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An 11-year old Brazilian boy was making headlines after sinking his teeth into a pit bull's neck to save himself from an attack by the vicious dog.
When a Bad Newz Kennels dog was wounded in a losing fight, NFL star Michael Vick was consulted before the animal was doused with water and electrocuted.
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.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - 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.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco's city legislature approved a measure on Tuesday requiring all pit bulls to be sterilized.
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.
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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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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