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Old 02-09-2020, 10:36 AM   #1
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I'm wondering if there's been any agreement on the percentage of campgrounds that have breed restrictions. My daughter is considering adopting a Pit Bull mix that looks very much like a Pit Bull. She's planning to begin RVing in the near future and it's a consideration I told her she should take seriously.

Can anyone give a good estimate on just how many campgrounds do have breed restrictions? She's not a rule breaker and won't want to lie, so we need to get a real number on how much owning this breed will limit her staying in various campgrounds.

I know it's not the breed, but the owners, and this one is very, very docile and sweet, but as we know, there are prejudices.
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I donít think there is any reliable source for hard numbers on this and many other things other than random opinions. ( of which hang on ... youíll get plenty !) donít have a animal we travel with currently by choice but while I have seen restrictions infrequently I donít pay attention.
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A lot of Camp grounds have insurance restrictions by breed. Does not matter how good or not. That's how they have to go, if ins. says no, then no.
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A lot of Camp grounds have insurance restrictions by breed. Does not matter how good or not. That's how they have to go, if ins. says no, then no.

I agree with the first two posters, and especially this^^ (insurance), as to if there are breed restrictions. The only generalization I can offer is that smaller, independently owned parks tend to have the restrictions.



A lot will depend on the type of RV camping your daughter decides to pursue. You are wise to alert her to the Pit Bull issue, but knowing of possible restrictions ahead of time, she can call ahead or go on line and avoid those problems.
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We have a pit bull/lab mix and no issues at all in any of the 20 or Michigan State parks we have brought along to.
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I would say that if she doesnt have a dog yet, dont get a pit bull or any dog similar, and save everyone some hassle.
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We have run across several campgrounds that stay breed restrictions, and Pit Bulls are always the first ones named. All breeds have bad actors, but I would suggest she rethink the breed choice if she is dead set on a dog. We travel with a lab, a dachshund along with two cats and never had an issue. Also, most RV parks now require you to declare pets, so ....... something to think about.
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A lot of Camp grounds have insurance restrictions by breed. Does not matter how good or not. That's how they have to go, if ins. says no, then no.
I understand, but is it "a lot"? That's what I'm trying to discern.
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My uneducated guess would be 25 % or more. I have no basis for this info, other than I have been at a lot of campgrounds. My estimate could be low, it could be high. Many restrict dogs over 70 lbs in general as well. Considering how difficult it is getting to find rv parks due to the numbers of rvers, why handicap your ability to find parks. If they haven't gotten the dog yet, why not consider one that doesn't affect their ability to find quality parks. Most dogs you see are 30 lbs and under, although I have seen great danes and St. Bernards in rvs before. Labradors are quite common, and always seem well tempered for a larger dog. Many parks list, "no aggressive breeds", which could be interpreted to include many dogs. I guess it would also give them the means to evict you if your dog acts aggressively, regardless of what breed it is.
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Pit bulls are great family dogs ....gentle, loving, and intelligent.....BUT many are unpredictable with outsiders especially other dogs.

Save your daughter, yourself and other people a world of grief and AVOID this dangerous breed.
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Pit bulls are great family dogs ....gentle, loving, and intelligent.....BUT many are unpredictable with outsiders especially other dogs.

Save your daughter, yourself and other people a world of grief and AVOID this dangerous breed.

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We have always camped with German Shepherd Dogs. The only breed restrictions we were confronted with were many years ago in Florida and Alabama. Unfortunately, given today's litigious society, I suspect there are more campgrounds whose insurance require breed restrictions (with Pit Bulls at or near the top of the list).

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I'm wondering if there's been any agreement on the percentage of campgrounds that have breed restrictions. My daughter is considering adopting a Pit Bull mix that looks very much like a Pit Bull. She's planning to begin RVing in the near future and it's a consideration I told her she should take seriously.

Can anyone give a good estimate on just how many campgrounds do have breed restrictions? She's not a rule breaker and won't want to lie, so we need to get a real number on how much owning this breed will limit her staying in various campgrounds.

I know it's not the breed, but the owners, and this one is very, very docile and sweet, but as we know, there are prejudices.
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I know it's not the breed, but the owners, and this one is very, very docile and sweet, but as we know, there are prejudices.
Count me as prejudiced. I got no use for a breed that was bred to fight and kill. I've been around many pitbulls and some are nice and sweet and some my officers had to kill (retired LEO).

I don't care how nice they are, I don't want pitbulls in a campground I'm staying at. Look around your average RV park and the vast majority of dogs are of the small harmless variety. We have two maltese/poodle mix that are not any kind of a threat. What guarantee do I have, if we cross paths with a pitbull, that my dogs won't be attacked? Am I guaranteed that the owner will be able to keep the pit under control at all times?

I do carry a gun and will use it on any dog that decides to attack. Tell your daughter to get a more people friendly dog that won't upset other campers.
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