Skysea Caravan and Camping Site in Port Eynon, Wales, has banned six breeds - pit bull terriers, Staffordshire terriers, Rottweilers, Dobermann Pinschers, huskies and bull/English mastiffs.Seems pretty sensible, especially in light of recent events.
The move sparked a massive backlash on social media over the weekend, WalesOnline reports.Translation: A bunch of bored keyboard warriors and single-braincell-morons decided to comment of Facebook that this was mean to little doggie-woggies...
Wearily, the site's PR manager patiently explained that this was based on cold, hard reality:
A spokesman for Skysea Caravan and Camping Site said: "The ban was put in place because we had three incidents in the last two years involving certain dog breeds - two of those involving incidents with another dog and one incident involving a young person.
"We are not judging dog breeds, it's not a personal attack, we understand that any breed of dog can bite. However, the effects of these particular breeds of dogs if they bite can be catastrophic. We don't restrict any dog breeds from walking through and using the footpath by our site.
"We have had positive feedback from this decision, all of the terms and conditions are fully explained on our website before you book online."But there's no arguing with dog lovers.
Paul Watson, from Durham, said he had been thinking of staying at the campsite, but wouldn't be going there now.I imagine the staff are high-fiving each other at this news, Paul!
He said the Skysea Caravan Park rules were "ridiculous" and it should be either dogs, or no dogs at all.When you have your own caravan site, Paul, you can make your own rules. Until then...
Stuart Walton, from Tamworth in the West Midlands, has a campervan and travels to various campsites in the UK and France with his 14-year-old Staffie and four-year-old French bulldog.
Last year, he travelled to Tenby but is planning a trip to the Gower this summer. He has struck Skysea Caravan Site off his list.Another sad loss. More than made up for by parents who would like to leave their holiday with as many kids as they arrived with, I'm sure...