The hugely illuminating story of how a popular breed of dog became the most demonized and supposedly the most dangerous of dogs—and what role humans have played in the transformation. When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate, timid pit bull. Which made her wonder: How had the breed—beloved by Teddy Roosevelt, Helen Keller, and Hollywood’s “Little Rascals”—come to be known as a brutal fighter? Her search for answers takes her from nineteenth-century New York City dogfighting pits—the cruelty of which drew the attention of the recently formed ASPCA—to early twentieth‑century movie sets, where pit bulls cavorted with Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton; from the battlefields of Gettysburg and the Marne, where pit bulls earned presidential recognition, to desolate urban neighborhoods where the dogs were loved, prized—and sometimes brutalized. Whether through love or fear, hatred or devotion, humans are bound to the history of the pit bull. With unfailing thoughtfulness, compassion, and a firm grasp of scientific fact, Dickey offers us a clear-eyed portrait of this extraordinary breed, and an insightful view of Americans’ relationship with their dogs. From the Hardcover edition.
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Owning a Pit Bull is rewarding and fun! Get all you need to know about feeding, training and caring for your dog's health in The Essential Pit Bull. Special features include professional color photos and expert tips on how to make your dog a wonderful addition to the family. Learn how to have a great relationship with your pet with The Essential Pit Bull.
These stories are true. They are for dog lovers of all breeds. Some are reconstructed from conversations with the actual participants, others from my own experience. I do not promote or condone dog fi ghting but neither do I tolerate the continual stream of deliberate misinformation and blatant lies from the news media and government agencies. I love these remarkable dogs and will continue to own them as long as I am able.
- Author : Cs Creations
- Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Release Date : 2017-05-11
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 150
- ISBN : 1546630740
This journal with 150 ruled pages awaits your writing pleasure. You are invited to unplug, slow down, and enjoy the process. Happy writing!
With a wag and a "woof," this book invites readers to meet the devoted American pit bull terrier. Readers will examine the history, physical attributes, development, and behavior of the American pit bull terrier breed. Coat, color, size, and care instructions are also discussed. Full-color photos allow readers to see these strong, confident dogs in a variety of situations. An index and glossary are also included. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
This book based off of the life of a real pit bull named Riley. Riley is a beautiful pit bull who did not have the best life before being adopted. Riley tells the story of his life from his perspective. He shares his life before his adoption and how people turned away from him because of his breed. He shares how sad he felt when people murmured that he was nothing but a pit bull. After being adopted, Riley shares his love and triumphs and comes to terms with being a pit bull. Riley will show you why he is known as the lovable pit bull!
This book will help create awareness and educate little ones on Pit Bulls. Not only does this book allow you to see the breed in their natural behavior, but it will also teach your child how to take a word and create words within to make a full sentence. Allow Judge to introduce a whole new meaning to word P.I.T.B.U.L.L. !!!!
This is a true story about a woman who found a pit bull puppy abandoned at three weeks old and their experiences together.
Readers will be interested in this book because it is written from a Pit Bull's point of view. The book gives insights to daily occurences in a humorous, but truthful manner. The book also sheds light on the numerous negative stereotypes and generalizations that people have about Pit Bulls.
First it was the Bloodhound, sensationalized in the dramatizations of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Then it was the Doberman, symbol of the Nazi menace. Today, it is the Pit bull that is vilified for the depravity of his masters. Today, police chase down fleeing Pit bulls in the street, firing dozens of wild shots in response to media-fed rumors of supernatural Pit bull abilities. Politicians coach and nurture this fear with their own brand of rhetoric used to assist in the passing of quick and ineffective legislation created to pacify communities ignorant of the real cause for dog attacks. Hundreds of animal shelters throughout the country kill all unclaimed Pit bull-looking dogs, as they are deemed "unadoptable" solely on their physical appearance. This has occurred because the human/dog bond, the most complex and profound inter-species relationship in the history of mankind, has been reduced to a simple axiom: Breed of dog = degree of dangerousness. We have come to accept that hanging entire breeds of dogs in effigy for the sins of their owners is an acceptable solution to canine aggression because we have been placated by a Pit Bull Placebo. Like the pharmacologically inactive sugar pill dispensed to pacify a patient who supposes it to be medicine, eradication of the Pit bull is the placebo administered to ease the public's anxiety about dog attacks. The book, The Pit Bull Placebo: The Media, Myths and Politics of Canine Aggression, explores how our views and beliefs about canine aggression have changed over the last 150 years and how our perceptions about the nature and behavior of dogs has been influenced by persons and organizations who often times disseminate information about dog attacks which is tailored to further an agenda unrelated to the improvement of the human/dog bond. We are in the midst of a social hysteria about Pit bulls because we have abandoned centuries-old common-sense and have been duped by inaccurate reporting from the "Pit Bull Paparazzi" and by pol
- Author : Vince Stead
- Publisher : vince stead
- Release Date : 2012-03-13
- Genre : Pets
- Pages : 122
- ISBN : 9781475031454
Learn how to raise and train your American Pit Bull puppy and dog to be good. Learn some behavioral tricks to make living with your dog much easier and fun, and much more! 1. The Characteristics of a Pit Bull Puppy and Dog 2. What You Should Know About Puppy Teeth 3. Some Helpful Tips for Raising Your Pit Bull Puppy 4. Are Rawhide Treats Good for Your Pit Bull? 5. How to Crate Train Your Pit Bull 6. When Should You Spay Or Neuter Your Dog? 7. When Your Pit Bull Makes Potty Mistakes 8. How to Teach your Pit Bull to Fetch 9. Make it Easier and Healthier for Feeding Your Pit Bull 10. When Your Pit Bull Has Separation Anxiety, and How to Deal With It 11. When Your Pit Bull Is Afraid of Loud Noises 12. How to Stop Your Pit Bull From Jumping Up On People 13. How to Build A Whelping Box for a Pit Bull or Any Other Breed of Dog 14. How to Teach Your Pit Bull to Sit 15. Why Your Pit Bull Needs a Good Soft Bed to Sleep In 16. How to Stop Your Pit Bull From Running Away or Bolting Out the Door 17. Some Helpful Tips for Raising Your Pit Bull Puppy 18. How to Socialize Your Pit Bull Puppy 19. How to Stop Your Pit Bull Dog From Excessive Barking 20. When Your Pit Bull Has Dog Food or Toy Aggression Tendencies 21. What you Should Know about Fleas and Ticks 22. How to Stop Your Pit Bull Puppy or Dog From Biting 23. What to Expect Before and During your Dog Having Puppies 24. What the Benefits of Micro chipping Your Dog Are to You 25. How to Get Something Out of a Puppy or Dog's Belly Without Surgery 26. How to Clean Your Pit Bulls Ears Correctly 27. How to Stop Your Pit Bull From Eating Their Own Stools 28. How Invisible Fencing Typically Works to Train and Protect Your Dog 29. Some Items You Should Never Let Your Puppy or Dog Eat 30. How to Make Sure Your Dog is Eating A Healthy Amount of Food 31. Make it Easier and Healthier for Feeding Your Pit Bull 32. How to Clean and Groom your Pit Bull 33. How to Trim a Puppy or Dogs Nails Properly 34. The 5 Different Kinds of Worms that can
This children's book is based on the true story of how two people and a very special dog found each other. When Bill and Janelle move to a new home, they realize that they will now finally have room for the dog they have always wanted. But how will they find her? Will she need them as much as they need her? This is a story that will be appreciated by children and adults alike for its positive message opening hearts and minds to pet adoption, as well as a better understanding of the under appreciated pit bull breed.
- Author : Julie Stein
- Publisher : Lulu.com
- Release Date :
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : 9780557793808
Pit Bulls have an image problem. If you’ve never been around Pit Bulls, you may think they are bloodthirsty man-eaters on the prowl for their next meal. If you’ve lived with one you know they are, indeed, on the prowl for their next meal – but they plan to get it by conning you out of your meal by doing something irresistibly cute! A breed of satin and steel, Pit Bulls are a mixture of softness and strength, an uncanny canine combination of fun, foolishness, and serious business. If you think Pit Bulls should be purged from the face of the earth, Pit Bulls For Dummies will enlighten you. Perhaps you're curious about this breed and want to know what Pit Bulls are really like; if so, this book is for you. Who else needs this handy reference? Smart people who realize that all breeds have good and bad points New (and not so new) owners who need help with training Owners looking for just the right veterinarian Potential owners looking to adopt from a breed-rescue group Pit Bull owners who need help identifying Pit Bull health problems Too many dog care books are filled with unrealistic scare tactics that would cause anyone to just give up, while others are filled with hand-me-down dog lore that has no basis in reality. You won't find any of that in Pit Bulls For Dummies. Here's a sampling of the handy information you'll find in this essential guide: Understanding the Pit Bull's origins and characteristics Caring for a puppy or older Pit Bull Keeping your dog healthy with diet and exercise Dealing with bad behavior: Biting, barking, jumping, and more Training your Pit Bull in the basics such as sit, stay, heel, and come Understanding Pit Bull body language Helping your dog become a social animal Owning a Pit Bull isn’t easy, but that’s not because of the dogs. A special commitment to the breed and a special dog owner are needed. Pit Bulls are pretty special dogs, and they have to prove it every day.
Welcome to the world of Martin "Buzzy" Schwartz, Champion Trader--the man whose nerves of steel and killer instinct in the canyons of Wall Street earned him the well-deserved name "Pit Bull." This is the true story of how Schwartz became the best of the best, of the people and places he discovered along the way and of the trader’s tricks and techniques he used to make his millions.
The grief, hostility, and competition felt by a father and son who have lost their farm, mother, and wife and who vie for the same woman is manifested only in their pit bull, trained to excel at fighting
What s that dog with the broad head, stocky frame, and tough but tender attitude? It's a pit bull! Pit bulls are hardy dogs with lots of smarts and a great desire to please. Their owners think they are the best dogs ever and it's easy to see why. If you're a pit bull fan, you ll want to learn all about these pooches, from their fearlessness and tremendous strength to their history in Great Britain and the United States. You'll also want to find out how to care for pit bulls. So check out this go-to guide for pit bull lovers and learn all about why pit bulls are the best dogs around!
"Full-color photographs and simple text provide a brief introduction to pit bulls"--Provided by publisher.