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How To Pick a Pittie!

Everybody wants one.  The adorable dog with the enormous smile and floppy pink tongue.  The impressively buff physique.  The smarts.  The loyalty.  The wiggly, happy love and effortless sense of fun.  But where do you find one?  Pittie isn’t even a … Continue reading

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Meet Sassy – A Pit Bull mix who loves the family life!

Sassy is a lover in every sense of the word. She loves her people and absolutely lives for her children! When she lays eyes on her 6 year old foster boy her entire body wags, not just her tail. And … Continue reading

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Muscle Bound Teddy Bears Seek Home

Ladies & gentleman, allow us to introduce the most eligible bachelors APA! has to offer!  Good looks?  Check!  Stunning physique?  You bet!  Heart of gold?  Quick wit?  Loyal?  Affectionate?  All of the above & more! These boys have the whole … Continue reading

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Pit bulls and dog bite statistics, part 2

There are risk factors that can help predict whether a dog will be dangerous and that has nothing to do with what breed the dog looks like.  This is important information for us in crafting laws to protect us from … Continue reading

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Pit bulls – the making of the myth

I apologize for taking such a long break on this series. To get caught up, please read: Breed Misidentification Dog Bite Statistics Reputations as self-fulfilling prophecies Up until the 70′s, pit bulls enjoyed a great reputation in the US.  Petey, … Continue reading

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Guest post from Love-A-Bull

Today we are excited to publish a guest posting from Meghan Turner, a Board Member for Love-A-Bull: If you’ve been reading APA’s blog for the past week or so, you have been receiving various informational tidbits about pit bulls – … Continue reading

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Pit bulls and reputations as self-fulfilling prophecies

In the last post, I wrote that even if we could get reliable data, they still wouldn’t prove that a certain breed is inherently aggressive.  Why is that? Bad owners will seek out and obtain dogs with bad reputations and … Continue reading

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Pit bulls and dog bite statistics by breed

Today I’m going to focus on our statistics of dog bites by breed. First, I will start with the fact that there is no national group who is collecting uniform bite statistics. The CDC was attempting to gather this info, … Continue reading

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