America's Hero by Beverly Lussier

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Unfortunately, this dog was stolen from her yard the day after this picture was taken. It is believed she was stolen to utilize for breeding. After discovering she is spayed, she will most likely become “bait” for she is so passive and submissive. For example, she didn’t want to sit or stand up to have her picture taken, only wanting to lay down on the ground and relax soaking up the sun rays. The real irony and shame is, she was rescued as a puppy from the streets of Denver after the unfair discriminatory BSL went in effect.

Pit bulls, America’s favorite hero dog. The pit bull was so respected in the early 1900’s that the military chose an image of a dignified pit bull to represent the country on WWI propaganda posters. The pit bull is the only breed to have graced the cover of Life Magazine three times.

Famous pit bulls include Petey from The Little Rascals, Grunt from the 1983 movie Flashdance, Tige from Buster Brown shoe advertisements, the dog in the film Snatch is a pit bull, Jennifer Lopez used a pit bull in the music video “I’m Glad”, Veronica Mars from the UPN show of the same name owns a pit bull named Backup. Helen Keller had a pit bull as a family pet. Dakota is a pit bull search and rescue who searched for the remains of the astronauts who lost their lives in explosion of the space shuttle Columbia.

Popsicle, who received his name after police found him in a freezer during a drug raid, is famous for sniffing out drugs for the DEA.

A pit bull rescued in South Los Angeles by County Fire Station 14 during 1985 was the station’s mascot for years.

Pit bulls get a bad rap because of irresponsible owners.


  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizzieover 5 years ago

    what a beautiful dog,so very sad to read of her story, i have a yr old named jerzy she to is sweet and submissive.. they are loveable and loyal.i am happy to have found your photo and enjoyed the info you have shared

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkover 5 years ago

    This is a beautiful dog and a lovely treament. I am so sorry to hear she was stolen. I pray whoever took her will just try to sell her when they realize she can’t breed. This happened to a girl I sold a dog to. She was 9 years old when she was stolen. The dog had it rough for a few weeks until they found out she was spayed and then sold her. The girl got her back after 7 months by continuiosly putting up flyers and ads. The people who innocently bought her to save her from the theifs saw the flyer and called her. What a shame. This breed is so discriminated against. I have been breeding them since 1977. I am happy to read all the positive things you have to say about them. This is a definate favorite for me. I hope and pray she will be found safe.

  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizzieover 5 years ago

    !What a great image. This would be a fantastic addition to the apbt lovers group lovers Group.
    I hope you stop in and have some fun with us. :)

  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizzieover 5 years ago

    thank you for adding this great work to our group!

  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizzieover 5 years ago

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkover 5 years ago

    Congradulations on your feature!

  • Zdogs
    Zdogsover 5 years ago

    This Is truly beautiful, I’m really sorry to hear that she was stolen :(

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