The term “Pitbull” isn’t a dog but it’s just a general label given to a couple of dog breeds with similar origins, appearance and temperaments.
In the United States Pitbull is a term used for a type of dog derived from bulldogs and terriers, The term was first used in 1927, while in other countries such as the United Kingdom the term is used as an abbreviation of the American Pit Bull Terrier.
If you are considering adopting a pit bull into your home, you need to know what type of pit bull dog is best for your family.
In this article we some some information about types of pitbulls breed.
There are main 4 types of pitbulls like American Pit Bull Terrier, American Bully, American Staffordshire terrier and Staffordshire bull terrier.
In these days pit bulls are widely used in dog fighting rings.
#1. American Pit Bull Terrier
The American Pit Bull Terrier is also known as APBT. APBT is a pure dog breed but it’s not recognized by AKC. He is recognized by the UKC (United Kennel Club). The modern American Pit Bull Terrier can trace its roots back to England and the early 19th century. The American PitBulls are medium sized, well-defined muscle dog breed.
This breed is eager to please and brimming over with enthusiasm. American Pit Bull Terrier make excellent family companions and have always been noted for their love of children. They require a lot of attention which could be a hassle for the owner in the long run.
#2. American Bully
The American Bully is the anther types of pitbull dog breed. It’s recently formed companion dog breed, originally recognized in 2004 by the ABKC (American Bully Kennel Club) and followed by the EBKC (European Bully Kennel Club) in 2008.
The American Bully is also called the American Bully Pit, Bully Pit or Bully Pitbull. The name Bullypit is also used by some hybrid clubs as the name for the American Bulldog / American Pit Bull Terrier mix, which is not the same as the American Bully breed.
American Bullies are classified into different types such as Standard American Bully, Pocket Bully, XL American Bully, Classic American Bully, XXL Bully etc…
#3. American Staffordshire terrier
The American Staffordshire terrier is also called as Amstaff. They are confident, smart, and good-natured companions. They are intelligent dog breed and eager to please, which makes them highly trainable; although, that intelligence means they need mental stimulation.
Amstaff should give the impression of great strength for his size, a well put-together dog, muscular, but agile and graceful, keenly alive to his surroundings. They have much in common with American Pit Bull Terriers, even though they have been bred separately for more than 50 years.
This day they were used in the barbaric sports of bull-baiting and bear-baiting, and they are still used in illegal dog fighting rings to. This contributes to their undeserved reputation as aggressive dogs.
#4. Staffordshire bull terrier
This is a popular and last types of pitbullss. The Staffordshire bull terrier is a medium size, short-haired British terrier breed. The Stafford is a muscular, stocky and unusually strong dog breed. These dogs pack a lot of weight on a fairly short body. Staffordshire bull terrier weight from 13 to 18 kilograms and in height from 40 to 50 cm. They give the impression of being much larger than they really are.
The Staffordshire bull terrier is a smooth-coated dog. It should be of great strength for its size and, although muscular, should be active and agile.