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  • American Pit Bull Terrier Essay

    The American pit bull terrier is a well-known breed of dog for polarizing reasons. Some know them as affectionate, loyal companions; trusted around children, the elderly, and other smaller breeds of dogs. Some may even recognize the breed from recruitment flyers for WWI, as at that time the American pit bull terrier embodied American masculinity and toughness. Delise, (2007) notes the following: However, for over half a century in between, 1920–1970, millions of Bulldogs, Bull Terriers, American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers and all their mixed breed cousins served Americans well in every possible capacity and circumstance. From high-profile Bulldogs such as Stubby, one of America’s foremost canine military heroes, and Petey, the famed Little Rascals Pit bull pal, to the millions of anonymous dogs whose owners either cherished, neglected, fought or horrifically abused them, Bulldogs served Americans consistently, courageously, faithfully, and peaceably. (p. 71)…

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  • Are Pit Bulls Good Or Bad

    President Theodore Roosevelt owned an American Pit Bull Terrier named Pete. In the movie The Little Rascals the dog is an American Pit Bull Terrier. Is the breed of American Pit Bull Terriers good or bad? The topic on whether the American Pit Bull Terrier breed is good or bad, has a deep history to consider, and there will always be both supporters and critics who continue to debate this topic. Throughout the years, the viewings on the American Pit Bull Terrier have changed. These viewings have…

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  • Argumentative Essay: The Banning Of Pit Bulls

    hear about Pit Bulls, our society automatically connects “Pit Bull” with vicious, mean, aggressive, fighting and other words along those line. Many people in our society think that pit bulls are the worst breed of dog to own because of their aggressive reputation. Not many people today look at the fact that, just like any other breed, it depends on how they are raised or who their owners are. Everyone says that Pit Bulls are a bad breed and they should be banned, which is why some towns and…

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  • Bully Myth Essay

    the world. The bully breed of dogs such as, the American Pit bull Terrier, Staffordshire terrier, and Staffordshire bull terrier are all descendants of the ancient molosser dog from the British Isles. These medium size dogs were bred for hunting, protection, fighting, and bull baiting activities. These dogs served in the military, were presidential pits, and nanny dogs for parents. But, myths say these particular dogs have locking jaws, have a bite force of 1,600 pounds per square inch, and…

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  • Pitbulls

    Bullying the Pit Bull breed is redundant, refutable, and entirely wrong. The issue at hand is not the breed itself, but rather our society. Pit Bulls are classified as working dogs; however, they’ve historically been raised by their owners to be aggressive, fighting dogs. This supports the concept that Pit Bulls, just like humans, are products of their environment and their upbringing. If a dog, regardless of the breed, is brought up in a neglectful, violent environment by an inattentive owner,…

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  • Argumentative Essay: Pitbulls Should Be Banned

    Argumentative Essay Rough Draft Does a child in the community have to die before pit bulls are banned? The breeds of dogs that are considered pit bulls are the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bully, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The American Bulldog is sometimes considered a pit bull, too. No dog breed is perfect; however, the Pit Bull is an aggressive and dangerous dog breed that should be carefully monitored. There are several measures that communities…

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  • Discrimination On Pitbulls

    by society? Pit Bulls are among those dogs; the dog that gets left on the street when their family’s don’t want them, and the dogs that don’t get adopted from the shelters because they are seen as mean-spirited and aggressive. This may venture one to ask how did it come to this? How did the Pit Bull go from being one of America’s favorite breeds, nicknamed the “nanny dog”, to one of the most wrongly outlawed dogs as a result of poor judgment and misconceptions? The first fact one should know…

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  • Informative Essay On Pit Bull Terrier

    What comes to your mind when you think of the Pit Bull terrier? Many people think of everything that comes with their reputation, dog fighting, dog attacks, locking jaws and aggression. That is the side of the Pit Bull that many people think of, and for some people that is all they are willing to see in the breed. But that is not truly what the pit bull terrier is all about. They are so much more than what you hear in the news. Pit bulls are not deserving of their bad reputation considering…

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  • Argumentative Essay: Don T Bully My Breed

    breed” is a rallying cry currently being used by animal rights activist to advocate for the end of breed discrimination against Pit Bulls and pit bull types. It is critical to understand what a Pit Bull is and what a pit bull type may be. Pit Bulls are known by two official breed names, the American Pit Bull Terrier or APBT, and as the American Staffordshire Terrier or Amstaff. These dogs are described in the Original Dog Bible as medium build dogs that are slightly longer than tall, wedge…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Dog Fighting

    the dogs used to fight with are ‘pit bulls,’ This is actually not a breed of their own there are 3 classifications for those boxy headed cuties and they are American Pit Bull Terrier which can weight anywhere from 35- 65 pounds, American Staffordshire Terrier which can weigh between 65-95 pounds and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier which is the smallest of these terriers weighing around 20-30 lbs. Many people do not know the difference between these breeds of dogs and unfortunately they all just…

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