Pit bull- A collection of dog breeds that are also known as the “bully” breeds
Pit bulls were originally bred for bull baiting which is why they have a very stocky body and blocky head. They went from this to being used in dog fighting and guard dogs because of their traits and looks. They are most known as fighting dogs with aggression and behavioral problems. The media also portrays them in a very negative light because of their past history. With the growing popularity of the breed as personal pets, there has also arisen a problem with laws. Some places have decided that to keep their citizens safe, the best means of action are to ban the breeds known as pit bulls from being owned in any circumstances. These laws tend to cause many of dogs being misidentified and many dogs who could become pets to be euthanized.
Pit bulls come in a wide arrange of colors, body types, and personalities due to them belonging to a group of dog breeds rather than a single breed. Some of the breeds included are the American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier. Any mixed dog with any of these breeds in it is also known as a pit bull dog and any dog with any of the traits seen in pit bulls may also be mistaken as a pit bull. Some of these dog breeds are Boxers, American Bulldogs, Old English Bulldogs, Presa Canarios and Blue blood bulldogs.