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Sixteen of 27 dogs rescued from Independence dog-fighting operation tested, ready for adoption

I have a pitbull that I rescued from a shelter. She is a great little dog. No more vicious than golden retrievers, beagles or other popular dogs! In a recent study of 122 dog breeds by the American Temperament Testing Society (ATTS), pit bulls achieved a passing rate of 83.9%. That's as good or better than beagles ... 78.2%, and golden retrievers ... 83.2%. How did your favorite breed do? See for yourself: ATTS.org

In the ATTS test, a dog is put through a series of confrontational situations. Any sign of panic or aggression leads to failure of the test. The achievement of pit bulls in this study disproves once and for all the old tired belief that pit bulls are inherently aggressive to people.

Like any breed of dog, a healthy pit bull that is properly raised will remain loving and friendly. In the past 20 years, we've seen some sad examples of poorly bred and badly treated dogs that are the byproducts of irresponsible 'backyard breeders' and cruel and abusive homes. These improperly raised, unsocialized creatures can show temperaments far removed from the traditional authentic pit bull. Don't confuse these unfortunate misbreds with the huge majority of well-loved dogs in this country that remain solid in temperament, affectionate, trustworthy and friendly to their dying day.

December 29, 2010 at 9:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sixteen of 27 dogs rescued from Independence dog-fighting operation tested, ready for adoption

These dogs are proffesionally evaluated and most of them are sweet and friendly..I've been around many pitbulls that have been forced to fight. They are still so sweet and loving.They ae not time bombs....you are misinformed..KSrush
a pit bull with an unknown history should be judged by his temperament, not by his unknown past or lack of papers. Putting a rescued pit bull through many different kinds of "tests" in many different situations and fostering him in a home setting helps one learn about the ins and outs of each pit bull taken in. Becoming well acquainted with a rescued animal helps to match each dog to the home best suited for his personality

December 29, 2010 at 9:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Style Scout: Ella Seibel

Cool Breeze? Not sure what that means?

July 25, 2010 at 2:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Style Scout: Ella Seibel

Ell Yeah!!!!

July 24, 2010 at 1:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ella Seibel

Ell Yeah!!!!

July 24, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trivial matters: Live games at Lawrence bars, restaurants gain momentum

Awesome!! Go Scotty and Jen!!

January 18, 2010 at 12:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Boomer Girl Diary: Celebrity sightings gone wild

I have a local celebrity encounter to share...... I was bartending at the Eldridge, a local host of a show on channel 6 came in . She bellied up to the bar. She was quit rude and condescending. She ordered a drink with grapefruit juice in it. I made the drink,I opened a fresh container of juice (so it was fresh) She didn't like the juice and wanted a different drink. I explained that she ordered this drink and had to pay for it. She wined and complained until I made her a new drink for free. This local celeb was one Cathy Hamilton...........

October 4, 2009 at 11:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Is the nationwide shortage of ammunition affecting you?

There wouldn't be a shortage of ammo, if these punks quit shooting up our town on the weekends!

April 22, 2009 at 12:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you prefer advance voting or voting on Election Day?

chapdaddy (Anonymous) says: Super Dave!! Time for a Gustenburger!What's a Gustenburger?

July 16, 2008 at 7:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )