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Barked: Thu Apr 12, '07 12:52pm PST 
What is the difference between the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Stafforshire Terrier, and the Presa Canario? They look very similar in features.

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Barked: Sun May 13, '07 6:21pm PST 
The term "pit bull" covers 3 breeds-American pit bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terrier. You can visit www.pbrc.net for more information on them. In general, they were originaly used for baiting bulls and then dog fighting. Presa Canarios are a different breed-they are from Spain where they were used for hunting and dog fighting. Both these breeds have similar traits- well defined chests, block heads. etc.- but Presas are bigger, more of a guardian breed fron the mastiff family. Unless you are VERY involved with bully breeds, most people cannot tell the difference and presas are generalized as pit bulls. But there are many differences in personality.

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Barked: Wed Mar 26, '08 8:12pm PST 
hi presas are meamorfick which means they are cat like ie longer in proportion to hight do not know about apbt as there banned over here shame cos there great dogs wave