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This book will help you do both-and more. In the caretaking department, "The Ultimate American Pit Bull Terrier" will tell you everything you need to know about feeding your dog from puppyhood to old age. It will explain ...

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Overview

Congratulations! You own or are about to own one of the most distinguished breeds of the twentieth century, the American Pit Bull Terrier. Your dog is automatically feared and respected by other people, and it's up to you to be his caretaker and ambassador.

This book will help you do both-and more. In the caretaking department, "The Ultimate American Pit Bull Terrier" will tell you everything you need to know about feeding your dog from puppyhood to old age. It will explain grooming essentials, like trimming toenails, cleaning ears, checking teeth, brushing and bathing. It will describe basic health concerns, from vaccination schedules to flea control to what to do in an emergency.

As for being an ambassador for your breed, "The Ultimate American Pit Bull Terrier" will tell you all sorts of fun facts about the Pit Bull's history so you can boast about your dog and help people understand him for who he really is. Did you know The Little Rascals' devoted companion, Petey, was a Pit Bull? Or that the Pit Bull was the symbol of American strength and courage during World War I? It's true; the Pit Bull was once the all-American dog, a companion cherished for his excellent way with children, his playfulness and his doggy demeanor. In most homes, he still is. But it's also true that today Pit Bulls are associated more with crime than with companionship.

"The Ultimate American Pit Bull Terrier" celebrates the breed for the kind of dog it is with the right owners. A dog with physical and mental stature whose intelligence, charm and energy make him a superb friend, fellow athlete and playmate.
A Howell Dog Book of Distiction

The first Howell book on this popular breed, The Ultimate American Pit Bull Terrier details the origins and current state of this controversial dog, emphasizing throughout that Pit Bulls were first bred as companion animals. Includes over 70 photos.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876052488
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.55 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

JACQUELINE O'NEIL's first dog was a Pit Bull, and she was instantly smitten. She went on to breed one of the top lines of American Staffordshire Terriers (the American Pit Bull Terrier's very close cousin), successfully competing with her dogs in shows and obedience trials.

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Table of Contents

From the Author.

Introduction.

Chapter 1: The American Pit Bull Terrier, Then.

Chapter 2: The American Pit Bull Terrier, Now.

Chapter 3: Who's Who in the Bull and Terrier Breeds.

Chapter 4: Is the American Pit Bull Terrier the Right Dog for Me?

Chapter 5: Picking the Ultimate American Pit Bull Terrier.

Chapter 6: What Your New Dog Needs.

Chapter 7: Little Puppy Discovers Big World (Your Guide to Socialization and Training).

Chapter 8: Caring for Your American Pit Bull Terrier.

Chapter 9: What Can My American Pit Bull Terrier Do?

Chapter 10: To Breed or Not to Breed.

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