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5 Famous Pit Bulls

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Prominent Pit Bulls

By Samantha Drake

Pit bulls have made special places for themselves in history, movies, and television. But these five pit bulls may have set themselves apart for a variety of achievements.

 

5 Famous Pit Bulls was originally published on Pet360.com

1. Bud

Bud the pit bull hitched a ride on the first road trip across the United States. In 1903, Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson made history by driving from San Francisco to New York City in his Winston Vermont automobile. Accompanying Jackson were his assistant Sewall K. Crocker and his pit bull, Bud, who had his own goggles to protect his eyes. Bud’s goggles are now in the Smithsonian Institution, according PBS, which documented the journey in a two-hour special in 2003.

2. Sergeant Stubby

Stubby, the most decorated dog of World War I, is credited with capturing a German spy, whom the dog attacked and held until American soldiers took him prisoner, the Defense Media Network says. The commanding officer of the 102d Infantry, Yankee Division, where Stubby was a mascot, was so impressed by Stubby that he promoted the pit bull to sergeant.

3. Petey

Petey from The Little Rascals/Our Gang shorts of the 1920s was a pit bull. Petey’s real name was Pal and he was owned and trained by Harry Lucenary. The black ring around his eye was added by makeup and was sometimes put on the canine mascot’s left eye and sometimes on his right, the website Pitbullsontheweb.com reveals. 

4. Grunt

In the 1983 movie Flashdance, a pit bull named Jumbo Red played the role of Grunt, Alex’s faithful canine friend. The dog holds down the fort for the welder/exotic dancer as she tries to make her ballerina dreams come true.

5. Champion

On NBC’s Parks and Recreation, Champion is the three-legged pit bull April Ludgate and Andy Dwyer adopt from the pound. Champion is played by Lucy, who was acquired from a pit bull rescue organization in 2004. “No one knows how Lucy lost her leg, but it was likely at a young age because she is so comfortable and agile,” according to NBC.com.

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  • gentle by nature..
    01/10/2014 12:01pm

    dogs are all gorgeous,it to bad that they are given such a bad image,these dogs are very gentle at least until man turns them into something that they are not....

  • Mik00Cat-Bulldogs
    02/27/2014 08:52am

    U r so right, My Bull Girlie was a rescue whom I raised around my 2 children boy4 girl 2 until the girl was 9 and by this time Girlie was 7 my mobile home caught on fire everyone was rescued except 4 my daughter when the fireman found her Girlie was laying with her head on top of her chest trying to protect Her. Now to me that's a family pet and my Hero. Girlie and Michelle r n Heaven together having a blast. And in for those that r Bull haters, sorry that is your loss.

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