If you look up this phrase with the word pit bull, you’ll find people talking about Colby pit bulls and romanticizing dogfighting from the early 20th century while at the same time distancing the dogs themselves from the true nature of a fighting bred gamedog.  A pit bull information page from Pit Bulls Pounding the Pavement is a perfect example of this duplicitous treatment of pit bulls.  The author takes the reader on a pit bull propaganda roller coaster ride.  First comes an admission of the “sad fact” that these dogs were bred for violence.  The author then points the reader to a special history lesson, complete with old time photographs of John Colby and a fighting pit bull, that glorifies that same violent past.  Finally, the reader is informed that the glorious and violent history has nothing to do with today’s pit bulls despite the fact that dog fighting is more prevalent today than at any time in history.

John P. Colby is one of the most famous dog fighters from the turn of the 20th century.  A great deal of Colby’s fame is due to the fact that he was a shameless self-promoter and decided to sell his fighting dogs to the general public when most dog fighters were secretive and kept their dogs out of the public view.

Today his son, Louis Colby is still selling Colby dogs, to just about anybody.

08-31-2010, 07:57 AM  I just got a female clolby pup from louis colby .That gives me one razors edge,one Ruffian,and now a colby i think i got my hands full.. Earli$$

08-31-2010, 09:28 AM Nice owning a Colby dog Is like owning a piece of history.Do you think the colby dog will do fine with the other dogs as he or she matures????Thats my only concern cuz Id like to have one too,Just dont want to have it seperated constanly?????? NorCalBlues1

08-31-2010, 06:44 PM IM hopeing she dose good with the other two i wouldnt see why not we do lotd of fun stuff with are dogs and there around people and kids all the time….Lets keep are fingers crossed… Earli$$

09-01-2010, 08:26 PM  im sure she will be o.k with them even though she is a game dog.. with enough things to do i think she will be fine..lookin at her ped feels like im lookin into history.. Earli$$

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