a nasty beast if its owner is equally nasty. We rarely hear mention of the tens of thousands of Pitbulls and Pitbull mixes raised by intelligent, caring individuals and families that return every bit of the loyalty and affection they have been given – with interest. One such prized pooch is a two year old female Staffordshire Terrier/Pitbull mix named Ladybird.
We rescued her from a Manhattan shelter where she had been put up for adoption by a professional couple whose work assignment obliged them to move to Europe. She has been with us since mid-August and gives every indication of good breeding and a gentle, attentive upbringing. Structurally, she is well-proportioned and nicely balanced, with a lean, toned, muscular body and excellent bone structure. Ladybird is in excellent health and physical condition and has been given all the standard vaccinations – Nicole would not hesitate to bring this splendid canine into the ring at any dog show.
Ladybird is alert, intelligent, a good listener and very obedient. She is an agile and extremely active dog that enjoys physical activity such as running around the yard and chasing Frisbees and tennis balls. Ladybird is not only housebroken, but actually prefers to relieve herself in the scrub grass along the edge of the property instead of the middle of the lawn.
While Ladybird is extremely affectionate and loves being petted and scratched (especially on her belly), she is also very protective of the household and though she is completely loyal and submissive to her owners and family members, she will not hesitate to bark at strangers who approach the property. Although she is playful and easygoing with other dogs outside of the house, her instinctive protectiveness and dominant personality ought to be taken into account if bringing her into a household with other dogs (we have two Rhodesian Ridgebacks and they get along fine with her).
Here is a brief video clip of Ladybird cavorting in our back yard:
As much as we would love to adopt her into our home, a third dog would be just too much for us. If you think Ladybird would make a fine canine addition to your household, please contact me using the CONTACT link at the top of the page. We will be more than happy to provide the adoptive family with a new leash, collar, water and food dishes, dog toys, sleeping blanket and a 50 lb. bag of Natural Balance dog food.