Animal Planet Seeks Stories About Pit Bulls & Bullmastiffs

From: Jen
Sent on: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 8:43 AM
Hi Everyone,

I got a pretty exciting email from Animal Planet yesterday - they're going to be featuring the American Pit Bull Terrier and the Bullmastiff on an upcoming episode of Dogs 101. They're currently looking for stories of amazing dogs...if you think your dog might fit their needs, I've included the original email message below, with contact info for John Gates at Animal Planet:

Hello, my name is John Gates writing from Animal Planet's DOGS

We are currently in production on and seeking stories for
Season Three of DOGS 101, a series for Animal Planet. DOGS 101
is the television encyclopedia of dog breeds. Each episode
explores the history, purpose, temperament, amazing
accomplishments, and curious facts about the most popular dog
breeds in the world. A crucial theme of the series is the
powerful love and intense emotional bond that forms between
dogs and their humans.

We are looking for an uplifting and unique human-interest story
to be featured on our upcoming season of DOGS 101 about the
Bullmastiff as well as the American Pit Bull. The story we are
looking for goes beyond the basic show dog, breeder stories, or
general therapy dogs and focus on amazing feats, talents,
strengths, or the special relationships between a Bullmastiff
or American Pit Bull and its owner. With Pit Bulls in
particular we are seeking an especially surprising and unusual
story. The biggest challenge of this show is finding stories
that are VISUALLY stimulating. Newspaper stories are great but
we need to show the dogs in action when doing these types of

Since you are the organizer of a bully breed group on Meetup, I
am hoping you can pass this message along to your group to help
me get in touch with Bullmastiff and Pit Bull owners with
unique and unusual stories. Any contact information you could
provide me with today would be greatly appreciated. The more
contacts the merrier, as we will be filming very soon!

I can be reached by email at our production company at
[address removed].

To find out more information about DOGS 101 and CATS 101, you
can go to our website at:

Thank you so much for your time and I hope to talk to you in
the very near future!

I will be letting John know a little bit more about MN Bully Lovers in hopes he may want to feature our group as an example of a unique way that bully lovers are connecting to promote positive socialization and combat stereotypes of the breed.


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