A thoughtful and thought-provoking book review by UK dog trainer Tanya Hawkes. Tanya examines the juxtaposition of a section on Pariah (outcast) dogs and one on dogs who are victims of dog fighters. Tanya’s writing is raw and honest and pulls you in, whether or not you’re interested in reading the book. This book review is an intriguing read for anyone interested in the lives of “disposable” dogs, outcast dogs and canine victims of cruelty, including dog fighting victims.
Were pit bulls really considered “nanny dogs” historically? Are pit bulls inherently dangerous because they were historically bred as fighting dogs? In part 2 of our “Dangerous Dogs” series, Sarah Albert tackles some of the most common myths and misconceptions surrounding pit bulls that come from both pit bull advocates and opponents.Breed Specificl Legislation, BSL, Dangerous dogs, Pit bulls
A fascinating historical comparison of our perceptions of dog ownership from the Bronze Age to the Victorian era to modern times. Might we share more in common with our ancestors in their attitudes to their dogs, for good or ill?historical perceptions of dogs, human-dog bond, Victorian era dogs