Pit Bull Description: 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. a 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 oLittle Rascalso-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.


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Genre : Pets
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN-13 : 9780345803115
Copyright Year : 2017
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The Pit Bull Placebo Description: First it was the Bloodhound, sensationalized in the dramatizations of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Then it was the Doberman, symbol of the Nazi menace. Today, it is the Pit bull that is vilified for the depravity of his masters. Today, police chase down fleeing Pit bulls in the street, firing dozens of wild shots in response to media-fed rumors of supernatural Pit bull abilities. Politicians coach and nurture this fear with their own brand of rhetoric used to assist in the passing of quick and ineffective legislation created to pacify communities ignorant of the real cause for dog attacks. Hundreds of animal shelters throughout the country kill all unclaimed Pit bull-looking dogs, as they are deemed "unadoptable" solely on their physical appearance. This has occurred because the human/dog bond, the most complex and profound inter-species relationship in the history of mankind, has been reduced to a simple axiom: Breed of dog = degree of dangerousness. We have come to accept that hanging entire breeds of dogs in effigy for the sins of their owners is an acceptable solution to canine aggression because we have been placated by a Pit Bull Placebo. Like the pharmacologically inactive sugar pill dispensed to pacify a patient who supposes it to be medicine, eradication of the Pit bull is the placebo administered to ease the public's anxiety about dog attacks. The book, The Pit Bull Placebo: The Media, Myths and Politics of Canine Aggression, explores how our views and beliefs about canine aggression have changed over the last 150 years and how our perceptions about the nature and behavior of dogs has been influenced by persons and organizations who often times disseminate information about dog attacks which is tailored to further an agenda unrelated to the improvement of the human/dog bond. We are in the midst of a social hysteria about Pit bulls because we have abandoned centuries-old common-sense and have been duped by inaccurate reporting from the "Pit Bull Paparazzi" and by politicians who traffic in rumors, myths and pseudoscience in their efforts to pass legislation that demonizes dogs while exonerating criminal and abusive owners. If we truly believe that the extremely rare cases of fatal dog attacks merit extreme measures in the management of dogs, if our concern and shock is genuine, then we must be equally genuine and sincere in seeking out and addressing the real causes for these incidents. Only by stepping back from the swirl of present-day hysteria surrounding isolated cases of severe canine aggression and examining the problem from a broader and more objective perspective can we hope to understand and address the human and canine behaviors which contribute to these incidents.


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Genre : Pets
Publisher : Anubis Pub
ISBN-13 : 0972191410
Copyright Year : 2007
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Pit Bull Flower Power Description: For decades, pit bulls have been demonized by society and portrayed as hellhounds. They've become the most feared, hated, and abused of all companion animals. Some cities and even entire countries ban them, while the media persist in associating them with viciousness. This unjust reputation has sealed the fate of millions of dogs, who face prejudice around the world and languish in shelters, where they are the most euthanized. In America alone, hundreds of thousands of pit bulls are put to sleep every year. Since 2014, French photographer Sophie Gamand has been composing portraits of adoptable pit bulls from more than thirty shelters and rescues throughout the United States. Many had been waiting for years for a home. Adorning her models with handmade flower-crowns, Gamand tells each dog's story and celebrates their inherent personality, vulnerability, and individuality. Posted and shared widely on social media, the portraits--at once charming, candid, and deeply affecting--have not only led to hundreds of dogs finding loving, forever homes, but have also spurred efforts to destigmatize an animal whose reputation for violence says more about us than it does the character of the dogs themselves. Full of moving, honest, and inspiring stories of individual dogs and their lives (and deaths), Pit Bull Flower Power presents a vivid, beautifully composed cross-section of Gamand's extraordinary work. The book also serves as a testament to the caring people who work in animal rescue, the passion and dedication of those who provide homes for these animals, and the dignity, forbearance, and love of these dogs, who are at the mercy of humans.


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Genre : Photography of dogs
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ISBN-13 : 1590565827
Copyright Year : 2018
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Training Your Pit Bull Description: An illustrated guide to training a pit bull that covers socialization, aggression, basic training, obedience trials, kennel clubs, and other related topics.


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Genre : Pets
Publisher : Barron's Educational Series
ISBN-13 : 0764133098
Copyright Year : 2006
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Pit Bull Description: Welcome to the world of Martin "Buzzy" Schwartz, Champion Trader--the man whose nerves of steel and killer instinct in the canyons of Wall Street earned him the well-deserved name "Pit Bull." This is the true story of how Schwartz became the best of the best, of the people and places he discovered along the way and of the trader’s tricks and techniques he used to make his millions.


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Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN-13 : 9780061844638
Copyright Year : 2009-10-13
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Pit Bull Description: These stories are true. They are for dog lovers of all breeds. Some are reconstructed from conversations with the actual participants, others from my own experience. I do not promote or condone dog fi ghting but neither do I tolerate the continual stream of deliberate misinformation and blatant lies from the news media and government agencies. I love these remarkable dogs and will continue to own them as long as I am able.


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Genre : Pets
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
ISBN-13 : 9781483684321
Copyright Year : 2013-08-22
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American Pit Bull Terriers Description: With a wag and a "woof," 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.


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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : ABDO
ISBN-13 : 9781617877285
Copyright Year : 2011-08-01
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Riley The Lovable Pit Bull Description: This book based off of the life of a real pit bull named Riley. Riley is a beautiful pit bull who did not have the best life before being adopted. Riley tells the story of his life from his perspective. He shares his life before his adoption and how people turned away from him because of his breed. He shares how sad he felt when people murmured that he was nothing but a pit bull. After being adopted, Riley shares his love and triumphs and comes to terms with being a pit bull. Riley will show you why he is known as the lovable pit bull!


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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : AuthorHouse
ISBN-13 : 9781481729529
Copyright Year : 2008-02-25
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Pit Bull Love Description: This book will help create awareness and educate little ones on Pit Bulls. Not only does this book allow you to see the breed in their natural behavior, but it will also teach your child how to take a word and create words within to make a full sentence. Allow Judge to introduce a whole new meaning to word P.I.T.B.U.L.L. !!!!


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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : AuthorHouse
ISBN-13 : 9781491871461
Copyright Year : 2014-03-13
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American Cerberus Description: Dogs categorized as pit bulls are entangled with American sociocultural and psychological dynamics, and alternately imagined as noble, vicious, and sweet. Depth psychology holds that untended unconscious dynamics overwhelm situations and manifest in undesired ways such as violence and oppression. This research explored the unconscious dynamics in pit bull phenomena and asked whether archetypal understandings of these phenomena can promote compassion, social justice, and well-being for dogs and humans. Employing a hermeneutic methodology with a depth psychological lens, this research sought an archetypal understanding of pit bull fighting, breed-specific legislation (BSL), negative breed-based stereotypes, and pit bull rescue and advocacy through hermeneutic dialogues with texts representing these phenomena. Findings showed that the worlds of White dogfighters and game dog breeders contain a complex array of archetypal elements, including archetypes of Warrior, Hero, Wise Old Man, and Magician, and themes of initiation and alchemy. These worlds are also sites for productions of White American heteromasculine personae. Other findings showed that BSL, negative breed stereotypes, and pit bull rescue and advocacy represent transformations of the pit bull image through alchemical stages of destructive nigredo and purifying albedo. These stages showed how the pit bull image emerges from White social anxieties and is employed to reestablish White comfort. An integrated rubedo stage of the pit bull image, in which all of these dynamics are made conscious, is promoted to support social justice and well-being for dogs and humans.


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Genre : Archetype (Psychology)
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ISBN-13 : 0355118343
Copyright Year : 2017
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