American Pitbull Terrier Photo Gallery
If you’ve ever wanted to see the beautiful faces of an American Pit Bull Terrier, you’ve come to the right place. The American Pit Bull Terrier is an intelligent, energetic, and stamina-filled breed. It has even been used in search-and-rescue operations and border patrol. Here’s a look at the breed’s best-known characteristics. But before you begin looking for the perfect pup, you should know that not all breeds are right for your family.
These two dog breeds are strikingly similar.
While they have different appearances, both breeds have rounded heads and large, erect ears. They can be found in a variety of colors. Pitbulls tend to be taller than bull terriers, while bulls are typically smaller. The two breeds are generally considered aggressive and loyal. A pitbull, on the other hand, will be compassionate and loyal.
The Pittie was used in the US as a working dog, helping farmers drive their livestock and hunt hogs.
After the war, the Pit Bull’s reputation as a loyal and affectionate companion grew. They were even used as national mascots in WWI and WWII. This was done to promote the breed as a stout warrior and comic sidekick. You can see them in movies like Buster Keaton’s Our Gang. While many Pit Bulls were used in the military, they didn’t become the standard for dog fighting until 1976.
Although similar, the American Pit Bull Terrier is not the same as the American Staffordshire Terrier. The breed was given a new name, “American Staffordshire Terrier,” in the 1930s, to separate it from its pit-fighting past. AKC recognition of the breed didn’t come until 1909, and the American Staffordshire Terrier is slightly smaller than the American Pit Bull Terrier. However, the differences in personality and build are slight.
As the breed gained popularity, dogfighting became a problem.
While the breed had always been popular, some people sought it out for nefarious reasons. The breed was used as a protective guard dog and at the same time, criminals began using pit bulls as weapons. The resurgence of dogfighting made them a lucrative commodity for many owners. The pit bull’s reputation became so negative that it was almost relegated to a criminal underworld.