Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Chief Justice White holds his own against pit and nutter



A bull terrier attacking a muzzled airedale and the pit nutter tries to stop the Judge from saving his dog. wow.

New York Times, May 18, 1914

2 comments:

helplesspaperboy said...

1912 "Quiet, Brave, Lovable Mr. Bull Terrier. The White Cavalier" So says this paper title! While the American pit dog fanciers struggle and try to bolster their breed's reputation, its eggy cousin the bull terrier continues to receive high acclaim from the wide press! Through poems, articles, and great acclaim... the bull terrier indeed is well on its way to becoming a well bred dog, one of the few pit type dogs who barely causes a soul harm in the far future! Similar to the esteem of its better known boston bulldog cousin!

Be sure not to confuse the show bull terrier for the fighter! Oh no... according to the author; the original bull terrier was brindle, fawn... dare I say slightly bigger? Although it is noted that the snow white of dogs did retain its pugnacity! Golly... Good that news has reached me of the bull terrier's gentle disposition of the future!

dawn james said...

i read in dog fancier that that one of those stunt pits was poisoned at the show.