Monthly Archives: September 2010

pittie/bullie (b.s.) myths refuted again

bully breeds are the sweetest dogs on the planet… according to Animal Planet

pitties have extra strong bites… WRONG…

I knew it !!!!

According to studies conducted by Dr. Brady Barr of National Geographic magazine, all domestic dogs have a bite pressure of around 320 pounds. Alligator bites, on the other hand, come in at about 2,500 pounds. Incidentally, when researchers tested the American pit bull terrier alongside a German shepherd and Rottweiler, the pit bull had the least amount of bite pressure among the three.

pitties are monsters, WRONG

Believe it or not, one of the most popular pets in the United States, the beagle, scores lower on the American Temperament Test than bully breeds such as the American pit bull terrier. In fact, the American pit bull terrier ranked fourth out of 118 breeds tested, making it a pretty calm canine.

If you’ve heard that these breeds are malicious or overly aggressive, you should know they’re always at the top of the class in temperament testing. The American Temperament Testing Society (ATTS) conducts annual evaluations for all dog breeds, and pit bull mixes consistently rate higher than some of their more popular counterparts, including the Golden Retriever and Collie. Bully breeds also excel at the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) training, which is a program that teaches good dog manners and responsible pet ownership.

bullies are responsible for all fatal attacks. NOT TRUE !

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), many dogs involved in attacks are incorrectly identified as bullies in media reports, which fuels the belief these breeds are always to blame. But the Center for Disease Control reports that the chow chow, German shepherd, Rottweiler and even the Yorkshire terrier have all been responsible for fatal attacks throughout the years, so it’s not a breed-specific problem.

six US presidents have had bullies.

The executive pooch to Theodore Roosevelt was a bull terrier named Pete, but Pete wasn’t the only bully to garner good favor with a commander in chief. Calvin Coolidge, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Warren Harding, Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter have all called a bully breed their First Dog.

bullies have super strong locking jaws and weird brains, and that is what makes them soooo vicious, be afraid, be very afraid!

WRONG AGAIN !!!  no supernatural anatomy in bullies…

There is no scientific proof that bully anatomy is different from that of any other dog breed. Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin of the University of Georgia studied pit bulls and a variety of other dog breeds and concluded that all canines have the same basic anatomy.

bullies LOVE LOVE LOVE kids!

Bully breeds such as the Staffordshire bull terrier have a long history of being good with children and are often called “Nanny Dogs” in England thanks to their sweet and nurturing demeanor around kids. Bullies that are well-socialized and properly cared for are generally wonderful pets for children, as they are able to handle any rough-housing and are drawn to kids’ carefree dispositions.

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the lost dogs

the Lost Dogs tells the story of the 51 pit bulls taken from Michael Vick’s dogfighting operation. It’s a tale of persistence and hope that shines a light on the human-canine bond and the power of compassion.

what cesar milan wrote about the book

top 5 myths about pitties

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a dog is a dog is a dog, woof!

woof woof !

There’s a lot we humans can learn from dogs. If you live your life by the same philosophy that dogs do, you will be much better off in life. In the wild, animals fight only for two things, not a fancy car, not clothes or jewelry, they just fight for food or a mate, everything else they get after that is just pure happiness.

Dog Philosophy:

1. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.
2. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
3. When loved ones come home, always run and greet them.
4. When it’s in your best interest, always practice obedience.
5. Let others know when they’ve invaded your territory.
6.Take naps and always stretch before rising.
7. Run, romp and play daily.
8. Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
9. Be loyal.
10. Never pretend to be something you’re not.
11. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
12. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
13. Delight in the simple joys of a long walk.
14. Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
15. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
16. On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
17. When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
18. No matter how often you are criticized, don’t buy into the guilt thing and pout. Run right back and make friends.

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