The original Petey was an American Pit Bull Terrier named Pal,
the Wonder Dog. Pal got his start as Tige in the Buster
in the 1920s. It was during this time that he acquired the circled eye. Maksymilian Faktorowicz, who founded Max Factor & Company in Los Angeles, drew the circle. When he was recruited to
appear in the Our
later that year, Hal Roach simply left it on, creating one of the most recognized dogs in film history.
Carl was dubbed “Alphalfa,” which later morphed into “Alfalfa.” After leaving the series in 1940, he was the victim of typecasting and struggled to find roles. He
appeared in bit parts and B movies as an adult.
Leaving show business, he became a American Pit Bull Terrier dog breeder and hunting guide. In January 1959, Switzer met an untimely end as he was fatally shot during a
fight over $50 and a American Pit Bull Terrier hunting dog.
Sergeant Stubby (1916 or
1917 – March 16, 1926) was a dog who was the official mascot of the 102nd Infantry Regiment (United States), assigned to the 26th (Yankee) Division. He served for 18 months and participated in seventeen
battles on the Western Front. He saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks, found and comforted the wounded, and once caught a German soldier by the seat of his
pants, holding him there until American soldiers found him.] His actions were well-documented in contemporary American
Stubby has been called the most decorated war dog of World War I, and the only dog to be nominated for rank and then promoted to sergeant through combat,
a claim having no official documentary evidence, but recognized in connection with an exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution.
Sgt. Stubby is the subject of a 2018 animated film.
Pit Bulls are filled with several qualities.They make good loyal companions and are friendly dogs of medium to large size.They are
gentle and affectionate dogs and they do get along well not only with children but with other pets too.Here are some interesting facts about Pit Bulls.
- Pit Bulls were created with a blend of several Bulldogs and terriers.They have roots in United Kingdom but the breed mainly developed in America.
- Pit Bulls are unfortunately the most misunderstood breed.According to a Public pole only 15% of the people think they are naturally aggressive and more than 70%
thinks that they are same as any other dog breed.
- The tests have sown Pit Bulls temperament over 80% that is much more than many other dog breeds.
- Pit Bull jaws are no more different than other dog breed.They can lock their jaws is juts a myth nothing else that has been proved wrong by their dental
- Pit Bulls don't have the strongest bite powers.The Rottweilers and German Shepard are dogs considered to have strongest bite forces.
- Every dog breed can be aggressive by nature.It totally depends upon how you treat your dog.A properly socialized and trained Pit Bull would be
affectionate,loving and playful.
- Pit Bulls are nor good guard dogs.They are thought just because they are considered powerful and aggressive.In real Pit Bull is not a right choice if you are
wishing to have a good guard dog.
- Pit Bulls are intelligent and are keen to learn.They are good at learning tricks.They are brave and are widely used as police dogs.
- Pit Bulls are the most famous in United States along with some other countries like Australia and United Kingdom.They are the 79th most registered dog breed by
American Kennel Club.
- Pit Bulls are sensitive towards cold temperatures.They are also prone to some skin allergies and bone disorders like Hip Dysplasia.
Pit Bulls are no different that any other affectionate and trainable dog breed.All dog owners and people who know them
should play their parts by training them properly to set an example in order to remove their bad created image and to create awareness in people about them.