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Yes you read that right, in 2008 every state f…

Yes you read that right, in 2008 every state finally made it a felony to fight dogs in their respective states.

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As of 2008, dogfighting is a felony in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In most states, the possession of dogs for the purpose of fighting is also a felony offense.

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Being a spectator at a dogfight is illegal in all states except Montana and Hawaii. Both of those states need to step it up.

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#dogfighting #dogfight #dog #dogs #hawaii #montana #pets #pitbull #bulldog #history #puppy #puppylove #dogstagram #instadog #instalike #canecorso #bullterrier (at VCA Yorba Regional Animal Hospital)

Stopped by to visit Dr.LaBounty, I’m honored t…

Stopped by to visit Dr.LaBounty, I’m honored to be friends with this young man…. he’s truly one of the best people that has come into my life….. here’s a short video he wanted to do for me. Love your Bob!

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#video #veterinarian #dogdoctor #pets #studiocity #life #friends #mypeople #pitbull #neo #dobes #greatdanes #canecorso #bulldog #presacanario #instadog #instalife #dog #dogs #dogstagram #wisdom #borderterrier #vidoftheday #pics #love #mastiff #giantschnauzer #medicine #medical #dogo (at Shadow Hills, California)

There are three basic types of people who figh…

There are three basic types of people who fight dogs. .
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Street fighters: are those who fights are usually unorganized, conducted for money, drugs, or bragging rights. .
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Hobbyists: are those who fight dogs for supplemental income and entertainment purposes. .
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Professionals: are those who breed fighting dogs over generations for the sport and pride of their dogs. They are organized and strict in the unwritten rules of the sport. They usually keep to themselves and are normal people living amongst you. .

Note: I’ve been asked several times if I’m a dog fighter. The answer is NO! I do not participate in this world, I’m simply relaying the information for others to know and understand. .
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#history #dogfighting #dogfights #people #streetlife #professionals #dog #dogs #dogstagram #pets #pitbull #bulldog #tosa #dogo #instadog #instadog #life #pup #puppy #neo #bullterrier (at Rowland Heights, California)

With over 900 years of fighting in its pedigre…

With over 900 years of fighting in its pedigree, the Tosa we see today began looking nothing like it does today. The breed had a humbling beginning resembling an Akita style dog (spitz type with a curled tail). In the 19th and 20th century with the introduction of Mastiff, Bulldogs, Bull Terrier, Great Dane and Saint Bernard from Westerners to name a few shaped the breed to its present type.

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Japanese Tosa fights are unlike other dog fights as the rules are the same as Sumo Wrestling. Dogs are expected to stay silent throughout the match with growls, barks and whimpers frowned upon leading to disqualification. The object in Japanese dog fights is to not harm the other dog but to dominate the opponent and pin them down, with any noticeable wounds ending the fight, again similar to Sumo wrestling. This is a reason many Sumo wrestlers are attendance in fights to watch and learn new moves from the dogs.

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What may sound weird to the Western world, isn’t to the Japanese as dog fighting a family outing for some. No permits or licenses are required to fight dogs, so there’s no official record of how many fights happen each year. Their are associations like the East Japan Dog Fighting Association which holds eight or nine tournaments per year, fighting between 60 and 100 dogs in a small tournaments with larger tournaments numbering as high as 250. In Katsurahama beach in the Kōchi Prefecture of Japan one can find the Tosa fighting dog museum.
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#japan #japanese #kochi #dogfighting #tosa #tosainu #mastiff #bulldog #greatdane #saintbernard #bullterrier #pitbull #dogs #dog #dogstagram #pets #instadog #instalike #history #pup #puppies #sumo #mma #sumowrestling #museum (at Pomona, California)

In Kabul, Afghanistan dog fighting is semi-leg…

In Kabul, Afghanistan dog fighting is semi-legal. Years ago the Taliban banned the sport and deemed it Haram (sinful, in Islamic terms) but the sport is back and watched by many, as large crowds continue to flock to fights.

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Although it’s seen by many as a cruel and unusual sport, the Police don’t seem to mind it much and in fact tolerate it but they can’t be seen to be encouraging it.

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A possible reason why dog fights have become popular once again in Afghanistan is since fighting dogs are were an important part of their lives and history, when the Taliban enforced their regime over them, they took away many liberties that the Afghans had. So in a way fighting dogs shows the progress from the Taliban years, when so many liberties were banned.

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#kabul #afghanistan #dogfighting #fightingdog #dogs #dogstagram #instadog #instagood #pets #puppy #history #pitbull #bulldog #kangal #bullykutta #presacanario #dogo #centralasianshepherd #bigdog (at Marina Pacifica)

They’re a misunderstanding with how today’s ve…

They’re a misunderstanding with how today’s version of the Staffordshire Bull terrier is viewed, as they are still labeled fighting dogs at rescues and such. The reality the breed today is only a slice of the dog that once ruled the school yard and it is more of a show and pet dog than anything else.

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The early crosses of Bull and terrier dogs were not the stout, proportioned dog we see today but a rugged, tough, hard as nails, very skilled and game dog. These dogs were bred for performance, not looks.

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To create the Staffordshire Bull terrier a cross between a Bull and a Terrier happened. The cross was popular and gained popularity rather quickly. What it produce was a prototype, the ancestral foundation stock for todays Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the Bull Terrier, the American Pit Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier all sharing the common ancestor, the “Bull and Terrier”

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Before the 19th century Bull baiting, Bear baiting and cock fighting was as common as apple pie. It was purported at the cattle markets, dogs (bulldogs) were set upon bulls to tenderize the meat, but this was a myth, a way to get around those that opposed the blood sports. The real reason was to provide entertainment for crowds that would gather around to watch the show.

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It is safe to say that the Staffordshire Bull terrier, began as a fighting dog and helped paved the way for the eventual King of the Ring, the Pit Bull but today it remains a great little bully dog for families that’s more pet than pit!

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#staffordshirebullterrier #staffybull #staff #bully #bulldog #bullterrier #dogfighting #fightingdog #pets #pitbull #instadog #instalike #dog #dogs #dogstagram #puppy #pup #europe #america #bulls #bears (at San Juan Capistrano, California)

If one was to ask dog-men about the Presa Cana…

If one was to ask dog-men about the Presa Canario as a dog fighter, many will tell you the breed doesn’t hold much weight in their world, with the APBT (Pit Bull) still being their choice. The Presa was bred to be a big game hunting, cattle dog and family/property protector but unfortunately the breeds extreme physical prowess thrusted the breed onto that world.

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On the small Island off the coast of Spain, fights were the amusement of the simple, common country folk and people from the marginal areas of the cities. Presa’s were important for a time because people “pitted” them for prize and/or ego.

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Historical information hints that there existed dog fighting on the Canary island but it wasn’t as numerous as one may believe. Many whom owned the breed barely had enough money to feed themselves, let alone an animal this large. Usually fights were agreed upon, rules were placed and dogs were brought out to dole it out. No spectator could touch or bother the dogs while in combat. The most widespread method was to place the dogs within a circle marked on the ground, face to face. The fight began when the collars were removed. Keep in mind that these were not organized public events, emerging sporadically at the challenge of rival owners. However, fights became mini spectacles and practically the whole neighborhood participated once it became aware of a fight.

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Dog fighting was banned in the mid-1940s but lasted for another decade where it remained common practice in all of the island. Due to tightening by the Francoist (Franco regime) authority for the eradication of dogfighting, the Presa Canario was relegated to coveted breeders that up-kept the breed in its “as- purist” form while preventing its total disappearance from history as many of the dogs of the time were crossed with English Bulldog, German Bulldog (Boxer) and native dogs like the Perro Majorero.

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#presacanario #spain #canaryislands #dog #dogs #dogstagram #pets #pup #dogfighting #dogfight #mastiff #instadog #instalike #bulldog #bullterrier #pitbull #boxer #history #life #throwbackthursday #tbt #blackandwhite #people (at Block at Orange)

Historical accounts of dog fighting in the US …

Historical accounts of dog fighting in the US can be dated back a hundred or more years before the Civil War began but the betting and spectator sport of dog fighting would take off shortly after the Civil War ended. As immigrants made their way from England and Ireland to start a new life in America, they brought over with them dogs that were already flourishing in an underground fighting world after Bull and Bear baiting became illegal in the 1830’s.

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Many of these dogs would eventually be crossbred to other game terriers to create the ultimate fighter: the American Pit Bull Terrier.
With many professional pits proliferating the America’s in the 1860’s, ironically dog fighting grew and continued to flourish well into the 20th century as a common entertainment with widespread support from the general public as well as elected officials and police officers and firemen with the “Police Gazette” serving as a major source of information into dog fighting for many years thereafter.

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With concerns about the inhumanness of dogfighting most states would eventually outlaw the activity and criminally incriminate those that did not stop. Henry Bergh, founder of the ASPCA, would spearhead this endeavor as he was repulsed by the brutality of the dog fighting he saw in New York and elsewhere. He would revise the states animal cruelty law in 1867 which would make all forms of animal fighting illegal for the first time, including bull, bear, dog and cock fighting.

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The sad but definite truth was the involvement of police officials in dog fighting activity and this was one of the reasons Bergh sought and received authority for the ASPCA at the time to have arrest powers for his own humane law enforcement agents to enforce these tough new laws.
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#dogfighting #civilwar #history #pitbull #europe #americanhistory #life #police #firemen #dog #dogs #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #instadog #instagood #puppies #puppylove #bulldog #bears #bulls #newyork #england #ireland #sport #canecorso #dogo #presacanario (at Rowland Heights Community Center)

It’s possibly safe to say that dog fighting st…

It’s possibly safe to say that dog fighting started even before then considering mankind’s idea of entertainment.

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#dog #dogs #dogfighting #fighter #romans #rome #history #bulldog #mastiff #pitbull #dogstagram #neo #canecorso #bulls #bears tigers #elephant #wildanimals #lion #lfl #f4f #molosser #dogo #mma (at Anaheim Hills Estates)

The egg-shaped head is not a product of evolut…

The egg-shaped head is not a product of evolution as some believe, but actually man-made, a modern product of many years of selective breeding. Mr. James Hink’s, the father of the Bull terrier wanted a leggier dog, full of stamina and better breathing. I don’t think he’d be happy with the dog today.

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Bull terriers born in the early 1900’s had a head type that would be considered suicide to a breeding program by today’s standards. In a strange way the head type is still evolving towards an even more EGG or “Extreme” head type. If one does research, they’ll find that over the decades beginning in the 50’s changes in head type with how AKC has pushed its narrative for this extreme head has come into play and has change towards the more EGG shape.

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Do you think today people buy a dog like that? I’d believe they would if no one ever saw the EGG shape but that has changed the game.

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Something else to keep in mind, dogs of that era were very good dogs and winning in the show ring without the EGG shaped head present, this is a snippet of the standard that AKC is pushing on todays head type.

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Head – The head should be long, strong and deep, right to the end of the muzzle, but not coarse.  VIEWED FROM THE FRONT IT SHOULD BE EGG-SHAPED AND COMPLETELY FILLED, its surface being free from hollows or indentations.  The top of the skull should be almost flat from ear to ear.  The profile should curve gently downwards from the top of the skull to the tip of the nose, which should be black and bent downwards at the tip.  The nostrils should be well developed.  The under-jaw should be strong.

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#bullterrier #bulldog #bully #americanbully #pitbull #headshots #head #egg #egghead #eggs #white #dog #dogs #dogstagram #instadog #instalike #pets #history #educate #fightingdog #trainhard #hustlehard #picoftheday #lfl #f4f (at Barstow, California)