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Helen Keller (Pit Bull Named - Sir Thomas)
Molly Price (Actress)
General George Patton
Jan Michael Vincent
President Woodrow Wilson
Pink (the singer)
Jan Michael Vincent
Malcolm - Jamal Warner
Mary Tyler Moore
Steve & Terri Irwin (Pit Bull Named - Sui)
Mo Vaughn (NY Mets)
James Ellroy (Author)
Amy Jo Johnson (Actress)
Jack Johnson (Hawaiian singer)
Kelli Williams (Actress from The Practice)
Rachel Ray (from Food Network) (Pit Bull Named - Isaboo)
Shaquille "Shaq" O'Neal
Walter Scott (Author)
Ken Howard (Father in Crossing Jordon - his Pit Shadow saved his life)
Michael J. Fox
Mel Brooks & Anne Brancroft
Jesse James and (Pit Bull Named - Cisco)
Stephan Jenkins (Singer)
Tamika Dixon (Athlete)
Singer Rick Springfield
Actor Vin Diesel
Sir Walter Scott (Poet)
Robert Ferguson (Green Bay Packer)
John Stewart (from the Daily Show)
Bill Berloni (Broadway show dog trainer who has said that the Pit is the breed of choice for training.)
Roy Jones Jr.
Richard "Rip" Hamilton
Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft
Well known sports figures who own Pit Bulls include:
Tennis Star Serena Williams (Pit bulls Name - Bambi)
Professional Basketball Players Desmond Mason (Pit Bulls Named - Zane & Capone)
Rashard Lewis (Pit Bull Named - Cookie, Angel & Ginger)
Amare Stoudemire (Pit Bull Names - JT, Ace & Deuce)
Alton Ford (Pit Bull Names - Mischif, Rosy, Spicey, Diable +3 pups with names unknown)
Tamika Dixon and Mo Vaughn
Garfield (2004 Universal Pictures)
Jimmy Kimmel (voice of Spanky the Pit Bull from the Bronx)
Torque (2004 Warner Home Video)
Biker Cary Ford (Martin Henderson) is in possession of several motorcycles belonging to a ruthless drug dealer. Now he's putting the squeeze on Ford in an attempt to retrieve the bikes, which have something a little more valuable than gas in their tanks.Dojo is a pit bull who growls at the moon but is probably more gentle than any of the two- legged counterparts in the movie.
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003 Fox Home Entertainment)
Blue Water's Blitz was the American Bulldog star of Cheaper by the Dozen. Problems start right away when Nora and Hank come and the kids make it their personal mission to annoy Hank in any way that they can. Take this one scene where they soak his underwear in meat so that Blitz would chase after him.
Snatch (2001 Columbia Tri-Star)
An unnamed Pikey pit bull whose loyalty brings luck stars in Snatch. What do two boxing promoters, an Irish gypsy who speaks gibberish, a mean British kingpin, a Russian mercenary, a Jewish jeweler from New York, three bumbling crooks, a sharpshooter with steel teeth, and a pit bull have in common? They all want a pretty damned expensive diamond.
Babe: Pig In The City (1999 Universal Studios)
The plight of these creatures puts a dark cloud over the sunny concept of the original Babe, making this film the most frightening G rated movie I can recall. The animals in the hotel represent disturbingly real criminals we see in society -- and movies. An orangutang is played to be a drug lord, while a pit-bull has an Italian mafia accent. But when a neighbor complains about the flea-bitten establishment, animal control people come in and capture the gang in a long and heart wrenching scene that will probably upset many young viewers. "Even more imaginative than the original" (The Washington Post), this sequel takes the three musketeers Babe, Ferdy and Mrs. Hoggett on a crusade into the midst of a large city where despite incredible obstacles, they're able to turn enemies into friends, raise enough money to save the farm and combine the two worlds into one. Once again, it's Babe's kind and steady heart that achieves miracles.
2 Days in the Valley (1996 HBO Studios)
A cold-hearted killer, a crook who cooks, a drop-dead blonde and a couple of cops are looking for sex, looking for money, looking to stay alive. But all of them are looking to get out of the valley and they've got just two days to do it.
Homeward Bound (1993 Disney Studios)This thrilling and thoroughly captivating theatrical hit from Disney has become an instant favorite with audiences of all ages. You'll lose your heart to Chance, a fun-loving American Bulldog pup; Sassy, a hilarious Himalayan cat who lives up to her name; and Shadow, a wise old golden retriever -- all of whom express themselves with very familiar human voices! The adventure begins when the loving owners of these irresistible pets are forced to leave them in the temporary care of a friend who lives hundreds of miles away. But after several days, the worried animals begin to think their family must be in trouble, so they decide to head for home. On their incredible journey across the ruggedly beautiful Sierras, they encounter unexpected surprises from man, beast, and nature alike. It's an unforgettable story of love, courage, and devotion that will delight and inspire generations to come!
Homeward Bound II - Lost in San Francisco (1996 Disney Studios)This movie follows the unwritten law of sequels: bring back the same characters and put them in similar jeopardy with slightly tweaked circumstances. Instead of a cross-country journey, this time the pet trio must get from the San Francisco airport across the Golden Gate Bridge to their suburban home. Michael J. Fox and Sally Field return as the voices of Chance the American Bulldog and Sassy the cat, with Ralph Waite replacing the late Don Ameche as the elderly golden retriever. Their journey features dogfights, house fires, an epic battle with a pair of petnappers, and a love affair for Chance with a stray from the other side of the bridge (Carla Gugino). Sinbad voices another dog who guides them through the mean streets of the city by the bay, and Robert Hays stars as the father, but, frankly, that hardly matters. What does is the animals' banter, and they're funny. (Ages 3 and up) --Kimberly Heinrichs
The Little Rascals (1994 Universal Studios)
Kids may enjoy the slapstick of this modern reworking of the old Our Gang comedies, but parents who grew up watching them on TV (or grandparents who saw them at theaters) will wonder why anyone would want to be involved in this remake. Directed by Penelope Spheeris, the film takes look-alike kids and casts them as Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, and the rest. These are kids doing shtick while recycling such old bits as the He-Man Woman Haters Club, the kids' go-cart race, and Spanky and Alfalfa dressing as girls.
HEROS & ROLE MODELS
For the general public Pit Bulls are the least known of doggie heros. We all know about famous German Shepherds and Collies but did you know that pit bulls have accomplished some amazing feats as well?
The tough, strong and courageous character of the breed brings new meaning to the term American Hero. Pit bulls have been saving lives and serving humans bravely ever since the U.S. first considered them our All American Dog.Some contemporary examples:
Weela - Ken-L Ration's Dog Hero of the Year (1993)One day while outside watching one of the kids in her family, suddenly body slammed 11 yr old Gary that sent him flying. Lori (mom) saw the whole thing and was surprised since Weela had always played so well with the kids. Surprised , that was until she saw the big rattle snake sink it's fangs into Weela's face! Then she understood Weela had been saving Gary's life!A few years later, Weela saved the lives of 30 people, 29 Dogs, 13 horses and 1 cat. Heavy rains caused a damn to break on the Tijuana River. Weela would pull 30 to 50lbs of food across the river to feed stranded animals when it was needed during their month of being stranded on the island.
Bandog holds more canine working titles than ANY other breed. The owner's name is Diane Jessup and you can reference her book, "The Working Pit Bull." It tells you all of Dread's accomplishments. Pit Bulls are truly capable of many tasks.
The Number 1 United States Customs Dog is an American Pit Bull Terrier named Popsicle. How did he get that name? He was found during a drug bust in a freezer where he had been left to die after being used as a bait dog for dog fighters. In 1999, Popsicle helped the feds seize 3,075 pounds of cocaine from a pineapple-laden truck at the Mexican border-the biggest drug bust ever at the Hidalgo, Texas, port of entry.Visit Pit Bulls on the Web for the whole story. (Originally from People Weekly Magazine Edition April 26, 1999 The "Animal" chronicle, Page 117)
In 1917 a Pit Bull by the name of Sgt. Stubby became a war hero for saving several soldiers lives and even capturing a German Spy while in the trenches of France with the 26th Yankee Division.
The first dog to travel across America in a car was a Pit Bull ( Bud ) and did so with the first persons (Horatio Jackson and his assistant and "bicycle" mechanic Sewall Crocker) to cross America in a car (A Winton named the Vermont). Horatio later donated Bud's goggles to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. During the trip Bud would assist in watching for large bumps in the road and often received as much if not more attention by the press than did Jackson. After the trip was completed Bud bravely guarded the Jackson home until his death of old age.
Saved his human moms life after, she had gone into anaphylactic shock from a spider bite. Norton who they rescued from a fight ring, went to the master bedroom and kept pushing her husband until he awoke and followed Norton to his wife. Norton was inducted into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame in 1999 for his heroic act. Visit the 1999 Purina Hall of Fame and Pit Bulls Positive Press for the whole story.
An American Pit Bull Terrier (referred to by owners as their 56lb Chihuahua) who saved 2 retired sisters from a house fire.Visit Pit Bulls Positive Press for the whole story.
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