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American Pit Bull Terrier: A Fearsome Reputation

The American Pit Bull Terrier has received a lot of negative publicity in recent years, which has given it a fearsome reputation. This reputation has led to a general dislike of the breed among the overall public, and has even led to increases in insurance premiums for owners and local bans on the dogs. The fearsome reputation of the American Pit Bull Terrier stems from a series of well-publicized attacks by dogs of the breed, a number of which resulted in human fatalities. [...]

Buying A Pit Bull Check Local Laws & Insurances First

American Pit Bull Terriers are a breed that is met with controversy at nearly every turn. As a result, Pit Bulls have become the subject of numerous bans and insurance restrictions. Hence, owning a Pit Bull, regardless of your opinion of the breed overall, is not a simple matter of imposing your will to buy one; it may just be that you have to go much farther than locating an American Pit Bull Terrier pup. [...]

Does The American Pit Bull Terrier Deserve to Be Banned?

American Pit Bull Terriers are subject to breed-specific legislation, ownership restrictions, insurance restrictions and outright bans in at least 7 countries of the world. These bans have stemmed from a number of attacks by pit bull-type dogs, many of which have resulted in fatalities. But many owners and lovers of the American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) argue that bans on APBT's are unfair and that the breed makes an excellent companion animal and family pet. The controversy surrounding American Pit Bull Terriers has created two drastically divided camps. [...]

American Pit Bull Terriers And Kids, Other Dogs, And Pets

Controversy aside, many American Pit Bull Terriers have proven to be very good family pets. With the American Pit Bull Terrieir (APBT), owners are always cautioned to know the breed's temperament and know it well. It is recommended that only people who can commit to the proper training and upkeep of the APBT attempt to own one. In large part, this entails knowing what to expect from the dogs regarding safety around other dogs, animals, and children. [...]

Pit Bulls in Service The American Pit Bull Terrier As Working Dog

Despite the negative media attention the American Pit Bull Terrier often receives, pit bulls are an intelligent breed of dog that have proven themselves in a variety of service capacities for humans. [...]

Is The American Pit Bull Terrier A Healthy Choice?

A number of pure-bred dogs have some noted health issues, often due to irresponsible breeding practices which result in a weakening of the breed. But does this hold true for the American Pit Bull Terrier? Will a pit bull make a healthy choice as a pet? [...]

Buying And Selection Guide For The American Pit Bull Terrier

The American Pit Bull Terrier is a dog that has received a lot of publicity both in support and in criticism of the breed. But by and large, the majority of Pit Bulls have proven themselves as very good pets and service animals. Before you bring home a 'pittie' as they are so often affectionately referred to, you should do some research to ensure that you are bringing home a safe, healthy animal. [...]

American Pit Bull Terrier How Good Breeds Go Bad

The American Pit Bull Terrier is a dog that was descended from the much respected bull dogs and terriers. They have a long and varied history that dates back to the early 1800's. The American Pit Bull Terrier-Historically Speaking It is true that the American Pit Bull Terrier was bred for a number of characteristics that can be misconstrued as negatives, especially in a family dog. [...]

Nature Or Nurture: The American Pit Bull Terrier Controversy

The nature vs. nurture controversy is one that is often applied in the arguments for and against the American Pit Bull Terrier. Whatever your perception of this loved and hated dog breed may be, one thing is certain-if you are thinking about owning an American Pit Bull Terrier, you'll need to carefully research all the possibilities. [...]

Weird & Interesting Facts About The American Pit Bull Terrier

There are lots of interesting things to know about the American Pit Bull Terrier, and pit bull lovers are proud to tout the positives of this controversial breed. In years past, the American Pit Bull Terrier was famous as the consummate children's guardian and companion. [...]

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