Sometimes a dog’s murky past can seriously lessen its chances of a decent future. One ex-fighting Pitbull knows the fickleness of human kindness only too well… and is content with canine love from hereon.
By, 17 Jun 2019
Schoki, the ex-fighter from Baden in Austria, is sheltered for now. Attempts to re-home him have failed on several occasions. The latest family to adopt Schoki brought him back within weeks, although the reason for his return aren’t clear.
Due to the dog’s upbringing and previous occupation, Schoki must undergo a test whenever he meets new people. His reaction to the presence of a new human is taken into account in the decision of the home about his suitability.
Most of the time, Schoki fails the test.
Schoki comes back
His most recent foray into domestic life saw Schoki returned to the shelter. Despite the assumption that the dog’s ways had caused it to be a heartless killer, the dog was clearly unhappy to have been brought back.
As a special treat Schoki was introduced to one of the shelter’s newest arrivals: a six month old bitch called Candy. Candy had also been rescued from dog fighting. The two have become inseparable in recent months.
Generally speaking pit bull terriers have a bad press in any country. In the UK pit bulls are one of a handful of banned breeds. The breed is often confused with the Staffordshire Bull terrier (AKA The Staffy) which is not banned in the UK.
Ex-fighting pit bulls are difficult to handle. Their upbringing and training cause them to be quick to get angry, nervous and blood-thirsty. However, as a cared-for breed pit bulls are thought not to be any more aggressive than other dogs.
Nevertheless, despite the efforts of dog shelters to extol the virtues of the breed, the general consensus is that pit buills are better to be avoided.