Who Can Identify a Pit Bull? A Dog Owner of 'Ordinary Intelligence' Say the High Courts

Pit Bulls Are Identifiable Meme Campaign DogsBite.org - For 25 years appellate courts have ruled that a dog owner of ordinary intelligence can identify a pit bull (See: Ohio v. Anderson, 1991). In addition to this, the high courts have ruled that scientific precision is not required when determining the breed (See: Colorado Dog Fanciers v. Denver, 1991). Yet still the myth persists ad nauseam -- pushed by the Pit Bull Propaganda Machine, pit bull advocates, animal groups an… [Read full blog post]

2015 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Pit Bull Kills Baby Boy in Dallas, Texas

One of two consecutive posts published on the mother's Timeline in January 2015. Images of the Dog UPDATE 04/29/15: On the day this fatal pit bull attack was reported, we located the mother's Facebook page in Google Cache. At least temporarily after the baby's horrific death, it had been deactivated from Facebook. Upon checking again last night, the page had been reactivated. As recently as January 11, 2015, the mother posted two consecutive photographs to her Timeline of a… [Read full blog post]

Book Review: Misunderstood Nanny Dogs? A Critical and Objective Analysis of the Facts & Myths Concerning Pit Bulls

By J. Thomas Beasley Purchase on Amazon DogsBite.org - This short, easy to read version of the pit bull problem today and the history of the pit bull breed is a must for supporters. At the cost of only $6.99, we recommend buying several copies, ready to give to friends and colleagues. In a free-flowing writing style, J. Thomas Beasley dives into the sobering pit bull mauling epidemic in our country, the primary false myths trumpeted by the pit bull lobby and pulls in pop culture fi… [Read full blog post]

1911 Pit Bull Terrier Depicted as ‘Outcast American’ to Victimize the Breed

Pit Bull Breeder Pushes ‘Pit to Home’ Chas. Werner, and his pit bull terrier, Brindle Breaker, The Dog Fancier, 1911 New Orleans, LA - In this 1911 Dog Fancier advertisement, pit bull breeder Chas. Werner reflects how Americans feel about the breed: "Our Ideal Dog the Outcast American" (note handwriting on dog photo). "Outcast" is intended as a pitying label and also represents two other issues. One, by 1911, pit bulls were feared by the public due to their dangerous figh… [Read full blog post]

Blogger Dissects Deceptive Online Pit Bull Identification Test, 'Find the Pit Bull'

Find the Pit Bull DogsBite.org - Snack Sized Dog, a writer at The Truth About Pit Bulls blog,1 masterfully dissects the online pit bull identification test (Find the Pit Bull) in a recent blog post. The deceptive test, crafted by the pit bull fan club, is designed to show that the average person cannot identify a pit bull. (See our version of a realistic test.) Snack Sized Dog methodically breaks down the deceptions in the test and offers compelling details about each "close" br… [Read full blog post]

Blog Dispels 'ATTS' Myth Used as Arsenal by Pit Bull Advocates

The ATTS Hoax DogsBite.org - Since August, The Truth About Pit Bulls blog has dispelled several myths disseminated by pit bull advocates to distort the truth about pit bulls, including the Bloodhound and Nanny dog myths. On New Years Day, the site released a post about the American Temperament Testing Society (ATTS). Though ATTS test result data is not based upon a scientific random sampling of any dog breed, pit bull advocates use the misleading data to support their cause.… [Read full blog post]

Maul Talk Manual 1.0: A Guide to Understanding the Language of Pit Bull Owners and Advocates

Maul Talk Manual DogsBite.org - Have you ever wondered why terms, such as "canine racism" and "dog holocaust" appear in mauling threads following a serious or fatal pit bull attack? How about, "You are ignorant" and "You are a racist"? In a project combining members of the DogsBite.org community, we've defined over 90 phraseologies, separated into 15 categories, used by Maul Talkers (pit bull owners and advocates) to dominate and spin the pit bull debate both locally and na… [Read full blog post]

New Blog Dispels 'Bloodhound' Myth Invented by Pit Bull Advocate

Scapegoats: Part 1 DogsBite.org - Back in August, The Truth About Pit Bulls ripped the rug out from under the Nanny Dog myth invented by pit bull fancier Lillian Rant in 1971. This month, the authors tackle the Bloodhound myth penned by Karen Delise, the former owner of the Nation Canine Research Council, and perpetuated by Jane Berkey, the company's new owner. The myth operates by blurring the lines about historic bloodhound breeds so that citizens are left believing that Mc… [Read full blog post]