Pit Bull

Author: Bronwen Dickey
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 030796177X
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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
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Bronwen Dickey
Categories: Pets
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-10 - Publisher: Vintage

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
The American Pit Bull Terrier (History of Fighting Dogs Series)
Language: en
Pages: 92
Authors: Joseph L. Colby
Categories: Pets
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-16 - Publisher: Read Books Ltd

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
The American Pit Bull Terrier Handbook
Language: en
Pages: 175
Authors: Joe Stahlkuppe
Categories: Pets
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: B.E.S. Publishing

"Acquiring, training, grooming and feeding, health, behavior and activities"--Cover.
I'm a Good Dog
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Ken Foster
Categories: Pets
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-25 - Publisher: Penguin

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
The American Pit Bull Terrier Handbook
Language: en
Pages: 175
Authors: Joe Stahlkuppe
Categories: Pets
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

Contains information about pit bull terriers.