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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.

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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.

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,

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2008-12-11 14:48:28

The Nebraska Humane Society is offering good citizen classes for pit bulls to allow owners to comply with Omaha's new muzzle law. The Omaha ordinance, which takes effect in January, requires all pit bulls in the city to be muzzled in public unless they pass a canine good citizen test, KETV in Omaha, reported Thursday. They have to be able to put up with distractions, loud noise, somebody running and they have to be allowed to walk on a loose leash, trainer Cathy Guinane said of the good...

2008-11-02 15:00:00

An autopsy has revealed an Indiana man with dementia apparently was fatally attacked by three pit bulls owned by his family.

2008-08-12 00:00:20

By Michael Felberbaum Cici confesses on her Web page that she likes to greet everyone by licking their feet. Dolce admits to being a mamma's boy. And Jake and Tycho posted a video that chronicles their adventures of rolling around on their backs.

2008-08-11 09:00:49

By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM By Michael Felberbaum The Associated Press RICHMOND Cici confesses on her Web page that she likes to greet everyone by licking their feet. Dolce admits to being a mamma's boy.

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2008-08-05 06:10:00

The first ever commercial cloning of a pet was carried out in South Korea, where five identical copies of Booger the pit bull terrier were created for an American client.

2008-08-01 18:00:06

Two-day dog training program begins with panel on pit bulls DAYTON -- Dawg Dayz of Summer '08 begins today, Aug. 1, at the Dayton Cultural and RTA Transit Center, 40 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. The 6 to 9 p.m.


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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