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Boom, the Pit Bull Who Loves Animals

by Melanie

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Meet Boom.  Boom is a Staffordshire bull terrier that like other dogs, loves to play ball.  He loves the outdoors.  And he loves other animals.

According to his Facebook biography, “Boom is an incredible little guy.  He is a 26-lb powerhouse that truly lives up to his name.  He will try to do anything you ask of him and he will always give it his all.  He doesn’t do anything just half-way.”


Many people have the idea that all pit bulls are vicious; born killers who will maul anyone or anything if given the opportunity.  But this is not true.  Pit bulls are only as good as their owners.  By nature, most are very sweet, playful, energetic dogs who live to please.  Their willingness to obey is often their downfall; because of this and their natural strength, they are the perfect candidates for cruel dog fighters looking for both bait and champions.  But when given plenty or love and positive training, American Staffordshire terriers, American Pit Bull terriers and all other bully breeds have the potential to be excellent family dogs.


For Boom this is especially true.  The three-year-old  is an AKC Canine Good Citizen and has been certified by Therapy Dogs International.  One of the requirements for being a therapy dog is the ability to get along with other animals, and based on this adorable Easter photo shoot, Boom exemplifies this qualification with ease.

Many dogs, even some of the best trained, would chase and possibly kill a running rabbit, and quickly eat a chick balancing on their nose.  But not Boom.  He has been well trained and not only tolerates, but really seems to love the company of his fluffy, fuzzy companions.


In addition to being a nanny dog for Easter bunnies (and a chickie!), Boom has nearly 30 titles in obedience, flyball, dock diving and agility.  He is also part of American Idogs, an entertainment production where dogs play games, do tricks, jump and do agility races.

Visit Boom on his Facebook page: