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PIT BULL BOOKS
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GENERAL BOOKS ON THE PIT BULL - CURRENT

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THE WORKING PIT BULL: By Diane Jessup 317 pages, hardback. ISBN # 0-7938-0190-7 This book was written when the only books available on the breed pictured beat-up looking dogs on heavy chains while the author extolled the virtues of pit bulls as tools for maiming and destroying other dogs. In the battle against BSL, these books were and are being used against the breed. In an effort to get something positive published and in the hands of law makers and humane officers, Diane Jessup quickly produced The Working Pit Bull. This book points out how the breed, in responsible hands, can be so much more. TWPB has tons of color pictures of dogs working and playing and is a book to show to people who say the pit bull is only good for fighting. Those who are looking for ways to help the breed should consider donating one to their local library.

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COLBY'S BOOK OF THE AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER: by Louis Colby and Diane Jessup 192 pages, hardback. ISBN# 0-7938-2091-X A classic for history buffs! Louis Colby's love and knowledge of the history of this breed makes this book special. If you love pictures of old-time dogs you will love this book. Interesting history of the Colby family; at one time the Colby family was associated with dog fighting, however these days the dogs are finding homes with folks who want a good natured family pet with an interesting history. This should be required reading for people becoming involved with the breed today - this book shows them what a "real" pit bull looks like.

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THE PIT BULL FACT AND FABLE: by K.S. Matz 236 pages. Softback. ISBN# 0-932501-00-1 Out of print now. A nice book. You may not agree with everything the author says, but you have to respect the amount of work that went into this history. Worth finding if you can. Better than most, handicapped only by the rather primitive printing job on it and a lack of good pictures.

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A COMPLETE HISTORY OF FIGHTING DOGS by Mike Homan 288 pages Hardback. ISBN# 1582451281 Simply one of the best books on the bulldog available - and THE best book on the history of the breed. This guy did not rehash all the old stuff - he brings a plethora of new material and pictures to the fancy. No pit bull library will be complete without this book, and no serious research on the breed can be done without this book. Buy it. Read it. Understand it.

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GUIDE TO OWNING A PIT BULL TERRIER: by J.D. Pierce 65 pages. softcover. Paperback. ISBN#0-7938-1866-4 Not a bad little paperback. A "serial" book.

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A COMPLETE PET OWNER'S MANUAL: AMERICAN PIT BULLS by Joe Stahlkuppe. Paperback. ISBN# 0764110527 This is a "serial" book, meaning that most of the material is generic to any dog breed. A book only suitable for a novice beginner.

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THE APBT HANDBOOK: By Joe Stahlkuppe. 140 pages, softcover. ISBN# 0764112333 Another "serial" book. The publisher says: Owners of this assertive breed are advised on the importance of rigorous but humane obedience training. All other aspects of purchase, health care, feeding, and housing are discussed in detail. Titles in Barron's popular Pet Handbooks series instruct pet owners on health care, proper feeding and housing, and other facts important to owners and their pets.

This author tends to represent the breed as hard headed and dominant, a thing I have not found in training and putting many titles on the dogs over the past 20 years. Perhaps it is how you approach the breed and its training?

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A NEW OWNER'S GUIDE TO AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIERS: by Todd Fenstermacher 158 pages, hardback. ISBN#0-7938-2762-0 A nice little "serial" book. I liked it. Basic tips on health, training, etc. Best for first time dog owners.

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AMERICAN PIT BULLS AND STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIERS: by Joe Stahlkuppeermacher 112 pages. Softcover. ISBN# 0812092007 Another "serial" book for the novice owner. Nothing new here, but decent info on the basics.

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THE ULTIMATE PIT BULL: by Jacqueline O'Neil/Fraser 256 pages, hardback. ISBN# 0876052480 Haven't read it yet but it looks great. This is a woman who is familiar with both the Am Staff and the pit bull, and presents them in a positive way. A great book for the beginner or advanced fancier. Above average.

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HOW TO TRAIN YOR APBT: Liz Palika. 96 pages, softcover. ISBN# 0793836638 This is a TFH "How to" series, so a generic book by an author who has written several in the series on different breeds. I'm not a fan of generic serial books.

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DOGS OF VELVET AND STEEL: by Bob Stevens 469 pages hardcover, ISBN# 0615118356 Well, what can I say? From the fighting dogs on the cover you might get a hint where this author is coming from. Mr. Stevens was busted in 2005 for selling illegal depictions of dog fighting with his videos one of which was called "Pick a winna". Another showed a dog slowly tearing a barnyard pig's lower jaw off, eventually killing the animal. He also advocated the use of pit bulls as attack dogs. So, you decide if you think you can learn anything constructive from this guy.



THE COMPLETE GAMEDOG: by Ed and Chris Faron 396 pages, hardcover, ISBN # (unknown) The title pretty well warns you about what you are in for. This is a book by and for dog fighters and wannabes. Plenty of useful information if you don't mind wading through the crap. If you are a pet owner, and treat your dog as a companion and family member, then this book will not be useful, but if you maintain your dogs more like livestock, then these folk's tips will come in handy. I found it interesting to read the stories about dog fights told by those involved in the activity. Stories about aggressive man-biters abound, which these authors don't seem to think is a problem. For some quotes from this book, see the DOGFIGHTING section of this site.

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THE ESSENTIAL PIT BULL: Ian Dunbar. 92 pages, softcover. ISBN# 1582450226 I believe Ian is new to pit bull ownership; however, he has ever been a friend to this breed. Haven't seen this book yet. Ian is a nice guy so I would recommend it anyway. Please beware of one thing though: Ian doesn't believe much in "inborn drive"... many first time pit bull owners who don't understand drive, and who think it is "all how you raise them" end up getting one big wake up call when their dog grows up to be a bulldog. Understanding "inborn drive" is a BIG PART of successful pit bull ownership...

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BULLY: IT'S THE PITS by Paul 107 180 pages, softcover. ISBN 1-55022-663-0 This is an interesting "today" kinda book, put together by graphic artists, and it shows. It is full of art work, art shots, and off the wall interviews and perspectives. From the back cover: "The book, put together over the course of two years, is the result of one man's frustration over the way his little nanny dog has been perceived in the street. " Buy it.

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THIS IS THE AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER: by Richard Stratton. 176 pages, Hardback. ISBN# 0876666608 This book came out in 1977, and I can't help but think what a different situation the breed might be in today if this, the only real book on the breed in the early days of the "fad" had not promoted dog fighting so heavily. Stratton does a good job of making dog fighting "sexy" and seductive to an audience which includes those who may not be mature enough to understand compassion or who thrill to cruelty. What if this book had promoted the breed as the gentle, loving pet it is, with dog fighting hopefully in its past? We will never know.

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THE BOOK OF THE AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER: by Richard Stratton. 349 pages, Hardback. ISBN# 0866227199 Like all of Statton's books, this one will be of primary interest to two sorts of fanciers: the wannabe dog fighters and those who like to look at pictures of pit bulls. This book is not for the reader who doesn't want to read about dogs struggling across pits with broken shoulders. Stratton seems an intelligent man, and tells a good story, but this book will be painful to those who enjoy their pets as companions.

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THE WORLD OF THE AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER: by Richard Stratton. 288 pages, Hardback. ISBN# 0876668511 Blatantly pro-dog fighting, don't buy this book if you aren't interested in reading about it, and seeing it glorified.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT THE AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER: by Richard Stratton. 320 pages, Hardback. ISBN# 0866226389 Like all of Statton's books, this one will be of primary interest to two sorts of fanciers: the wannabe dog fighters and those who like to look at pictures of pit bulls. Stratton is straight forward in saying he enjoys watching dogs destroy each other in fights, and presents himself honestly as someone who promotes dog fighting. What I don't respect is his repeated failed attempts to make "dogmen" out as wonderful, hardworking "average Joes" when the reality just doesn't jive with that picture. (If you think it does, click HERE)

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AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER: by F. Favorito. 158 pages, hardcover, ISBN# 1593782020 This is a "Kennel Club" book serial. Very generic, but very cute for the first time dog owner.

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AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER - FACT OR FICTION: by Dawn Capps 121 pages, hardcover. ISBN# 0974540714 This book is written by a lawyer living in California. She has been at the fore front of fighting recent breed specific legislation (BSL) in her state. This book will be interesting reading for beginner or long time fancier, and is one of the few books to discuss BSL. Get it.

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AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER: by Kennel Club Books. Breeder's Best Series. 96 pages, hardcover. ISBN# 1593789092 A good book for kids or extremely novice owners.

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PIT BULL IT BULLS FOR DUMMIES: D. Caroline, PhD. 240 pages, softcover. ISBN # 0764552910 I haven't seen this book but the review on Amazon.com seems to tell it like it is. Reprinted here for your convenience."Not quite what I expected..., May 12, 2001 Reviewer: Nunya Business from Pennsylvania, USA. A decent book, with some good advice, and some good PR for the breed. However, this author is the same one who has written several other 'Breed for Dummies' books, and apparently hasn't had a lot of experience with all of them. This book would've been much better had it been written by someone with a lot of experience in the breed, like Stratton or Jessup. The training section with simplistic and very biased, the author didn't even mention alternate training methods, and gave no suggestions for what to do if this method doesn't work. The breed specific information in this book can be found on many websites and most pit bull books, and the non-breed specific information is available in any all-breed dog book. This book probably isn't worth the money."

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THE AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER: by Jacqueline L. Fraser 160 pages, hardcover. ISBN# 0876053835 A basic "serial" book. Suitable for beginners.

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AMERICAN PITBULL: Marc Joseph, James Frey and Cory Reynolds 246 pages, hardcover, ISBN# 3865210945 I have not seen this book so I am not going to comment. Some people report liking it, some don't. From what I have seen, I will say that I would have a better attitude if the author knew how to spell the breed's name and didn't feature a S&M type shackle job on the dog on the cover. Oh well.

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AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER: Jacqueline O'Neil, Liz Palika 144 pages, hardcover, ISBN# 0471748226 A basic "serial" type book suitable for the very novice owner.

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FIGHTING FOR LIFE: THE AMERICAN BULL TERRIER: AN ENDANGERED SPECIES: by Frank Rocca. Hardcover. ISBN# 0941223027 Dog fighters, like any other population of people, come in a variety of "types". One type is the rambling philosopher which feels they have the only real "take" on the world and "truth", a word they seem to like a lot. When talking about dogs, Rocca's book is lucid, when speaking about life in general, you get the feeling he is either on - or should be on - some kind of medication. Rocca's book is only about fighting dogs, and is primarily a remarkable recounting of match times and results. The title would lead you to believe it may have something to do with the current struggle by responsible owners to keep their dogs from being banned off the face of the planet, but it is most assuredly not. It is about people who breed litters like we change underwear. If you are curious about where the thousands and thousands of pit bulls dying in shelters have come from - consider the number of litters discussed in this book... As a hardcore student of the breed, I found this the best of the "dog fighting" books, because he is honest about all the dishonesty behind pedigrees, and his information seems well researched.

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AMERICAN GAMENESS AND HERITAGE - VOLUME 1 REDNECKS: by Don Mayfield softcover, 155 pages ISBN # - none. Oh boy! This one's a doosey! Very little about dogs, primarily the ramblings of someone who has had too much of - something. Repetitious and seriously whacko, the author talks mostly about outcrossed breeding (he refers often to Jesus as the best example of an "outcross breeding", meaning a god x human breeding) and inbreeding. His favorite words, which appear about 10 times per small page, are "truth", "core" and "Texas" (usually in bold). Most disturbing to me was his repeated reference to the fact that he thinks dogs are agents of the devil, and that bringing them into the house and making them pets is being duped by the devil. Like I said, it's pretty wild! Of interest only for references to falsification of breedings of noted stud dogs - but who could know if they are true?

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TRAINING YOUR PIT BULL: by Joe Stalhkuppe softcover. ISBN (not known) A "serial" book by Barrons. This book is being released in May 06. Don't know what Joe has done in the way of training, so not sure how qualified he is to write this, so we'll just all have to wait and see. Being a serial book, it will probably be pretty standard stuff. I'm going to rate this for beginners.

RELEASE DATE: MAY 2006

 

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FIGHTING DOG BREEDS: by Dieter Fleig 224 pages, hardcover, ISBN# 079380499X This book was written by a German, and is made humerous by many not well hidden "slams" at the English people as "cruel". Fleig knows his stuff, and is a tireless advocate of breeding dogs for function - not show wins. He has much wisdom to give. His other book - History of the Fighting Breeds is better. But they are a pair that a serious student of the breed should have. Homan's Complete History of Fighting Dogs is better, but these are good books.

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HISTORY OF FIGHTING DOGS: by Dieter Fleig 141 pages, hardcover, ISBN# 0793804981 Second book in a set by Dieter Fleig. Interesting, good pictures, some new information. A book the serious fancier will enjoy.

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GLADIATOR DOGS: by Carl Semencic 264 pages, hardcover, ISBN# 0793805961 A "pretty" book, full of pictures of dogs determined by the author to be of fighting dog heritage. Nothing new; a book which will be interesting to the novice but of little use to the experienced pit bull owner.

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PIT BULLS AND TENACIOUS GUARD DOGS: Carl Semencic hardcover, ISBN# 0-86622-639-7 This book appears to be out of print, and for some reason absolutely unfathomable to me, is commanding huge prices as a used book. This is a picture book only, with no real information and no historical information that isn't rehashed. Not to mention, no one who admires the pit bull would ever lump it together with "guard dogs". Typical, mentally sound pit bulls are friendly to strangers unless their owner is threatened.

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THE SPORTING BULL TERRIER: by Eugene Glass 141 pages, hardcover, ISBN# 0793804981 While this is titled "bull terrier" and features the show type bull and terrier on the front, this book is of interest to the pit bull owner in search of historical information. A reprint of a turn-of-the-last-century book.

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THIRTY YEARS WITH FIGHTING DOGS: by George Armitage 196 pages, hardcover, ISBN# 190512404X If you enjoy the historical aspect of the breed, and don't mind reading about dog fights (mostly weights and times) then you will find this a useful little book. Reprinted as a cheap paperback years ago by Courtier, this appears to be a "real" reprint, and is a hardback.

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THE AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER AND HIS MASTER: by L.B. Hannah (1926) softcover, ISBN# (none) A rather hard to find little booklet reprinted some years ago. Interesting for historical perspective. I believe it may be reprinted again recently as a hardcover. A very enjoyable little book from a historical aspect. Great old "gamedog" ads in the back.

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TERRIER DOGS, ETC: by Ed James (1873) softcover, ISBN# (none) Has sections all kinds of terriers, and some quaint information on the development of the "show" bulldog.

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HISTORY OF THE PIT BULL TERRIER: by Wayne Brown. Softcover ISBN# none. A very, very rare book. Pictures and pedigrees of our dogs ancestors.

 

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FIGHTING SPORTS: by Capt. L. Fitz-Barnard 292 pages hardcover, ISBN# 0-946474-22-2 I hate to admit it, but I love this book! The author's style is awesome. His section on his fighting tarantula makes me laugh out loud. Interesting pit bull section for the history buff. No where does it tell what year it was published, but I am going to guess around 1880s?

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MEMOIRS OF THE PIT: by Jack Meeks softcover, ISBN# (unknown) Printed in 1974 by Pete Sparks from a manuscript written by Meeks in the 1930s. Later reprinted again by Courtier. I believe it is being reprinted again now (2005).

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THE COMPLETE PITBULL OR STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER: by Milo Denlinger. 1948 223 pages, hardback. ISBN# (unknown) A real treasure worth looking for.

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MY LIFE AND TIMES WITH THE AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER: by James Crenshaw ISBN# (unknown) Have not seen this book.

 

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THE PIT BULL DILEMMA: Donald Clifford, Hardcover 1990. ISBN# 9-914783-36-X Donald Clifford was an animal researcher in Ohio that had a lively horror of the pit bull breed. His phobia turned to fascination, which resulted in his keeping news clippings on every (bad) thing that any dog he considered a "pit bull" did. It is full of errors and down right lies; example being a "pit bull fatality" in Seattle, Washington that never occurred.). This book is a good example of where your tax money goes at the Medical College of Ohio.

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THE PIT BULL STING: Boen Hallum 190 pages hardcover, ISBN# 0960885412 This book is out of print and I have never seen it.

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BANDIT - DOSSIER OF A DANGEROUS DOG: by Vickie Hearne 320 pages hardcover/softcover, ISBN# 0060995041 The late Ms. Hearne was a friend of mine, so I'll go easy. This book is difficult to read, Vicki had a tough writing style. This is one of those books you either love or hate. It was written with passion and a love for the breed (the dog may have been an American Bulldog) but in a way, the dog she picked to champion was a very bad example of the breed. Bandit was a biter; he bit his owner, he bit other people. I wish Vickie had chosen a temperamentally sound dog to bring to public attention, Lord knows, plenty of great, non biting dogs are being killed just for being pit bulls. I also take exception to Vickie putting the blame on Bandit's crappy temperament on everything but bad genetics and careless owners. She tries too hard to make the dog and its owners "victims".

 

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THE DOG WHO SPOKE WITH GODS: by Diane Jessup 384 pages Hardback/softcover. ISBN# 0-312-26662-6 Fast paced novel that reads like a thriller. Features a pit bull as the main character. If you love a dog, you'll love this book. Winner of a national award for Best Human/Animal Bond. A story of trust, betrayal and the bonds of friendship. A plea from the author (me) PLEASE don't skip to the end, don't quit and don't read the "discussion questions" on the last page as it gives the frickin' plot away! (sheesh!) A tough book, but most people seem to think it is worth the ride it takes you on.

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PIT'S LETTER: by Sue Coe 48 pages hardcover, ISBN# 1568581637 Wow. As a hardcore anti-animal research person, even I found this book tough. However, it is a book that is "deeper" than it first appears. Coe weaves the cruelty that can run through the human race into a thoughtful circle. Not for the faint of heart.

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DREAM COUNTRY: by Luanne Rice 544 pages hardcover/softcover, ISBN# 055358264X Luanne Rice is a NY Best Selling author. She put a pit bull in this novel, basing the animal on Animal Farm Foundation's Jane Berkey's pit bull "Petal"! A great read!

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THE BAR SINISTER: by Richard Harding Davis 328 pages Hardback/softcover. ISBN# 1589631900 Reprinted from 1903 original. A great story kids will enjoy. You'll like this story of a "show" bred bull terrier who does the rags to riches thing.

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GRIP, A DOG STORY: by Helen Griffiths 133 pages softcover. ISBN# 0823403351 A great story. Buy it. You'll love it. The paperback I have has wonderful drawings that really capture the starkness of the Yorkshire area in the time this story took place. A gem, I just can't say enough good. I hate the cover drawing for the copy I have, it is sappy... why oh why do publishers do things like this???

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NATHAN: by Brian Plummer 142 pages, hardcover ISBN# (unknown) A novel about a man taking his champion fighting dog to its last fight, during which he recalls the dog's life. Plummer was a bit "sporting" in life, and is a well known terrier and bulldog man in the UK.

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COURAGE, Profiles Of Important Pit Dogs: by Richard Stratton and T. L. Williams. ISBN# None 120 pages softcover. Stratton put this ring binder book together to showcase winning fighting dogs of the past 100 years. 2 generation pedigrees on featured dogs. Not much text.

Out of print, but some people are pirating it and selling homemade copies.

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PUNCH THE CRUISING DOG: by Anne Bosworth Greene 1939 ISBN# None. 273 pages. Hardcover. Very cute illustrations of a black and white pit bull terrier. The story is of a pit bull that comes to live with a woman and their various trails and tribulations (including the constant problem of loose dogs attacking her dog).

An out of print book that belongs in the library of any serious pit bull book collector.

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SPARK: by Rosalie Mendel hardcover ISBN# none 1916 This is a child's book about a bull terrier (back when bull terriers looked more like pit bulls) but belongs in the library of any pit bull lover. A great kid's book.

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BEAUTFUL JOE: by Marshall Saunders 264 pages softcover. ISBN# 1568496990 A classic. At the time, this book was written to describe basic humane care to the public. Very interesting from that perspective. Some common sense care that people today would be well to practice!

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JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD: by Sir Percy Fitzpatrick 475 pages hardback ISBN# 0868520586 For those who love the history of the bulldog breed, this is a must. A great true story about an old time pit bull (called a staffordshire bull in those days) that lives in Africa with his owner. Jock proves invaluable as a hunting companion, guard and friend. Not for the squeemish or faint of heart, this is a red blooded tail of hunting for food when dogs were dogs and men were men.

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BLAZER - THE STORY OF A FIGHTING DOG: by Sir Percy Fitzpatrick 475 pages hardback ISBN# 0868520586 For those who love the history of the bulldog breed, this is a must. A great true story about an old time pit bull (called a staffordshire bull in those days) that lives in Africa with his owner. Jock proves invaluable as a hunting companion, guard and friend. Not for the squeemish or faint of heart, this is a red blooded tail of hunting for food when dogs were dogs and men were men.

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PIT BULL: by Stephen Geller 189 pages hardback/sofcover Library of Congress # 67-11357 A very interesting read due to the author throwing in accurate historical bits here and there, as well as an interesting writing style. Follows a young man's introduction to the world of dog fighting and back stabbing.

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BLOOD, WATER AND STONE: by Walter Orr 191 pages trade paperback ISBN# 1-55523-748-7 Weeeell, hum. A story about "an old man in the mountains" and a feral born "gigantic" pit bull. And their adventures. This is a fiction book based on actual events from his 50 years spent in Washington state and his pit bull Lobo.

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BOBTAIL DIXIE: by Abbie Smith 153 pages hardback ISBN# none. No date on my copy, but this thing is old! I would say circa 1900. The story of a little pit bull living with a family. The dog introduces its many friends, both human and animal. Has several photos of the actual dog.

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THE LIFE OF HUMBUG: by Frederick Maffei 139 pages paperback ISBN# none Frederick Maffei writes about dog fighting from the dog's point of view. He takes the view that the dogs enjoy the life.

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Ready the Reliable 1905


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Out of Nowhere, Ouida Sebestyen 183 pages

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PIT BULL: by Scott Ely 210 pages softcover, ISBN# 0517694646 Written in 1988 to pick up on the growing "pit bull fad panic". Fighting between dogs and a farmer and his father about growing pot on the farm.

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THE DOGFIGHTER: by 210 pages softcover, ISBN# 0517694646 Interesting in that it was written when Dobermans were the fad panic breed. In fact, it has a Malamute on the front cover! Dobermans, mastiffs and staffordshires battle it out in the midwest.

 

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