Pit Bull

Author: Bronwen Dickey
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0345803116
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Reprint of 2016 edition published by Alfred A. Knopf (Penguin Random House).

Pit Bull

Author: Bronwen Dickey
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307961761
Format: PDF
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The hugely illuminating story of how a popular breed of dog became the most demonized and supposedly the most dangerous of dogs--and what role humans have played in the transformation. When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate, timid pit bull. Which made her wonder: How had the breed--beloved by Teddy Roosevelt, Helen Keller, and Hollywood's "Little Rascals"--come to be known as a brutal fighter? Her search for answers takes her from nineteenth-century New York City dogfighting pits--the cruelty of which drew the attention of the recently formed ASPCA--to early twentieth‑century movie sets, where pit bulls cavorted with Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton; from the battlefields of Gettysburg and the Marne, where pit bulls earned presidential recognition, to desolate urban neighborhoods where the dogs were loved, prized--and sometimes brutalized. Whether through love or fear, hatred or devotion, humans are bound to the history of the pit bull. With unfailing thoughtfulness, compassion, and a firm grasp of scientific fact, Dickey offers us a clear-eyed portrait of this extraordinary breed, and an insightful view of Americans' relationship with their dogs.

Pit Bull

Author: Bronwen Dickey
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030796177X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The hugely illuminating story of how a popular breed of dog became the most demonized and supposedly the most dangerous of dogs—and what role humans have played in the transformation. When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate, timid pit bull. Which made her wonder: How had the breed—beloved by Teddy Roosevelt, Helen Keller, and Hollywood’s “Little Rascals”—come to be known as a brutal fighter? Her search for answers takes her from nineteenth-century New York City dogfighting pits—the cruelty of which drew the attention of the recently formed ASPCA—to early twentieth‑century movie sets, where pit bulls cavorted with Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton; from the battlefields of Gettysburg and the Marne, where pit bulls earned presidential recognition, to desolate urban neighborhoods where the dogs were loved, prized—and sometimes brutalized. Whether through love or fear, hatred or devotion, humans are bound to the history of the pit bull. With unfailing thoughtfulness, compassion, and a firm grasp of scientific fact, Dickey offers us a clear-eyed portrait of this extraordinary breed, and an insightful view of Americans’ relationship with their dogs. From the Hardcover edition.

Coyote Settles the South

Author: John Lane
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820349283
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The story of Lane's journey as he visits coyote territories: swamps, nature preserves, old farm fields, suburbs, a tannery, and even city streets. Along the way, he gains insight concerning the migration into the Southeast of the American coyote, an animal that, in the end, surprises him with its intelligence, resilience, and amazing adaptability.

The Pit Bull Life A Dog Lover s Companion

Author: Deirdre Franklin
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581575041
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Everything you need to know about adopting, owning, and loving a pit bull All dogs are special, but living with a pit bull really is different. You know how loyal and lovable your dog is, but your life can be affected by the breed's undeserved reputation. The Pit Bull Life celebrates the everyday joys of owning a pit bull—from their boundless energy to their love of life—while providing helpful facts and strategies you need to counter unfair laws and policies you may face. You'll learn the history of how the pit bull got to where it is today and what you can do to help secure its future. You’ll also find practical advice about breed characteristics, how to find a good match, and how to communicate with your dog, along with inspiring stories of people who've devoted their lives to this very special dog.

The American Pit Bull Terrier History of Fighting Dogs Series

Author: Joseph L. Colby
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1446548872
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Originally published in 1936, this book is extremely rare in its early editions. Hugely informative and in-depth, it is a complete treatise on the breed covering the entire field, with particular emphasis on dog-fighting. Colby discusses selection, breeding, conditioning, gameness and care of the pit dog. Interviews all the trainers of the day, pictures and discusses all the greatest dogs, including Donovan's Boxer, Tige and Pilot, Brown's Tacoma Jack, Leeming's Butte and all of Colby's kennel. Details of many famous battles and lists of champions. Also includes conditioning, breeding and whelping chart. Contents Include: Origin of the Pit Bull Terrier History of the American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier Standard The American Pit Bull Terrier An All Purpose Dog Selecting a Puppy Selecting the Brood Matron Selecting the Stud Dog Selecting the Pit Dog The Greatest Pit Dog I Have Ever Owned Mitchell's Prof-Spike Barber's Hobo Joe Colby's Pincher Pr. Exeter Ace Colby's Bunch Colby's Gully Mexico's Champion Sordito vs Exchave's Jeff Miller's Buddy vs Breeding's Tom W.H.D. Vose and John P. Colby The Treadmill or Conditioning Machine Gameness and the Pit Dog Preparing the Pit Dog for Battle Conditioning the Pit Dog General Care of the Dog After a Battle Helpful Suggestions in Fighting Dogs Rules Governing Recognized Pit Contests Champions of Record States Requiring Veterinarians Certificate Suggestions on Shipping a Dog Cropping the Ears Technical Terms as Applied to Dogs Condition Chart Stud Service Chart Breeding Chart Whelping ChartKeywords: Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier Selecting A Puppy American Pit Bull Colby Gameness Breeding And Whelping Whelping Chart Hobo Joe Terrier History Famous Battles Matron Brood Treatise

The Lost Dogs

Author: Jim Gorant
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101543809
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An inspiring story of survival and our powerful bond with man's best friend, in the aftermath of the nation's most notorious case of animal cruelty. Animal lovers and sports fans were shocked when the story broke about NFL player Michael Vick's brutal dog fighting operation. But what became of the dozens of dogs who survived? As acclaimed writer Jim Gorant discovered, their story is the truly newsworthy aspect of this case. Expanding on Gorant's Sports Illustrated cover story, The Lost Dogs traces the effort to bring Vick to justice and turns the spotlight on these infamous pit bulls, which were saved from euthanasia by an outpouring of public appeals coupled with a court order that Vick pay nearly a million dollars in "restitution" to the dogs. As an ASPCA-led team evaluated each one, they found a few hardened fighters, but many more lovable, friendly creatures desperate for compassion. In The Lost Dogs, we meet these amazing animals, a number of which are now living in loving homes, while some even work in therapy programs: Johnny Justice participates in Paws for Tales, which lets kids get comfortable with reading aloud by reading to dogs; Leo spends three hours a week with cancer patients and troubled teens. At the heart of the stories are the rescue workers who transformed the pups from victims of animal cruelty into healing caregivers themselves, unleashing priceless hope. Includes an 8-page photo insert. Watch a video

I m a Good Dog

Author: Ken Foster
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399576630
Format: PDF
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Filled with inspiring stories and photographs, this heartfelt tribute to the pit bull celebrates one of America’s most popular yet misunderstood dogs. Perhaps more than any other breed, the pit bull has been dogged by negative stereotypes. In truth, pit bulls are innately wonderful family pets, as capable of love and good deeds as any other type of dog. Setting the record straight, Ken Foster sings the praises of pit bulls in I’m a Good Dog, a gorgeously illustrated, tenderly written tribute to this most misunderstood of canines. Founder of the Sula Foundation, which promotes responsible pit bull ownership in New Orleans, and the author of two acclaimed books about abandoned dogs, Foster has made it his mission to bring overlooked canines into the limelight. I’m a Good Dog traces the fascinating history of this particularly maligned breed. A century ago, the pit bull was considered a family dog, featured in family photos and trusted as loving companions for children. More recently, pit bulls have been portrayed by the media as stereotypes of everything they are not. Foster shatters that reputation through moving profiles of pit bulls that serve as therapy dogs, athletic heroes, search-and-rescue dogs, and educators, not to mention as loving pets. Foster also profiles many pit bull lovers, from Helen Keller and Dr. Seuss to actor Todd Cerveris, who took his pit bull on tour with him for the musical Spring Awakening. Proving that there’s much to love and nothing to fear, I’m a Good Dog restores the pit bull to its rightful place as friend, family member, athlete and entertainer.

The Working Pit Bull

Author: Diane Jessup
Publisher: TFH Publications
ISBN: 9780793801909
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Presents a balanced view in an attempt to counter the bad publicity the breed has received in recent years

Because I m A Pit Bull

Author: Renèe Washington
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1481752723
Format: PDF, Docs
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Readers will be interested in this book because it is written from a Pit Bull's point of view. The book gives insights to daily occurences in a humorous, but truthful manner. The book also sheds light on the numerous negative stereotypes and generalizations that people have about Pit Bulls.