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.
Learn how to raise and train your American Pit Bull puppy and dog to be good. Learn some behavioral tricks to make living with your dog much easier and fun, and much more! 1. The Characteristics of a Pit Bull Puppy and Dog 2. What You Should Know About Puppy Teeth 3. Some Helpful Tips for Raising Your Pit Bull Puppy 4. Are Rawhide Treats Good for Your Pit Bull? 5. How to Crate Train Your Pit Bull 6. When Should You Spay Or Neuter Your Dog? 7. When Your Pit Bull Makes Potty Mistakes 8. How to Teach your Pit Bull to Fetch 9. Make it Easier and Healthier for Feeding Your Pit Bull 10. When Your Pit Bull Has Separation Anxiety, and How to Deal With It 11. When Your Pit Bull Is Afraid of Loud Noises 12. How to Stop Your Pit Bull From Jumping Up On People 13. How to Build A Whelping Box for a Pit Bull or Any Other Breed of Dog 14. How to Teach Your Pit Bull to Sit 15. Why Your Pit Bull Needs a Good Soft Bed to Sleep In
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
Pit Bulls, America's Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet
Author: Ken Foster
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.
Congratulations! You own or are about to own one of the most distinguished breeds of the twentieth century, the American Pit Bull Terrier. Your dog is automatically feared and respected by other people, and it's up to you to be his caretaker and ambassador. This book will help you do both-and more. In the caretaking department, The Ultimate American Pit Bull Terrier will tell you everything you need to know about feeding your dog from puppyhood to old age. It will explain grooming essentials, like trimming toenails, cleaning ears, checking teeth, brushing and bathing. It will describe basic health concerns, from vaccination schedules to flea control to what to do in an emergency. As for being an ambassador for your breed, The Ultimate American Pit Bull Terrier will tell you all sorts of fun facts about the Pit Bull's history so you can boast about your dog and help people understand him for who he really is. Did you know The Little Rascals' devoted companion, Petey, was a Pit Bull? Or that the Pit Bull was the symbol of American strength and courage during World War I? It's true; the Pit Bull was once the all-American dog, a companion cherished for his excellent way with children, his playfulness and his doggy demeanor. In most homes, he still is. But it's also true that today Pit Bulls are associated more with crime than with companionship. The Ultimate American Pit Bull Terrier celebrates the breed for the kind of dog it is with the right owners. A dog with physical and mental stature whose intelligence, charm and energy make him a superb friend, fellow athlete and playmate. A Howell Dog Book of Distiction
Originally published in the early 1900s, this extremely scarce work on the "Sporting" Bull Terrier or Pit Bull Terrier is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS have republished it, using the original text and photographs, as part of their CLASSIC BREED BOOKS series. The author was an experienced and well respected dog man, and was editor of The Dog Fancier for a number of years. "The Sporting Bull Terrier" consists of one hundred pages containing sixteen detailed chapters: Historical. - The Standards. - Breeding and Care. - Training for the Pit. - The Training Machine. - The Spring Pole. - To Chain Break a Dog. - Rules of the Dog Pit. - Training for Rat Killing Matches. - Rules Governing Rat Killing Matches. - Ear Cropping. - Hints on Handling in the Pit. - Care of Dog After Battle. - Foul Tricks. - Diseases and Treatment. - Construction of a Kennel. The book also contains rare vintage photographs of famous Pit Bull Terriers and eighteen pages of early advertisements for Pit Bull Terriers, Treadmills, Dog Remedies, Equipment, etc. This is a fascinating read for any Pit Bull Terrier enthusiast or historian of the breed and contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest dog breed books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog
Author: F. Favorito
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
This Comprehensive Owner's Guide to the American Pit Bull Terrier serves as a complete introduction to the dog who can do virtually anything, regarded by his owners as the smartest, most devoted, and most versatile dog in existence. Despite the breed's controversial beginnings as a fighting dog and reams of bad press it has garnered in contemporary times, lovers of the APBT defend the breed as one of the true red, white, and blue originals, worthy of high praise for its flawless devotion. Author F. Favorito sits firmly in this camp and details the breed's origins without apology, offering fascinating insight and detail that all breed lovers will relish. The author continues with chapters on characteristics and the breed standard encapsulating all of the virtues of this one-of-a-kind working terrier breed, offering sound advice about which owners are best suited (and worthy) to own this potentially challenging breed.New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with handsome adults and puppies bursting with energy and personality! In all, there are over 135 photographs in this compact, useful, and reliable volume. The author's advice on obedience training the ever-ready Pit Bull will help readers better mold and train their dogs into the most socialized, well-mannered bully in the neighborhood. The extensive chapter on healthcare provides detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as toxic plants, bloat, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.
The American Pit Bull Terrier ranks #2 in dog registrations by the United Kennel Club (UKC) and is strong, athletic, and fearless yet gentle in disposition. Learn about the American Pit Bull Terrier's suitability as a wonderful family pet, as well as this working breed's propensity for a variety of sports and activities. DogLife: Lifelong Care for Your Dog(tm) is the first dog breed book series to discuss each aspect of a dog's life chronologically in three different parts-puppy, adult, senior-to better target key information as it applies to each age group. Each book contains expertly written, breed-specific text on key dog care topics, as well as a free 60-minute training DVD and coupons worth $20.
Everything about Purchase, Housing, Care, Nutrition, and Health Care
Author: Joe Stahlkuppe
Publisher: B.E.S. Publishing
Provides information and advice to help you take good care of your American pit bull terriers or American Staffordshire terriers. These popular breeds, when carefully socialized and trained, can make loyal and devoted pets.
This book focuses on game dogs including such breeds as the British Pit Bull Terrier, the "Sporting "Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the English Bull Terrier and other Terrier breeds. This includes much information game dogs from the past right up to 1990's Europe and particularly the UK and Ireland. The American Pit Bull Terrier is included in this book but mainly in regards to its use after re-importation to Europe in the 1980's and beyond. Extensive sections on badger dogs and ratting dogs are included as well as the comparison of game dogs to fighting dogs such as the Caucasian Ovcharka. If your only interest is of a general nature regarding the American Pit Bull Terrier then this book is not for you. If your interest is in regards to working game dogs either in the pit or in the field then this book will be of interest as most information comes straight from the horses mouth; in other words the dog fighters. The author also makes it clear in very strong words that he finds dog fighting and badger baiting immoral. However researching a book on game dogs and not asking dog fighters questions as to their mode of operation and opinion would be analogous to writing a book on poaching and not interviewing poachers. Topics included in this book. What is gameness? A guide to natural and artificial selection. The Birth of the Game Dog. The Old English Bull Dog . The creation of the British Pit Bull Terrier. Dog fighting and rat baiting in 18th and 19th century Great Britain. The Creation of the American Pit Bull Terrier. American legends, the ROM and GR CH dogs. Designer dogs. Badger dogs. The English Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The English Bull Terrier. A comparison of The Pit Bull Terrier to other breeds including the Japanese Tosa and Caucasian shepherd dogs. The science behind the breeding of game dogs. Brave new world game dogs.
Learn how to raise and train your American Pit Bull puppy and dog to be good. Learn some behavioral tricks to make living with your dog much easier and fun, and much more! 1. The Characteristics of a Pit Bull Puppy and Dog 2. What You Should Know About Puppy Teeth 3. Some Helpful Tips for Raising Your Pit Bull Puppy 4. Are Rawhide Treats Good for Your Pit Bull? 5. How to Crate Train Your Pit Bull 6. When Should You Spay Or Neuter Your Dog? 7. When Your Pit Bull Makes Potty Mistakes 8. How to Teach your Pit Bull to Fetch 9. Make it Easier and Healthier for Feeding Your Pit Bull 10. When Your Pit Bull Has Separation Anxiety, and How to Deal With It 11. When Your Pit Bull Is Afraid of Loud Noises 12. How to Stop Your Pit Bull From Jumping Up On People 13. How to Build A Whelping Box for a Pit Bull or Any Other Breed of Dog 14. How to Teach Your Pit Bull to Sit 15. Why Your Pit Bull Needs a Good Soft Bed to Sleep In 16. How to Stop Your Pit Bull From Running Away or Bolting Out the Door 17. Some Helpful Tips for Raising Your Pit Bull Puppy 18. How to Socialize Your Pit Bull Puppy 19. How to Stop Your Pit Bull Dog From Excessive Barking 20. When Your Pit Bull Has Dog Food or Toy Aggression Tendencies 21. What you Should Know about Fleas and Ticks 22. How to Stop Your Pit Bull Puppy or Dog From Biting 23. What to Expect Before and During your Dog Having Puppies 24. What the Benefits of Micro chipping Your Dog Are to You 25. How to Get Something Out of a Puppy or Dog's Belly Without Surgery 26. How to Clean Your Pit Bulls Ears Correctly 27. How to Stop Your Pit Bull From Eating Their Own Stools 28. How Invisible Fencing Typically Works to Train and Protect Your Dog 29. Some Items You Should Never Let Your Puppy or Dog Eat 30. How to Make Sure Your Dog is Eating A Healthy Amount of Food 31. Make it Easier and Healthier for Feeding Your Pit Bull 32. How to Clean and Groom your Pit Bull 33. How to Trim a Puppy or Dogs Nails Properly 34. The 5 Different Kinds of Worms that can Harm your Dog 35. How to Deworm your Pit Bull for Good Health 36. What You Should Know About Dog Rabies 37. Some Helpful Healthy and Tasty Homemade Dog Food Recipes 38. How to Select Treats To Train Your Dog With
Are You Ready to Bone Up? Easy Training * Fast Results American Pit Bull Terrier Book
Author: Karen Douglas Kane
Publisher: Independently Published
American Pit Bull Terrier Training Book for American Pit Bull Terriers by BoneUp Dog TrainingAre You Ready to Bone Up And Easily Train Your American Pit Bull Terrier? Because, this American Pit Bull Terrier Training System beginsFrom the Car Ride Home. Like, now. When it counts. When it matters to you, your pup, and your family, from Day One. Today. Day one makes the success difference in training your American Pit Bull Terrier. From the car ride home is the critical moment to begin communicating with your dog at your pup's level. There's a name for it too. It's called 'Dogmanship, ' and your dog craves it. Fact, it's the key difference in the Bone-Up dog training system that creates the Simple Steps that will get you the absolute Quick Results you're looking for - now. Now, and not some time some day in some-future. If this sounds about right to you, take a look at what you're about to learn how to teach your American Pit Bull Terrier beginning today! BoneUp dog training is all about rewards-based clicker training using Dogmanship, a clicker, treats, praising and phrasing. Simple steps, Quick results. Included are: Clicker TrainingCombined with Treat Reward TrainingBasic Commands. All of them you could possibly need.Hand Cues for Dog Training Think about it. Have you ever been on the phone, while your dog is barking? Yeah, here's how to stop that nuisance without skipping a beat!Socializing Your Dog.Dog's love hanging out with friends too. They can also tell who's a true friend too. If you know what I mean. Dog Behaviors too. Such as: Barking, growling, peeing, pooping, chewing, howling, begging, crying, whimpering, rubbing, nipping, jumping, humping, rubbing, running away, chasing animals, and all the rest that can be replaced with the best. Alpha Dog Yep, your dog craves the Alpha. And from the Car ride home its either going to be him, or you that determines it. Learn how to become and remain alpha from day one. This is one of the most critical things to learn how to do, in the most respectful humane manner possible. It's not yelling Its telling in a certain way with rewards. More on that INSIDE. So, if you are ready to boneUP with the best of them, ( the pros) then try my book right now. Go ahead ORDER NOW and I can promise you later today, (or tomorrow if it suits you better) and stop the peeing today, the pooping now, the chewing, humping, nipping and jumping too. Along with, all the various, yet common, bad behaviors your new puppy instinctively has before you go for myNew, Easy Steps * Fast Results, BoneUP DOG Training System, And develop your alpha status, begin command training, and yes perhaps a trick or two - too. Start your mutually respectful, lifelong fun and loving relationship you want with your dog, and your new family, right now. Go ahead Order Today. You'll be glad you Boned-Up on it. I guarantee it.h2> Bonus, I offer a free Jump Start Guide Inside Too! And remember, you can always reach me inside, at my website. With Caring love for you and Your New American Pit Bull Terrier, I'm, Karen Douglas Kane. Dog Trainer and Lover of American Pit Bull Terriers American Pit Bull Terrier What's Inside? All this in fact: American Pit Bull Terrier training, American Pit Bull Terrier puppy, American Pit Bull Terrier for dummies, American Pit Bull Terrier savvy, American Pit Bull Terrier Book, American Pit Bull Terrier training, American Pit Bull Terrier
With a wag and a ñwoof,î this book invites readers to meet the devoted American pit bull terrier. Readers will examine the history, physical attributes, development, and behavior of the American pit bull terrier breed. Coat, color, size, and care instructions are also discussed. Full-color photos allow readers to see these strong, confident dogs in a variety of situations. An index and glossary are also included. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
The american pitbull terrier is for dog owners and dog lovers who have a pitbull or pit bull as a pet. The cool gift for masters and mistresses with a pitbull terrier. graph paper white paper 120 pages matte cover soft cover (paperback)
This book documents one hundred years of the Colby family's breeding program, capturing in painstaking detail the dogs that became the pillars of the the Pit Bull Terrier in pedigree and story, as well as in many rare photographs that never have been published before. Because of the quality of the dogs they bred and the clear documentation of their breeding program, the Colbys are among the most respected dog families in America.