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Welcome to the most dynamic and extensive pedigree database on the World Wide Web. Virtual Pedigrees is passionate about providing our customers with a complete solution to any of their dog-related needs. As Virtual Pedigrees went from the drawing board to the World Wide Web, many features have been added and removed from the site while under construction. Be aware that while Virtual Pedigrees operated under its beta version, nothing was set in stone until proven indispensable by the users. One to note would be the price associated with registration. This is no longer being advertised, although Virtual Pedigrees from the start has been, and still is, free for all users. Virtual Pedigrees prides itself in offering the best services and more services than any other competitor on the Web. Some websites offer just a few improvements to their database with unreasonable rates, while others are offering gilded, inadequate services for cheap rates. read more

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The American Staffordshire Terrier  - 

American Staffordshire Terrier is one unique breed that has evolved with time. With frequent name changes and changes in characteristic features, American Staffordshire Terrier has slowly but surely come of age and has gradually been inducted and later popularized as a breed to reckon with. The history of these dogs is also pretty interesting and is indeed worth knowing.

 

Bulldogs and terriers were breeds of dogs that were popular for centuries. But bulldogs were mainly used for several derogatory purposes like bull baiting. Bull baiting was immensely popular in those days and referred to as the glory game of baiting bulls by bulldogs. Later on some Britishers bred bull dogs with terriers so as to come up with a combination of agility and tenacity. What they gave rise to, came to be known as Staffordshire Terrier. The breed had other popular names as well namely Bull-and-Terrier Dog and Pit Dog. After the Human Ethics Act was passed in the 1830s, bull baiting was banned and people resorted to dog fighting and other aberrations of the game. These games required dogs of smaller size. So people started breeding bull dogs with white terriers and other breeds known for their aggressiveness and drive for catching prey.

 

In 1870s Staffordshire Terriers were exported to America. Once in America they came to be known as Pit dog and Pit Bull Terrier. Their agility and courage caught the fancy of many and this breed became very popular in America. Its name was later changed to American Bull Terrier and consequently to Yankee Terrier.

 

The Staffordshire Terrier, as it is still at times referred to, is a breed that is perfectly suitable as a watch dog. With unparalleled courage and strong physical features, along with its medium size, the Bull Terrier is a very good bet as a guard dog. Apart from that, they serve as good catch dogs as well. They are exceptionally good at closing games of hogs. They enable their masters to rope a hog since they attack the ears of the hogs or even jowls at times. They are aggressive and truly tenacious. Yet they can be tamed and are known to be pets that are loved and taken care of by all the members of the family. Their medium size is another advantage that helps keep them not only at homes but also in small apartments. And what is best is that their short coat saves the master from taking excessive care.

 

The Bull Terriers are a unique species that combine rare features of courage, tenacity and agility. Their medium size and strength makes them useful for various tasks and at the same time unlike quite a few other breeds they do not have to be kept under utmost care. On top of that, their history is a truly colorful one that has not only changed its name or its continent i.e. residence but also its physical features in course of time. All these unique facts and features make the American Staffordshire Terrier a conspicuous breed.

 

In 1898 C.B. Bennett came up with a stud book named United Kennel Club with the intention of registering this breed formally. This book registered the breed as Pit Bull Terrier of all the names available to the author. The wide pool of names that were used to refer to this breed include many and some of them are Pit Dog, Half – and - Half and American Bull Terrier.

 

This breed was further ratified much later in America under a lot of different names. In 1936 the American Kennel Club recognized this breed as Staffordshire Terrier. Their name was changed and deliberately separated from their English counterpart to point out to the fact that the American breeds are a little heavier than the English ones. So when it was finally given its current name, it was named American Staffordshire Terrier while its English counterpart was named Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The name American Staffordshire Terrier was made effective from 1st January 1972. 

 

Just like the uniqueness of its name, the American Staffordshire Terrier’s physical features are also unique. Its strength is way too much compared to its size. It has a well toned, muscular body and a powerful head. Another striking feature of this breed is its courage. The American Staffordshire Terrier is known for its undaunted courage and the dog is sound and balanced from all ends.

 

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Pete The Pup - 

Pete The Pup

Pete the Pup was a popular dog character in Our Gang, the ground breaking series of short comedy films depicting 20 minute adventures of a group of poor neighborhood children. The most remarkable characteristic about Pete the Pup’s appearance was the ring it had around its eye, a unique oddity that even made its way to Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

Produced by Hal Roach at the Roach studio, the Our Gang series began airing in 1922 as silent short films. When in need of a dog to fit the canine character they’d created for Our Gang, Roach hired the original Pete, a dog named “Pal the Wonder Dog” who was already an established actor having started his film career when he was just six months old. He also had experience playing the role of Tige, the dog that belonged to Buster Brown on the Buster Brown series. Sired by Earl Tudor’s “Black Jack,” Pal had an almost complete ring around his eye. His owner made the decision to complete it by using permanent dye. Hal Roach, when he hired Pal for Our Gang, also decided to let the ring stay on, thus creating the most recognized dog in history. Pal acted in 13 silent short films of the Our Gang series before his demise in 1930. Rumor has it that Pal, or Petey as he was also referred to, was poisoned by an adversary who mixed his meat with glass; a result of a grudge against Harry Lucenay. His last OG film was A Tough Winter released on June 21, 1930. Pal also had 13 other feature films to his credit, all of which were released between December 1921 and October 1927.

Petey’s starting salary of $125 was agreed upon by his trainer Harry Lucenay and Hal Roach to be raised by $25 every week. This sum made him exclusive to Hal Roach Studios and also earned him the distinction of being the second highest paid actor next to Farina on theOG series.

On learning of his demise, the child actors on OG were disconsolate. Harry Lucenay, however, happened to be breeding a “Pete” line and therefore had a few of Pal’s offspring to choose from to fill the vacant spot. The pup he chose was nicknamed the second Pete or Lucenay’s Pete. Bred by A.A. Keller, this Pete was a Pit bull with dual registration as both an AKC Staffordshire Terrier and a UKC APBT (1941) Reg. 22558. Both of Lucenay’s Pete’s parents, Pal and Pansy acted in episodes of OG.

Lucenay’s Pete, whelped on September 6, 1929, had to have the circle painted around its eye by Max Factor to resemble his predecessor. However, the second Pete’s circle is on the opposite eye and the coloring of its ears and front legs are slightly different. In the next two years Lucenay’s Pete who turned out to be the most famous Pete the Pup, acted in 77 OG comedy films (sound had been added by then) after which Harry Lucenay was fired by Hal Roach. Pete 2 then went to New York and worked in Buzzin Around, Broadway Highlights and The Lambs Club. He also spent a lot of time at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, getting himselfphotographed with children. Pete 2 rejoined the OG group in 1936 but only for a personal appearance tour. He passed away in 1946, two years after the OG series ended.

Though Pete 2 has been dead for over 60 years, his memory continues to live on in the hearts of OG fans and his next generation owner Ted Lucenay. The number of websites dedicated to OG and Pete’s memory and the ease with which information related to him can be accessed online all go to prove how much interest this Pit Bull actor still generates.

Ted Lucenay who was 18 when Pete 2 died said that he was “a regular family dog” that “would sleep at the foot” of his bed and was “gentle, playful and warm.” He recalled the times they went on walks in California, people would stop him and request for a picture with Pete. “He was always recognized,” Lucenay recalled. “Everybody loved him.”

While Lucenay confirms that Pete 2 died of old age, he chooses to keep the famous canines final resting place a secret. You can view by clicking PETER pedigree or @ http://virtualpedigrees.com/pedigree/peter



 
American Pit Bull Bully's April 25, 2009 - 

These picture were taken at the "American Pit Bull Bully's dog show on April 25, 2009. Host by "Prymtyme Pitbulls" the show was a good turn out, lots of kennel for the tri-city and out the state came to Gainville, FL and enjoed the cookout. I met serveral kennel onwers and their dogs and took lots of pictures of these beloved Bully breed. Some of the kennel that were in attendants were: Kennelofspartans, Blueinkpitbullkennels and Ruff Ryder national do division. Below is the link to my Picasa album with lot of dog show pictures.

For those in addendants, if you notice are see your dogs in my Album please feel to tag your dogs name.

American Pit Bull Bully's April 25, 2009

 



 
Training tips for American Pit Bulls - II - 

As mentioned in the previous post, most people tend to view American Pit Bulls as aggressive and dangerous. This might be because of their aggressive response to other animals, especially dogs. But, one other rarely identified factor is the inadequate or improper training they receive when still puppies. This responsibility lies with owners who play a large role consciously or unconsciously in determining their pet’s behavior and adjustability.

Here are some tips you can make use of to ensure that you’re training reaps maximum benefits in terms of your Pit Bull’s overall behavior.
1. Start training your pet from day one: It’s never too early to begin training and your dog will turn out to be better adjusted to society if he has the benefit of it right from the start. Pit Bulls are animals that gain satisfaction from accomplishing challenging tasks that earn them your praise and affection. Use this knowledge to build a relationship that’s based on respect and teamwork. 
2. Use Positive training methods as opposed to compulsion training: Compulsion training involves the use of a whip or other such disciplinary tools that certainly accomplish the job but don’t leave you feeling very good. Avoid such methods and instead opt for training your pet by identifying his primary motivational factor. It could be praise, a special snack, a favorite toy etc. Use this in conjunction with commands to get your dog to obey. Ensure that the leash is off when you engage in this training method to teach your American Pit Bull to obey your voice. Reward him instantly. Such training is fun for both of you and helps build a stronger bond.
3. Stay patient as you train your pet: Developing positive habits takes time and needs constant reinforcement and praise. Do not lose your patience if you fail to see improvements immediately. Show your dog commitment and you won’t regret it. Do that and you’ll soon find you’re proud to be identified by people as his owner.



 
Anderson's Dixie Offspring - Kinkade's Breezie UKC# 125368 Born: 5/02/23 Litter From UKC# 125362 To 125369

 
Keller's Peggy O'Neil - Keller's Peggy O'Neil was crossed to Keller's Black Diamond  UKC# 27156 to produce Steele's Bozo  Male  UKC# 34587  Born: 8/13/33

 
Why www.VirtualPedigrees.com is the Resource for American Pit Bull Terrier Owners - The American Pit Bull Terrier is one of the most popular dogs in society today and there is plenty of reason for all this love and admiration. Fans of the Pit Bull are able to research the pedigree of thousands of Pit Bulls online simply by clicking on the name of the dog. With this kind of information, it is easier than ever to check the pedigree of a dog, transfer ownership of a pedigree and even dispute misleading information that occasionally occurs when dealing with dog breeders. But there is so much more on this site that make it the ideal website for those who love their Pit Bull.

The pedigrees database will show the dog’s name linked with the pit bull 4th generation pedigrees including siblings, offspring and much more. This is a massive collection of information for pit bull owners to use to confirm their pit bull’s genealogy and distinct lineage.


Along with the massive pedigree database on www.VirtualPedigrees.com, you will also find regularly updated information regarding pit bulls. Training information and a full encyclopedia for dog lovers to use whenever there is a question about their dog. There is also the latest news regarding pit bulls and a chance for you to communicate with other pit bull lovers on the forum.


Similar sites online will charge you for their services, but www.VirtualPedigrees.com is completely free to the user. The site has been a long time in the making and it was created out of love for the American Pit Bull Terrier. Users are never charged for their subscription and it is a wonderful way to post your dog’s pedigree and share with others who have the same interest in these, often misunderstood, dogs.

The pit bull has a long and proud history that is covered extensively on the site for those who are interested in this fabulous breed. Pit bulls have certainly gotten a bad rep in the press, but owners of the breed know them to be a loving and loyal dog.


VirtualPedigrees.com has a database where you can explore and post the proud history and genealogy of your animal. Other sites just can’t compare with the quality of information that you will find on VirtualPedigrees.com and it is all free for pit bull lovers to use and enjoy whenever they want. Other sites will give you a cheap version of this information and still others will charge you a small fortune just for the privilege of using their site. VirtualPedigrees.com is a one of a kind site that stands head and shoulders above the competition and it is all for free.


 
Why is it so important to use a Pedigree Database? - 

If you’re the owner of a Pedigree dog then chances are your world revolves around "Man's Best Friend". You like to stay in the loop about all that’s happening in the pedigree world so you can keep up-to-date; not just about the American Pit Bull pedigrees themselves, but all sorts of information connected to health and exercise, news or just about all dog-related information.

When you attempt to discuss or share these important issues with people that don’t own Pedigrees; however, they can’t seem to work up enough interest or provide you with answers to any questions you might have.

That’s where a Pit Bull Pedigree Database comes in. Here are some important ways in which a pit bull pedigree database makes a difference:

  • Pedigree databases understand your passionate involvement in your favorite bloodlines and help you keep track of them through their various services.
  • They help you determine the pedigree of your American Pit Bull Terrier. Getting to know the pedigree of your pit bull helps you in examining its ancestry and understanding your pit dog’s strengths and weaknesses better. If you are also into breeding then this information is invaluable, but even if you aren’t, it definitely leaves you with a better understanding of your loyal companion.
  • Most such databases allow you to advertise about your pedigrees. This is imperative in today’s internet savvy age. In bygone years it was enough to advertise your pedigrees in magazines for the benefit of breeders and potential judges but now it’s imperative that you have a web presence and put up information about your Pit Bull pedigree and breeding philosophy to give it an edge over other dogs that inhabit the competitive world of pedigrees.
  • Such databases understand your desire to share the impact your pit bull has had on your life and thus provide you the opportunity to create a profile and upload pictures that can be viewed by other Pedigree owners.
  • They also allow you to transfer ownership or dispute the pedigree of a particular dog.
  • Registered users can and do upload interesting news related to Pedigrees that keep you up-to-date with current events.
  • As a member you stand to benefit from the forums, encyclopedias and regular posts and articles that are all essential parts of good pedigree databases. These come in handy in times of emergency when you’re at a loss.


Whichever way you look at it, you stand to benefit by joining a Pedigree database, especially if it’s
free .



 
What is a 4th generation Pedigree? - 

So you’ve just become the owner of a wonder Pit bull and you have all the paper work showing its Pedigree. The papers say that yours is a 4th generation pedigree but unfortunately you only have a vague idea of what that means. Well, don’t worry; read on and by the end you’ll have a fairly good idea of what’s involved in that entitlement.

Let’s start at the beginning. Your pit bull parents are referred to as the 1st generation, the grandparents form the 2nd generation, the great-grandparents, the 3rd generation and the great-great grandparents, the 4th generation. Obviously, your pet has been line bred which means that it’s related to a particular ancestor through both its sire and dam.

There are two reasons why pedigrees are mentioned:

  • To help you find out what distinct qualities each had and how that might have been transferred to your current pet.
  • To help you (as a breeder), make informed breeding decisions.


Take a look at the facts below to see how much a particular generation influences a descendant:

1st generation = 50%

2nd generation = 25%

3rd generation = 12.5%

4th generation = 6.25%

5th generation = 3.125%

....and so on right up to the 10th generation which exerts a 0.01% influence.

Looking at this you may wonder why the 3rd or 4th generations even matter considering their relatively insignificant influence. Your theory holds true in situations where only one ancestor is involved. However, when multiple ancestors and close relations like siblings and part siblings of the same line are added to a puppy then the genetic influence is multiplied by increasing the presence and quality of common (desirable) genes.

Scientists have found that genes manifest in clusters. If all the genes in a given cluster are desirable or positive then this has the ability to result in a huge upgrading or pre-potency that isn’t denoted by the above mentioned percentages of influence.

So, it’s imperative that superior ancestors are used in the first place to get the best results. The use of inferior breeds, obviously would result in major downgrading.

Armed with this knowledge now, you can go back and examine your American Pit bull Terrier pedigree to determine just what sort of a stellar Pit bull you’ve brought home. FORMORE INFORMATION ABOUT PEDIGREES VISIT http://virtuapedigrees.com



 

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