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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.

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.

2010-02-22 14:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Daddy, Cesar Millan's inseparable partner and beloved pet died peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 16. In honor of Daddy's legacy, an Emergency Animal Rescue Fund has been established by the Cesar and Ilusion Millan Foundation.

2010-01-14 12:00:00

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- There is a clock ticking for millions of animals across the country. Shelters are over-crowded, many pet owners don't spay or neuter their animals and there just aren't enough resources to go around.

2009-10-26 14:27:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Pit bulls are eager to please, faithful and enthusiastic friends and pleasant with children according to credible canine organizations. Really, it's true.

2009-09-28 12:00:00

Team of Experts to Assess Behavior of Dogs in Danger of Breed Ban NEW YORK, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several Animal Behavior Experts from the ASPCA(R)( )(The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(R)) will be in Parris Island, S.C.

2009-09-01 18:22:06

Authorities in North Carolina said a pit bull used its powerful jaws to flatten the tires of a deputy's patrol car. Debbie Tanna, spokeswoman for the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, said Deputy Lynn Lavallis responded Sunday evening to a call placed by Gloria Bass, who told dispatchers her daughter was being chased by a dog that was attempting to bite her bicycle tire, the Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer reported Tuesday. However, Tanna said the deputy did not see the dog or the girl when...

2009-07-16 14:17:14

Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, ending two months of house arrest after 18 months behind bars, is still a team question mark despite support. National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell says he'll consider lifting his suspension of Vick, but observes: It's not a right to play in the NFL.

2009-05-05 19:25:46

Most of the dogs seized from Michael Vick's Virginia dogfighting operation appear likely to live out their lives in new homes, animal protection officials say. Of the 51 dogs found at the Bad Newz Kennel in Surry County in 2007, 22 are at a refuge in Utah and 25 were distributed among animal shelters for future adoption, the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch reported Tuesday. The Best Friends Animal Society took in the hardest cases.

2009-05-01 11:49:00

The Dog Whisperer teams with Mogulus for a series of live video webcasts NEW YORK, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mogulus, the most powerful live broadcast platform on the Internet, announced an alliance with renowned dog expert Cesar Millan's official online dog coaching course, Sessions with Cesar, to create The Sessions with Cesar Channel.

Latest Pit Bull Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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