3 Signs That You May Be a Dog Racist

Dog racism, or discriminating against certain breeds of dogs, is a thing now. Here are a few of the key warning signs that you are a dog racist.

Dog racism is no laughing matter. If you display any of the following symptoms it could be a sign that you are a seething dog racist.

1. You don’t allow dogs inside or on the sofa.

 

dog family outside a diner window with no dogs allowed sign

 

Dogs have been man’s faithful companion for over 15,000 years, or since the cave man days. That’s longer than any other domesticated animal. Yet some people still don’t allow the animals inside their home or place of business due to preconceived notions that they are unclean and will sit around begging for food scraps. It’s kind of a dick move not to let someone on the furniture.

2. You restrict certain breeds from your household.

 

cute pitbull terrier up for adoption

 

Some dog racists might only be cool with certain breeds of dogs such as the golden retriever or small white poodle. Meanwhile it is legal for insurance companies to restrict the following types of dogs because they have violent tendencies. This is ironic because it is really the man who treats dogs badly and causes them to turn mean and bite people.

  • Alaskan Malamutes
  • Akitas
  • Cane Corsos
  • Chows Chows
  • Doberman Pinschers
  • German Shepherds
  • Great Danes
  • Mastiffs
  • Pitbull Terriers
  • Presa Canarios
  • Siberian Huskies
  • Staffordshire Terriers
  • Rottweilers
  • Wolf-hybrids

3. You only own “pure bred” dog breeds.

 

italian greyhound at westminster dog show

 

The worst kinds of dog racists go so far as to breed one type of dog for profit and then enter them in shows based on breed. They pay thousands of dollars for puppies that were raised in mills while local animal shelters are full of orphans. They discriminate against shelter dogs because they “give them allergies” and will not let their dogs enter into mixed breed relationships.

Owning a dog is an important responsibility that should not be taken too lightly. Remember to consider adopting a pound dog if you have room for one and can afford to feed it every day.

Posted by blackbettyblog

Elizabeth de Moya has a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley. She has contributed to DJ Mag, DJ TechTools, LA Weekly and Thump (Vice). Check out the new women's street fashion and music blog for people that love EDM and music festivals: sluttyravercostumes.com!

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