Proud pitbulls on parade

Last updated 14:46 29/07/2012

Chris MacDonald puts his American Pitbull "Madison" through her paces on the treadmill at the Wellington Pitbull Terrier owners club show at Wainuiomata School Hall.

Nicola Thompson of Paraparaumu and her American Pitbull "Cyclone" at the Wellington Pitbull Terrier owners club show.

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The president of the Wellington Pitbull Terrier owners club reckons bad owners let the breed down, not the breed itself.

Lena McDonald helped organise a pit bull owners show held at the Wainuiomata School Hall yesterday and hopes to run one every six months as a way of promoting positive dog ownership for the much-maligned breed.

The club aims to teach owners how to look after the breed and recommends not letting the dogs off the leash and de-sexing them to prevent unwanted puppies.

''We just want people to have a good day with their dogs.''

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