What generalizations are safe to make about Pitties? Is there a site or pamphlet that encapsulates information you'd deem accurate? It's my job to 'promote' volunteers from walking easy dogs to stronger ones, which includes, of course, the PBs. It would be handy to have something brief to clue them in.
JohnR, if you see this, you must face this all the time. How do you educate your helpers?
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What generalizations are safe to make about Pitties? Is there a site or pamphlet that encapsulates information you'd deem accurate? ... them in. JohnR, if you see this, you must face this all the time. How do you educate your helpers?

i don't know that it's safe to make any generalization about any animal...

that said, my generalization is that it's pretty hard to break a pit bull's spirit. i've seen some rescue dogs who came from terrible situations (neglect, abuse, fighting), and most of them are still happy to see people, and will approach with tails wagging. notice i said most. there will always be a few who are terrified, and a scared pit bull can be a dangerous thing.
my vet used to practice on Oklahoma, where dog fighting was still legal until a few years back. "game bred" pit bulls are very common there and fighting is still a popular activity. she said that she's seen some pretty torn up dogs in her practice. and the thing she found amazing is that they would still wag their tails and lick her hand as she treated them.

here are the sites i refer folks to when they ask me about the breed:

www.workingpitbull.com
www.pbrc.net
www.badrap.org
-kelly
What generalizations are safe to make about Pitties? Is there a site or pamphlet that encapsulates information you'd deem accurate? ... them in. JohnR, if you see this, you must face this all the time. How do you educate your helpers?

www.badrap.org
www.realpitbull.com
have some great info on responsible ownership/temperament etc. The actual book PIT BULL FOR DUMMIES by C Coile had some editing problems and has some bad stuff in it. I know a lot of people like Joe Stahlkup's inexpensive books for Barrons publs.

EmilyS
Emily, haven't found Stahlkup yet. But, down the page on Real Pit, they offer a free downloadable pamplet. Can't do it on webtv, but I'll look at it at work. May be just what we're looking for. Thanks again.
If you want to know the truth about pitbull Stahlkup is not the place to start..
Try the ADBAthey know the AMERICAN PITBULL TERRIER and the truth ...
Emily, haven't found Stahlkup yet. But, down the page on Real Pit,
they offer a free downloadable pamplet. Can't do it on webtv, but I'll
look at it at work. May be just what we're looking for. Thanks again.
If you want to know the truth about pitbull Stahlkup is not the place to start.. Try the ADBAthey know the AMERICAN PITBULL TERRIER and the truth

what issues do you have with Stahlkup's book? and what educational books/pamphlets has the ADBA published? all i can find is the "APBT Gazette", which is hardly the way to introduce people to the breed. i don't think blow-by-blow descriptions of dog fights is going to win any hearts at Chris's shelter. or did they stop printing "historical accounts"?

-kelly
you think gazzette has match reports? you have not done your homework and I do not think you are much of pitbull person not knowing what your talking about before you choose to spout off jibberish...

> If you want to know the truth about pitbull Stahlkup is not the
> place to start..
> Try the ADBAthey know the AMERICAN PITBULL TERRIER and the truth
what issues do you have with Stahlkup's book? and what educational
books/pamphlets has the ADBA published? all i can find is the "APBT
Gazette", which is hardly the way to introduce people to the breed. i don't
think blow-by-blow descriptions of dog fights is going to win any hearts at
Chris's shelter. or did they stop printing "historical accounts"?
-kelly
you think gazzette has match reports? you have not done your homework and I do not think you are much of pitbull person not knowing what your talking about before you choose to spout off jibberish...

you didn't answer my question. what is wrong with Stahlkup?

and what do you call those "historical accounts" they publish in the Gazette?
i'd appreciate it if you'd answer a question for once, rather than just spouting nonsense.
-kelly
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