The question is not straightforward. At Pitbulls.org, we try to keep the focus on the American Pit Bull Terrier, as this helps simplify things, so people know what we are talking about when we say "pit bulls." Most, if not all, of our articles are based on this assumption. So you can read our history of the American Pit Bull Terrier for one answer to the question posed in the title.
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The Brookhaven Animal Shelter is offering $250 for adopting a pit bull, since about 98% of the dogs in the shelter right now are pit bulls. They are trying to overcome the stigma.
The muzzle law in Cumberland may be lifted soon. An animal control officer says she hasn't had a problem with "bull" breeds in a long time and it's unnecessary to have any more. But irrational fear is still a powerful motivator.
Before a dog's training has set in, it can be a chore to do simple things like taking him/her for a walk. This is exacerbated with pit bulls, as they tend to be strong and can resist you pull more easily, leading to frustration, injury, and a loose dog. It's important not to go forward if the dog is pulling. It just reinforces the behavior, and they will be more likely to do it again.
Philadelphia is blazing the trail with their free spay/neuter policy for pits and mixed pit breeds. Maybe this will inspire other initiatives aound the country.
We're pleased to announce the launch of our Groups feature. We have public forums, but even with those, it has been hard for people to organize around certain topics and locations to, for instance, arrange meetups or other events, or talk about something in more detail.
A pit bull protects his owners' home from a burglar. The burgler dies, but from his own stupidity.
An interview with a pit bull, Petey XXXL, on the goings on in Elgin since the hopeful ban on the breed didn't go through.
Saving families from fires seems to be genetic trait for pit bulls. This time we have some teamwork.
As Christmas fast approaches, we wanted to make sure that your pit bull was well taken care of. Its easy to forget him in the hustle of the holiday season. So here is a list of things that you can give your canine friend for Christmas, and most don't even require a trip to the store.
After scouring the internet and soliciting your feeback, we've compiled what we believe to be the best quotes about Pit Bulls (and are true of some other dogs as well, of course).