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Super Dogs That Will Change Your Perception - SomeDogsLife

Super Dogs That Will Change Your Perception

Below are some wonderful pibbles that are changing the perception of the breed with the “Bad Rap”. These dogs are more than amazing! They are real service dogs, therapy dogs, AKC S.T.A.R Puppies, Canine Good Citizens (CGC), Advanced CGC, and lovable family members. (see below for an explanation of the CGC title)

Get to know these special pups by clicking on their pictures

Dexter the Pibble

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Blueberry the Pit Bull Therapy Dog

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Petey the Ordinary Pit Bull – CGC

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Makana the Shelter Pit Bull

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Rascal the Rags to Riches Pup

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 Tank the Therapy Dog Pit BullTank

Caesar the Fabulous Pittie Bull CGCCaesar

Yoda the Jedi Pibble

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 More to come…

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (CGC)

“Responsible Owners, Well-Mannered Dogs. The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. In CGC, dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test can earn a certificate and/or the official AKC CGC title. Dogs with the CGC title have the suffix, “CGC” after their names.” – American Kennel Club CGC

 

Here’s a great read from Katie Kirnan on BarkPost: BatDad Adopts Pit Bull To Be DogRobin After She Changes His Mind About Breed Stereotypes OH YEAH! – Another mind changed and a life saved by rescue

BatDad admitted on his Facebook page that he bought into the negative stereotypes associated with Pit Bulls until Sugar came into his life. Now he says that those stereotypes are “BS.”

38 Comments

  1. Thurman

    Nicely Done. I opened up some of the photos and was really impressed. Great pictures. Did you do the photography? If so you need to include more. It kept me on the site. I like the way you placed the links. It doesn’t distract from the message but is still effective. Good luck with your golf game

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    1. alyx (Post author)

      Haha! Thank you Thurman! I do need help with my golf game. I know I will never make the pro circuit. 🙂 Thank you for the comments on the site too. The only pictures I took are of my own dogs. The Super Dogs page is hopefully going to change the perception many people have of Pit Bull type dogs. I think I’ve already changed one person’s view with my site! Hey, one at a time right!

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  2. Adrian Yeow

    I used to have a doggie at my home. My dog will bark at strangers who passed by my house. Well, it kept away thefts and make us feel more safety isn’t it? I do not really understand what is the CGC or therapy dogs mean. Can you clarify for me?

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    1. alyx (Post author)

      Hi Adrian,

      Thanks for your comment! The CGC is a special title from the American Kennel Club that is only given to dogs that pass a comprehensive 10 part test. The test shows that the the owner is a responsible pet owner and the dog is well-mannered. Therapy dogs have to pass a 13 part comprehensive test before they can go into hospitals, convalescent homes, etc. I hope that answered your questions.

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  3. Larry

    What neat dogs! I am a dog lover, with a “traditional” yellow lab. I never warmed up to a pit and generally have a negative opinion of them, but I have to say these are adorable. Yes, if your goal was to change my perception, you may have made a little progress. Thank you for sharing these.

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    1. alyx (Post author)

      Hi Larry,
      Thank you so much for your comment. I love labs too, all dogs really. Wesley, aka SomeDog is my second pit mix. I volunteer for Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners and train my dogs with them. I know pit bull type dogs get a bad rap and it’s sad. Plus the news doesn’t help. My pup, and those I posted on the site, are nothing but lovers. They deserve a chance and if I was able to change your perception, even a little, then my site has potential to change minds one at a time 🙂

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  4. Michel

    Great idea for a post.

    I liked Rascal, the rags to riches pup. He looks super friendly and happy, and although I have never had a pit bull, Rascal looks like the type of happy go lucky dog that I would love to have.

    Also those mesmerizing greeny blue eyes are awesome.

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    1. alyx (Post author)

      Hi Michel,

      Thank you for your comment. Rascal is an amazing dog that had a rough start to life. He and his siblings were known as the “naked pups” because they were rescued with demodex mange all over their bodies, which caused them to all have no hair. He is a foster failure and has come a long way. He is currently training to get his Advanced CGC title. Remarkable pup and very sweet.

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  5. bioelectrobot

    This is the first time I have heard of the Canine Good Citizen program. I really like this idea. I’ve heard terrible stories of dogs that turn on their owners. This CGC seems to be some sort of a “background check” for dogs. I’m glad to see that this kind of service exists. I don’t own a dog, however, if I ever needed to own a dog, I would definitely use the CGC service. Most likely the dogs that have turned on their owners, and I am referring to caring owners, not abusive owners, have some behavioral traits that were not previously examined. Thanks for making this information available. It will definitely be useful for anyone seriously considering owning a dog.

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    1. alyx (Post author)

      Hi – thanks for your comment. It takes a lot of training and dedication for dogs to reach the CGC level. The CGC is a great thing to have but just basic training is beneficial too. Often times caring owners don’t put in the time to train their dogs the basic commands. And yes, I do believe that some dogs, regardless of breed, have behavioral traits, just like humans do.

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  6. Billy Hunter

    Luckily, I never really thought of pitbulls as mean dogs.. well I heard about the Michael Vick thing.. but that was only because he was my favorite NFL player at the time, what are the odds. So yeah I really never was afraid of pitbulls but I can also say I never really was around one either… I grew up with Labradors so I can’t say I know how a pitbull behaves really. But I really do enjoy seeing them on your site! They seem so happy and friendly , i just want to cuddle with one or something haha. Do they cuddle well? i sure hope so.

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    1. Alyx (Post author)

      Hi Billy! All dogs deserve a chance and I’m happy that you didn’t think they were mean. That Michael Vick thing was terrible and it’s awful how people treat innocent animals. It pains me every time I hear or see something bad that has to do with any animal. Ad far as cuddling, pit bulls do love to cuddle, well most of them. Some are aloof; Wesley is like a cat and only wants to cuddle or sit on you on his terms. 🙂 This site is dedicated to my lab/pit mix I had for over 16 years and he was a total cuddle bug.

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  7. Joellyn Mumcian

    Thanks so much, Alyx for including Yoda on this wonderful page! I’m honored, and because of you I have finally managed to get back to posting on Yoda’s page that I have neglected for too long. It felt good to be able to share some of the things we’ve been having fun doing lately. Yoda is such a good boy, and such a great ambassador for his breed, that it’s important to share his journey and his accomplishments. So thanks again, and congrats on Some Dogs Life!

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    1. Alyx (Post author)

      Thank you Jody! I love Yoda and know what a good, smart boy he is. I want others to see what I see. Thank you for letting me include him in this project. I’m glad that you have gotten back to posting for him since I love reading about his journey. I really hope this site reaches many people and helps change minds. All of the dogs I put on that page have accomplished amazing things and I’m grateful that I have had the opportunity to get to know most of them. 🙂

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  8. Captured Memories

    Love the fact that your website is about dogs that have stereo types of bad and dangerous animals but you have put it in a way that tells people that they are not all dangerous.
    I think its brilliant that each dog has its own facebook page where you can learn all about them if you wanted to

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    1. Alyx (Post author)

      Thank you! I wanted to link to some amazing dogs so people can see the positive side of these dogs and not just read about mine. I hope many people click on each picture and get to know them.

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  9. Amanda

    I like the pictures on your site. My uncle trains dogs that are big and don’t alway have a great history to better get adopted. The stories of the dogs when you click on them is good and its great to see dogs that have a good home. I hate to see animals have problems finding homes just because people have given them a bad name by having that type of breed trained to fight.

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    1. Alyx (Post author)

      Hi Amanda! Thank you for your comment. I love that your uncle trains dogs so they have a better shot at getting adopted. Truly amazing. It breaks my heart when I hear about animals having a hard time finding loving homes.It’s these types of stories that renew my faith in humanity. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Amanda

    Hey there! I absolutely love your website and what your doing. I really hope you can help make a difference. I have always loved the pit bull breed, and its very unfortunate that they have such a bad rep. They are the most lovable dogs but get such a bad name cause people don’t raise them right, or they raise them to fight. I have encountered many pit bulls over the years and never once have I met one that was mean in any way.

    I do however have a couple question for you, I went through and checked out all the dogs and their facebook pages, except one. What’s the story with Rafa(The not so baby pibble)? I couldn’t click on him.. Which brings me to my second question, what is a pibble? I’ve never heard of that before..

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    1. Alyx (Post author)

      Hi Amanda! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment about the site. I believe some perceptions have been changed and when people meet Wesley their minds are put at ease.

      Sorry about not being able to click on Rafa, it might be a broken link or something. I will take a look at that one when I can. The name pibble is just an endearing word for the generic pit bull ter.

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  11. Linda

    This is a wonderfully fun site with some great pics and content. I particularly appreciate the emphasis on Canine Good Citizenship training. I’m a dog lover and I think much of the “bad rap” that pit bulls have acquired is due to owners who do not have the necessary commitment to properly train their dogs. Very nice job!

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    1. Alyx (Post author)

      Thank you Linda! I wish everyone felt the same way. I’ve met some spectacular pups who deserve a fair shot. Wesley attempted the Canine Good Citizen test but is very fearful of loud noises. We are working on that.

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  12. Melissa

    These dogs are absolutely stunning, and would classify them as super… Wow! I like the layout and the flow to the Facebook that gives me to more details, pics, history about the dogs to understand why they are super, I think this was done very smartly. Well done, there are not many people that give time and attention to dogs, especially those ones that had a bad start in life or have been a hero to someone.

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    1. Alyx (Post author)

      Thank you Melissa! I’m a big fan of all dogs but I have a special place in my heart for bully breed dogs.

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  13. Sofia

    I think they have a bad rap from bad owners. I have two pitbulls. One is friendly but the other is unpredictable with strangers. Some dumb kids sprayed him with pepper spray which is understandable why he is unpredictable with strangers. It’s like any humans. You have to gain their trust.
    Thanks,
    Sofia

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    1. Alyx (Post author)

      Hi Sofia

      I totally understand what you mean. Trust is important and I’m happy you have given him a chance to gain yours. I don’t know why people are so cruel to helpless animals. Sorry your baby was sprayed, it breaks my heart. I wish I knew what happened to Wesley. I’ve had him for 3 1/2 years and he still spooks easily. So sad. -Alyx

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  14. Mike

    Super dogs! Ha! Love it! So many cute photos. Yoda the Jedi Pipple is my favorite he is. I run a blog about dogs myself, specifically Samoyeds, so I’m a big dog lover just like you. I think far too often, it’s not so much the breed of dog that may have behavioral issues, as it is the owners. The onus is really on the owners to train their dogs properly and raise them well.

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    1. Alyx (Post author)

      Hi Mike! I completely agree about training and raising them well. They need love and caring just like humans. Yoda is an amazing dog, as are the others on the page. I keep finding more and more great dogs with owners that care deeply about them. All dogs make me happy and I like that you’re a big dog lover too. I love Samoyeds! They are so beautiful.

      -Alyx

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  15. jschicanha

    a dog is an amazing animal to keep hold of and in the picture you have posted they really attracted me to the point that i got stuck to the types of dog i might want to go. i have one at home but i think it mneed a friend to keep praying with

    please provide me with the contacts where one can get you when in need of dog like those ones

    be blessed

    Jose

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    1. Alyx (Post author)

      Hi Jose, I love that you are interested in these types of dogs. We got Wesley through a rescue. I was just at our local shelter and there are so many there waiting for good homes. That would be the place I would start looking.

      Good luck and all the best! I’m sure you will find the perfect match.

      Alyx

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  16. Cathy

    Pitbulls are really nice dogs. A few of them are my patients in the vet clinic where I work and they have never given me any problems except for allergic skin conditions.

    The smaller breeds such as poodles and shih tzus are the notorious biters and screamers, but not pitbulls for sure. Some of them are so gentle that they walk right up to me and ask for a belly rub. If I have a bigger home, I would love to adopt one.

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    1. Alyx (Post author)

      Hi Cathy, thanks for your comment. I completely agree. I wish I had a bigger house and yard so I could adopt more.

      Alyx

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  17. ches

    It’s so unfair that these wonderful dogs have got such a bad name through no fault of their own. This is a fine example of what these dogs are really like. They make wonderful pets and are the most faithful friend you could ever hope to have.
    Staffies, english bull terriers and pitbulls are often vilified in the UK but 99% of the time it is the owner that should be brought to book, not the poor innocent dog.
    A dog isn’t born bad or aggressive it is us the human masters of those dogs that ruin them.
    Thanks for bringing all these super-dogs together on one page so we can see for ourselves what we should already know; they are perfect pooches and a credit to their breed. Ches

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    1. Alyx (Post author)

      Hi Ches, thanks for commenting. I don’t understand why someone would even get a pet if they don’t have the decency or humanity to treat them like living creatures. It saddens me but I’m grateful that I know so many wonderful pet owners. I’m glad you enjoyed the Super-Dogs page. -Alyx

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  18. Eric

    Hello Alyx, what a great article! I took a look at each of the dogs photos and pages connected to them. They are all wonderful! I can understand why some people may have an aversion to pit bulls, with so much negative publicity about them. But I never met a pitbull that was anything but sweet and loving. They are a great breed, and if people would open up and give them a chance, they would see what we see. I have a Wheaton Terrier now, and I had a springer spaniel mix many years ago. Dogs are so awesome! Loved your aricle, great job!

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    1. Alyx (Post author)

      Hi Eric, glad you enjoyed the article and checked out all of the Super Dogs. They are all pretty amazing creatures. I have come across some more but I just need to update the page when I get a chance. Thanks for your comment. -Alyx

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  19. Elsa

    I love the picture of all these dogs! Pit bulls can be some of the sweetest dogs. My cousin has a pure breed pit bull and is one of the best dogs I’ve ever met. It is obedient, loving and definitely helps to give pit bulls a better reputation. I think it’s the owners that give dogs a bad name because they often don’t train, and spend the time necessary with their dogs.

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    1. Alyx (Post author)

      Hi Elsa, thank you for your comment and I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures. I completely agree with you. Even when people abuse these poor innocent dogs, most of the time they are very forgiving and their sweetness comes through with a little love. I have never understood why someone would even get a dog if they are going to neglect, abuse and not take the time to train and love them. 

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