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Hi, I'm Dixie

Updated on August 30, 2012

My name is Dixie, I'm a Pit Bull

I'm making this page about my dog because she was a Pit Bull and there are too many people afraid of her breed. I just want to show the world how great a pet she was.

Dixie would have been 11 years old this year. We don't know exactly when her birthday is, but she was about a year old when we got her in August of 2002.

How We Got Dixie

We got Dixie about 10 years ago. My husband and I had just bought a house, and we wanted a dog to go with it. I was in Veterinary Technician school at the time, and a classmate of mine had a picture of two Pit Bulls that were in the shelter she was working at. The shelter was the type where they euthanize the animals after a certain amount of time. I brought a picture home to my husband, and he immediately fell in love with her. He made the trip to the shelter on her very last day, paid for some vaccinations, and brought her home. She immediately bonded with us, and became a great pet.

I loved Dixie because...

I loved my Dixie because she was a great dog. She was very loving, and she was great with the other dog and my cat. I knew that, if it came down to it, she would have protected me, my son, or my husband if it became necessary.

Even though we got Dixie before my son was born, she was always keeping a watchful eye on him. If he was outside playing, or just walking with my husband, she always kept her eyes on him. She wouldn't move until she knew that my "little man" was safe.

Dixie's Gallery

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Dixie has little stuffed toys that she chooses to have for a while.  We call them "wubbies."  This one is a Superman Ball that she liked for a while.This is both my dogs taking a nap on my bed.This is Dixie and my cat taking a nap on my bed.This is one of the first photos I took of Dixie.  She was only a couple of years old then.  I swear she was posing.You think she loves my husband?  Cute aren't they?This is one of the first photos I took of Dixie and our cat.  Can you get any cuter?
Dixie has little stuffed toys that she chooses to have for a while.  We call them "wubbies."  This one is a Superman Ball that she liked for a while.
Dixie has little stuffed toys that she chooses to have for a while. We call them "wubbies." This one is a Superman Ball that she liked for a while.
This is both my dogs taking a nap on my bed.
This is both my dogs taking a nap on my bed.
This is Dixie and my cat taking a nap on my bed.
This is Dixie and my cat taking a nap on my bed.
This is one of the first photos I took of Dixie.  She was only a couple of years old then.  I swear she was posing.
This is one of the first photos I took of Dixie. She was only a couple of years old then. I swear she was posing.
You think she loves my husband?  Cute aren't they?
You think she loves my husband? Cute aren't they?
This is one of the first photos I took of Dixie and our cat.  Can you get any cuter?
This is one of the first photos I took of Dixie and our cat. Can you get any cuter?

Famous Pit Bull Owners

Everyone knows that the dog in "The Little Rascals" was a Pit Bull Terrier, but did you know that there are other famous people that owned Pit Bulls? I didn't until I started researching this. Here's a partial list.

Helen Keller, General George Patton, Jan Michael Vincent, Fred Astaire, Woodrow Wilson, John Steinbeck, Mary Tyler Moore, Sinbad, Barbara Eden (I Dream Of Jeannie), Rachael Ray, Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, Madonna, Jack Dempsey, Theodore Roosevelt, Vin Diesel, 50 Cent.

If you want to look at the full list go here: www.trupitbull.com/FamousPeople

Pit Bull Terrier Search

A great way to link to E-bay and any Pit Bull items they might have. Enjoy!

Pit Bull Links

Here's where I'm going to post any interesting Pit Bull links I might find on the web.

Pit Bull Videos

Besides all that...

Pit Bulls are one of the greatest breeds of dog to have. They're smart, good with children, and far more gentle than most people give them credit for.

By the way, any purchases you make from this page turn into a donation to the ASPCA.

She Has Followed Carmen

On July 15, 2011, we had no choice but to send Dixie over The Rainbow Bridge. Everything that was Dixie was gone. All she did was sleep and stumble around. We loved her with all our hearts, and we had 9 wonderful years with her, but she will be sorely missed.

Don't forget to drop me a little note right here. I'd love to know you stopped by. Remember, this is a G-rated page though. Thanks!

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      Laura Hofman 4 years ago from Naperville, IL

      Dixie was a beautiful dog! It's so hard to lose our dear pet friends. You gave her a wonderful life and home.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Dixie sounds like she found a wonderful home in your hearts. Any dog breed can be a good breed if they are raised in a loving environment and this of course includes pit bulls.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Dixie sounds like she found a wonderful home in your hearts. Any dog breed can be a good breed if they are raised in a loving environment and this of course includes pit bulls.

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      I love dogs. Cool dog you have.

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      Yvonne L. B. 8 years ago from Covington, LA

      Your Dixie is a doll. Both our Rio and 2nd Chance sleep and play with the cats. I've known a lot of nice people with sweet Pitt Bulls, but living in Louisiana have also encountered some dog fighting people who mistreat their Pitt Bulls. It's so sad. Thank goodness it's illegal.

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      raegal75 8 years ago

      She is precious! Thanks for sharing.

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      Deb Kingsbury 8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      My husband and I never have owned a pit bull ourselves, but we cared for one as farm caretakers for five years, along with as many as 14 other rescues. Jonesy was a wonderful dog. He got along great with people and, for the most part, with the other dogs. He WAS powerful, though, and he would get too rough when he played, so he did have his own (large!) area to run rather than being out (or in, rather) with other dogs. Otherwise, he was part of the family and the canine crowd and always went on walks with the rest. If we'd had him since he was a puppy instead of at two years old, I think he would have been able to be mixed in with the others more often.

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      jwooten80 8 years ago

      My husband had two rottweiler mix females, and they were awesome! You couldn't ask for a sweeter pair. They are old now and not as frisky as they used to be, but they are still smart and cute! Check out this website to find great stuff for your dog or for a dog owner! http://petfellowship.com/Pet-Supplies/Dogs[in reply to MikeMoore]

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      jwooten80 8 years ago

      Oh my goodness, I love the picture of the pit with the kitty! It's so great! I think pit bulls are amazingly beautiful, and can be so loyal and kind. This is a great lens for getting the word out about what a great breed pit bulls are! I am gonna add this to my favorites so others can hear about this too. Good job!

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      MikeMoore LM 8 years ago

      I love dogs. My fav isn't the pitbull, but they certainly don't deserve the heat they've been getting lately. In fact, it's usually the little dogs like the poodle that often bite people. You just don't hear about it as much because they're smaller.

      I think my fav dogs have to be the Rottweiler, Husky, Boxer and German Shepard.