I think the thought (at least mine) here is that it's one thing to rescue/adopt a pet dog that is typically a working dog - I adopted a pit bull that certainly couldn't work from a shelter a few years ago... But it's another thing entirely to be breeding them and supporting breeders who are doing nothing for the breed. kwim? If I were to go out and BUY an APBT or Am Staff some day like I probably will... I would be looking for a working/performance breeder above all else, even if they show as well. I bought a working border collie who's lines will never be shown. I bought a split working line/show line GSD who's parents are both worked and who has the drive and nerve to do the same. But sure, I adopted a pet bully breed from the shelter. I adopted a pet rat terrier years ago as well.