a comprehensive history and care manual of this much-maligned breed
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Cynthia P. Gallagher, Dog Writer
Part of TFH Publications' Terra Nova series, The American Pit Bull Terrier by Cynthia P. Gallagher (who writes fiction as Cynthia Polansky) is a comprehensive guide to all things "APBT" (no self-respecting lover of this breed would ever call it a "pit bull"). The breed's history and origins in blood sports unfortunately haunts it even today, but this book debunks the myths and erroneous information surrounding a breed perceived by many as inherently vicious (it's definitely a lover, not a fighter). Care, feeding, training, activities are all included, as well as a training CD that explains how to teach the powerful, intelligent, eager-to-please APBT to be a socially welcome dog.