How exactly do you know the actual breed(s) of a pit bull type dog? How many people can point to a dog and say without a doubt that the dog is a pit bull? How many people have seen the following breeds and said ‘that’s a pit bull’?
Breeds That Are Mistaken For Pit Bulls
Olde English Bulldog
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
Black Mouth Cur
Dogue De Bordeaux
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Now, ask yourself, exactly how many of the above dogs truly fall under the definition of a pit bull?
Here is the definition of ‘Pit Bull’ :
n. 1. A dog of any of various breeds having a muscular body, broad powerful head, and short coat, especially an American pit bull terrier, an American Staffordshire terrier, or a Staffordshire bull terrier. Also called pit bull terrier.
So, what do the dogs that are named in the pit bull definition look like? Here you go: These 3 dogs are the ‘pit bull’ dogs.
American Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Please, if you have ANY question about whether your dog falls under the ‘pit bull’ stereotype, get a DNA test done. It could save you and your dog a lot grief. It could also save your dog’s life.
I wrote this post in the hopes that it will help everyone understand that there are so many dogs that are being called ‘pit bulls’ but are a completely unrelated breed.
Please, before you start blaming one of the pit bull breeds for something, make sure you KNOW that if was indeed one of those breeds that did wrong. And remember, EVERY dog is and individual. So, don’t blame the entire breed for something that one dog did.