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2011-05-27 00:00:30

Pets can often find their way into trouble but Petplan Pet Insurance claims data shows that some breeds are in fact more accident prone, requiring extensive and unexpected veterinary care Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 26, 2011 Many pet parents often find themselves wondering if perhaps their pet is just a klutz. Accidents, strange illnesses and emergency trips to the veterinarian mark many a pet's life, but is there anything to the theory that certain breeds are more accident-prone or...

2011-05-10 06:00:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, almost five million people are bitten or attacked by dogs. Dog bites are a serious public health problem that can cause both physical and emotional damage to victims and considerable cost to communities. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/statefarm/49907/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110510/MM97545 ) Top 10 states for State Farm Dog Bite...

2011-03-06 00:02:31

"Pit Fix Month" aims to provide free spay/neuter procedures to more than 150 pit bulls San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 04, 2011 After performing more than 550 free spay and neuter surgeries for San Francisco's cats and dogs in February, the San Francisco SPCA has declared March "Pit Fix Month" and is offering free spay/neuter procedures for the city's pit bull and pit mix populations. San Francisco residents can schedule appointments on a first-come, first-served basis with the SF...

2010-12-02 06:50:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Barbara Barth, author of "The Unfaithful Widow," launched her debut magazine, "Writer With Dogs: The Magazine Where Dogs Meet Art," this week. An advocate for dog rescue groups, the focus of the magazine is animal shelters, dog rescue and transport groups, human-interest stories on lifestyles of dogs and their owners, and vintage dog art. The premier issue features SPCA International's Operation Baghdad Pups Program, Willow Rescue in the Netherlands,...

2010-11-22 00:00:40

As many people already know, dogs can be more than just pets. They can see for those who are visually impaired and assist people with mobility issues. But therapy dogs also help those who suffer from less tangible conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 20, 2010 Dogs are perfect examples of unconditional love--at least to some pet owners. To others, they are merely animals to be abused viciously. However, in some circumstances, small miracles...

2010-11-14 00:14:15

Quicksimpleinsurance warns that dog owners of certain aggressive breeds are running in to further complications obtaining homeowners insurance coverage. Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 13, 2010 Quicksimpleinsurance warns that dog owners of certain aggressive breeds are running in to further complications obtaining homeowners insurance coverage. Dogs are fun and even healthy for family relationships. However certain breeds can be unpredictable. Recently a 7-day-old newborn was attacked and...

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2010-11-09 14:03:41

Dogs attack face and eyes As dog bites become an increasingly major public health concern, a new study shows that unsupervised children are most at risk for bites, that the culprits are usually family pets and if they bite once, they will bite again with the second attack often more brutal than the first. The study, the largest of its kind, was done by Vikram Durairaj, MD, of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, who found that dogs usually target a child's face and eyes and most...

2010-06-22 14:06:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Planet's supersized Shorty Rossi, also known as THE PIT BOSS, is back for much-anticipated new episodes of PIT BOSS beginning July 17( )-- and this summer, Shorty and crew are raising the stakes and upping their game! Shorty, a successful talent manager and pit bull rescuer, proves that height is the only thing that's small about him! Combining his huge passion for pit bulls and love of Hollywood, Shorty runs both his businesses with an...

2010-04-22 13:50:00

NORTHRIDGE, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Behavior College (ABC) celebrates its sixth year of increasing adoption rates at animal shelters through its Students Saving Lives program. "Since 2004, ABC students have proudly donated approximately 60,000 hours of volunteer training time at animal shelters throughout North America, and have helped countless dogs find loving, forever homes," says Debbie Kendrick, Vice President of ABC. Students Saving Lives is a required portion of...

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2010-03-09 14:25:00

Britain is proposing a new plan to crackdown on dangerous dogs, which may include forcing dog owners to microchip their pets and to get insurance for them. The proposal is being met with criticism from civil libertarians who feel that Britain's vast surveillance has already gone too far, and now it wants to keep tabs on some 8 million dogs. Many also feel insurance would be a burden to innocent pet owners -- while those who own violent dogs would simply ignore the law. "This is yet more...


Latest Pit Bull Reference Libraries

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2008-05-27 23:14:49

The Olde English Bulldogge is a recreation of the Old English Bulldog, an extinct bull-baiting breed which existed in England during the 19th century. After the Cruelty to Animals Act was passed in Parliament in 1835, blood sport was outlawed, and the breed quickly became extinct. The Olde English Bulldogge was developed a century later in the 1970s by David Leavitt, of Coatesville, Pennsylvania. His goal was to create a breed with the health, athleticism, and look of the original Old English...

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2008-05-18 18:44:20

The Boston Terrier is a compact breed, and the first non-sporting dog bred in America. It is a compact breed with a square face and a short, wrinkle-free muzzle. It is a well proportioned breed weighing 10 to 25 pounds and standing 15 to 17 inches tall. The Boston Terrier is either black, brindle or seal with white markings. These white markings should cover the dog's chest, muzzle, neck, half of the forelegs, the rear legs and between the eyes. Various breeds have been crossed with the...

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2007-12-18 12:20:21

The Bandog (also called Bandogge) originated around 1300 in England and was a guard dog. It was a mastiff-type dog bred to be chained during the day and released at night to ward off intruders. In those times the Bandog was strictly a working dog without a set type. One of the Bandog programs in England led to the establishment of another breed, the Bullmastiff. The Bandog was a huge dog, ugly, stubborn and fierce. It was bred almost strictly to function as a guard dog so the standard was...

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2007-12-18 11:26:44

The American Staffordshire Terrier is very closely related to the American Pit Bull Terrier and is one of the breeds frequently referred to as a Pit Bull. The American Staffordshire Terrier is a medium sized dog that typically stands 16 to 19 inches tall and weighs from 57 to 67 pounds. The breed is squarely built and appears strong and graceful. The American Staffordshire Terrier should be stocky and broad with a broad skull, strong jaws and pronounced cheek muscles. The ears may be...

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2007-12-18 11:23:17

The American Pit Bull Terrier is one of several breeds loosely classified as Pit Bulls. The APBT is a terrier bred for their loyalty, athleticism and agility. The American Pit Bull Terrier is the midsized breed of the three that are generally called Pit Bulls, although the term has been deemed slang. The other two breeds are the American Staffordshire Terrier and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier shared a heritage until the...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.