Challenges & Controversies Facing Bully Breed Dogs in Animal Shelters
This course explored the special challenges faced by animal shelters in dealing with unwanted pit bulls and other bully breeds. Veterinary students explored the topics of breed prejudice, myths, breed characteristics, temperament evaluation, and dog fighting. This course used an innovative combination of directed reading, videos, webinars, internet research, shelter visits, and attendance at the veterinary forensics conference focusing on blood sport investigations. Most activities are self-paced and student collaboration is key to a rewarding experience.