Friday, January 20, 2012

America's dog doesn't like muzzles, duck trousers or hobble skirts

Pit nutter doesn't want to subject his gripper to the indignities of the mandatory muzzle, so he paints a muzzle on the dog in hopes of convincing others he is in compliance. Only one problem. A painted muzzle doesn't actually prevent America's dog from biting. But hey, it is all about appearances for the owners of America's dog.

Breed specific legislation is NOT a new idea.

The Washington Herald, July 15, 1911

ps The ATTS should include split skirts and dock trousers in their walk in the park temperament test.


Anonymous said...

Here some images of what were considered bulldogs or english bulldogs from the late 1890's to the early 1910's. Note, that this is the transition period of when the english bulldog started to become what we see today in the breed. But there's no denying its original pit type form and function.

1837 Bulldog presumably an english bulldog. Notice that it looks little different than the current APBT.


late 1800's bulldog
1880's Game Dog breeder with olde type bulldog
1800's english bulldog
1800's boy and two english bulldogs

1910 bulldog sits n yard w food dish dog postcard

vintage collection of bulldogs and bulldog terrier types

Original english bulldog types in the background with a more current version in the foreground.

1900's vintage bulldog

hunting English and American Bulldogs

Anonymous said...

Here are some images showing people that advocates would probably portray as upstanding citizens who only kept their bulldogs as pets. But in truth the images show the dogs either being prepped for fighting or being unruly and unmanageable.

1880's "vicious" bulldog piggy bank

late 1800's early 1900's bulldogs


painting of female bulldog

boy trying to manage fighting bulldogs

gentlemen trying to restrain aggressive bulldog

Anonymous said...

Here is the image of the vicious bulldog bank.

"Here is a nice Mechanical Bank made by J & E. Steven's in the late 1800s. It is called the "Bull Dog" bank. You place a coin on the nose of the dog, and pull his tail. He throws the coin off, and catches it in his mouth"

Anonymous said...

Satire and political bulldog cartoons.

1800's cartoon showing a crazed bulldog symbolizing Russia's battle ships and the man's inability to control them.

1877 poker card showing aggressive pit type dogs trying to get at one another.

More information on the playing cards.

Bulldog threatens two young boys

Hustler boy with emaciated bulldog This cartoon is by Felton Outcault.

Bulldog tries to figure out way to tackle hedgehog