Miss Pearl isn’t even knee high. When she meets new people she runs up for a lick and a cuddle.

But Miss Pearl is  a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, a breed banned in Ontario.

She is only here because she was born in the province before the breed specific legislation was implemented in 2005.

Stephanie Sutherland, with the Ontario “Pit Bull” Co-Op, insisted the 11-year-old dog’s friendly demeanor isn’t the exception, but typical of her breed.

“They are very, very friendly, they are very snuggly, they are very sweet,” said Sutherland.

Sutherland firmly supports the latest attempt by NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo to convince the Liberal government to repeal the legislation.

“There’s nothing mythical or unusual about a pit bull…

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