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Toy Breed Dogs: Pugs - Pugs are one of the biggest toys breed dogs. (Males, 12-14 Inches 13-20 Pounds, Females, 10-12 inches 13-18 pounds). The pugs are known for their small square shaped bodies and cute wrinkles. They have a heavy coat that sheds seasonally. They come in colors like apricot, black, and silver. Even though the pug being a small energetic dog may seem fun, they can be a challenge to take care of. So before a person can take home a pug he or she should know about their background, their attitudes, and especially their needs....   [tags: origins, care, oldest breed] 527 words
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Breed Specific Legislation: Unfair to Pit Bulls - Niko is a boxer mix from Kansas City, Kansas. Kansas City had a ban against owning a dog of the “pit bull” breed. Niko was taken from his home in 2007 by animal control, and wrongfully accused for the way he looked. He was held in a kennel at the pound during the entire eight month period it took for his owners to get him back. After multiple court hearings, Niko was finally released and sent home with his family (Campbell). Niko’s story is a great reference to the many controversial thoughts people have against the laws regarding breed bans for pit bulls....   [tags: Breed-Specific Laws]
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The Weimaraner: a Superior Breed - When choosing a dog, I would choose a Weimaraner because they are some of the most playful, intelligent, athletic, beautiful, and loyal dogs that exist. Personality is one of the greatest aspects of these kinds of dogs. They are playful, smart, loving, and affectionate. Weimaraners have very strong and individual personalities of their own. These kinds of dogs are so smart and special that they have personalities and intelligence that may rival that of human beings. They need to be treated as a member of their people and family....   [tags: Dog Breeds, choosing a dog] 2574 words
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Ritualistic Sacrifice in The Strong Breed - Wole Soyinka, like other Nigerian writers, characterizes the conflict of cultural and religious choices in his country and emphasizes the distinct customs of society (Tucker 9). Born into the Yoruba tribe and culture, Soyinka’s writings are clearly influenced by Yoruba culture and practices. Communities and societies in Africa today religiously partake in ancient rituals that some may consider extreme, such as cannibalism and self-mutilation. In the village in The Strong Breed, the extent to which individuals will go in order to rid a community of its sins and faults is tested by the sadistic annual sacrificial killing of an innocent individual for communal benefit....   [tags: wole soyinka, yoruba culture, tribe rituals]
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Alternatives to Breed Specific Legislation - Education: Educating dog owners and the general public on dog safety is a great way to cut down on dog attacks. Teaching people how to safely interact with dogs and basic rules about dogs that they don't know. Calgary, Canada has already started putting this idea into effect and have found it quite effective. Here is some of what they have found “Research shows that just 1 hour of dog safety training in grades 2 and 3 can reduce these attacks by 80%.” (Alternatives to BSL) No where in my research on BSL laws have I seen it mentioned that they have reduced attacks by 80% or even close to that....   [tags: dog politics animal/children safety]
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Banning Breed Specific Legislation - Racial profiling had existed since biblical times, and is still present in today’s society. Recently in history we had the tragic terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It did not take long for the fear of anyone from the Middle East to ripple through America. Wearing a turban in public would get people falsely accused of being a violent terrorist. Over and over again people foolishly stereotype and judge individuals based on their race or appearance. One of the most recent victims of profiling is the pit bull....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Breed Specific Legislation - Introduction and Background As more people bring dogs into their homes, the rate of dog attacks continue to increase. In an attempt to reduce violent dog attacks on citizens, many U.S. States are turning to a tactic known as Breed Specific Legislation. Breed-specific legislation (also known as BSL), also referred to as breed-discriminatory legislation (also known as BDL), is a law or ordinance that prohibits or restricts the ownership of specific breeds of dogs, and/or dogs presumed to be mixes of one or more of those breeds (Breed-specific legislation (BSL) FAQ, n.d.)....   [tags: dogs, violent dogs, attacks]
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Breed Specific Legislation - Breed-specific legislation is a broad term that includes laws that ban or restrict the type of dog a person can own. Bree- specific legislation, or BSL for short, is often described as something that protects people or makes the world a safer place. In reality, there are many issues with this type of legislation. The whole premise of BSL is based off of misconceptions, it punishes innocent people and animals, and it does not ultimately lower the amount of people bitten each year where it is implemented....   [tags: Dogs, Dog Owners, Legislation]
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Dying Breed and When a Stranger Calls - In the film industry, genre can be referred to the various types of techniques and particular themes that are used in the way the story of a film is constructed. Genre is a useful method to analyse film as it depicts what theme a particular film is about and enables the viewer to understand the film in a clear and concise way. The main focus throughout this research essay will focus on how genre is a useful method to analyse films. This will be displayed through two main aspects of which are; target audience and how genre creates the narrative flow of the film....   [tags: Genre, Film Analysis] 1640 words
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Dog Breed Bans - Pets have been a part of the American life for forever. It comes to no surprise that the most popular pet in the United States is the dog. There are over 68 million dogs owned with a range of 130 dog breeds. Over the past ten years, it has become clear that the rate of dog bites has steadily been rising. There are over 4.7 million reported cases of dog bites each year in the United States alone. State officials have been hounding the dog world for years over this issue. Instead of blaming certain dog breeds for violence, people should instead be looking at the owners themselves (Pet-Owner Liability)....   [tags: pets, german sheperds, violence]
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An Argument Against Breed-Specific Legislation - The term “breed-specific legislation” is not one that comes up often in day-to-day discussion for most people. Breed-specific legislation refers to all laws that seek to restrict or eliminate ownership of certain animal breeds, most often dog breeds. It was first conceived as a method of controlling and reducing animal cruelty, as well as mitigating the occurrence of dog-related human injuries and the illegal activities of dog-fighting and related crimes. Breed-specific legislation is distinct from animal control laws that restrict ownership of wild or demonstrably dangerous (those with a past history of unacceptable, aggressive behavior) animals, because breed-specific legislation makes a b...   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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Informative Speech: Breed Specific Legislation - Specific Purpose Statement: To invite my audience to explore the advantages, disadvantages, and the alternatives associated with breed specific legislation. Thesis: Breed specific legislation is a controversial topic in which I am very interested and would like to explore both sides of the issue to perhaps learn something new. Pattern of Organization: Multiple Perspectives Introduction I. [Attention Getter] Imagine you were told you couldn't do something or live somewhere for the sole reason you looked dangerous....   [tags: Informative Speech] 743 words
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British National Cinema: This Happy Breed - Question 10: Choose one film and discuss it through illustration. How does its social, political, historical context inform the form and content. Noël Coward’s, This Happy Breed (1944) Introduction: British national cinema following the First World War was somewhat subdued compared the fantastical pictures of the preceding peacetime. 1940’s British cinema is often referred to as a ‘Golden age’, whereby British films were able to compete with Hollywood in both domestic and international markets....   [tags: patriotism, gender roles, british history]
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The Journalist, a Rare Breed Indeed - The Journalist, a Rare Breed Indeed "Hello?" The police dispatcher answers the phone. "Hi there," I say brightly. "My name is Aaron Mesh, and I'm from the News Chief. Could you please transfer me over to Major Thomas. I need to ask her a few questions about the wreck over on Havendale Drive this morning..." This is my job. I'm an intern reporter at the News Chief, a daily newspaper in east Polk County, Florida. I've been on the job for the past 27 months. Once a week, I come into the Chief's newsroom and get to work: conducting interviews, gathering information, writing stories....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 560 words
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Choosing the Best Dog Breed for Your Family - For millions of years dogs have remained a constant companion of man. Bred from the aggressive and formidable Gray Wolf tens of thousands of years ago the domestic dog now lives in many homes across the world. Where in the far distant past the domestic dog was bred as a guard animal, a beast of burden, and even a food source the dogs of today are bred for a far more endearing purpose-companionship and love. Finding a pet dog that is more of a joy than a chore is necessary when asking: How much is that puppy in the window....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Eight Stages of Genocide Compared to Dog Breed Bans - First is classification, meaning people or animals are categorized and then put into an us versus them situation. In people, a good example of this would be the Jewish people during Hitler’s reign. They were considered to be less than human, and perfectly fine to destroy, just because they were different. In comparison to BSL laws, we say that “ pit bulls”, rottweilers, and other so called aggressive breed dogs are dangerous compared to “regular” dogs who are not dangerous. The media makes this worse because they are constantly classifying these dogs as being nasty fighting dogs that are owned by gang members, drug dealers, dog fighters, thugs, and other persona non grata....   [tags: canine legislation, politics]
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A New Breed of Students - A New Breed of Students The American public school system does not prioritize the moral education of its students. As a result the majority of so-called "well educated society" is ethically challenged and morally desensitized. In Jonathan Kozol's book The Night Is Dark And I am Far From Home, Kozol develops a series of virtual indictments against the American public school system. According to Kozol students emerge both brainwashed and without a sense of purpose. In essence, many students do not understand the full potential of their intellectuality: "public education, for most children, is a twelve-year exercise of ethical emaciation" (Kozol 169)....   [tags: Essays Paper] 1814 words
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The History of the Modern Day Maltese Dog Breed - The Maltese’s origin is unknown. Many think that the Maltese came from Malta, because of the name. Others believe their ancestors came from the Sicilian town of Melita. Evidence supports both theories. In Sicily there is a town called Melita from where many lovely white dogs called Canis Melitei were exported. During the same era, Maltese were known on the island of Malta. The Roman governor, Publius, had a Maltese companion by the name of Issa. A poet in that time, Martialis, wrote about Issa. Issa is more frolicsome than Cattula’s sparrow. Issa is purer than a dove’s kiss....   [tags: Maltese, history, dogs, breeds, animal care,] 757 words
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Breed-Specific Legislation - Breed-specific Legislation Breed-specific legislation is the banning or restriction of dogs considered “dangerous” breeds, such as pit bull breeds, in order to stop dog attacks. “Inherently dangerous” implies that all pit bulls are, through genetics or their environment, born with a vicious streak; the science does not support this. Legislation targeting specific breeds does not work because dog attacks result from multiple factors, not just a simple breakdown of breed culpability. Studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the National Canine Research Council, as well as independent researchers, all agree that BSL is not producti...   [tags: dangerous dogs, pitbulls]
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Breed-Specific Laws - Imagine buying a new home and moving to a new state with two beloved pets. Now imagine that the two beloved pets are a six year old Pit bull and a three year old Rottweiler. Upon the completion of the move, it is necessary to take both of the dogs for a well-deserved walk in their new neighborhood. From out of nowhere comes a police officer who kindly states that the dogs are prohibited in the state and will need to be taken to the local animal control office to be euthanized. Upon asking the officer why the dogs are prohibited, he simply says because they are bred to be aggressive....   [tags: restriction of dogs, rottweiler]
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Is the American Pit-bull Breed an Excessively Vicious Breed or Are They Just Misunderstood by Today’s Standards? -   Introduction When you see a pit bull dog walking down the street on a leash, what is the first thing that goes through your mind. For some, it is a great sense of anxiety, panic and fear, for others it is the thought that this amazing, beautiful breed is misunderstood. Have you ever stopped and thought about if the pit bull breed is really a vicious breed, or are they just misjudged due to the repute that others have given them along with the many myths that are attached to them. What about the owners of these beloved animals....   [tags: violent dog breeds]
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Overview of the Tenessee Walking Horse - Index "Number 278 Your Honor!!!” This is what I hear as I ride my horse, Ranger, along the perimeter of the huge ring that holds all my fears, worries, hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. As the announcer yells into the loud speaker “Riders the judges say ride on at a Running Walk!” I pick up speed flying past my competition, so many World Champions and World Grand Champions on one fair ground, it can be over whelming at times. As the riders sit in the ring patiently anticipating the results all I can think is how lucky I am to be part of such an amazing breed of horse, and to feel blessed that the Tennessee Walking Horse Association was so great....   [tags: Breed, Abuse] 2222 words
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Isolation In The Dance and the Railroad and The Strong Breed - Isolation In The Dance and the Railroad and The Strong Breed An overall theme of isolation permeates through both Wole Soyinka’s The Strong Breed and David Henry Hwang’s The Dance and the Railroad. Every character in these two plays suffers from some form of isolation from the rest of their society. Although Hwang’s Lone and Soyinka’s Girl are isolated for markedly different reasons and take opposite roads in their character growth, they share many similarities including often mirroring their society and some of their treatment of other characters....   [tags: essays papers]
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Reader Response Essay - On The Strong Breed - Reader Response Essay - On The Strong Breed Reading Wole Soyinka’s Strong Breed, I get to wondering about disclosure and ritual, disclosure between characters and to audiences, rituals of drama and religion. As I read the play, I see ample signs that both Sunma and Eman know about the curse-binding ritual that is to take place before midnight. I see signs of Sunma’s more specific knowledge in her shunning of Ifada from the start of the play. She declares, “Get away, idiot” (853). From the start Sunma is agitated and hopes that she and Eman might get away for “only two days” (857), as long as the two of them might “watch the new year together--in some other place” (856)....   [tags: Reader Response Essays] 703 words
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COL Prescott’s Command in the Battle of Breed’s Hill - The award-winning novel by Stephen Ambrose, Band of Brothers: Easy Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest, discusses one of the greatest examples of mission command in the form of 1st Lieutenant Richard Winters and his role in the Brecourt Manor Assault. This battle is a textbook example of how to fight against a superior enemy force that outnumbered the unit by four times as much. Facing overwhelming odds with just 16 paratroopers against over 60 German Soldiers, 1LT Winters nevertheless prevails and succeeds in achieving his objective while minimizing casualties to just three Soldiers lost....   [tags: Band of Brothers, Stephen Ambrose]
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Incomplete Story Lines in Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour - Incomplete Story Lines in Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour 1. This dissatisfied critic meant that there shouldn't be any deadlines set by people who aren't actually writing the book. This book is actually a good reason that there shouldn't be any deadlines. The book was nearing the deadline but wasn't finished yet so the author, Louis L'Amour, just ended it so that he could meet his deadline. Basically that there should not be any deadlines so that the author has pleanty of time to complete the book, completley free of any questions to the reader....   [tags: Free Essays] 406 words
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Overview of the Three Main Breeds of Pigs in the USA - Furthermore, there are three popular breeds of pigs that are the background for swine production within the U.S. The breeds are the Duroc, Hampshire, and Yorkshire. All the breeds are separated into classes from colored breeds to white breeds. Sounds like the words say it all about how to distinguish them, but really it comes to meat quality and successful raising traits. Colored breads are selectively bred for leanness, efficiency, and meatier bodies. They are considered the best hogs to raise in America because they are the faster market weight breeds....   [tags: breed hog, hampshire]
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Stereotypes and Stereotyping - My Boyfriend, the Half-Breed - Stereotyping - My Boyfriend, the Half-Breed I sat across the table from my dad while he stared at me with a disbelieving look on his face. My mom sat to the right of me with tears in her eyes. She could see my pain as well as my dads, and she knew the war that was about to start between my own father and me. My brother sat to the left of me making comments that only made the situation worse. I could feel myself dying inside as my heart began to break. I had no idea how to deal with the situation that I had gotten myself into....   [tags: Example Personal Narratives] 1626 words
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The Process of Training an Upland Bird Dog - The Process of Training an Upland Bird Dog There is a process that should be followed when a person is going to pick a puppy that will be trained as an upland bird dog. The first step is to perform some research on picking out the right breed of puppy that will not only fit into the family but also for the fowl that will be hunted. The owner needs to become knowledgeable on the proper care that is needed for the puppy to grow into a healthy dog. There are basic training steps needed for a puppy to become a great bird dog that start when the puppy comes home....   [tags: positive reinforcement, breed, puppy]
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Lies In Society: Pitbull Terrier - Animals become dangerous because they were maltreated by their owners and when the media has exaggerated the danger of its breed to the public. A very good example of lies in society is the concept of the people on the breed of Pit bull Terriers. Currently, pit bulls have been reported by the media with very horrific and disturbing news of having attacked a child or being shot by a police due to aggression while some are reported to have been abused or neglected by its owners (Forderer and Unkelbach 534)....   [tags: animals, maltreatment, breed]
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Dog is Man's Best Friend - ... The basset hound has ears that hang low. Dachshund means “badger dog”. We call them that because they used to dig into badger holes. Beagle came from the french word “becquele” which means “noisy”. We call them that because of their howls. Mix breeds are very favored. Being a mix breed means that your parents are different breeds. In that case, some might have mutations. Since mixed breed's parents are different breeds, the child has new traits and characteristics. Most people who want a dog prefer mixes because they have health advantages....   [tags: wolf, breed, species] 1123 words
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Attacking Dog Breeds: Truth or Exaggeration? - ... Despite the bans, many counties report there have been no substantial decrease in the breed that they set out to eliminate. In an economy where budgets are tighter than ever, many counties are looking to repeal their breed ban laws and strengthen their dangerous-dog laws instead. In addition to the monetary cost to a county, BSL’s come with an emotional cost to owners of pit bulls. When a BSL is enacted, owners of pit bulls and “pit-bull like” breeds need to surrender the pet or pay a hefty fine....   [tags: human factor, breed specific legislation]
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The Process of Training an Upland Bird Dog - The Process of Training an Upland Bird Dog There is a process that should be followed when a person is going to pick a puppy that will be trained as an upland bird dog. The first step is to perform some research on picking out the right breed of puppy that will not only fit into the family but also for the fowl that will be hunted. The owner needs to become knowledgeable on the proper care that is needed for the puppy to grow into a healthy dog. There are basic training steps needed for a puppy to become a great bird dog that start when the puppy comes home....   [tags: breed, puppy, family, process, training]
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Puppymills Vs Shelters - Year after year people buy puppies from big breeders. Have you ever wondered where that puppy grew up. What kind of conditions the puppy lived in. Most puppies that someone would buy from a pet store are raised in puppy mills. Puppy mills are well-known for their “inhumane conditions” and the endless breeding of “unhealthy and genetically defective” dogs only for income. People should adopt rather than buy from a pet store or breeder. By adopting from a shelter, one could give a dog a second chance at a happy life....   [tags: Puppymills Breed Misery]
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Urolithiais: Male Goat Disease - Urolithiais is a common and sometimes dangerous condition that is frequently seen in goats with males more commonly affected than females. Left untreated this disease can quickly lead to serious complications, such as a ruptured urethra, a ruptured bladder, or death. This condition is caused when uroliths form somewhere in a goat’s urinary tract and become lodged, and the goat is unable to pass them. Urolithiasis can cause the goat to be unable to urinate, despite the fact that urine is still being produced....   [tags: diet, water, age, breed, urine] 1212 words
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Legislation Against Pit Bulls Should Not Be Enacted - What words come to mind when one hears the words “pit bull?” How about aggressive, violent, or dangerous. In many cases, this isn’t actually true. Because of the negative media attention for attacks on humans and other dogs that pit bull breeds receive, many Americans place a stigma on pit bulls, tagging them as dangerous and vicious. This stigma typically applies to all pit bulls, not just the ones that are actually dangerous. To remedy the issue of dangerous dogs attacking other beings, the legislative act known as breed-specific legislation is being debated throughout the United States....   [tags: Breed-Specific Laws]
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Legislation against Pit Bulls and Owners in Sioux City, Iowa - If you’re a pit bull owner in Sioux City, Iowa, you are faced with certain ordinances that make it more difficult to own and keep your dog. This is Sioux City’s attempt to keep its citizens’ safe and prevent the abuse and harm of the pitbull. The city is trying to promote safety and animal advocacy. This ordinance is not effective because it punishes the animal and not the owner; it also does not take into account the animals individual personality. Legislators should create laws that consider all dogs based on their individual behavior and hold owner accountable for their animals....   [tags: bsl, breed specific legislation, pit bulls, laws, ]
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The American Pit Bull Terrier Community - American Pit Bull Terrier, with a firm muscular body prepared to attack at any moment; jaws of steel that have a death grip, and a bark just as intimidating as their appearance would make anyone terrified of this breed. With the media so fixated on the Pit Bull breed, these dogs have been given a reputation of being aggressive and vicious. They are never reported on the respectable acts they do. The consequence of the media’s excessive enthusiasm, and numerous reported dog bites, have some states sense they are a danger to the community and have banned the breed....   [tags: American Pit Bull Terrier, Dogs, Breed]
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American Pit Bull Terrier - The world seems to believe that the American Pit Bull Terrier is a vicious breed of dog, violent and ruthless by nature, and that they should be treated as such. However, what if this stereotype about the pit bull that modern society bases their opinions off of, is an improper representation of the breed. The pit bull faces much hatred and neglect in this day and age, but in their prime, the pit bull was considered to be the perfect dog. Although bred for physique and stature that was perfect in the dog-fighting world, the pit bull grew in popularity and became high demand as a man’s best friend....   [tags: bread, bulldog, ruthless]
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The American Pit Bull: Nature vs Nurture - When the American Pit Bull is discussed, the subject of nature versus nurture is often the primary topic. Over the last ten to twenty years, thoughts have changed greatly in respect to dog fighting. Throughout history, several different types of dogs have been used for dogfighting. Ancient Romans had displays of dog fights, as well as gladiators, in their great arenas long before the bully breed ever came into existence (Hsu & Sun, 2010). Thankfully, society has evolved, and so has the ideas behind the fight of dogs....   [tags: animal genetics]
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American Pitt Bull Terrier - If you were told a story about a woman who was mauled so viciously by a dog that she had to undergo the world’s first face transplant. What breed would initially come to your mind. If you said a Pit Bull, you are among the majority, but you would be wrong. It was a Labrador retriever, which is currently the most popular breed of dog in the United States, and among the top ten in several other countries according to the UKC (Dorsey 4). Why do you think so many people would assume it was a Pit Bull....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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The Chinese Crested Dog - There are so many varieties of dog breeds to choose from. All breeds have their own special traits, but there is one in particular that sticks out; the Chinese Crested. The Chinese Crested has caused a greater division of opinion than any other breed. Few are indifferent to it, but it is usually either loved or hated. (Fogle, 1995, p.539) The Crested has often been dismissed as inadequate due to its physical appearance, but over the years has managed to survive and grow in popularity. The origin of the Chinese Crested is unknown, but it is believed that it started in Africa and evolved from the African Hairless Terrier....   [tags: weird and controversial dog breeds] 596 words
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History of Australian Cattle Dogs - History of Australian Cattle Dogs The Australian Cattle Dog was originally born in Australia. It was bred to help outback ranchers round up their cattle and to withstand the harsh outback conditions. The breed is loyal and devoted to its owner. The joy of owning an Australian Cattle Dog directly relates to the breed origin, why it was bred, the general appearance, its unique traits, simple diet and easy health care. According to Katherine Buetow in “ The History of the Australian Cattle Dog” she states, “There is continuing controversy over which breeds were actually used in its development....   [tags: essays papers]
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Do Pit Bulls Make Good Pets? - “If somebody is too stupid to understand the fundamental immorality of dog fighting, you’re never going to be able to explain it to him” (Kevin Hench). Most people think that pit bulls have locking jaws. This is false however; no dog breed in the whole world has locking jaws. Dogs are not always aggressive how they are raised and trained determines the behavior of a dog. Dogs have tendencies to be aggressive only if not trained properly. The discrimination against pit bulls is wrong and uncalled for....   [tags: Domestic Animals]
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How to Choose the Perfect Dog - With hundreds of breeds and an endless supply of mixed breeds available, how do you know how to choose the perfect dog for you. Finding the right dog or puppy can be very stressful. It is a huge decision to make and not one to rush in to. Everyone loves a puppy. But what if you choose one that doesn't fit you. You may end up with a dog that is too big or overactive for your personality. There are certain things to consider before making your choice. What are you looking for in a dog. Male dogs are known to be bigger than female dogs and to carry more dominance....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How To Essay] 466 words
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Dog Breeds: Akita - Akita History A breed that is native to Japan, this hunting dog dates all the way back to the 17th century. The name “Akita” comes from the mountain region where the breed originates. There, the Akita was called matagi, or “esteemed dog hunter.” In Japan, the breed is believed to be a symbol of good health, and is known as a loyal defender of the family. The Akita is the product of generations of selective breeding, and ownership was once limited to members of the Imperial family or Japanese aristocracy....   [tags: matagi, esteemed dog hunter, ] 838 words
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Pit Bull Bans: The Biting Truth - There are breeds that can be classified as outlaws. How can that be. It is like judging a book by its cover, and is not that frowned upon. Society has gone so far with this that there are even laws banning pit bulls in certain counties. Fines have been put in place and outrageous insurance policies must be purchased simply to own a dog. A dog is just that, a dog, until someone comes along and makes it into a monster. A dog may be bred to do something and can be trained to do an entirely different thing....   [tags: dogs, breeds, pit bull reputation]
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