Monday, December 12, 2011

Usefulness of America's Dog



"If a brindle bull terrier hates you, either go far away or kill the dog. These dogs are useful in their own work and place, which is far from a city."


But not too far away from civilization. You want people to be able to hear you scream. The families of Cheryl Harper and Ed Gierlach know the importance of this.



New York Times, December 19, 1909

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your bellow image of the pit bulldogs. If you look to the left; you will see a white pit bulldog biting one of the spectators while the owner tries to pull the dog away. Even while in midair; the dogs still holds. Ironic, it matches the description of this post perfectly.


Now where are those nanny dogs?!

Anonymous said...

Found this today.

"Buster Brown Tige & The Bull"

http://americanwiki.pbworks.com/f/Buster%20brown%20tige%20and%20the%20bull.jpg

Is it odd that the little boy seems to be wanting Tige to fight the bull so he can take photos of the fight? Also seems as though he's telling the dog to move in frame. He's only a boy and already shows the grit of a dog fighter!

Of course; most of this is speculation. But intriguing none the less.

Anonymous said...

Tige sure is a biter...

http://www.barnaclepress.com/cmcvlt/BusterBrown/buster040131.jpg
http://www.barnaclepress.com/cmcvlt/BusterBrown/buster090103.jpg
http://www.barnaclepress.com/cmcvlt/BusterBrown/buster030628.jpg
http://www.barnaclepress.com/cmcvlt/BusterBrown/buster030712.jpg
http://www.barnaclepress.com/cmcvlt/BusterBrown/buster040117.jpg

And I read some posts where people were wanting bulldogs to be muzzled due to their violent nature? Funny how this below comic makes note of that.

http://www.barnaclepress.com/cmcvlt/BusterBrown/buster030830.jpg

Tige even bites Buster on occasion!

http://www.barnaclepress.com/cmcvlt/BusterBrown/buster040320.jpg

Some other oddities....

http://www.barnaclepress.com/cmcvlt/BusterBrown/buster040814.jpg

More of Tige. http://www.barnaclepress.com/list.php?directory=BusterBrown

dawn james said...

these are fantastic! thank you anonymous.

i think it is time to add tige to america's dog blog.

dawn james said...

first anonymous commenter - good catch on the vintage illustration.