how can i tell what kind of pitbull i own

Asked by Member 511530 on Oct 7th 2007 in Breeds
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First off, there are no "types of pit bulls." There is only one true pit bull breed, the American Pit Bull Terrier. There are many dogs that can be confused for APBTs though; such as the American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier, Canary Dog, Cane Corso, and Dogo Argentino. But these are all seperate breeds! Great Danes, Newfoundlands, and Rottweilers have also been mistaken for pit bulls, but usually only by those who do not know dog breeds very well. Any Molosser is usually refered to as a pit bull by ignorant people. The American Pit Bull Terrier is one of several bull terrier breeds, often kept as pets. Purebred APBTs with blueish grey coats are sometimes nicknamed Blue Nose. If you've ever seen a World War I United States war propaganda poster, it depicts a Pit Bull Terrier. American Pit Bull Terriers can earn AKC CGC titles and UKC titles. Some countries require pit bulls to be muzzled when outside. If kept by a good owner, Pit Bulls are wonderful!

Member 511127 answered on 10/7/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


There are 3 breeds classified as "Pit Bull"; the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The best way to figure out which one (s)he is, is to look at the breed standards ( ).

There are also different "types" regarding looks..."bully", "gamebred", and "non-gamebred". Gamebred dogs are very athletic in appearance and are usually on the smaller end of the Pit Bull scale, while Bully dogs tend to be stockier and have larger/"meatier" heads and tend to be on the larger end of the scale, and non-gamebred dogs might often have traits of the bully and game-bred dogs.

Daddy answered on 10/8/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer