The pitbull is one of the most popular breeds in America. Brought over from England, the dog we know today was bred and popularized in North America. Its expressive face is well-known, but some may be unfamiliar with the brindle pitbull.
Anyone who’s had a rowdy animal could sympathize with wanting an easy solution to their bad behavior. We’ll admit that there are sometimes you feel the need to show them who’s the alpha. When dealing with a living, breathing animal, it’s important to question techniques that go beyond vocal admonition. But are prong collars the way to go?
There’s something about rarity that draws humans in. Something about wanting what you can’t have. In the canine realm, some of the rarest dogs fetch the most interest. Have you ever seen a white pit bull? Most commonly known to be brown, blue, or black, pit bulls can actually come in a lesser known variant: uninterrupted, pure white. But is there more to white pit bulls than just the color?
For the past 12 years, a Chesapeake-Lab mix named Bruno has been regularly walking four miles (eight miles round trip) to downtown Longville from his country home to socialize, collect treats, and hang around. His almost daily commute has made Bruno a beloved town legend.
“Everybody knows Bruno,” resident Sharon Rouse told KARE11 News. “You may not know the people, but you’ll know Bruno.”
(Merle Teacup French Bulldog by healthypetsupply)
Some people scoff at lapdogs, thinking that back in the day dogs were bred for a purpose like hunting or herding. History would prove them wrong.
While the ancestors of the French Bulldog were at first bred for nefarious reasons like bull-baiting (hence the name: bull dog), the outlaw of these inhumane sports in the 19th century gave bulldogs a new career path. They were imported into France where they were crossed with French dogs used for ratting (catching rats, of course) and were christened French Bulldogs.
While most French Bulldogs today aren’t used for this purpose, they had once been an industrious breed. Now, they’ve gotten even smaller.
Because man’s best friend can’t talk, s/he has to find other ways to communicate with us. There are 85 million dogs in the U.S. Every year, 4.5 million people are bitten by one of them. Dog bites are the cause of lots of scientific behavioral research, legislative campaigns, and sensationalized news stories. One of the most commonly smeared breeds is the pitbull. But does this breed really deserve the slander against it?
All Violet ever wanted was to be a good dog so her family would love her.
But despite her loving heart and sweet personality, Violet’s family treated her cruelly and with no regard for her safety, wellbeing or feelings.
Poor Violet received nothing but neglect and eventually, her family decided to reject her completely.
They put her in their car, drove down a road in Clinton, Maryland, and pushed the terrified mastiff out the car window.
Staffordshire Terriers are dogs that many people know by sight but maybe not by name. Affectionately called Staffies, some people could easily mistake them for a pitbull. Though the two are similar, Staffordshire Terriers are smaller in height and weight. Staffies also can have the beautiful brindle coat has has gained a lot of popularity over the years.
One of the most popular breeds in the world (currently ranked at #4 by the AKC), the French Bulldog is an iconic city dog. Known for their portability, but perhaps more so their squished faces, Frenchies are a beautiful breed. While they are most often known to be a mix of black and white, these dogs can actually be bred in a variety of coat colors, including the delicately named Isabella French Bulldog.