In William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Prospero addresses Caliban: “The devil, the born devil, you can never change your nature.”
The aforementioned is the very argument that is used by those who seek to destroy the APBT breed, including through legislation.
IMPORTANT: Judges must first turn their attention to temperament, compliance with the standard and health, and only after that do the placement in the breed ring. Continue reading
The history of our breed according to various sources has more than 300 years. Entertainment in England and Ireland was extremely popular, such as blowing dogs with bears and bulls and dogs among themselves. The main purpose of the same ancient bulldogs was the protection of homes and hunting for the most dangerous and strong wild animals. In one of the paintings of Rubens, who worked in the 16th century, we can see an episode of such a hunt for a wild boar. The shape of the dogs, depicted with the master’s brush, is similar to the appearance of a modern pit bull. Together with immigrants from the Old World, the Bulldogs came to America. The breed did not yet have an official name, and the owners called their dogs Bulldogs and Pit Dogs, Pit Terriers and Bull Terriers. Continue reading