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‘The Champions’ Documentary About Pitbulls Rescued From Michael Vick’s Dog Fighting Ring

“The Champions” is a 2015 documentary about the pitbulls rescued from Michael Vick’s dog fighting ring.

The Champions documentary about pitbulls

I haven’t seen the documentary yet, but it’s available on Netflix and I plan to watch it if I can fit it in around my obsession with the Olympics. I thought some of you would be interested in the film as well.

So if you don’t have Netflix … now’s the time to get it!

Or, you can also download the documentary from the fim’s website for $4.99.

This isn’t a review post or a sponsored post. I’m just really interested in watching the film and thought you might be as well.

The documentary is about 90 minutes. Below is a video of the trailer.

Have you seen the film? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.

The book – ‘Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon’

I also want to let you know I’m in the middle of reading “Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon” by Bronwen Dickey.

Pit Bull The Battle over an American IconI can’t express how much I love this book so far.

Dickey’s writing reminds me of Jim Gorant’s writing, author of “The Lost Dogs” and “Wallace.”

“Pit Bull” will probably deserve its own post at some point but just wanted to let you know it’s highly recommended by me (and I’m not even done reading it yet).

I was worried the book might be too biased in favor of pitbulls. You know, like too PRO pitbull. It’s not.

The book is actually very much focused around dogs in general throughout history – the myths around different breeds and how dogs have both fit into and shaped American culture. It’s very much about history and human behavior as much as it is about pitbulls.

Have you read it?

More info on The Champions documentary HERE.

More info on the book “Pit Bull: A Battle Over an American Icon” HERE.

The two are NOT affiliated in any way; they’re just both about pitbulls.

Have you seen this film or read this book?

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