SACBR NEWS 01/10/2018

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Pit bull label may triple length of stay in a dog shelter. 26/02/2018

Researched by: Philippe Lesage (P.Dip Canine studies)

 

New Pet owners rescuing dogs from a shelter has the notion that this breed is not suitable for rehoming into their family. Why are they labelled?

 

 

Previous research had suggested that certain types of dogs take longer to be adopted from shelters, but it was unclear how much breed identification influenced adoption decisions. Since pit bull breeds are often negatively perceived, the authors of this study wanted to know if the “pit bull” label affects adoption.

The authors initially assessed perceptions of pit bull dogs compared to other breeds. They then analysed the effect of the “pit bull” breed label in dog shelters by surveying the perceived attractiveness to potential adopters, based on factors including perceived friendliness, aggressiveness and intelligence, of dogs labelled as pit bull breeds and of differently labelled lookalikes. They also examined length of stay in shelters.

They found that pit bull breeds were perceived by study participants as less adoptable than other breeds such as Labradors, considered less friendly and more aggressive. In shelters, compared to lookalikes that were unlabelled or labelled as other breeds, dogs labelled as “pit bull” breeds were again seen as less ‘attractive’, and waited over three times as long as lookalikes to be adopted.

Lisa Gunter notes: “We were surprised how very similar looking dogs sometimes get labelled “pit bull” and other times as something completely different. These dogs may look and act the same, but the pit bull label damns them to a much longer wait to adoption or even condemn them to death! .”

Assigned breed labels can be inaccurate, based on sometimes misleading appearances, and this research may indicate that dogs could be inadvertently penalized when labelled as a pit bull breed. Many dog fancy says that removing ‘’breed labels’’ seems to be an easy way to improve the experience of pit bull type dogs in animal shelters.

 

 

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