Happy Halloween! We recently surpassed 10,000 likes on our Facebook page - this is a wonderful show of support for our “pitbull-type” companions, a big THANK YOU to everyone who has liked our page! Did you know that the popularity of pitbull-type dogs in American households is growing? We estimate that up to 20% of dogs in the U.S. are "pitbull-type" dogs (and their mixes) based on the fact that they are the 3rd most popular adopted from shelters and the 5th most popular registered by veterinarians. Actually, pitbull-type dogs have always been popular - in the early 20th century, they were one of America's most popular family dogs to the extent that they became national mascots and were used on recruitment posters for World Wars 1 & 2 and were called "America's dog". So contrary to stereotypes, our “pitbull-type” companions are not "fringe" or uncommon dogs - they are, and have always been, mainstream and loved family members in millions of American households. Not a trick, but a treat :-)
Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue! Did you know that pitbull-type dogs were once considered "America's dogs" and were prominently featured as national mascots by the U.S. on recruitment posters for World Wars 1 & 2? On this July 4th, take a moment to read this great article about the history of pitbull-type dogs in the U.S., it's a quick read and definitely worth it: https://patch.com/virginia/lorton/what-happened-americas-dog-1
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