Monday, July 20, 2009

A Historical View

I knew about the many breed hysterias that have faded in and out over the past few decades - Shepherds, Dobermans, Great Danes, Rottweilers and the like (including the current media fascination with Pit Bulls) - but did you know that 150 years ago it was Bloodhounds? The link is an overview of Karen Delise's book The Pit Bull Placebo, and at the bottom of the page you can download a free copy. I've been wanting to read it for quite some time, so this is great!