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By Ken Foster

Filled with inspiring tales and images, this heartfelt tribute to the pit bull celebrates one in every of America’s hottest but misunderstood dogs.

possibly greater than the other breed, the pit bull has been dogged through adverse stereotypes. truthfully, pit bulls are innately brilliant family members pets, as in a position to love and stable deeds as the other form of puppy. atmosphere the list immediately, Ken Foster sings the praises of pit bulls in I’m an excellent Dog, a gorgeously illustrated, tenderly written tribute to this so much misunderstood of canines.

founding father of the Sula starting place, which promotes liable pit bull possession in New Orleans, and the writer of 2 acclaimed books approximately deserted canines, Foster has made it his venture to carry missed dogs into the limelight. I’m an outstanding Dog strains the interesting background of this relatively maligned breed. A century in the past, the pit bull used to be thought of a relatives puppy, featured in kinfolk photographs and depended on as loving partners for kids. extra lately, pit bulls were portrayed through the media as stereotypes of every little thing they don't seem to be. Foster shatters that popularity via relocating profiles of pit bulls that function treatment canine, athletic heroes, search-and-rescue canines, and educators, let alone as loving pets. Foster additionally profiles many pit bull fanatics, from Helen Keller and Dr. Seuss to actor Todd Cerveris, who took his pit bull on journey with him for the musical Spring Awakening.

Proving that there’s a lot to like and not anything to worry, I’m an outstanding Dog restores the pit bull to its rightful position as pal, loved one, athlete and entertainer.

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