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The Resource I'm a good dog : pit bulls, America's most beautiful (and misunderstood) pet, Ken Foster

I'm a good dog : pit bulls, America's most beautiful (and misunderstood) pet, Ken Foster

Label
I'm a good dog : pit bulls, America's most beautiful (and misunderstood) pet
Title
I'm a good dog
Title remainder
pit bulls, America's most beautiful (and misunderstood) pet
Statement of responsibility
Ken Foster
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Filled with inspiring stories and photographs, this heartfelt tribute to the pit bull celebrates one of America's most popular yet misunderstood dogs. Perhaps more than any other breed, the pit bull has been dogged by negative stereotypes. In truth, pit bulls are innately wonderful family pets, as capable of love and good deeds as any other type of dog. Setting the record straight, Ken Foster sings the praises of pit bulls in I'm a Good Dog, a gorgeously illustrated, tenderly written tribute to this most misunderstood of canines. Founder of the Sula Foundation, which promotes responsible pit bull ownership in New Orleans, and the author of two acclaimed books about abandoned dogs, Foster has made it his mission to bring overlooked canines into the limelight. I'm a Good Dog traces the fascinating history of this particularly maligned breed. A century ago, the pit bull was considered a family dog, featured in family photos and trusted as loving companions for children. More recently, pit bulls have been portrayed by the media as stereotypes of everything they are not. Foster shatters that reputation through moving profiles of pit bulls that serve as therapy dogs, athletic heroes, search-and-rescue dogs, and educators, not to mention as loving pets. Foster also profiles many pit bull lovers, from Helen Keller and Dr. Seuss to actor Todd Cerveris, who took his pit bull on tour with him for the musical Spring Awakening. Proving that there's much to love and nothing to fear, I'm a Good Dog restores the pit bull to its rightful place as friend, family member, athlete and entertainer."--Amazon.com
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foster, Ken
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pit bull terriers
  • Pit bull terriers
  • Animal welfare
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Dogs
Label
I'm a good dog : pit bulls, America's most beautiful (and misunderstood) pet, Ken Foster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 140-142)
Contents
Just dogs : an introduction -- What's in a pit bull? -- And a pit bull makes three -- The comeback -- Pits in the community -- Afterward
Control code
ocn780480400
Dimensions
19 x 24 cm.
Extent
143 p.
Isbn
9780670026203
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), ports., facsim.
System control number
(OCoLC)780480400
Label
I'm a good dog : pit bulls, America's most beautiful (and misunderstood) pet, Ken Foster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 140-142)
Contents
Just dogs : an introduction -- What's in a pit bull? -- And a pit bull makes three -- The comeback -- Pits in the community -- Afterward
Control code
ocn780480400
Dimensions
19 x 24 cm.
Extent
143 p.
Isbn
9780670026203
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), ports., facsim.
System control number
(OCoLC)780480400

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