Editors' Choice

Queen Khalifa – The $75,000 Micro Pit Bull

Shelby Chau / February 25, 2017

For years, members of the upper class have been using tiny dogs as accessories to accent their wardrobe. You know the look – big shades, a pantsuit or dress, a cup of pumpkin spiced latte in one arm, and a Gucci shoulder bag with a little canine slung over the other. It could be a pug, chihuahua, pomeranian, or even one of those creepy Chinese Crested demon beasts.  

 

Over the last few years, there have been insane laws enacted that outlaw owning or selling pit bulls. In the United States, it’s illegal to own pit bulls in places like Denver, Miami, Cincinnati, and Kansas City. In Canada, you can’t own one of these “vicious killers” in parts of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and P.E.I. In fact, it’s illegal to own a pitbull in the entire province of Ontario.

 

 

Enter Queen Khalifa, the micro pit bull that will set you back about $75,000. This breed was created by a 30-year old Long Beach, California resident named John Truitt who owns “Collectibulls,” a boutique dog breeding company. John and his company breed, train and sell “bullies” to customers from all over the world. While Khalifa has a massive price tag, the average pygmy pit bull can set you back between $10,000 – $20,000. John finds that the majority of sales are coming from Australia, China, and Italy. So the question is, does a micro pit bull fall under the same ban as regular pit bulls? If not, maybe people could get to own one on the grounds of a technicality.