Proud pitbulls on parade

MATT STEWART
Last updated 14:46 29/07/2012
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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.

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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.''

Contact Matt Stewart
Email: matt.stewart@dompost.co.nz
Twitter: @smatape

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