As far back as we can go in recorded history, dogs used for fighting and hunting are mentioned. ?
A variety of bulldog and mastiff breeds are scattered throughout history, and it is likely that these breeds played a large part in the ancestry of today's pit bull.
Pit bulls were historically used for all types of purposes, including bear baiting.?
These versatile canines are hard workers and were used in many capacities, including pulling farm equipment!
Pit bulls have worse temperaments than any other dog.?
In a recent study of 122 dog breeds by the American Temperament Testing Society, pit bulls had a passing rate of 83.9%. That was better than miniature poodles (76.6%), beagles (80.3%) and collies (79.4%).9
The correct name for the pit bull breed is 'American Pit Bull Terrier.'?
The pit bull is also known as the APBT for short.
Pit bulls are recognized by the American Kennel Club.?
They are recognized by the United Kennel Club.
Pit bulls only come in white or brown.?
Pit bulls come in all colors!
Pit bulls have locking jaws.?
No dog of any breed has ever been found to possess a mechanism in their jaw which would allow them to “lock” their top and bottWhile the jaws are strong, they do not lock!
Pit bulls do not bite more than any other breed.?
There is no documentation that pit bulls are more apt to bite than any other breed.
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Pit bulls do not feel pain.?
While most dogs do not respond to pain while in the frenzied state of a severe attack, pit bulls feel pain just like other breeds do.
Pit bulls have more bite force in pounds per square inch than any other animal.?
There is no evidence to support this claim. In a recent test, A German shepherd dog, American pit bull terrier and Rottweiler were tested using a bite sleeve equipped with a specialized computer instrument. The American pit bull terrier had the least amount of pressure of the three dogs tested.
Pit bulls don't feel cold.?
As a matter of fact, because pit bulls have such short, light coats they should be indoor dogs.
There are many different breeds that are lumped incorrectly under the :'pit bull' heading.?
Dogs incorrectly called 'pit bulls' include the American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Bulldog, and sometimes even the Bull Terrier, Boxer, Argentine Dogo, Presa Canario and a few others.
'BSL' stands for 'Breed Specific Legislation.'?
Legislation banning pit bulls has either been enacted or is underway in jurisdictions across the United States.
It is humans who make pit bulls vicious.?
Any dog, no matter the breed, will become unstable if mistreated.
Pit bulls are not good for anything except dogfighting.?
Pit bulls have excelled in many working-dog sports such as agility, search-and-rescue, tracking, weight pulling, carting, Shutzhund, hunting, obedience, therapy, and more.
Pit bulls with certain nose or coat colors are “rare”.?
There are no “rare” nose or coat colors. Historically, pit bulls have been bred for performance and temperament, not appearance. This means pit bulls come in all different colors, shapes, and sizes.