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2006-03-06 12:25:00

NEW YORK -- Dog bites occur more often in very young children, so families should consider waiting until their children are of school age before they introduce a new dog into the household. Even then, parents might want to think twice about getting a Doberman pinscher or German shepherd, according to a study published on Monday. Dr. Johannes Schalamon and associates at the Medical University of Graz, conducted a review of 341 children treated for dog bites at a trauma center in Austria over...

2006-03-06 00:20:00

CHICAGO -- Bringing a dog into the family should wait until the children are of school age, and even then parents might want to think twice about a Doberman pinscher or German shepherd, according to a study published on Monday. A review of dog bites treated at a trauma center in Austria over a 10-year period found that children aged 1 and younger ran the highest risk of being bitten though anyone up to age 10 runs a higher risk than in later years. "Parents should postpone purchase of a dog...

2005-11-15 18:49:27

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco's city legislature approved a measure on Tuesday requiring all pit bulls to be sterilized. The measure, passed 10-0 by the city's Board of Supervisors, sets fines of up to $1,000 for owners who fail to spay or neuter their pit bulls, although some exceptions apply. The legislation comes after the June death of a 12-year-old San Francisco boy mauled by the family pit bull. Other recent pit bull attacks have also sparked wide media attention....

2005-10-07 17:47:07

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a law on Friday that allows cities to force the sterilization of potentially dangerous dog breeds such as pit bulls. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom had asked for a new law to allow greater city control over the animals following a series of fatal incidents, including a pit bull mauling in June of a 12-year-old San Francisco boy. "This bill will make our streets and homes safer from aggressive dogs produced by...

2005-09-02 12:56:39

Please read headline as "Calif. pit bulls may face sterilization." In paragraph eight, please read "offend pit bull lovers" instead of "offend pit bill lovers." SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - California lawmakers approved a law on Wednesday that would allow cities to mandate sterilization of potentially dangerous dog breeds such as pit bulls. The measure follows the death in June of a 12-year-old San Francisco boy mauled by his family's pet pit bull as well as other recent...

2005-08-31 19:09:50

SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - California lawmakers approved a law on Wednesday that would allow cities to mandate sterilization of potentially dangerous dog breeds such as pit bulls. The measure follows the death in June of a 12-year-old San Francisco boy mauled by his family's pet pit bull as well as other recent incidents that attracted wide media attention. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom asked for state legislation to allow greater city control over the animals. "We wanted...

2005-07-27 13:15:53

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Denver animal lovers have set up an underground network to save pit bulls from being put to death under a city measure that bans residents from owning the dog breed. More than 290 pit bulls have been killed at Denver's dog pound since the city resumed enforcing the ban in May after overcoming legal challenges to a ban enacted after a series of pit bull attacks, including the fatal mauling of a 3-year-old boy. "Singling out the breed is absurd," said...

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2005-02-23 16:07:50

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rocking your baby to sleep in a mechanical swing can trigger a deadly attack on the child by the family dog, a coroner warns. At least two such deaths have been documented in Maryland over a four-year period, Dr. Albert Y. Chu of the state's medical examiner's office said Wednesday at a meeting in New Orleans of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. The back-and-forth motion may activate the dog's instinct to chase prey, he said. "Think about dogs chasing cars or...


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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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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