October is Pit Bull Awareness Month!
If you guessed that Reese Pieces is a pit bull, you’re WRONG! Reese Pieces is a Rhodesian Ridgeback/American Bulldog mix. If you guessed incorrectly, don’t feel bad. In a recent study by the National Canine Research Council, pit bulls were only correctly identified on the first try 2% of the time. As if that isn’t bad enough, the study group included veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and animal control officers. Yikes! So the next time you see an attention-grabbing headline about a “vicious pit bull attack”, remember there’s a 98% chance the dog has been misidentified.
Congratulations Reese Pieces, and share with your friends - you may not be a pit bull, but you are a sweetheart. You’re also our October Pet of the Month!