Pit bull question?
What do you think about police, government officials and etc saying that a pit bull is a type of dog not an actual breed?
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A "Pit Bull" is not an actual breed. However, most people refer to American Pit Bull Terriers, or even other "Pit Bull type" breeds as Pit Bulls. This has nothing to do with the government.
Jet answered on 2/4/10. Helpful? / 0
The term "Pit Bull" refers to the type and not 1 specific breed, that is correct -- that is not unique to police/government/whatever. The breeds that fall under the pit bull type are the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Unfortunately most people in government power can't tell a pit bull from a dalmatian so their version of "pit bull type" seems to be really widespread and in a lot of cases uneducated, since so many breeds and mixes are misidentified as "pit bulls" all the time.
Kolbe answered on 2/4/10. Helpful? / 0
As the others have stated, the pit bull is not a specific breed and refers to a fairly large group of breeds and mixes. However, that being said, it still leaves room for interpetation, sometimes a good thing, sometimes not so good.
Hilda, CGC answered on 2/4/10. Helpful? / 0
The "Pit Bull" is not a breed...The "American Pit Bull Terrier" is...All A.P.B.T's are Pit Bulls but not all Pit bulls are A.P.B.T.'s!
It's true. Unfortunately, BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) also has a potential to affect a higher percentage of dogs and their owners because of this, not even taking into account the fact that few people really know which breeds are actually Pit Bull types.
Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) answered on 2/4/10. Helpful? / 0