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American Pit Bull Debate

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WHATS THE PROPER WAY TO HOLD A PIT BULL PUPPY

Posted by LEE BOOTH on May 21, 2011 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Most people beleive that the proper way is by liftting a small puppy by sliding your hand under its tummy. If the puppy is large, use both hands and support the puppy’s head. Cradle a puppy’s legs close to its abdomen. When a puppy is picked up and its tiny legs flail in the air, it becomes instantly frightened and it may protest. Gently snuggle the puppy’s legs with both of your hands, creating a feeling of safety for the pup.I have seen several breeders refuse to sell some...

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IS THEIR A STANDARD FOR THE AMERICAN BULLY?

Posted by LEE BOOTH on May 18, 2011 at 12:26 PM Comments comments (3)

People who support the ABKC argue that,each class adheres to the Standard Class written standard with some amendments.They argue that All dogs are judged according to the written standard and their age is taken into consideration to the written standard to that variety.They state that each class must meet the written standard and also meet the height requirements for that specific class.

 

 

People who beleieve that the ABKC does not have a proper standard argues t...

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RAW ALL NATURAL DIET VS. COMMERCIAL DOG FOOD

Posted by LEE BOOTH on March 26, 2011 at 8:33 AM Comments comments (3)

Some Dog owners feel that the best platform for the health of your pet is to feed it an appropriate raw diet. They say this is a diet that is designed for a carnivore and any diet that comes from a can, a packet, is designed for an omnivore and  is not healthy for your dog.Some beleive they need to  feed a diet which is based on the "prey model". Their argument is a dog in the wild would feed on whole raw prey, or scavenge parts thereof.They claim benefits of fee...

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Should Ear Cropping Be Performed On Dogs?

Posted by LEE BOOTH on January 13, 2011 at 12:42 PM Comments comments (3)

There is some controversy about this procedure because it is viewed as an unnecessary surgery with no medical benefits and is for cosmetic purposes only. Veterinarians in Britain do not perform this surgery at all and the procedure is not taught in many Veterinary teaching institutions in the U.S.The Association of Veterinary Medicine, has recently made a statement regarding cosmetic ear cropping, saying that ultimately they would like to see this type of cosmetic procedure discontinued.

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What Is It That Exactly Classifies Someone As Being A Back Yard Breeder?

Posted by LEE BOOTH on December 26, 2010 at 12:36 PM Comments comments (5)

1.One who breeds for color and appearance?

2.One who breeds for money?

3.One who breeds because they have "nice dogs that would make cute puppies?

4.One who Breeds unproven dogs?

5.One who Hangs papers?

6.One who Sells regularly to puppy stores?

7.Or is a Back Yard Breeder simply someone who hasn't established themselves as a reputable breeder, and will typically only have a couple of dogs and breed them together rather than seeking "the best" dog to compli...

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How important are the Papers, more than the Dog?

Posted by LEE BOOTH on December 20, 2010 at 7:03 AM Comments comments (8)

Some people feel that papers are really not that important as long as the dog proves itself.I know a lot of people that think papers have become another prop to generate money and Real dogmen or family pets don't need papers, because simply being registered is not an indication of quality.


On the other hand papers are a good thing if you are looking for uniformity out of the pups handed down from generations.By not having papers and really not  knowi...

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Is Line Breeding Good Or Bad For The Overall Health Of Dogs?

Posted by LEE BOOTH on December 17, 2010 at 2:13 PM Comments comments (4)

Linebreeding is a method that breeders will use to improve upon and try to eliminate structural and health problems from their dogs.

Many show dog breeders seem  to know the dangers of line breeding dogs, and in fact, hotly defend the practice.Motivated by trying to produce the perfect dog that conforms exactly to the associated breed standards, such breeders deliberately breed outstanding show animals back to their close relatives in order to both stabilize and stamp their l...

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Are Treadmills only used to get dogs ready to fight?

Posted by LEE BOOTH on November 30, 2010 at 9:09 AM Comments comments (5)

Many responsible owners utilize treadmills to help exercise their dogs. This is useful in places where weather prevents outdoor exercise, or in situations where off-leash exercise in not an option.

The treadmill is used by people that show their Pit Bulls, and do sporting activities like weight pull and agility to help keep their dogs in shape. Because Pit Bulls are athletic animals, responsibly using a treadmill can help them be healthier and happier.

 

How do you fe...

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DOES NEGATIVE MEDIA CAUSE SOCIETIES DISLIKE OF PIT BULLS?

Posted by LEE BOOTH on November 16, 2010 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (3)

You don't need to look very hard or be very bright to come to the conclusion that pit bull attacks sell papers.The ASPCA issued a statement that the media has repeatedly told them that they have no interest in reporting attacks involving non-pit-bull-type dogs.

The Pit Bull was so popular in the early 1900's they were our mascot not only in World War One, but World War Two as well.Sgt. Stubby,A Pit Bull war hero  was wounded in action twice, he saved his entire platoon by warning t...

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Should We Be Allowed To Game Test Our Dogs?

Posted by LEE BOOTH on November 9, 2010 at 9:33 AM Comments comments (4)

See a lot of people who are true breed lovers want to preserve the breed in every way they can. What makes this breed so great is the power of them to be game. The ONLY way to prove a dog is actually game is to pit it against another dog in a fight. The fights are controlled, the dog would only fight once to prove its worthiness that it is truly game not several times for money or anything like that.Some people believe this is the only way to test the dogs for gameness me personally I do not ...

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