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For the Love of ALL Dog Breeds

What is your favorite dog breed(s) & why? If it is just one breed that you love the most or two, three, a dozen or fifty+ different breeds, tell us all about it in the comments! 

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Welcome to StopBSL


o Info, Rules & Guidelines | o stopBSL FAQ
o The List of Targeted Breeds
o !RARE! Breed of the Month Features


Before You Decide to
Join Us Here @ stopBSL

We kindly ask & very much encourage that before you decide to join us here at stopBSL, please go over the Info, Rules & Guidelines & our FAQ to make certain we are the right group for you & your artwork!



|Who We Are|
stopBSL is a group solely for canine lovers & artists, a place where canine enthusiasts can share dog related artwork in effort to raise awareness about breed-specific legislation, also known as BSL, to encourage responsible dog ownership & to demote the undeserved stereotypes among man's best friend, the dog

We are for responsible dog ownership, responsible / ethical purebred breeding, we also wish to promote adoption & rescue instead of buying from irresponsible / "backyard" breeders & pet stores

We do not believe in breed discrimination, profiling or stereotypes; we look to discourage discrimination & dismiss myths through education & raising awareness; we are here to provide our members with accurate need-to-know information as well as a wide variety of resources on the different aspects of responsible dog ownership

We are anti-BSL & pro-canine!

Not only do we the administrators here at stopBSL strive to be the most beloved American Pit Bull Terrier & bully breed advocacy group on DeviantART, but we also strive to be the overall very best pro canine group that dA has to offer, as complimented to us by countless dedicated members who truly feel that our hard work in this group has paid off and then some by providing the dA public with more than just a place to share artwork, but also a place to raise awareness about breed-specific legislation and dog breeds targeted by breed-specific laws, to educate viewers about what it takes to be a responsible pet owner, the importance of responsible breeding practices, to encourage adoption / rescue, to be there for members in need of advice and for those to share inspirational stories about man's best friend

stopBSL is unlike any other canine support group on DeviantART!
|What Is BSL?|
BSL, also known as breed-specific legislation, is a law or ordinance passed by a legislative body pertaining to a specific breed or breeds of domesticated animals. In practice, it generally refers to laws or ordinances pertaining to a specific dog breed or breeds. - Wikipedia

Breed-specific legislation refers to laws that regulate and restrict what breeds of dog citizens residing within certain municipalities can and cannot own, breed-specific laws are proposed and adopted in failing effort to reduce bites and attacks inflicted by dogs and to increase public safety. Breed-specific legislation comes in two forms - breed bans and breed restrictions. To learn more about breed-specific legislation, please see our very own introductory article:
o An Introduction to BSL
|What Breeds Are At Risk?|
Understand that the American Pit Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, German Shepherd Dog and Doberman Pinscher are not the only breeds of dog affected by breed-specific legislation; in fact, the Great Dane, English Mastiff, Chow Chow, Siberian Husky, Fila Brasileiro and Anatolian Shepherd are just a few among the many other breeds of dog often subject to breed-specific laws and other forms of discrimination. For the most accurate list available on the web of what dog breeds are affected by breed-specific legislation in the United States, Canada, & more than fifteen other countries worldwide such as Norway, Bermuda & Spain, please see stopBSL’s very own collection of targeted breeds:
o StopBSL's List of Targeted Breeds
|Can I Join & How Do I?|
To join stopBSL, click where it says "Join Our Group" at the top of the page and wait patiently for your join request to be accepted by an administrator. Please do not ask to join the group because everyone & anyone is entitled to join; we ask all soon-to-be members to read over the group's Info, Rules & Guidelines as well as our FAQ prior to joining to ensure that you agree with our values and what we stand for, and that your artwork will be accepted here
|How Do I Submit Artwork?|
Once your join request has been accepted & an administrator has given you a proper welcome, you can begin submitting artwork to the group's gallery. To submit artwork, you will need to click the gallery tab and click where it says "Contribute to This Folder", here you will be able to select which of your own deviations from your gallery which you would like to submit to ours; again, remember to submit only once you have read over our Info, Rules & Guidelines, and always make sure you have sent your submission to the correct folder otherwise your submissions will be declined.

o Info, Rules & Guidelines | o The FAQ
o The Overview of Gallery Folders


If you may question to where exactly you should submit your artwork, stopBSL's very own Overview of Gallery Folders lists each gallery folder and summarizes their uses in order to help members better understand what different folders are used for and to which folders their submissions belong and why, please make sure you have taken a look at the overview however if that does not quite answer any questions our folder system raises then you are always welcome to contact the administrators for a further understanding

Global Submission Limit: 3 / Three a Day
Keep in mind that different folders do have different submission limits, sometimes weekly or even monthly. These limits are mentioned on the left hand side within each gallery folder!

:note: Please direct all of your questions, concerns & suggestions to stopBSL's administrators via note via note & we will be happy to answer your questions or assist you in any way!




stopBSL's Educational Articles
Through our group blog we intend to feature a wide variety of resources on basic canine care and the responsibilities of being a good pet owner; we strive to educate our members with general need-to-know information and canine-related news by sharing our own knowledge with all of you. While we currently have only a very limited number of educational articles, we do plan to compile many more over time, so please patiently sit back and be ready for our fabulous administrative team to update the blog with new, interesting and informational articles for your reading pleasure!
The articles listed below are our educational series written by stopBSL administrators; not only do our administrators write these blogs, but we also encourage our members to come forward with their own ideas and their very own written works containing factual information to help educate those apart of this group. If you happen to be interested in contributing to stopBSL by sharing an article that you have written, please contact stopBSL via note and we will be thrilled to make arrangements for you to submit your own educational article to share with all of our members!
The Complete List of Educational Articles
All Written by the stopBSL Team

o An Introduction to Breed-Specific Legislation
o The DOs & DON'Ts of Dog Collars
o Looking Into Cesar Millan & His Methods
o Purebred Versus Mixed Breed Dogs
o Reputable Breeder vs. Backyard Breeder
o What's In Your Dog's Diet?
o The DOs & DON'Ts of Chew Toys
o The Pet Obesity Epidemic
o Homeowers Insurance & Breed Discrimination
o Understanding Dog Behavior & Body Language
o Service Dog Fraud & The Problem
o Black Dog Syndrome
o "It's All in How They're Raised" Misconception
o Debunking Dominance Theory


Become a stopBSL Blogger!
The stopBSL administrative team is always open to welcome others to become apart of our team effort in educating the dog owners / lovers of DeviantART, if you would like to become one of "The Bloggers", all you have to do is contact stopBSL staff, tell us a little bit about yourself, assure us that you have the time, the knowledge and resources to provide accurate and factual educational articles for the group's members to read and learn from. As apart of "The Bloggers", your only job is to write and submit blog entries, and if you feel as though that is right up your alley then do send us a note! Please understand that we expect "The Bloggers" to fulfill their duties as writing educational articles and if those duties are not fulfilled, said blogger will be demoted back to a member; before contacting our team about becoming a blogger, you need to be absolutely certain that you will be able to take on the role you are applying for!

For those who are sincerely interested in contributing an educational article to stopBSL but without the desire to be apart of the administrative team, we have temporary blogger positions! As a member you will be promoted to this position in order to submit your article and once your article has been submitted & approved, then you will return to your previous position as a member. This way more of our members can take part in sharing their knowledge with the rest of the group without having to commit! If you are interested, again, please send us a note!

!RARE! Breed of the Month
stopBSL administrators work together to submit a monthly article featuring less common, rare and even unheard of breeds of dogs to our members through our "Rare Breed of the Month" also referred to as RBotM by our administrators - a monthly article created to educate our members on various rare breeds of dogs, we have been proudly featuring these amazing, lesser known dog breeds to our members since early 2011 and we plan to continue for as long as there are many, many breeds out there that most of the general public are completely unaware of; as of mid 2012 RBotM got even better when we were finally able to include images and thumbnails in our articles, giving us the privilege to compliment these written entries with beautiful photographs of these amazing dogs! And as of January 2012 we have begun a new mini-feature to our RBotM articles called the "Targeted Breed of the Month", which shines some light on the various breeds of dog that are targeted by breed-specific legislation and other forms of discrimination, highlighting some basic yet interesting breed facts, all of which we hope our members will like! Through the "Rare Bree of the Month" we wish to introduce new breeds to our members, so we hope that all members and new-comers will continue to enjoy these features at the beginning of each month!
!RARE! Breed of the Month 2015
• January - Skye Terrier
• February - Bergamasco Shepherd
• March - Drever
• April - Eurasier
• May - Portuguese Podengo
• June - Kangal
• July - Azawakh
• August - Estrela Mountain Dog


Latest RBotM Articles
Featuring April's !RARE! Breed of the MonthInfo, Rules & Guidelines || stopBSL FAQ || The List of Targeted Breeds
The Complete Member List || !RARE! Breed of the Month Features
Welcome to Our !RARE! Breed of the Month Feature!
January's !RARE! Breed of the Month
February's !RARE! Breed of the Month
March's !RARE! Breed of the Month<
Featuring May's !RARE! Breed of the MonthInfo, Rules & Guidelines || stopBSL FAQ || The List of Targeted Breeds
The Complete Member List || !RARE! Breed of the Month Features
Welcome to Our !RARE! Breed of the Month Feature!
January's !RARE! Breed of the Month
February's !RARE! Breed of the Month
March's !RARE! Breed of the Month<

Featuring June's !RARE! Breed of the MonthInfo, Rules & Guidelines || stopBSL FAQ || The List of Targeted Breeds
The Complete Member List || !RARE! Breed of the Month Features
Welcome to Our !RARE! Breed of the Month Feature!
January's !RARE! Breed of the Month
February's !RARE! Breed of the Month
March's !RARE! Breed of the Month<
Featuring July's !RARE! Breed of the Month!Info, Rules & Guidelines || stopBSL FAQ || The List of Targeted Breeds
The Complete Member List || !RARE! Breed of the Month Features
Welcome to Our !RARE! Breed of the Month Feature!
January's !RARE! Breed of the Month
February's !RARE! Breed of the Month
March's !RARE! Breed of the Month<


!RARE! BotM of 2014
• January - Lagotto Romagnolo
• February - Munsterlander
• March - Swedish Vallhund
• April - Pyrenean Shepherd
• May - Kishu Ken
• June - Kai Ken
• July - East Siberian Laika
• August - Schapendoes
• September- Transylvanian Hound
• October - Appenzeller Mountain Dog
• November - Hungarian Pumi
• December - Chinook
o 2014 !RARE! BotM Recap


!RARE! BotM of 2013
• January - Bohemian Shepherd
• February - Alaskan Klee Kai
• March - Beauceron
• April - Komondor
• May - Hamilton Hound
• June - Himalayan Sheepdog
• July - Karelian Bear Dog
• August - New Zealand Huntaway
• September - Silken Windhound
• October - Blue Picardy Spaniel
• November - Plott Hound
• December - Russkiy Toy
o 2013 !RARE! BotM Recap


!RARE! BotM of 2012
• January - Aidi
• February - Kooikerhondje
• March - Procelaine
• April - Hovawart
• May - Shikoku Dog
• June - Stabyhoun
• July - Broholmer
• August - Azores Cattle Dog
• September - Catahoula
• October - Bavarian Mountain Dog
• November - Cirneco dell'Etna
• December - Rafeiro do Alentejo
o 2012 !RARE! BotM Recap


Previously Featured Breeds of 2011
Xoloitzcuintli | Hungarian Mudi | Aus. Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog
Norwegian Lundehund | Tibetan Mastiff | Berger Picard
Fila Brasileiro | Tamaskan Dog | Thai Dog
o 2011 !RARE! BotM Recap
o Previous !RARE! BotM Features


| Pet Adoption & Rescue |
Here at stopBSL we proudly support pet adoption and rescue and wish to promote adoption / rescue over purchasing from irresponsible / "backyard" breeders and pet stores. Every year, in the United States alone, roughly ten million animals end up in our nation's shelters, and only a portion of those animals are lucky enough to make it out alive, so next time you decide you want to add a pet to your household, please consider adopting from your local animal shelter or rescue organization!

Because we support and encourage adoption and rescue, here at stopBSL we have our very own Pet Adoption Promotional Artwork folder dedicated to pets that are available for adoption through rescue organizations, animal shelters and city dog pounds in effort to help find homes for those animals.

We also have our very own The Rescue Dogs of StopBSL folder dedicated to those dogs that have been rescued and adopted into loving homes with families that will cherish them forever. If you have a dog that you saved from the city pound, rescued from the local shelter, found on the streets or adopted from a rescue organization, make sure you add your dog's photograph and story there!


We are also very proud supporters of responsible, ethical breeding of healthy and temperamentally sound purebred dogs, thus we have a folder called The Champions of StopBSL, which is dedicated to showcasing all the fine purebreds that belong to members of this group! Please see our article "What to Know About Reputable Breeding" to learn a little about responsible breeding!



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o stopBSL's official icon / avatar by BozMurphy
o Official StopBSL blog header by Co-Founder / Canine Crusader t3hsilentone
o Various blog banners by Founder / Doggy Defender sassawj





Group logo banner design created by stopBSL's Co-Founder / Canine Crusader t3hsilentone

Info, Rules & Guidelines || stopBSL FAQ || The List of Targeted Breeds
The Complete Member List || !RARE! Breed of the Month Features


Welcome to Our !RARE! Breed of the Month Feature!


January's !RARE! Breed of the Month
February's !RARE! Breed of the Month
March's !RARE! Breed of the Month
April's !RARE! Breed of the Month
May's !RARE! Breed of the Month
June's !RARE! Breed of the Month
July's !RARE! Breed of the Month

2011 !RARE! Breed of the Month Recap
2012 !RARE! Breed of the Month Recap
2013 !RARE! Breed of the Month Recap
2014 !RARE! Breed of the Month Recap

Featuring August's !RARE! Breed of the Month
the Estrela Mountain Dog





What is an Estrela Mountain Dog?

The Estrela Mountain Dog is a large breed of guard dog bred and utilized for centuries in the Estrela Mountains of Portugal. This dog is renowned in the area for being a guardian to flocks of livestock and to their master’s homesteads. The Estrela also goes by the names of the Cao da Serra da Estrela, the Portuguese Mountain Dog, and the Sierra da Estrela Mountain Dog.



History & Origin

Developed in the mountains of Serra da Estrela, in present day Portugal, the Estrela is one of the oldest breeds in its native country. The earliest verbal records of the breed proclaim that the Estrela’s ancestors were herd-guarding dogs native in the Serra da Estrela. However, due to a lack of written records in Portugal regarding the origin of these ancestors, it is hard to determine if the stock that gave rise to this breed originated from dogs brought by the Romans when they conquered the Iberian Peninsula, or by the Visigoths that overthrew them. Regardless of where their lineage came from, there is no denying that the Estrela Mountain Dog is one of the oldest breeds in its native land.



The earliest prototypes of this breed were not the distinct line we see today since the Estrela developed over hundreds of years via artificial selection. Only the dogs that could best withstand the harsh mountain environment and manage their job effectively were chosen to pass their genes onto future generations. A dog had to possess large size, strength and endurance, as well as a jog-like gait and agility. But perhaps the most important of all, the individual needed to have the ability to think for one’s self in the needs of the flock and be watchful of any foreboding dangers as well as being loyal to its master. The dogs also had to be able to withstand the chilly temperatures of the region and survive off the scant food available. Thus, the adaptability of a thick insulating coat tolerance of a marginal diet were crucial attributes to possess. For the people residing in these mountainous communities, they were successfully able to breed a dog specifically designed for their livelihood and locality and since they were isolated from most other people and non-native dogs, the purity of the breed was able to be entrenched in the bloodlines of these animals.



Alas, with isolation came a few nasty side effects from a distribution standpoint. Because of its native region being cut off from the rest of the country, the Estrela Mountain Dog received little to no attention outside of its place of origin. Not to mention that many shepherds castrated their dogs to prevent them from straying from their flock to mate and the Portuguese people in the early 1900’s preferred foreign breeds over their own developments. So efforts were made from 1908 to 1919 to promote and preserve the Estrela through special shows called ‘concursos’. During this attempt to further promotion of the breed a registry was supposedly developed (though there is a lack of its physical existence) and special livestock working trials were developed. Trials consisted of a shepherd presenting his dog to a large field with many flocks of sheep. Judges observed a given dog’s reactions coming into the field and observe the partnership between shepherd and dog. For instance, when the shepherd ordered to move the flock, which produced a few stragglers in the lot, it was up to the dog to move from his guarding position and round up the runaways, finishing with the assuming leadership position at the head of the flock.



The first recorded breed standard, albeit a tentative one, was published in 1922. A brief description only reflected the functional features naturally found in the best of the breed at that given time. However, there was a mention that having dew claws reflected a “perfect dog” in the eyes of this standard. Other attributes of the breed seen in today’s standard (i.e. hooked tail and turn back (or rosed) ears) were not featured. At last, the first official breed standard was written in 1933 and attempted to specify the Estrela as a distinct breed. This then led to the requirement seen today regarding the hooked tail and strangely double dew claws. All colors were also allowed in that time period but since then slight modifications have been made to this original description. For instance, by 1955, dew claws became optional and the array of colors allowed have been reduced significantly since the standards original publication.

Prior to the ushering of World War II, illiterate farmers and shepherds of the region were the only breeders of Estrela Mountain Dogs. Due to this facet, none followed the breed standard, if they even knew of its existence. Fortunately, by the 1950’s ‘concursos’ were back in fashion and interest in the breed sparked again. Alas, this interest was short lived as the 1970’s brought a sharp decline in the public’s interest, threatening the breed for extinction. Yet, things were about to change. The Portuguese revolution of 1974 became a god-sent to the Estrela and led to changes in both dog shows in Portugal and how people perceived their native breeds. Prior to the revolution, dog shows were viewed to only be a past-time of the wealthy and that any dog worth having was a foreign breed (yet another status symbol of wealth). With the encouragement brought about by the revolution, working people were encouraged to partake in such activities and show the native dogs that they adored. That, and with the revolution crime increased which made the idea of having a guard dog more appealing to many people.



There is no written record of the Estrela being distributed outside of its native country before 1972. Come that year, the United Kingdom was the first country to establish the breed outside of Portugal. As for its status in the US, it had been known that pairs were imported to the US in 1972 and 1973 but it wasn’t until 1998 that the first papers Estrela came to the United States. Today, the Estrela can be found in many countries throughout the world and is gaining recognition in various kennel clubs. The American Kennel Club (or AKC) currently has the breed in its Foundation Stock Service (or FSS) but has classified it as a future member of the Working Group. When it will be accepted into the AKC’s roster is yet to be determined. Despite its lack of recognition with the AKC, the Estrela is represented in other kennel clubs such as the UKC (United Kennel Club), the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI), and the Continental Kennel Club (CKC).



To this day, the Estrela Mountain Dog has not wavered in its original creation. Sticking to its guardian heritage, it is still utilized as a working dog doing what it does best in its native Portugal and elsewhere around the world. However, the Estrela has also carved a niche as being a beloved family pet thanks to its alertness, intelligence, loyalty, and an innate instinct to look out for the younger members of its family unit.

Appearance & Structure

The Estrela Mountain Dog comes in two coat varieties; both of which resemble the texture of goat hair. The longhaired variety requires a thick, mildly course outer coat that lies close over the frame of the animal and can either be flat or slightly wavy, but never curly. The undercoat is to be very dense and often lighter in color in contrast to the outer coat. Hair located on the front sides of the legs and head are to be smooth and short while hair on the ears diminishes in length from the base of the ears and to the tips. Hair on the neck, buttocks, tail, and backsides of the legs are longer which creates a ruff at the neck, breeches on the buttocks and back of the legs, and a feathery tail. Male Estrelas are to have a “lion’s mane” with the ruff at the neck being more dramatic in physicality than their female counterparts.



As for the short coated variety, the specifications are much fewer than the longhaired variety. The outer coat is without a doubt short, but also must be thick and slightly course as well as possessing a shorter dense undercoat. Any feathering should be in proportion to the body. In both coat varieties, representations of the Estrela Mountain Dog must possess uncropped, small, triangular rose shaped ears. Its thick tail should hang down when at rest and possess a natural “hook” resembling a scimitar. A dog’s eyes must be oval, medium size, and set level. Color desired would be a dark amber and the eye rims are to be tight and preferably black to complement its black mask.



Mature males should be at the desired height of 26 to 29 inches (65-72 cm.) while their female counterparts are to be between 24 to 27 inches in height 962-69 cm.). In good working conditions, males can tip the scales between 88 and up to 110 pounds (33.9-50 kg.) and females of the same caliber can weigh between 66 and 88 pounds (29.9-39.9).



As for color, fawn, wolf grey, and yellow are all acceptable base colors. In addition, a dog can enter with or without brindling and possess marking or shadings of black throughout the coat. All colors must have a dark facial mask though, preferably black. Any blue coloration is highly undesirable in the show ring.

Temperament

Due to its necessity to protect and guard its designated flocks, the Estrela Mountain Dog is a formidable opponent for any would be predator that crosses its path. Fortunately, though it is seldom ever called for such work. It is a calm but fearless dog that will not hesitate to react to danger which makes is an exceptional watchdog and guard dog. Intelligent, loyal, and swearing undying devotion and fathfullness to those it knows are ideal and superb qualities of the breed.



However, it must be noted that around those it is not familiar with; the Estrela is known to be wary and is instinctively protective of any young children in the family. Early and constant socialization are a must in order to have the Estrela successfully cohabitate with other dogs and any other pets and to nurture its open-mindedness of various situations. Due to its strong independent spirit, this is a dog that requires a strong leadership role in its master and persistent training to make it the ideal companion. Definitely not a breed for the weak of heart, but with the right owner, the Estrela Mountain Dog makes an impeccably treasured member of its family.

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Here at stopBSL we will happily affiliate with most other groups regardless of theme / topic, so please feel free to send in a request to affiliate with our group!

stopBSL does not automatically accept affiliate requests; our administrators carefully look over each & every individual group that sends us an affiliate request before approving it. Should we decide to decline a group's incoming affiliate request, that group will be notified with an explanation for our decision within the comments section of the correspondence item.

Please understand that we are not necessarily obligated to accept affiliate requests if we feel as though the group in question sends a bad / negative message or if it in any way promotes / encourages what we wish to discourage here at stopBSL, such as pro-BSL groups or anti-dog groups, as well as any dog / animal groups that provide their members with inaccurate or false or misleading information, so we may decline any affiliate request should these circumstances arise; this also most definitely includes the majority of fellow anti breed-specific legislation groups & pit bull support groups, because we see several of these groups sharing false / inaccurate information & spreading /promoting misconceptions about pit bulls, other targeted breeds and breed-specific legislation, which is very irresponsible advocacy, which we do not tolerate here.

And so we kindly ask all to please understand why we just cannot affiliate or associate stopBSL with such groups unless those groups are willing to change their information, and in that case we would be happy to help out with; but if not, then we will simply have to decline the affiliate request.


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Please Be a Responsible Advocate!


ALL Myths are Harmful

by DogHeartsKoala

This educational piece of artwork shines some very needed light on the fact that all myths, no matter the nature, are harmful to the American Pit Bull Terrier & other bully breeds. Remember to always advocate responsibly!

Contact StopBSL's Administrators

If for any reason at all you feel the need to contact the administrative team here at stopBSL due to theft/plagiarism, harassment, anything else that goes against stopsl or DeviantART policy or just to say hello to everyone, please send us a message via note! All reports will remain anonymous, and we will try our best to handle such offenses accordingly with dA staff.



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Helpeful Dog-Related Resources!




This list is still very much a work-in-progress with many more websites and resources to be added soon and over time. Thank you for your patience!

Breed-Specific Legislation:

o www.StopBSL.com
o What is BSL? An Overview
o Alternatives to BSL
o Dog Breed Legislative Alerts
o About BSL by Pit Bull Rescue Central
o Map of Breed-Specific Legislation
o Pit Bulletin Legal News


The APBT / Pit Bull Breed:

o History of the American Pit Bull Terrier
o What is a Pit Bull?: The APBT
o The Working Pit Bull Website
o American Pit Bull Terrier Historical Society
o Game Dog History
o The APBT – Not a Breed for Everyone
o Is the APBT Right for You?
o 10 Signs You May NOT Be Ready for a Pit Bull
o A Brief History of Dog Fighting
o The "Nanny Dog" Myth by BadRap
o Pit Bulls & Types of Aggression by PitBulls.org
o Dog Aggression in Pit Bulls by HappyPitBull
o Pit Bulls & Dog Aggression by PitBullLovers
o Understanding Dog Tolerance in Dogs
o The APBT's Drive to Fight
o Managing Multi-Dog Households with Pit Bulls
o Break Sticks: All You Need to Know
o Pit Bulls & Dog Parks by BadRap
o Why Dog Parks Are a Bad Idea
o Chains Don't Abuse Dogs, People Do
o The "Pit Bull" Today & Dangers of Mislabeling
o Complete List of Articles by PitBullTruth


Dog Training:

o Positive Reinforcement Dog Training
o Canine Behavior Myths Busted
o Food Rewards in Dog Training
o 10 Life Threatening Dog Behavior Myths
o "It's All in How They're Raised" Misconception
o Nature vs. Nurture


Cesar Millan & Dominance Theory:

o Dominance & Dog Training
o Debunking the Dominance Theory
o Cesar, Dominance Theory & Modern Training
o Beyond Cesar Millan
o The Damage of "Dog Whispering"
o The Dog Whisperer Controversy
o Dog Whisperer FAQ & Answers
o Cesar's Way vs. Modern Dog Training
o Wolf Pack Theory Used for Domestic Dogs
o JUsing Dominance Theory is Outdated


Dog Breeders & Breeding

o Backyard Breeder vs. Responsible Breeder
o What is a Backyard Breeder?
o Responsible Dog Breeding
o How to Find a Responsible Breeder
o Finding a Responsible Breeder by PBRC
o Responsible vs. Backyard Breeder Chart
o Guidelines for Ethical Breeding Practices
o Becoming a Responsible, Ethical Breeder
o Line Breeding, Inbreeding & More
o Puppy Mills & Backyard Breeds
O Prisoners of Greed - Puppy Mills
o Show Quality vs. Pet Quality
o The Facts of Dog Breeding
o Successful Dog Breeding
o Breeding, Whelping & Rearing Pups
o Dog Breeding Expenses
o Your Dogs Could End Up at a Shelter
o Interested in Breeding Dogs?
o So You Want to Use your Dog as a Stud?
o So You Want to Breed Your Bitch?
o So You Want to Breed Your Dogs?
o Why Responsibly-bred Dogs Cost More
o Things to Think About Before Breeding
o Top 10 Reasons NOT to Breed
o About Dog Registries & Kennel Clubs
o An Open Letter to Prospective Breeders
o Mutts, Purebreds & Designer Dogs
o Poo Mutts & Designer Dogs
o Designer Dogs = Expensive Mutts
o Health Issues in Designer Mutts</b
o Designer Dogs = Just Expensive Mutts
o Mutt or Purebred: Which is Healthier?
o The Truth About "Teacup" Pups


Animal / Canine Genetics:

o Dog Breeding, Genetics & More
o Coat Color Inheritance in Dogs
o Inheritance of Temperament in Dogs
o Soundess, Structure & Breed Type
o FAQs & Myths About Canine Genetics
o The Myth of Hybrid Vigor in Dogs
o Health Issues in Dogs
o Canine Inherited Disorders Database


Canine Nutrition & Diet:

o www.DogFoodAdvisor.com
o www.DogFoodAnalysis.com
o Raw Fed Pets @ Tumblr
o Best Raw Foods for Dogs
o Home Prepared Dog Diets


Spaying & Neutering:

o Spay/Neuter FAQs
o More Spay/Neuter FAQs
o The Benefits of Spay/Neuter
o Spay/Neuter & Other Options
o Top 10 Reasons to Spay/Neuter
o Spay/Neuter Benefits by Petfinder.com
o Spaying/Neutering Linked to Cancer
o Health Issues Linked to Spay/Neuter
o Risks & Benefits to Spay/Neuter
o Adverse Effects of Spay/Neuter
o Spay/Neuter Risks & Benefits
o The Long Term Health Effects of Spay/Neuter


Adoption & Rescue:

o www.Petfinder.com
o www.DogsInDanger.com
o www.AdoptAPet.com
o AKC Breed-Specific Rescue Organizations
o The No Kill Advocacy Center
o The No Kill Nation
o Alley Cat Allies
o The Feral Cat Coalition


Bully Breed Organizations:

o Pit Bull Rescue Central
o Bad Rap Pit Bull / Bully Breed Rescue
o Pit Bull Advocates of the United States
o PinUps for Pit Bulls
o Pit Bull Advocates of the United States


Animal Rights Organizations:

o The Truth About PETA
o The Truth About the ASPCA
o The Truth About the HSUS
o The Truth About "Best Friends" Org.


Causes & Justice for Dogs

o Ontario Pit Bull CoOp FaceBook
o Dogs Shot/Killed by Police
o Justice for Cisco
o www.JusticeforGeist.org
o Justice for Ronin
o Justice for Chloe
o Support for Shiner Bock


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JeanNoer Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a pitbull and i LOVE him, he is an amazing dog, with a great Heart, and the most perfect personality!! >u< <33
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Heartshackles Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I just wanted to let you guys know, that as a rather recent owner of a doberman (since 13.08.2014), I appreciate this group a lot. When someone in the street gives me crap unnecessarily, I can visit this page and feel better because I'm not alone.

You also provide a lot of useful information to everybody, dog owner or not! I appreciate that, too. :heart: I may not comment on the blogs, but I still read them.

Thanks for existing and being a quiet (and not so quiet) force of support.

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EpicSk8r13 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My god, these people are so dumb into thinking pit bulls are evil. FIGHT BSL NOW
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EnkiLilstA8411 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Artist
BSL is racist :/
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