When I wrote my first book on the American Pit Bull Terrier breed some forty years ago, the breed was but little known—and yet, it still had a somewhat notorious reputation among those few who did know about it. For that reason, I tried to make my book as classy as possible, and I included quotes at the heading of each chapter. The fact was that I liked quotes anyway, but it seemed like a touch of class. It still does, and it warmed my heart sometime back when a dog writer critic anointed my Pit Bull books as “the best breed books around.” What made me happy was that the comment was made about books about our breed. That’s how hung up about the breed I was—and still am, of course!