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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. Yet, the public largely associates these dogs with fear, danger and unyielding aggression toward people. Pit bulls actually were once ranked among American's top five favorite pets and also known as the "nanny dog" for their gentleness with children. But they have fallen from grace. Now...

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. from October 6-8 to conduct behavior assessments of over 100 dogs living with their pet parents who could potentially be subject to a breed ban in the Tri-Command housing units of the Marines Corp Recruit Depot. The...

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...

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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. It's a privilege. Falcons owner Arthur Blank says he doesn't want Vick to return to his team and released him June 12 after numerous attempts to trade him failed. I doubt (Goodell)...

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. The group agreed that the dogs can remain at the 33,000-acre...

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. The channel will have regularly scheduled live webcasts for the worldwide audience of Millan's fans, as well as a selection of great video dog coaching clips....

2009-04-16 10:56:27

Disc jockey Katsuhiro Honda's three pit bulls are bullying smaller dogs on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, his neighbors said. Several dog owners told the New York Post the Japanese hip-hop star's pit bulls Boss, One and Boy are terrorizing and attacking canines in the neighborhood. Celebrity facialist Christine Chin told the newspaper Boss was off his leash when he ripped into Bebe, her 12-pound Yorkshire terrier, this month, sending the smaller animal to the vet to have a $4,000 operation...

2009-03-02 16:37:36

There is a correlation between cases of dog bites and rising temperatures, U.S. researchers suggest. The researchers -- Dr. Angelo Monroy, Dr. Philomena Behar, Dr. Mark Nagy, Dr. Christopher Poje, Dr. Michael Pizzuto and Dr. Linda Brodsky -- all of Buffalo, N.Y., evaluated 84 cases of dog bites in children over an eight-year period. The study authors found that most injuries were caused by family pets -- 27 percent -- with a high frequency of injuries occurring during the summer months....

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2009-03-02 07:33:35

Young children are especially vulnerable to severe dog bites in the head and neck areas, and there is a correlation between cases of dog bites and rising temperatures, according to new research published in the March 2009 issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. In an evaluation of 84 cases of dog bites in children over an eight-year period, the authors found that most injuries were caused by family pets (27%), with a high frequency of injuries occurring during the summer months. While...

2009-01-06 15:19:42

Authorities in California said a 9-year-old boy saved a girl from a pit bull attack by putting the vicious dog in a jiu-jitsu choke hold. Drew Heredia said he was walking with the girl and her small dog in Bakersfield when the pit bull approached them and attacked the smaller canine, KGPE-TV, Fresno, Calif., reported Tuesday. The pit bull turned its attention to the girl after she tried to rescue her dog and Heredia said he then jumped on the attacking dog's back and applied a choke hold he...


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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