When someone refers to a “Pit Bull puppy,” you can probably picture a certain kind of dog in your head, but you might be interested to know that there is no such breed as “Pit Bull.”
American Pit Bull Terrier
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As we remember those who served in the armed forces, five tales of brave dogs who fought in three wars — the Vietnam War, World War I, and World War II.
Fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence, which was adopted on July 4, 1776; here are 27 adoptable animals who share their names with those who signed the document.
A cat with four newborns to feed made room for an unfortunate Pit Bull puppy, who had been rejected by his mother, by feeding the pup and taking him for her own.
Nevada dog owners and advocates have something to celebrate this week after the historic passage of Assembly Bill 110, which outlaws Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) in The Silver State. Under the new law, towns and municipalities in Nevada can no longer outlaw dogs based on their breed.American Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and dogs […]
A former bait dog has a new “leash” on life thanks in part to a group of young Manhattan students.Misty, an American Pit Bull Terrier, was discovered on a Brooklyn street corner covered head to toe in severe gashes and deep bite wounds, an indication that the 6- to 9-month-old puppy was used as a […]
A bill introduced Tuesday in the North Carolina House of Representatives aims to designate six “aggressive” dog breeds and to regulate the ownership of those breeds and breed mixes.House Bill 956 classifies the Rottweiler, Mastiff, Chow Chow, Perro de Presa Canario, Pit Bull (including the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the American […]
A California community is proving that it sometimes takes a whole village to save one dog.The town of Hemet has rallied around a dog local students have named Roadie, a shy American Pit Bull Terrier who was taken to a field and abandoned by her owner sometime around August 2012.Though many have tried to coax […]
On April 3, 2012, DogTime ran a story about a stray Pit Bull puppy who was picked up off the streets of South Carolina by a good citizen. The poor pooch had been burned by caustic acid on his face, feet, and belly. The piece rightfully provoked outrage from our readers.The dog was taken to […]
Yesterday singer Fiona Apple announced she made the decision to cancel her South American tour to be with her dying dog, a 13-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier named Janet.Apple provided a four-page letter of explanation to her devoted fans via her Facebook page.“These are the choices we make, which define us,” the singer said. “I […]
National Pit Bull Awareness Month is upon us, and Southern California is celebrating in style! The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA launched “Dare to BULL-ieve,” a month-long jubilee celebrating the love and companionship of the Pit Pull by commemorating all things bully.“The purpose of this Pit Bull campaign is to help everyone see what […]
On April 7, 2011, DogTime.com reported on Patrick, a Pit Bull who was starved by his owner, and then thrown into a garbage bin of a high-rise apartment building in Newark, N.J. Fortunately, the dog was rescued by a maintenance worker before he was crushed by a trash compactor.The dog was named Patrick, as he […]
A loving couple from Port Orange, Fla., is making headlines this week for putting their puppy’s life ahead of their own wedding dreams.When Melanie Cannon and Eddie Hanna’s puppy, Koda, developed severe illnesses, requiring expensive vet treatments and medication, the two decided to use the money they had saved for their October wedding to cover […]
Two years ago my boyfriend and I went to our local humane society looking for a small dog to join our family. We had a dog in mind after looking on the humane society website. Once we got there we learned that Slinky, the dog we came to adopt, had been quarantined because he accidently […]
Authorities were shocked when, earlier this month, a young Pug mix named Hope was found in Parker County, Texas, her mouth taped shut with electrical tape. It was a heinous case of animal abuse that shocked even the most seasoned animal control officers and welfare advocates in Texas and across the country.Hope survived, but the […]
Opened in 1985, Spindletop Pit Bull Refuge in Willis, Texas, was meant to be a sanctuary for society’s most misunderstood dog breed. But a raid on the facility July 17 revealed the facility was anything but for the dogs that lived — and died — there.“It was definitely not a sanctuary. Definitely not,” Brandon Louth, […]
Dogs love the company of others, and while some dogs can tolerate being left alone, 24 dog types in particular don’t like solitude, and they can act out in a variety of ways, including destructive behavior like chewing the furniture. Twenty-four dogs in the DogTime.com Dog Breed Center received a one-star (“Very poorly”) rank for […]
If the pen truly is mightier than the sword, then perhaps an email campaign will be mightier than the Belfast City Council decision to end the life of family pet Lennox, a dog sentenced to death simply because he looks like a Pit Bull Terrier.Pit Bull Terriers and dogs that just look like them are […]
Almost 50 Pit Bull Terriers were seized from a Bronx, N.Y. apartment building basement last Thursday after being used in a large-scale dog-fighting operation.Apartment building superintendent and basement apartment occupant Raul Sanchez, 57, has been arrested for running what authorities are calling one of the worst dog fighting rings they have seen.The New York Police […]
A Belfast dog that made headlines around the world will soon meet a sad end after a shocking conclusion to a two-year legal battle.Lennox, a 7-year-old Pit Bull Terrier-like dog, has been deemed dangerous by the high courts in Northern Ireland and will soon be destroyed.Though he had never shown any outward signs of aggression, […]