Pit Bull

Pit Bull
Author: Martin Schwartz,Amy Hempel
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780061844638
Available:
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Welcome to the world of Martin "Buzzy" Schwartz, Champion Trader--the man whose nerves of steel and killer instinct in the canyons of Wall Street earned him the well-deserved name "Pit Bull." This is the true story of how Schwartz became the best of the best, of the people and places he discovered along the way and of the trader’s tricks and techniques he used to make his millions.

Pit Bull

Pit Bull
Author: Bronwen Dickey
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9780345803115
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reprint of 2016 edition published by Alfred A. Knopf (Penguin Random House).

Pit Bull

Pit Bull
Author: Michael Francis
Pages: 92
ISBN: 9781483684321
Available:
Release: 2013-08-22
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

These stories are true. They are for dog lovers of all breeds. Some are reconstructed from conversations with the actual participants, others from my own experience. I do not promote or condone dog fi ghting but neither do I tolerate the continual stream of deliberate misinformation and blatant lies from the news media and government agencies. I love these remarkable dogs and will continue to own them as long as I am able.

The Working Pit Bull

The Working Pit Bull
Author: Diane Jessup
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0793801907
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: TFH Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a balanced view in an attempt to counter the bad publicity the breed has received in recent years

Pit Bulls For Dummies

Pit Bulls For Dummies
Author: D. Caroline Coile
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781119720812
Available:
Release: 2020-10-23
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The good, the bad, and the snugly about your new best friend No breed of dog is the subject of more extreme feelings—both good and bad—than the Pit Bull. Man-eating monster or heroic nanny-dog: What's the real story? Are Pit Bulls the very best breed for kids? (Not always.) Is it all in how you raise them? (Not totally). Will they lick you to death? (Absolutely!) In the fully updated 2nd Edition of Pit Bulls For Dummies, Dr. Caroline Coile—Dog Writer's Association of America Hall of Famer and former Pit Bull owner—sniffs out the reality behind the myth, rips through the dogma that both vilifies and sanctifies this unique family of dogs, helps you find the best source for your new family member, and shows you the latest and greatest ways to raise, train, and live with your own partying Pit Bull and reap the rewards of happy canine companionship for years to come. Understand your Pit Bull’s origins and characteristics Decide if a Pit Bull is for you Evaluate Pit Bull sources, whether adopting, rescuing, or buying Care for all ages, from puppies to older dogs Deal with bad behavior Socialize your new dog Follow the advice in this book and help show the world that well-brought-up Pit Bulls are some of the most charming, companionable, and fun-to-be-around dogs out there—enjoy!

I m a Good Dog

I m a Good Dog
Author: Ken Foster
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780399576638
Available:
Release: 2012-10-25
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Filled with inspiring stories and photographs, this heartfelt tribute to the pit bull celebrates one of America’s most popular yet misunderstood dogs. Perhaps more than any other breed, the pit bull has been dogged by negative stereotypes. In truth, pit bulls are innately wonderful family pets, as capable of love and good deeds as any other type of dog. Setting the record straight, Ken Foster sings the praises of pit bulls in I’m a Good Dog, a gorgeously illustrated, tenderly written tribute to this most misunderstood of canines. Founder of the Sula Foundation, which promotes responsible pit bull ownership in New Orleans, and the author of two acclaimed books about abandoned dogs, Foster has made it his mission to bring overlooked canines into the limelight. I’m a Good Dog traces the fascinating history of this particularly maligned breed. A century ago, the pit bull was considered a family dog, featured in family photos and trusted as loving companions for children. More recently, pit bulls have been portrayed by the media as stereotypes of everything they are not. Foster shatters that reputation through moving profiles of pit bulls that serve as therapy dogs, athletic heroes, search-and-rescue dogs, and educators, not to mention as loving pets. Foster also profiles many pit bull lovers, from Helen Keller and Dr. Seuss to actor Todd Cerveris, who took his pit bull on tour with him for the musical Spring Awakening. Proving that there’s much to love and nothing to fear, I’m a Good Dog restores the pit bull to its rightful place as friend, family member, athlete and entertainer.

Bad Dog

Bad Dog
Author: Harlan Weaver
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780295748030
Available:
Release: 2021-03-05
Editor: University of Washington Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fifty-plus years of media fearmongering coupled with targeted breed bans have produced what could be called “America’s Most Wanted” dog: the pit bull. However, at the turn of the twenty-first century, competing narratives began to change the meaning of “pit bull.” Increasingly represented as loving members of mostly white, middle-class, heteronormative families, pit bulls and pit bull–type dogs are now frequently seen as victims rather than perpetrators, beings deserving not fear or scorn but rather care and compassion. Drawing from the increasingly contentious world of human/dog politics and featuring rich ethnographic research among dogs and their advocates, Bad Dog explores how relationships between humans and animals not only reflect but actively shape experiences of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, nation, breed, and species. Harlan Weaver proposes a critical and queer reading of pit bull politics and animal advocacy, challenging the zero-sum logic through which care for animals is seen as detracting from care for humans. Introducing understandings rooted in examinations of what it means for humans to touch, feel, sense, and think with and through relationships with nonhuman animals, Weaver suggests powerful ways to seek justice for marginalized humans and animals together.

Pit Bulls For Dummies

Pit Bulls For Dummies
Author: D. Caroline Coile
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781119720904
Available:
Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The good, the bad, and the snugly about your new best friend No breed of dog is the subject of more extreme feelings—both good and bad—than the Pit Bull. Man-eating monster or heroic nanny-dog: What's the real story? Are Pit Bulls the very best breed for kids? (Not always.) Is it all in how you raise them? (Not totally). Will they lick you to death? (Absolutely!) In the fully updated 2nd Edition of Pit Bulls For Dummies, Dr. Caroline Coile—Dog Writer's Association of America Hall of Famer and former Pit Bull owner—sniffs out the reality behind the myth, rips through the dogma that both vilifies and sanctifies this unique family of dogs, helps you find the best source for your new family member, and shows you the latest and greatest ways to raise, train, and live with your own partying Pit Bull and reap the rewards of happy canine companionship for years to come. Understand your Pit Bull’s origins and characteristics Decide if a Pit Bull is for you Evaluate Pit Bull sources, whether adopting, rescuing, or buying Care for all ages, from puppies to older dogs Deal with bad behavior Socialize your new dog Follow the advice in this book and help show the world that well-brought-up Pit Bulls are some of the most charming, companionable, and fun-to-be-around dogs out there—enjoy!

Zak George s Dog Training Revolution

Zak George s Dog Training Revolution
Author: Zak George,Dina Roth Port
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781607748915
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you to tailor train to your dog's unique traits and energy level--leading to quicker results and a much happier pet. Packed with everything you need to know to raise and care for your dog, this book will help you communicate and bond with one another in a way that makes training easier, more rewarding, and--most of all--fun!

Pit Bulls Pit Bull Type Dogs

Pit Bulls   Pit Bull Type Dogs
Author: Melissa McDaniel
Pages: 152
ISBN: 0984590323
Available:
Release: 2011-11-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

82 portraits and stories of pit bulls and pit bull type dogs that will forever change your attitude about this "breed." This book is about all pit bull type dogs (not just American Pit Bull Terriers) that are discriminated against because they have a certain look and are therefore labeled as "pit bulls." 10 former Michael Vick pit bulls (including cover dog Jonny Justice, Uba, Hector, Handsome Dan and Cherry), Oogy (from the New York Times best-selling book by the same name), Wallace the Pit Bull (the king of canine disc), Sarge the Elderbull, Phillies Second Baseman Chase Utley & his wife Jennifer's rescued pit bull Jack, Pinups for Pitbulls founder Deirdre "Little Darling" Franklin's dogs Carla Lou & Baxter Bean, and many other gorgeous dogs whose stories and character-packed photos expose pit bulls as "the dogs next door." A percentage of the book's proceeds are donated to animal rescue, with an emphasis on pit bull rescue & advocacy groups.

I m a Good Dog

I m a Good Dog
Author: Ken Foster
Pages: 143
ISBN: 9780670026203
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Avery
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Filled with inspiring stories and photographs, this heartfelt tribute to the pit bull celebrates one of America's most popular yet misunderstood dogs. Perhaps more than any other breed, the pit bull has been dogged by negative stereotypes. In truth, pit bulls are innately wonderful family pets, as capable of love and good deeds as any other type of dog. Setting the record straight, Ken Foster sings the praises of pit bulls in I'm a Good Dog, a gorgeously illustrated, tenderly written tribute to this most misunderstood of canines. Founder of the Sula Foundation, which promotes responsible pit bull ownership in New Orleans, and the author of two acclaimed books about abandoned dogs, Foster has made it his mission to bring overlooked canines into the limelight. I'm a Good Dog traces the fascinating history of this particularly maligned breed. A century ago, the pit bull was considered a family dog, featured in family photos and trusted as loving companions for children. More recently, pit bulls have been portrayed by the media as stereotypes of everything they are not. Foster shatters that reputation through moving profiles of pit bulls that serve as therapy dogs, athletic heroes, search-and-rescue dogs, and educators, not to mention as loving pets. Foster also profiles many pit bull lovers, from Helen Keller and Dr. Seuss to actor Todd Cerveris, who took his pit bull on tour with him for the musical Spring Awakening. Proving that there's much to love and nothing to fear, I'm a Good Dog restores the pit bull to its rightful place as friend, family member, athlete and entertainer.

Pit Bull Flower Power

Pit Bull Flower Power
Author: Sophie Gamand
Pages: 252
ISBN: 1590565827
Available:
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For decades, pit bulls have been demonized by society and portrayed as hellhounds. They've become the most feared, hated, and abused of all companion animals. Some cities and even entire countries ban them, while the media persist in associating them with viciousness. This unjust reputation has sealed the fate of millions of dogs, who face prejudice around the world and languish in shelters, where they are the most euthanized. In America alone, hundreds of thousands of pit bulls are put to sleep every year. Since 2014, French photographer Sophie Gamand has been composing portraits of adoptable pit bulls from more than thirty shelters and rescues throughout the United States. Many had been waiting for years for a home. Adorning her models with handmade flower-crowns, Gamand tells each dog's story and celebrates their inherent personality, vulnerability, and individuality. Posted and shared widely on social media, the portraits--at once charming, candid, and deeply affecting--have not only led to hundreds of dogs finding loving, forever homes, but have also spurred efforts to destigmatize an animal whose reputation for violence says more about us than it does the character of the dogs themselves. Full of moving, honest, and inspiring stories of individual dogs and their lives (and deaths), Pit Bull Flower Power presents a vivid, beautifully composed cross-section of Gamand's extraordinary work. The book also serves as a testament to the caring people who work in animal rescue, the passion and dedication of those who provide homes for these animals, and the dignity, forbearance, and love of these dogs, who are at the mercy of humans.

The Complete Guide to Pit Bulls

The Complete Guide to Pit Bulls
Author: Erin Hotovy
Pages: 123
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 2019-01-25
Editor: LP Media Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pit Bulls are an often misunderstood breed because of their strong physique and history of poor treatment. These dogs are commonly believed to be aggressive watchdogs when their true temperament is the complete opposite. Pitbulls are sweet, gentle dogs that make excellent family pets. They love to play and have fun, and with proper care, would never have a reason to hurt the humans in their life. In fact, Pitbulls are frequently referred to as “nanny dogs” because of how great they are with kids. Once you get to know a Pitbull, you’ll find that they are a perfect addition to your family. The Complete Guide to Pit Bulls is written for the busy new owner who needs to quickly and easily learn everything they NEED to know as they embark on their ownership journey. This comprehensive guide answers every question you may have including: Is a Pit Bull the right dog for me? I brought my Pit Bull home. What now? How can I best train my Pit Bull? What are some common mistakes should I avoid? No matter how fun and easy-going this breed is, there’s a lot you’ll need to know about Pitbulls before you bring your new best friend home. The first few chapters will introduce you to the breed and help you find the perfect pup. You’ll continue on reading to find out everything you'll need to know as a new owner, including: Choosing a Pit Bull Preparing your Household for your Pit Bull Bringing Your Pit Bull Home Puppy Parenting Housetraining Socializing with People and Animals Pit Bulls and Your Other Pets Exercise Training your Pit Bull Dealing With Unwanted Behaviors Basic Commands Advanced Commands Traveling with Pit Bulls Grooming your Pit Bull Nutrition and Healthcare If you’ve never owned a Pit Bull before, this book will guide you through every life stage. Bringing a new dog into your home can be a lot of work, but this book is full of tips and tricks for creating a great relationship between owner and dog. Before long, you’ll become confident in your ability to be the best owner to your new Pit Bull, and this sweet dog will show you so much affection in return!

The Pitbull Guide

The Pitbull Guide
Author: Chad Zetrouer
Pages: 62
ISBN: 1477686347
Available:
Release: 2012-06-29
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Pitbull Guide was made just for Pit bull lovers that want to know everything about their Pit bull. If you would like to keep your Pit bull healthy and happy... This is definitely for you because it even includes information... That could save your Pitbull's life! This book will show you how you can have the happiest, healthiest, best behaved, and obedient Pitbull in your town. Other people will be begging to know how you did it, but you can keep it as your little secret if you want. The Pitbull Guide covers everything you could ever want to know about Pitbulls. It's not like any of those annoying books you find at pet shops or book stores either, it's the real information that people want to know. Much of the information in this book simply can't be found anywhere else. Here's a quick look at what you'll learn when you read The Pitbull Guide: - Important information that all Pitbull owners must know to help ensure their Pitbull is never aggressive toward people or animals. - What you need to know to keep your Pitbull healthy and happy! - Secrets to help you pick the right Pitbull! - How to stop your Pitbull from destroying your house and yard! (Never Fails!) - What you should look for in foods to ensure your Pitbull gets proper nutrition and stays healthy. - How to easily control how much energy your Pitbull has and how to keep it from getting to hyper! - Where you should never buy a Pitbull! - Should you buy an adult or puppy Pitbull? - Extremely helpful training tips and tricks that make training a breeze! - Recommended toys and tools that all Pitbull owners should have. - The in depth history of the breed with explanations on why Pitbulls have certain behaviors. - The most common Pitbull myths that cause Pitbulls to have a bad reputation. - Detailed information about Pitbulls and a list of celebrities that own them. - How to easily stop your Pitbull from roaming! - Should you crop your Pitbulls ears and tail? - How to avoid getting "suckered" into buying a Pitbull look-alike that many people sell as Pitbulls! - Why you must avoid certain Pitbull breeders! - Should you spay or neuter your Pitbull? - Why you should never give your Pitbull cooked bones! - Why you should never use a training collar on your Pitbull. - Certain collars that are popular, but can injure your dog's spine! - Dog training methods you absolutely must avoid if you have a Pitbull! - Fun activities for you and your Pitbull that will amaze everyone! - Many excellent ways to exercise your Pitbull so that he safely builds massive muscles. - Competitions you can train your Pitbull for! - What you must know before breeding your Pitbull! - Learn why dogs have certain behaviors and how you easily can modify those behaviors. - ...and much more! If you want a Pitbull that's easy and fun to live with and want to know how to keep your Pitbull happy and healthy... You must get this book today!

The World of the American Pit Bull Terrier

The World of the American Pit Bull Terrier
Author: Richard F. Stratton
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0876668511
Available:
Release: 1983
Editor: TFH Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides general information on caring for and training an American Pit Bull Terrier, the pros and cons of pit dogfighting, famous dogs, pit contest rules, and ADBA Weight Pulling Rules.

Incredibull Stella

Incredibull Stella
Author: Marika Meeks,Elizabeth Ridley
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780806539478
Available:
Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: Citadel Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

GET READY TO FALL IN LOVE WITH ONE INCREDIBLE DOG ... Marika Meeks fell in love with Stella the moment she saw her. The adorable pit bull puppy had been abandoned in a cold field in winter—but her warm, friendly eyes and boundless affection could melt anyone’s heart. Even so, Marika wasn’t sure she was ready to adopt a dog. As a busy entrepreneur, wife, and mother of two daughters, Marika’s life was crazy already. She was recovering from stage-three breast cancer, and her family was still reeling from her brush with mortality. But Marika couldn’t deny the way Stella made her feel—the pure joy of this sweet-natured dog’s unconditional love—and she knew in her heart what her family needed ... In a leap of faith, the Meekses welcomed Stella into their home, and thanks to this incredible dog, the daily pressures of work, stress, and Marika’s health problems seemed to slip away. As Marika’s cancer receded and her family found renewed vitality, she began sharing Stella’s story with the world. Now an international social media star, Stella helps Marika to spread their heartfelt message of advocating for pit bull breed awareness, explaining the benefits of pet ownership, and supporting shelters and other organizations that save animals’ lives. If you’ve ever experienced the joy that only an animal can bring—or felt the healing power of a pet’s unconditional love—you’re going to adore Incredibull Stella.

Training Your Pit Bull

Training Your Pit Bull
Author: Joe Stahlkuppe
Pages: 147
ISBN: 0764133098
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Barron's Educational Series
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

An illustrated guide to training a pit bull that covers socialization, aggression, basic training, obedience trials, kennel clubs, and other related topics.

Devastation Class

Devastation Class
Author: Glen Zipper,Elaine Mongeon
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780310769040
Available:
Release: 2020-09-08
Editor: Blink
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An annihilation force of invading aliens. Human civilization on the brink of extinction. Earth’s only hope—seven cadets and the legendary starship they were never meant to command. No matter the cost, they will stop at nothing to survive. No matter the odds, they will fight to save their future. The distant future. Earth’s Alliance forces have emerged victorious from a brutal nine-year war with the mysterious Kastazi—a vicious, highly advanced alien race. In the dawn of a new peace, the Alliance Devastation Class starship California embarks on a mission of science and learning with a skeleton crew of seasoned officers, civilian students, and inexperienced military cadets in tow. For JD Marshall and Viv Nixon, gifted cadets and best friends, the mission holds special meaning: It offers an opportunity to prove themselves and begin to escape the long shadows of their legendary war hero parents. Suddenly ambushed by a second wave of invading Kastazi forces, JD and Viv make the impossible decision to spearhead a mutiny to save the California and everyone on it. In command and quickly out of options, they are forced to activate the ship's prototype Blink Reactor—an experimental technology they expect to send them to the safe, distant reaches of space. When their escape transports them to a reality they don’t recognize and reveals unimaginably terrifying secrets, they must fight their way home to save not just everyone they love but also humanity itself. Standing in their way are an insurmountable enemy, saboteurs from within, a mystery eons in the making, and the fabric of time and space itself.

Pit Bull Heroes

Pit Bull Heroes
Author: Greg Murray
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1423650441
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A celebration of pit bulls doing a world of good. Gibbs Smith will donate $1 to pit bull rescue organizations for every Pit Bull Heroes pre-order completed before September 3, 2019. Pit Bull Heroes spotlights forty-nine underdogs who beat the odds and became heroes in their families, neighborhoods, and communities. Meet Chad, found on a street corner, who now serves as the first pit bull in the pet therapy program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Apollo, who finished first in his police training and now sniffs out narcotics at his full-time job in Washington State; and Charlie, who rallied an entire community to fight breed-specific legislation laws in Lakewood, Ohio. All pit bulls; all heroes in their own way. Animal advocate and photographer Greg Murray captures these pit bull heroes in their day-to-day lives and shares their inspiring stories. Helpful resources show how you, too, can become an advocate for pit bulls and animal safety in your community. Greg Murray is an award-winning animal photographer and rescue and pit bull advocate. His first book, Peanut Butter Dogs, is a rollicking portrait collection of more than 140 dogs, many of them pit bulls, enjoying peanut butter. His work has been featured in Huffington Post, Today, Daily Mail, Elle, People, and other media outlets throughout the world. He lives near Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife, Kristen, and two rescue dogs, Leo and Kensie.

Pit Bull Garden

Pit Bull Garden
Author: Douglas G. Link
Pages: 113
ISBN: 1450526551
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book focuses on game dogs including such breeds as the British Pit Bull Terrier, the "Sporting "Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the English Bull Terrier and other Terrier breeds. This includes much information game dogs from the past right up to 1990's Europe and particularly the UK and Ireland. The American Pit Bull Terrier is included in this book but mainly in regards to its use after re-importation to Europe in the 1980's and beyond. Extensive sections on badger dogs and ratting dogs are included as well as the comparison of game dogs to fighting dogs such as the Caucasian Ovcharka. If your only interest is of a general nature regarding the American Pit Bull Terrier then this book is not for you. If your interest is in regards to working game dogs either in the pit or in the field then this book will be of interest as most information comes straight from the horses mouth; in other words the dog fighters. The author also makes it clear in very strong words that he finds dog fighting and badger baiting immoral. However researching a book on game dogs and not asking dog fighters questions as to their mode of operation and opinion would be analogous to writing a book on poaching and not interviewing poachers. Topics included in this book. What is gameness? A guide to natural and artificial selection. The Birth of the Game Dog. The Old English Bull Dog . The creation of the British Pit Bull Terrier. Dog fighting and rat baiting in 18th and 19th century Great Britain. The Creation of the American Pit Bull Terrier. American legends, the ROM and GR CH dogs. Designer dogs. Badger dogs. The English Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The English Bull Terrier. A comparison of The Pit Bull Terrier to other breeds including the Japanese Tosa and Caucasian shepherd dogs. The science behind the breeding of game dogs. Brave new world game dogs.