As long as you have the time, money, space and of course energy for all of the dogs, I don't see anything wrong with adopting him. Remember though, that he's at the age where they want to test the dominance of the others, so be prepared for that...also, before you make a final decision, let him meet and interact with your other dogs first. If all goes well, go for it! Congrats in advance, and good for you for adopting!
truth and bubba---We have a 3 yr old pit bull named Dosia and a 4 1/2 yr old rott/choc lab mix named Bosco, and 2 kids, ages 6 and 2. I have never had any kind of a problem with them...because we not only trained and raised our dogs right, but we taught the kids how to treat them, as well. What should we do after all the rotts and pits are gone and there's a new breed targeted by people that think they know everything? Just keep extinguishing breeds until they're all extinct? I do not believe that any dog is born bad. It's up to the owners to not only train their own dogs and teach their own kids, but to at least TRY to educate others, even those without any pets at all, about the gross deception going on in the media and with ignorant fools who believe eradicating entire breeds is the answer. And just so you know, pit bulls and rottweilers are not even listed as the most aggresive breeds....
BTW---I DON'T believe that all dogs are the same...like people, they all have their own personalities and little quirks about them. BUT---you're contradicting yourself. You say that the problem is the "dog defenders" wanting to believe all dogs are the same, when they're all different...THAT'S MY POINT---they ARE all different....as in, my pit bull is NOT the same as the ones you mentioned. The main contributing factors to a dogs temperment is it's enviroment, treatment, and upbringing. If I go by your logic, I will have to assume that every jack russell wants to kill a baby, since that's what happened a couple of months ago...every pomeranian is genetically predisposed to bite the jugular of the person holding it, since that happened, too. You see the problem? You can't lump an entire line of dogs together based on the actions of a few....and may I add that if we only relied on the MEDIAS' portrayal of the "truth", we would be screwed from the get go.
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