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A project spawned by my love for my own 2 PitBull "Babies"... Most of the dogs featured I have stumbled upon on the pages of the internet. Links to their stories will be included for further information. Art items are for sale in my ArtsyBullies etsy shop... Portions of the proceeds will be donated to Bully Rescue/Organizations.

Please do not duplicate any of my art without my permission, they are all copyright ©Jamie Schwartz visit Jammerdesignz for my tattoo portfolio and other work. "Art is the Pits, Artsy Bullies by Jamie Schwartz" is a registered Trademark. Please do not use any images without my consent.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

"Six" is just the clown for Halloween!!!

"Six"  #21
4"x4" Acrylic on wooden plaque


Rumor has it Six is a big time clown! He reminds me a bunch of my very own Stan.. In fact before I set out to paint it, Brian saw his picture on the table and for a quick minute thought it was Staniel!

Six is just one of the many dogs available for adoption with Sweet Bark Pit Bull Rescue Here's his blurb from the album:

***"We took in Six and two of his puppies in May. He's such a great boy, very sweet, great with kids, loves to give kisses. He's very easy going! Happy to play fetch, go for a walk or cuddle on the couch with you!!

He lives with cats right now and is a little scared of them, but is doing really well. He's good with other dogs, but would prefer a sister!!

He's a young boy 1 1/2 yrs old, neutered and UTD on vaccines!

If you'd like to meet Six or want more info please e-mail us at sweetbarkpitbullrescue@gmail.com "***



Click below to see more pictures of this goof in action!!!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"Sgt. Stubby"- Bully Ambassador #7

"Stubby"- BA#7

3"x5" Acrylic on wooden plaque

The Final Ambassador in my series ends on Lucky #7 who else would I hold up to that honor than "Stubby" here is an excerpt from his wikipedia page:

***"Stubby served with the 102nd Infantry, 26th (Yankee) Division in the trenches in France for 18 months and participated in four offensives and 17 battles. He entered combat on February 5, 1918 at Chemin des Dames, north of Soissons, and was under constant fire, day and night for over a month. In April 1918, during a raid to take Seicheprey (Meurthe-et-Moselle), Stubby was wounded in the foreleg by the retreating Germans throwing hand grenades. He was sent to the rear for convalescence, and as he had done on the front was able to improve morale. When he recovered from his wounds, Stubby returned to the trenches.
After being gassed himself, Stubby learned to warn his unit of poison gas attacks, located wounded soldiers in no man's land, and — since he could hear the whine of incoming artillery shells before humans could — became very adept at letting his unit know when to duck for cover. He was solely responsible for capturing a German spy in the Argonne. Following the retaking of Ch√Ęteau-Thierry by the US, the thankful women of the town made Stubby a chamois coat on which were pinned his many medals. There is also a legend that while in Paris with Corporal Conroy, Stubby saved a young girl from being hit by a car. At the end of the war, Conroy smuggled Stubby home."***


"Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – March 16, 1926), was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat."

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Side note... Rant:

Today I found myself wandering the links posted upon my facebook wall... all leading to outside sites... articles for and against Pit bull type dogs... I find it's a two sided coin and for every one person for these animals you may find 2 or 3 against.... I had to stop reading the comments underneath the articles. It evoked a sadness mixed with rage in me. My dogs are not this stereo type of awful loaded weapons some people would have them to believe....If more of the human race acted out of LOVE instead of FEAR (which begets hate) the world would be a kinder place to ALL species. Today it seems I had my limit of ignorance and hate... and it was only just after noon... *sigh* While I love my Pitties. I do not feel they belong in the hands of every pet owner... Especially ones not willing to commit the time and effort that goes along with being a responsible dog owner. We call them our "fur-kids, & fur-babies" however we still need to understand they are dogs and need structure. I feel if a person decides that they would like to welcome a dog into their life, then they really need to read up on the breed they choose BEFORE they welcome her into their home. When we knew we were getting "Stan" I went to the book store and bought a few books, ones on boxers and also APBT, as that's what is in Stan's lineage. I read them cover to cover as well as some dog training books. I knew from the start I wanted to be a responsible dog owner. Not every dog out there is a proper fit for a certain type of family. You need to be responsible when choosing... Read up on different breeds to see which would best suit your lifestyle. With that being said the media and uneducated/ uninformed people alike, take heresy as fact and exploit those incidents that are the extreme... I guess you can find this in any movement you have strong feelings for...With my Husband it's his 2nd amendment rights, and with me (and him) it's also our love for Pit bull type dogs... The similarities in the witch hunts are starting to look the same. You have fear of the unknown, some extreme instances and then boom... lets ban the issues at hand. What makes America so great is our right to CHOOSE and our freedoms of speech... unfortunately not everyone is always going to agree with your choices or your stands on certain issues.

I know I go to bed every night loved. Loved by a great family, Loved by an amazing spouse, loved by the only children I choose to have, 2 cats snuggled right next to 2 very Loved and loving Pit-bull type dogs. I choose to live my life full of LOVE rather than FEAR.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

"Hector" Bully Ambassador #6

"Hector" -BA#6
3"x5" acrylic on wooden plaque.

You may recognize Hector from his unfortunate claim to fame as being one of the Vick dogs... That greusome past is now behind this Love-a-bull! Here is an excerpt from his facebook page:

*** "Hector was one of NFL quarterback Michael Vick's victims of cruelty as a fighting dog. The dogs were rescued and given a chance to live and Hector is now happy and living life to the fullest. He is a certified therapy dog." ***


Hector has been featured on the pages of Parade magazine as well as even being on the CBS News!
Hector is one of the amazing pups gracing the pages of the 2011 Pinups for Pitbulls calendar!!! What a happy ending for this adorable dog!!!!


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Photo credit: Melissa L.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Domino" aka "Lil' Dom"

I'm taking a quick intermission before I start painting the Bully Ambassador #6... For a Quick Foster break:

Domino
3"x3" acrylic on wooden plaque.


Meet "Domino" or as we have been calling him "Lil'Dom" it's hard to train a dog that has "no" in his name... I had received an e-mail from Bully Breed Rescue on Sept 29th about a 4 month old puppy who's adoption had fallen through and incidentally was also losing his foster home. Attached was the sweetest little face I had seen that week:

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I forwarded the email to Brian. Basically it was a foster plea, a request to keep this little guy out of boarding. Apparently "Dom" has never been in a shelter, as he was found as a young stray in upstate NY and has been cared for since. When we brought him to our vet the Doc said that he was closer to 6 months since all his baby teeth were out.

Lil Dom has been quite fun with our two boys. I think Pikey will be really sad to see him go. However I feel very happy knowing that we are helping to prepare Dom for his furever home. There has been a few people interested and this saturday he is going on a meet and greet with a potential adopter. I am sending out positive thoughts that he will get along well with their resident pup!

Domino has nothing but love to give, he can be a bit playful at times but he's still a young pup. He gets along well with our dogs and our 2 cats. He is crate trained and about 90% house broken... Any accident he has had occurred while he was at the front door waiting to go out!


If you are interested in Domino and would like information feel free to contact Bully Breed rescue at:
bbr.fostercare@gmail.com


Click below to see other pictures of Domino:
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Saturday, October 9, 2010

10/10/10 Carla-Lou Raffle!!!!

Happy tens! To celebrate Pit-Bull awareness month and also the fact that yours truly and her 2 bully boys will appear as Miss October in the 2011 Pinups for Pitbulls Calendar. I dedicate the first of the Ambassador Raffles to the four-legged Founder of PFPB, the lovely "elderbull" Carla-Lou!





See the tribute to Carla-Lou here

Ok the basics:

1- Donate/purchase a $5.00 online Raffle ticket via paypal :

Raffle purchase time closed.. Good luck to all who entered!!!


Congratulations to Celia Brown!!! our Foster Pup, Domino picked your name outta the basket! &hearts

2- make sure you include your name and a correct email & shipping address on your paypal. (if you win I'll contact you via email to congratulate you and get the picture of your pup!!!)

3- stay tuned on the Artsy Bullies Facebook page on tuesday night. I will announce the winner around 7pm!


What do you win?!!!

A custom portrait of your dog on a plaque! a $45 value!!!



Happy Raffling!!! The donation to Pinups for Pitbulls will be placed once the raffle has ended and the winner is announced!

Good Luck and stay tuned for other upcoming raffles over the next couple weeks!!!



The PFPB Mission Statement:
***"Pinups for Pit Bulls, Inc. works to educate the public about the history and temperament of the American Pit Bull Terrier and Bully Breeds, to raise awareness about Breed Specific Legislation and Breed-Specific abuse, and to raise funds for bully-breed-friendly rescues and dogs in need.

Our goal is to re-establish the defamed reputation of the Pit Bull as America's premier companion animal, war hero, and therapy dog."*****

"Brad Pit"- Bully Ambassador #5

Brad Pit-BA#5
5"x5" Acrylic on wooden plaque.

I first saw Brad on the Concrete Angel's Face book page. Of course he caught my eye because he reminds me so much of my Pikey. I do have a soft spot for those Blue noses.

Here's an excerpt from "Brad Pit's" story:
****"-Brad Pit was possibly used as a bait dog or was in several dog fights.
When he came to us he had some old scars of bite wounds, ALOT of old scar tissue & open wounds that are infected, staff infections in both legs & under neck (has a hard time walking & breathing) and an infected & swollen left eye & was very much under weight.


UPDATE ON BRAD PIT: o7.15.1o
brad is totally healed (except from his neuter)
he has gained total of 25 pounds & is doing wonderful!
has passed several temp. tests & is now in behavior training on his way to becoming a therapy dog


brad still has a little limp in his walk..he seems to favor his left leg at times.

but all in all this pup is one amazing being!
LOVES EVERYONE & EVERYTHING!!!"****


Click his picture to go see more of Brad and read his whole story! He's become somewhat of a local celebrity in his area:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

"Petey"- Bully Ambassador #4

Petey -BA#4
3"x3" acrylic on wooden plaque.

If you don't know who "Petey" is then maybe you were born yesterday or have never had the pleasure of watching "The Little Rascals"

I used to watch this show when I was younger, and of course I believe every child that did longed to have a pup just like Pete! Also in the modern movie adaptation, they stayed true to the show and used an actual Pitbull to play Pete! Woohoo! for once hollywood didn't change it to be politically correct.... Yet that was over 10 years ago, I bet now things may be different.

Click on the picture below to go read more about this wonderful dog!