The family has been forced to cancel. Dogs of certain breeds are not permitted to accompany people on camping trips in the United Kingdom.
A FAMILY claims that their camping trip had to be canceled because the resort does not accept their dog breed.
Jake Blackburn, 23, said he had reserved an eight-person campsite at Oxwich Camping Park with his family’s three Staffordshire bull terriers, Bleu, Zane, and Zeus.
They had planned a weekend getaway in Gower, South Wales, for this coming Friday to Sunday, but were concerned when they noted on the venue’s social media pages that “big dogs and specific dog breeds” were not permitted.
Jake claims he called the campsite and was told his family’s canines were not welcome.
“We have never been put in a scenario where we have been turned away because of the dogs,” Jake told Wales Online.
“I believe there is a strong negative perception of Staffordshire bull terriers. At the end of the day, how the owner raises them is the most important factor; we were all disappointed by the decision.
“Bleu is the love of my life; she gets up with me every morning before I go to work and waits for me to make her scrambled eggs. These dogs aren’t mean, malicious, or aggressive in any way. It is quite sad because they are the most compassionate dog breed I have ever encountered.”
I believe there is a strong unfavorable perception of Staffordshire bull terriers. At the end of the day, how the owner raises them is the most important factor; we were all disappointed by the decision.
Jake Blackburn is a character in the film Jake Blackburn
The social media messages have vanished from the page, according to the family from Port Talbot, South Wales.
However, the reputation of pit bulls has damaged several large dog breeds, such as Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
“Staffordshire bull terriers are an altogether separate breed, yet many people will put all of these similar-looking dogs together as potentially dangerous,” according to the Staffordshire Bull Terrier website. As a result, Staffordshire bull terriers may be targeted for ‘banning’ in some locations or insurance policy denial.”
The canines in the Blackburn household range in age from eight months to three years.
“It’s rare for me and my girlfriend to get weekends off with the family, so we planned to take advantage of this weekend with the dogs and a change of scenery, but now we have to search elsewhere,” Jake explained.
“Brinkwire Summary News” from Oxwich Camping Park.