American Pit Bull Terrier Research Paper by Neatwriter

American Pit Bull Terrier
An overview of the rules and regulations concerning ownership of American pit bull terriers.
# 61592 | 6,167 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Oct 16, 2005 in Biology (Zoology) , Law (General) , Public Administration (General)

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This paper looks at the origins and history of American pit bull terriers and why an individual cannot hope to own this dog within city limits without fear of being arrested or being faced with the euthanasia of the dog, for daring to own this dog that is certified as a 'vicious dog' under the city ordinance laws. It contends that current regulations are grossly unfair on the dog owner as well as on the dog, and how somewhere there must be justice for the poor dumb creature that has been trained to be as mean as it is by certain unscrupulous elements of society who had their own reasons for doing it.

From the Paper:

"The American Kennel Club in fact eschewed the breed known as the 'Pit Bull' until the year 1936, and it was after this that the American Pit Bull Terrier came to be recognized as the 'Strafford shire Terrier', actually named after the Stafford shire miners who had had a hand in creating the breed for the purpose of fighting in the pits where they worked. In the year 1972, this name was changed to the American Stafford shire terrier', and this was for the purpose of differentiating this breed from the Stafforsdhire Bull Terrier of England, the actual ancestor of the American breed of dog, which was later recognized by the American Kennel Club in the year 1974. In the United Kingdom, the dog is about 14 to 16 inches tall, and weighs about up to 45 pounds, while the breed found in America is about 18 to 19 inches tall, and weighs about up to 80 pounds."

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