Butte Silver Bow Public Library

Dickey, Bronwen,

Pit bull : the battle over an American icon / Bronwen Dickey. - First edition. - xvi, 330 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

"This is a Borzoi book"--Verso of title page.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-313) and index.

Pariah dogs -- The keep -- In the blood -- America's dog -- Dogs of character -- Tooth and claw -- A fear is born -- The sleep of reason -- The phantom menace -- Known unknowns -- Looking where the light is -- "Don't believe the hype" -- Training the dog -- Different is dead -- For life.

"...Dickey offers us a clear-eyed portrait of this extraordinary breed, and an insightful view of Americans' relationship with their dogs."--Publisher

9780307961761 0307961761

2015033292


Pit bull terriers.
Pit bull terriers--History.
American pit bull terrier.
Dogs--History.--United States
Human-animal relationships--History.--United States
Dogs.
Dogs--History.
Pit bull terriers.

SF429.P58 / D53 2016

636.755/9

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