Tuesday, January 22, 2013

What's in a Name?

People often come up to us and ask what breed Tess and Ed are.  Most people think they are sibling boxers.  Our typical answer is “Edi is an American bulldog/boxer mix and Tess is a pitbull/boxer mix, but who really knows.”

Sometimes I get “well, she could pass for a boxer if you wanted.”  Sure, she could.  But because Tess is so good, I love rep’ing pitbulls with her.
In all reality, both dogs are pitbulls.  And there's no denying it (not that we would!)


I love Ken Foster’s definition from I’m a Good Dog: Pitbulls, America’s Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet

"A pitbull is exuberant, affectionate, loyal, block-headed, athletic, ridiculous, occasionally stubborn, challenging, rewarding, and loved.  A pitbull is American, and like most Americans these dogs are a jumble of DNA and contradictions, which is, naturally, what pit bull lovers love most about their dogs."

Sound familiar?



5 comments:

  1. Ha! Last picture cracks me up. You are very right about the whole what is a pit bull debacle:)

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  2. I love that definition. I've been wanting to readthat book but just haven't ordered it yet.

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    1. I highly recommend. I love Ken Foster's books, and this one is no disappointment. It's a great (and quick!) read!!

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  3. That is a great definition! I used to think of Hades as pit bull/shar pei. I still think he has shar pei in him but more lately we keep thinking he might have some kind of bulldog in him. At first I was like, is my first pit bull not even a pit bull? Who knows, people always guess that he is a pit bull, and that makes him a pit bull. I'm sure he has at least a smidge in there. =)
    Where did you get those shirts in the first picture? Adorable! Your dude has a great smile that shows off his cute little teefers!

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    1. Haha, we think Tess could potentially be a boxer/beagle mix. I thought the same thing about her

      The shirts are by Zach & Zoey - we got these ones from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0014M30SM/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00), but we've also gotten them from BaxterBoo.com.

      Also, I can't believe you noticed his teeth...that's my favorite part of him -- and I call them his "little teefers"!!

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