I find myself becoming a bigger fan of pit bulls and wanting to protect the breed more & more everyday. When we first found Lucy over a year ago because of all the bad rap I was somewhat reluctant to keep her. My heart told me she was just what she appeared to be, lovable,smart and silly. But as I was searching for information on the breed all I pretty much got was the bad rap. Pages & pages of horror stories. Since then I have learned most of the stories are not true. This is a awesome breed of dog who gets the worst case of bad rap ever.
~ Punish the deed not the breed.~
I just ran across this story and had to share it.
Most people Have never heard of Sergeant Stubby, yet he is the most decorated dog in military history. Sergeant Stubby was a Pit Bull Mix who fought in the trenches of France during WWI for 18 months. During the 17 battles that this little Pit Bull fought in he warned his fellow solders of gas attacks, located wounded solders out on the battle field and listened for incoming artillery rounds. Sergeant Stubby was even responsible for capturing a German spy at Argonne who was mapping the layout of Allied trenches.
During WWI Sergeant Stubby’s heroism was well known and he became the only dog every to receive a battle field promotion in history. After one of the battles the women of the French village of Domremy presented him with a hand-sewn chamois coat, decorated with Allied flags and his name stitched in gold thread.
After the war, Sergeant Stubby was invited to the White House and met with three Presidents: Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge, and Warren G. Harding. He was, also made a lifetime member of the American Legion, the Red Cross, and the YMCA.
Thank ya Stubby!