Pit Bull Service Dog Certification
Under the American's With Disabilities Act ( ADA ) and other various laws world wide used to protect individuals with disabilities, discrimination against an individual's Service Dog breed of choice is illegal. To learn more of the specifics of the American's With Disabilities Act ( ADA ) and how it pertains to Service Dog use click here. In the USA it is important to understand the federal implication of this as it can be used as a defense to keeping one's Pit Bull if you are located in a region that has Breed Specific Legislation ( BSL ) that may otherwise limit or deny Pit Bull ownership.
If you have a Pit Bull that is currently used in any kind of service work you should consider our Pit Bull Service Dog Certification Program. This is a FREE service available exclusively to APBR members who use their Pit Bull in any legitimate service capacity.
In order to receive your Pit Bull Service Dog certification your Pit Bull must qualify based on proof of ability and service. Additional factors may be considered based on service intent.
At the American Pit Bull Registry ( APBR ) we feel the Pit Bull is uniquely qualified to meet the service needs of today's community and work to support their use in all areas of service work.
If you are currently an APBR member with a Service Pit please use the Member Express contact form available through the Family Profile disc provided as part of your initial registration to let us know and we will provide you with full details needed to move forward with your Pit Bulls official Service Dog Certification as well as the benefits that come along with this service. If you are not an APBR member you are encouraged to join and we will be happy to help you in the certification of your Pit Bull in its designated service capacity.
For hundreds of years the Pit Bull dog has been bred to have a human friendly disposition and an overwhelming sense of owner loyalty. Dogs of all breeds have been man's assistants since the beginning of time. Given the natural skill set the Pit Bull has in various areas of service work this gives the Pit Bull an excellent opportunity to provide valuable and needed services in our community as well as debunk many of the common myths associated with the breed.
Pit Bulls are currently used and suitable for all types of service work including drug detection, emergency rescue, service and therapy work, military service and much more.
Pound for pound the American Pit Bull Terrier ( APBT ) is the strongest breed in existence and has a tenacity to meet its objectives as no other. Because the Pit Bull puts its own interest second to that of its owners the chances of it achieving a task are greater than that of other breeds.
If you are a trainer and would like to volunteer to assist individuals in need please feel free to join our Pit Bull Resource Network to team up with an individual in need in your area.