“We are drowning in information and starved for knowledge.”
Never in the history of mankind has information been so readily available. The Internet is a great resource but unfortunatley it is also the source of much misinformation.
Adding a companion dog to your family should be done after you have educated yourself enough to make an intelligent decision. Below are a few links we are hoping you will take the time to check out. We will keep adding other articles, websites and resources as we go along. Always feel free to contact us if you have any questions. If we don’t know the answer to your question, chances are we know someone who does. Also, please visit our Facebook page as we often post links and interesting articles there.
Pearls of Wisdom: getting to know your 4-legged best friend
Breedism by Dr. Ian Dunbar
The Myth of "Normal" Dogs from Dogster.com
A Word (or Two) About Pit Bulls
If you have been to a shelter, if you have browsed the petfinder pages, you will notice there are significant numbers of Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes looking for homes. The American Pit Bull Terrier is a truly wonderful breed. A sound Pit Bull is about the sweetest, friendliest (towards humans), most devoted, most courageous, most loyal, funniest, most versatile dog out there. A good representative of this breed can make a convert out of many dog lovers.
But like most breeds, they are not for everyone. The same can be said for just about every breed. Rotties are not for everyone, neither are Akitas, nor Filas. If you have never had a Pit Bull but think you might want to give a home to one of the many thousands needing one, BEFORE you do anything else, educate yourself about this breed. Read about their history, their breed traits, be prepared for the "extra" responsibility that comes along with being a Pit Bull guardian in today's world. The Pit Bull is a "breed above" and requires a guardian who is fully committed to being responsible, knowledgeable and devoted to their special dog. Below are a few links we recommend you visit before you proceed.
Is this the Right Breed for You?
Not for Everyone
The Real Pit Bull
Pit Bull Rescue Central
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