There is no denying the fact that the American Pit Bull Terrier is perhaps the most gifted breed of dog that ever existed. Capable of incredible physical and mental feats the breed has nonetheless been reviled by those with an ax to grind and secondhand information. In this third completely new hook on the breed by Richard F. Stratton, the author gives firsthand information as one who has been a student of the breed for forty years. In this bountifully illustrated volume, he strips away the overgrowth of misinformation and deliberate lies to reveal a dog with a sweet and lovable nature and a surprisingly steady disposition. Although certainly not exotic in appearance, the breed is shown to he totally unique among dogs and most assuredly the most courageous. Although different people see different things in him the American Pit Bull Terrier affects all who know him in the same way: he causes them to exult in their hearts. CONTENTS: The Mongrel with the Mumps; Tracking the Demon; The Natural History of Nonsense; More Short Tall Tales; The World of the American Pit Bull Terrier; The Scientific Approach; Calling the Roll; Classic Contests; Bring Your Dog Up To Scratch; The Proving Ground; A Matter of Style; The Face of Cruelty; Toward Whatever Abyss; Appendices (Pit Contest Rules as They Have Evolved through theYears, ADBA Weight Pulling Rules, Pedigrees of Important Dogs, Further Reading); Glossary.