Positively pit bull

Wallace and Hector


Full props to the popular TV series NCIS and to the CBS & USA TV Networks for airing this short, but great message from Agent Gibbs about “pit bulls” getting a bad rap. YEA


Download Animal Farm’s pit bull dog apps

Never get stuck in a conversation about “pit bull” dogs without the facts again! The AFF mobile app “Talking Pit Bull Dogs” is now available to download from Android and Apple. This free app for mobile devices puts all of Animal Farm Foundation’s resources right in the palm of your hand. The app is designed  to offer quick and easy access to everything on our website from our FAQs about “pit bull” dogs to our eBooks on topics ranging from Dog Training to Breed Specific Legislation.


Speculation about the breed mix of last week’s winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest – a squat mutt named Walle – had many asking if he was a “pit bull” dog. In response, Nina Stively of DogTime ran this excellent piece to help the public understand why visual breed identification isn’t reliable and that looks don’t equal behavior. Read on for more (and just for the record, we think Walle is one handsome dog!):


The previously stated studies all suggest that there is no reason for the public to be frightened or apprehensive about coming in contact with a pit bull type dog. However, because of the negative portrayal of the breed through the media and breed specific legislation, the public continues to believe that pit bulls are different from other dogs when they are not. If this persists, pit bull owners will continue to tip-toe around the views of others, and countless pit bulls will not find forever homes. However, if the media were to choose to promote pit bulls in a positive manner, the fear of the breed would slowly be eliminated, and more families would be able to share moments with loyal dogs that deserve to be loved.


What Is and what Isn’t a Pit Bull
retire the myths
Media bias study
To All: Almost everytime I speak in front of a group of people and get to the question and answer time I am asked about Pit Bulls and NJSPCA’s opinion of this “breed”. While Pit Bull is not actually a breed, I love the opportunity to talk about these amazing dogs who have been so misunderstood. Pit’s (Pibbles) are actually amazing companions that are loving, loyal and great companions and family dogs. It is so unfortunate that these dogs are misrepresented and misunderstood. The sad reality is that many never leave a shelter using the front door. I applaud shelters and rescues that work hard to adopt these amazing dogs out to people who are educated and understanding of the needs of these pups. In conclusion, I like the Bully Breed dogs better than most people !! Just sayin………….Capt
10 pibble friendly celebrities who advocate for the breed

Great press for pibbles…


shorty rossi and hercules (the pit boss and his pit bull) were on jeff probst as well as cesar millan and his pit bull, a pit bull puppy will be in the puppy bowl this sunday, plus several ads showing cute pit bulls including Subaru dog ads, and then there was the pit bulls rescued from a dog fighting operation and the pit bull photo that went viral of one of the dogs rescued who was in this woman’s arms and clearly happy/blissful…


and there is also the good story from Toledo, Ohio, 39 pit bulls a month have been adopted after BSL was shot down, more than 300 dogs saved !!!!

and ABA wants to end ALL breed discrimination and breed specific laws


over the moon, dog fighting dog rescued


The United Kennel Club, whose own standards are cited in the model pit bull ban, recommends against the use of pit bull breeds as guard dogs because they’re too friendly to strangers.


Elle the pit bull coloring book


Wallace and the Lost Dogs, interview with author Jim Gorant


2012 Year of the Pit Bulls


Every day pit bull owners


Kaley Cuoco’s three pit bulls (rescued), one loves to soak in the hot tub






Pit Bulls Hall of Fame


therapy pit bulls head to camp


Wicca deserved an award just like the dog in this article instead of a death sentence. Dogs that save people’s lives sometimes receive awards in the USA, even if they are pit bulls.   Wicca was a shero… (she hero)…


Pit bull myths



Breed Discrimination in America 


STATISTICALLY in the UNITED STATES, GUESS WHAT BREED TOPPED THE LIST FOR BITES THAT CAUSED SERIOUS INJURIES TO PEOPLE? – Hospital statistics prove it was HUMANS. New York City alone has more people hospitalized with human bites per year than bites by every breed of dog combined in the whole world.
(Humans need to be banned, too.)

How serious is that pit bull threat again???

LOVE this comment someone made: I think it is a little manipulative to call it a pit bull when a dog does something bad, but when it does something good it’s an american staffordshire terrier since they are the same. Most of the time when they say it was a pit bull in a story it is just easier and scarier than getting the real story.

Is It Any Coincidence That BOTH TV’s Biggest Dog Experts Have Pit Bulls As Pets?


Ignorance/fear spread hate


heroic pit bulls reign


there are no incidents to date of a spayed/neutered indoor family pit bull ever having killed anyone.

…[S]ince 1975, dogs belonging to more than 30 breeds have been responsible for fatal attacks on people, including Dachshunds, a Yorkshire Terrier, and a Labrador Retriever.” (It’s also key to point out that you are more likely to be killed by lightening than a dog, and dog bites are at historic lows.)


so funny, of course the dog is a pibble, cici used to lick cow hooves, sheep hooves, horse hooves and if I had let her, which I did not, she would have loved to roll around in their cow patties, http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/05/dog-loves-cows/

Fantastic video of a pit bull…



Bullies. Pits. Peteys. Little Rascals. Junkyards. Staffs. Call them what you want, but call them America’s dogs. Born and bred in the U.S.A. And ain’t it time to bring them home. Misunderstood. Chained and “Vick-ed” by some. Projected on the big screen as mean. Any dog can be man-made mean, but these guys are born innocent. Fact: Pits are tractable, loving, quiet in the home, intelligent, and without a doubt the most endearing of all breeds. They crave to be by your side doing whatever you do. Watching football, gardening, in the car, at your feet, in the bed, and especially in the kitchen, Bullies are there helping out. Little Rascals? They love and adore kids. They are kids themselves, always one step ahead, figuring schemes and angles to please and make you laugh. Born comics. Born athletes. America’s utility dog.


Anna MacNeil’s study shows pit bulls’ natural habitat is the bed and breed-specific behavior is cuddling.


pit bulls and bull dogs helping kids learn to trust again


this is an amazing psa for pit bulls…

I am a pit bull hear me lick your face with slobbery kisses…

Jennifer Aniston adopted a pit bull mix puppy named Sophie


Shaka the K9 cop pit bull

Yet it only takes a brief look at the history of pit bulls to realize that the dogs are not the problem; the humans who misuse them are. For over a hundred years, holding the owners personally responsible was enough to prevent attacks, and the breed was perceived as very child-friendly. With outreach and education, it may be possible to restore that image and rehabilitate the pit bull’s reputation, restoring an iconic American dog to its rightful place among mankind’s best friends.


for decades, pit bulls had graced every form of media in a positive light.


Petey was a pit bull


Letter to McDonald’s…


1000 pit bulls parade in Austin, Texas

 Now on video: “Texas Sized” Pittie Pride! love-a-bull.org/2012/01/now-on…

Sharing the street with pit bulls


Dolly is a doll


Pit bulls by Shorty


Big scary pibbles/Victory dogs at play

can dogs raised with cruelty, become family dogs?  yes, many of the former M. Vick dogs have become family dogs, living with other dogs, cats and even children. amazing, the Power of Love… (and the difference of owner/pet parent).

there is no reason why Staffordshires can’t live happily with other dogs of all shapes, sizes, sexes and ages! Contrary to popular opinion, Staffordshires don’t actually like fighting, as they are terrible wimps and hate being hurt, and they hate being kept outside and just want a life with someone who loves them. They like to be on the sofa or in bed and be cuddled, especially if the weather is bad outside!



One dog breed achieved such a rock solid reputation with children that for 150 years it was known as America’s “Nanny Dog”.

One dog breed became so trusted that despite the fact that no Kennel Club or Association recognized it, despite the fact that it could be found on the poorest farms and bleakest city neighborhoods with kids who didn’t know where their next meal was coming from, rich people acquired them in droves because they were simply the safest, most tolerant breed to have around their gilded progeny.

Rich, poor, and everything in between, until recently Americans agreed that there were only a CERTAIN TYPE of people who would own a Pit Bull…


Lulu goes to school


Pit bulls are just dogs


Myths about pibbles busted


being licked to death


There is NO evidence that one breed of dog is more dangerous than another…


How would YOU like to be banned/exiled, discriminated against, abused and/or killed for the way YOU look???

Banning Pit Bulls would be like banning cars because people get killed in car accidents! Who’s responsible, the car or the driver/manufacturer? Any car can be deadly in the wrong hands or if built with defective parts. Same thing with dogs… Any dog. Pit Bulls are no more responsible for the way they are bred, raised and trained, than cars are responsible for the way they are designed, built and driven.  And banning dogs because of the way they look means ALL breed discrimination is ANTI-DOG legislation.

anyone who is afraid of pit bulls should watch this episode of extreme phobias, on Animal Planet, a man overcomes his fear of pit bulls, yay, the pibbles were all being who they are, sweet and loving, goofy and silly, so great, http://animal.discovery.com/videos/my-extreme-animal-phobia-puppy-scares-man-to-tears.html

gotta love this: If one uses media reports to determine rates of danger — as pit bull critics do — then over the past decade in Washoe County, you’re more likely to be killed by your own mother than a pit bull. http://www.rgj.com/article/20110719/NEWS20/107170378/Fact-Checker-What-s-scary-about-pit-bulls

if you humans don’t learn how to play nice, us pit bulls are coming to get you and we WILL lick you  :-)


this is fantastic, http://www.ywgrossman.com/photoblog/?p=837

Pitbulls have a 7% survival rate in the US and an average shelter population of 40%-60%…imagine how many end up dead every day nationwide. .that death rate is due to over population because of over breeding. on average 93% of all pit bulls entering a shelter are killed which means only 7% are actually adopted.

woman gets hit by a car trying to avoid a dog she thought might be a pit bull, http://stubbydog.org/2011/06/getting-hit-by-a-car-to-avoid-a-dog/

pit bulls are good dogs, http://www.foxbaltimore.com/newsroom/features/cover_story/videos/vid_552.shtml#.TftuVs_zrMd;facebook

vicious pit bull puppies, too adorable



temperament testing reveals that pit bulls score gentler than 121 other breeds

Temperament evaluations by the American Temperament Test Society have given pit bull terriers a very high passing rate of 90.6 percent. The average passing rate for the other 121 breeds of dogs in the tests was only a low 77 percent.


my girl cici


have pit bull will travel, http://stubbydog.org/2011/06/have-pit-bull-will-travel/

America’s babysitters

There is something wrong with a country that once revered pit bulls and had them play and trusted them with their children, pit bulls were a symbol of our strength and loyalty, and now our country says these same dogs are vicious, mean and dangerous and wants to ban them??? Something WRONG with this 2011 America…








Know a Pit Bull Owner/Person?


Evolution of a Bad Rap


Does Your Pit Bull Participate in Any Sports?

  • Does being a silly pit bull count as sports? (68%, 50 Votes)
  • No, he likes being an area rug (22%, 16 Votes)




pit bull therapy dogs, http://love-a-bull.org/2011/03/kxans-paw-some-news-coverage/


badrap hall of fame

Take the Pit Bull Myth quiz from Animal Planet

thanks to Karen at Doggiestylish.com

http://pitbullpositive.ning.com/profiles/blogs/betting-on-the-real-american, who are the real heroes?


Pit Bull Sing Along

thanks to StubbyDog Project, Moose

don’t mess with pit bull in car

Pit bull takes a bullet for owner

Happy dogs

Positive Pit Press

Guardian Angel

Top Five Myths about Pit Bulls

Hero Bulls

Daddy the Pit Bull Cesar Millan

Pinups for Pit Bulls

http://matadornetwork.com/change/pit-bull-bigotry-public-perception-and-legislation, anti-bsl

Pit bull helps Mary Tyler Moore

cute adoption video thanks to Edie Jarolim

save the pits, American Dog magazine


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