Pit Bulls

 

“Pit Bull” is not a breed at all. It is a term used to describe 3 or 4 breeds including the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Stafforshire Bull Terrier, and the Bull Terrier as well as a legion of look-alikes.

           

Sadly, these dogs, who in the early 1900’s were the dogs most found in American homes, have become one of the most badly maligned breeds today. And while they are the breed of choice for dog fights, due to their strength, courage and dog-aggressiveness, they are also commonly used in hospital and care facilities as certified therapy dogs, have attained hero status due to the lives they have saved, and are used by U.S. Customs, as Police k9s, and in various Search and Rescue organizations.

They are definitely not a dog for everyone, but they make excellent companions for responsible, attentive, and caring owners.

 

"They love to snuggle up real close to give lots of love and kisses.
 Yet they suffer more than any, from unfair prejudices."

 


 

http://www.animalfarmfoundation.org/item.php?d=5&topic=0&item=68

Learn about Stubby who saved hundreds of soldier’s lives during WW1 and was the most decorated war dog in U. S. history, Civil War heroes, Sallie and Jack, and Weela, Ken-L Ration's Dog Hero of the Year.

 

http://www.answers.com/topic/pit-bull

Extensive information about the breed, including misconceptions, dog bite statistics, urban myths, laws, debate etc.

 

http://www.pitbulllovers.com/pit-bulls-ten-things-you-should-know.html

Ten facts you should know about pit bulls

 

http://www.vrcpitbull.com/mariahla.htm 

Have a tissue handy for this “it will touch your heart” story.