Types Of Pitbulls
For those new to the dogs, you need to know that the Pitbull isn’t a specific breed but instead, it’s a collective term for several breeds. Pitbulls have suffered discrimination and unfair treatment in the past. In the past and even now in some places, these dogs were bred for their muscular build so that they could be used for sports and dog fights. As a result of their behavior and performance in sports, these drugs created a misconception about them whereby they were falsely reputed as aggressive dogs. On the contrary, Pitbulls are incredibly loyal, gentle, and loving to those with them and everyone else generally. These dogs are also accommodative, playful and they aren’t hard to please.
All Pitbulls are incredibly muscular, they are stockily built with deep and largechests and they are very determined. These dogs don’t give up easily, they put their all at what they do. They are also loving and carve attention. Pitbulls require training from when they are puppies because afterward, it can be hard to handle them because of their strength especially when they leash or jump to greet them.
Here some types of Pitbulls that are most common and you should know about
The American Bully
The American bully is a new breed whose development was in the ’80s and ’90s. This dog came from the American pit bull terrier and other Pitbull breeds. When compared to their pit bull terrier parents the American bullies are much broader, stronger, and more compact and have a wider head. American bullies were specifically developed for their gentleness and affectionate behavior. Because of their strength and energy, American bullies need a lot of exercise for their happiness and health.
The American Pit Bull Terrier
The American pit bull terrier is a pitbull whose ancestors were the century terriers and bulldogs from the United Kingdom back in the 19th century. This breed further developed in North American in the late 19th century. Unfortunately, this dog was used for dogfighting. American terriers don’t always get along with other dogs but they are known to be loyal and affectionate with their owners.
American Staffordshire Terrier
The American Staffordshire terrier is a Pitbull that dates its origin to the 19th century English terries and bulldogs. When it was later developed in North America, the result was a dog bigger than its original ancestors. This dog wasn’t used for fights like most Pitbulls which made it softer as compared to other Pitbull breeds. However, a Pitbull whether soft or hardened is still a Pitbull and so this dog is still strong, incredibly energetic and it doesn’t get along well with other dogs. Nevertheless, these dogs are very loyal, good-natured, and very playful with their families.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Much as this dog was initially bred purely for dogfighting, today it’s a loyal and affectionate family dog. Despite their sheer size, the Staffordshire bull terrier is a gentle dog that you will find gentle and patient and more so, it’s very accommodative and playful especially with children. This Pitbull is perfect for all households, especially where some active people and children will keep give it company. This Pitbull requires company because it’s prone to separation anxiety.