Jonny Justice – a Former Vick Dog with a New Leash on Life

Jonny Justice

This former Vick dog is amazing…the video doesn’t mention it, but he was a member of the team at Paws for Tales, a group of dogs who help children learn to read by providing a “safe” and non-judgmental audience for those who are shy or have difficulty trying to learn in front of people.  His owner withdrew him from the program after another pittie in the program was unfairly – and illegally – discriminated against by a librarian in Pennsylvania.

Click the link below to see Jonny Justice strut his stuff!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl8In6bFhmk

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BSL — Why it’s Just Not Right

Would you really be able to positively identify a dog as a pit bull?  Maybe not as easily or accurately as you may think.  Take this simple test and see how you score:

http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/findpit.html

Did you get it right? We’d be surprised if you did!  Which raises a whole new set of questions and concerns.  Hence, “The American Bar Association urges against breed-specific laws” — just one quote from this article pointed out by one of our readers.  Check it out in its entirety:

http://fox2now.com/2013/02/06/fox-files-pit-bulls-wrongly-blamed-for-dog-attacks/

Interesting Pit Bull Facts

Did you know:

The media focuses more on pit bull bites than any other breeds. According to a four-day study of dog-bite reportage, the National Canine Research Council found an ANTI-PIT BULL MEDIA BIAS. Three separate FATAL attacks by non-pit bull breeds were covered only ONCE or TWICE in local papers. Comparatively, ONE NON-FATAL pit bull attack was mentioned OVER 230 TIMES in the national and international media including CNN, MSNBC and FOX. (And you wonder why people are so misinformed!!!)

“Pit bull” is not a breed. It’s a label used for several breeds including the American Pit Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and the American Bulldog.

Breed-specific legislations and policies focus on a dog’s APPEARANCE, rather than the actual breed. People tend to misidentify a dog’s breed 75% of the time.

Pit bulls do not possess locking jaws. According to Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin of the University of Georgia, there is no difference between pit bulls’ jaws and those of other breeds.

A study done by Dr. Brady Barr of National Geographic discovered that the bite pressure (PSI) of a pit bull is actually LESS than that of a German Shepherd or Rottweiler.

Pit bulls, as do most terriers, bite and hold, whereas other breeds bite and release repeatedly. Dog fighters use bite sticks to disengage pit bulls quickly and efficiently. These sticks have little effect when used with other breeds that tend to snap erratically.

Pit bulls have a score of 86% for the American Temperament Testing Society passing rate. HIGHER than miniature poodles (77.9%), collies (79.7%), or beagles (80.3%).

Pit bulls are the most abused, MISUNDERSTOOD dog breed, comprising an estimated 70% of dogs housed and euthanized in urban animal shelters.

Thanks to Bullpitbulls.com