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Pit bulls unfairly maligned?

A “nanny dog” from early on the 20th century and his charge.

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Pit bulls, owned by three presidents (Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter), several American geniuses (Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck) and countless celebrities (Mary Tyler Moore’s pit bull, Spanky, alerts her when her blood sugar drops), have been vilified in the press for many years as aggressive and dangerous.


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