As everyone may misunderstand it but ‘Pit bull’ is not a breed. It is rather a term generally applied to describe all types of dogs sharing the same characteristics and traits which are often known by the public as Pit Bulls. You will learn that while pit bulls can make excellent family companions, they still require a responsible and dedicated owner. Many owners unfortunately get along with the hype and just acquire pit bulls for wrong reasons with little knowledge about their traits, potentials, characteristics. Below are some of the most popular and common pit bull breeds you need to know.
Common Pit Bull Breeds You Need to Know
American Pit Bull Terrier.
One of the most common pit bull breeds you need to know is the American Pit Bull Terrier. It is medium in size with a well-defined muscle structure and short coat. When you try to touch his coat, it feels smooth, glossy, and short. The shape of his eyes is round like almonds. His ears are small to medium in size, and has a tail that is slightly thick. This breed is usually found in different color patterns: solid, spotted, and brindled and with points.
American Staffordshire Terrier.
Many assume that this breed comes initially from Staffordshire, England when in fact, it was bred first in Birmingham, West Midlands in the United States. However, later, these dogs were bred in Staffordshire. Nevertheless, the ancestors of these dogs are from England. In the US, this dog was trendy among people, but after World War II, the popularity declined.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Blood sports are popular among people. Some dogs were crossbred with other dogs to increase their fighting capabilities. Nowadays, these sports are illegal, and no Staffordshire Bull Terriers participate in these dog sports although there are still some underground dog fightings. As a result of this, this breed declined. During the 20th century, people became interested again in this dog breed but not for blood sports, but rather a guardian family companion.
This breed’s ancestors originated in England, and many of these dogs were used in blood dog sports originally. This dog breed has a compact frame which is sturdy. It possesses strength, agility, and swiftness, and has a square-shaped head with powerful jaws. His chest is moderately deep, and his legs are straight, long and broad. His coat is short and smoothly textured.
This dog is reliable and loyal provided that his owner is also strong and independently-minded. His protective nature makes him an ideal pet for the family especially children.
To summarize, littlemisadvencha shows you a list of common pit bull breeds you need to know. Before getting a pit bull, make sure to check first if the breed is under commercial restrictions. This is because some breeds are too aggressive to handle hence the need for restricting them. Finally, make sure that you treat your dog as lovingly as possible between an owner and his pet.
littlemisadvencha is a Filipino Civil Engineer, M.S. student in Structural Engineering and a fur mom of four-legged babies. She writes about her experiences to inspire and educate.