100 Vintage Pictures Of When Pit Bulls Were America’s “Nanny” Dog- The Country’s 7th Most Popular Breed And Our National Symbol.


Owned by three Presidents (Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter), several American geniuses (Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck) and countless celebrities (Mary Tyler Moore’s pit bull, Spanky, alerts her when her blood sugar drops) pit bulls have been grossly maligned for too long.
Here is a compendium of the shots I’ve used on the three “babysitting” blogs from a time before breed specific legislation when these smart, loving animals were recognized for one thing above all others- being a great pet for kids.
That’s why Buster Brown’s dog was a pit bull.
That’s why The Little Rascal’s dog was a pit bull.
That’s why the symbol of the United States itself for over 100 years was a pit bull.
How times have changed.
The original blogs can be found at:
http://www.ywgrossman.com/photoblog/?p=676
http://www.ywgrossman.com/photoblog/?p=1103
http://www.ywgrossman.com/newblog/?p=1013
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