Cletus the Service Pit Bull Receives Degree

Cletus was one of 2,000 people who graduated from Idaho State University the week of May 10, 2014. Cletus is a black and white service pit bull who stood by his owner Josh Kelly while he attempted to get his degree. Kelly suffered from an epileptic disorder. When he was having a seizure, Cletus would [...]
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Dixie the Pit Bull in the Milwaukee Sentinel

One of the earliest known newspaper accounts that used the term “pit bull” to describe a mixed breed was the Milwaukee Sentinel.  In 1926, a Milwaukee dog named Dixie was chosen as the city’s most popular dog at the annual dog show. The pit bull, pet of a little 1-year-old Catherine Wright … will not [...]
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10-Year Old Pit Bull Saves Family from House Fire

It’s not uncommon for news reports to headline ‘Pit Bull Attack,’ but it’s not as common to see that a Pit Bull saves a family. It’s not that it doesn’t happen, and it’s not that it’s rare to happen. It’s that it’s not good news. But, KOCO.com reports in Wellston, Oklahoma, Baby, a 10-year old [...]
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Pit Bull Saves Baby

While at home alone with her three month old baby, Nayeli Garzon-Jimenez experienced one of the scariest thing a mother could- an attempted kidnapping. On Tuesday, November 20, 2012, Garzon-Jimenez was in her home in Indianapolis when a man and woman broke into the home. Garzon-Jimenez was on the phone with her husband, who was [...]
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Diamond 15-month Pit Bull Saves Owner in Fire

Diamond, a 15 month Pit Bull, was given the 2011 National Hero Dog award by the SPCA in Los Angeles, California. She showed the true side of the breed. When The Steen family apartment was on fire October 2010, Diamond laid on top of Sierra, the oldest daughter, protecting her and shielding her from the [...]
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Pit Bull Warns Family of House Fire

At 3 a.m. in 2010, a family was sleeping soundly in their home while a fire was growing inside. Luckily, Thor, the family’s Pit Bull was awake. Thor tried to wake Kemper Hunter and Sarah Laughlin, who were both sleeping on the couch, but neither woke. He was even biting at Hunter to wake him. [...]
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Sebastian Saves a 6-Year Old

In 1998, Officer Alan Rollins was off-duty working on his car when he heard the screams of a young boy. Rollins grabbed his gun and ran toward the scene with Sebastian, his Pit Bull. The screams were from a six-year old boy that was being attacked by a large dog. The dog had the boy [...]
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