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Puit Bull, part of the Reality Bites strand, on RTÉ2 at 9.30pm

Anne Louise Foley writes:

The popular image of a Pit Bull and breeds of this ilk is a snarling dog straining at the leash with its tattooed owner barely controlling it. But there’s a whole group of responsible dog owners who feel restricted breeds are being wrongly demonised.
Across the documentary we meet some of the surprising owners – from the suburban couple, to a Crufts winner, to couples with young children – as these owners talk the pitfalls and responsibilities that come with owning a breed on Ireland’s restricted list.


Unmuzzled, off-the-leash pit bull terriers and other dangerous dogs are roaming freely in some housing estates and on streets causing huge distress to residents and pedestrians who feel very intimidated by the presence of these lethal animals. And, the council has been very pro-active in trying to deal with the problems, but are finding it difficult to get a handle on it despite having already “lifted” a number of animals and demanded dog licences for others


Roaming Pit Bulls Terrifying People in Thurles (Noel Dundon, Tipperary Star)


Thanks Simon Judge