Animal file: American Pit Bull Terrier
The american pit bull terrier (APBT) is one of the best-known dog breeds of all terriers. Unfortunately, even today they continue to generate controversy due to their possible "combative nature" towards other dogs. However, it is sufficient to review a study by Barbara Schoening published in The University of Bristol  to make sure that aggressiveness is not associated with race. In fact, it is a dog with multiple qualities, as it stands out for its agility, its patient temperament and its kindness towards humans. It is therefore a very versatile and versatile breed..
If you are a lover of a.p.b.t., you have probably wondered at some point what are the races that are included within the term "bull-type terriers " and what characteristics differentiate each type of dog. However, we must know that there is no certain origin about the origin of the pitbull, because according to the blood line we observe variations in the phenotype: some dogs appear of the "graioid " type and others heavier of the "molossian " type. , something we explain in the history of the American Pit Bull Terrier.
In this article we will try to clarify if the pitbull dog breeds really exist, since there are many doubts that are generated when talking about "bull terrier" dogs. In addition, if you are thinking of adopting a dog of these characteristics, it will be essential that you are well informed before making any decision.. ¿There are different types or breeds of Pitbull? Find out below in this Expert article. ¡The whole truth without myths!You may also be interested in: Rabbit breeds and their characteristics Index
- What are bull terriers? Are There Really Multiple Pit Bull Breeds?
- American pit bull terrier
- Staffordshire bull terrier
- American staffordshire terrier
- English bull terrier
- Dog breeds that are not pitbulls
- What is the best pitbull dog?
- Determined to adopt a pit bull or bull terrier?
What are bull terriers? Are There Really Multiple Pit Bull Breeds?
We can differentiate the American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) from the so-called "bull terrier " dogs. In the first case, we are facing a concrete and well-defined breed of dog, registered with this name by the United Kennel Club in 1898  and by the American Dog Breeders Association in 1909 , however, in the second case, the term refers to a wide group of different breeds of dogs with similar physical characteristics.
It is not correct to speak of "pitbull dog breeds " or "types of pitbull dogs ", since there are no different variations within the same race. What can be done is to differentiate the different blood lines that exist.
Next, we are going to show you the different types of "bull-type terriers ", along with their main characteristics. You will see that many of the breeds that we will mention were not developed in order to be used for dog fighting, as is the case in the case of the English bull terrier or the American staffordshire terrier. However, that does not at all mean that all bull-type terriers have been bred and selected for fighting..
We take this opportunity to highlight that clandestine dog fighting, illegal in most countries, is an intolerable practice that must be completely eradicated. If you know of any case, do not hesitate, act. At AnimalWised we explain how to report animal abuse.
1. American pit bull terrier
The a.p.b.t is the breed par excellence from which the different bloodlines or typologies are created. Contrary to what may be believed, the American Pit Bull Terrier it is not an aggressive dog (Remember that aggressiveness is not an inherent characteristic of the breed) in fact, it is one of the most tolerant canine breeds that exist according to a research in more than 450 breeds of dogs carried out by the American Temperament Society .
The american pit bull terrier is a friendly and balanced dog, possessor of great intelligence and willingness to work. The weight of this dog is between 13 and 25 kilograms.
2. Staffordshire bull terrier
Also know as "staffy ", The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is somewhat smaller than the Pitbull, weighing between 11 and 17 kilograms, in addition, it stands out for having a compact, muscular and agile body. Like other bull-type terriers, the s.b.t possesses a very friendly character, both with other dogs and with other pets, but it stands out especially for its treatment with children, being known as one of the best "babysitting dogs ".
However, it is essential to point out that this breed was not created or selected for its functions as a nanny dog, but receives this nickname for its character affectionate, sociable, fun and vital. In addition, we are talking about a dog that is especially attached to his relatives..
3. American staffordshire terrier
The American Staffordshire Terrier or "amstaff " it has a widely developed musculature, especially in the pectoral area. It can weigh 35 kilograms and all colors are allowed in this breed, although the coat with more than 80% white, the black and tan coat and the liver should not be valued. It is a calm dog, although with a strong drive, which creates a very special bond with his caregivers, whom he cares for and protects.
4. English bull terrier
One of the most noticeable physical characteristics of the breed is its eyes, which are triangular in shape. The English Bull Terrier is a stubborn but gentle dog, requiring the company and affection of its adoptive family. It's about a brave dog that can reach 35 kilos in weight. Since its inception, the breed standard has been modified several times and bull terriers and Staffordshire bull terriers have been used to fully develop it..
Dog breeds that are not pitbulls
In order to disprove the large number of wrong information and fake news that circulates on the net, we must clarify that the types of pitbull "pinat ", "villaliberty ", "Johnson " or "cobra " (among many others) do not exist, as does there are also no "blue nose " or "red nose ".
None of the names we have mentioned belongs to the fictitious pit bull dog breeds. In fact, to be more concise, the term ofrn (old family red nose) is a bloodline of the pit bull terrier, the term "villa liberty " refers to a breeder and "Johnson " is a type of American bulldog. As for the dogs "pinat ", "cobra ", "pitbull monster " or "Mexican chamuco "… They just don't exist.
So that you know which dogs we are referring to, we will show you below.
1. Pitbull pinat or pynat
One of the dog breeds not officially recognized as pit bulls is the pinat or pynat. It has a thick musculature, despite having a rather thin complexion. What's more, his snout it is also longer and thinner than pit bulls. Its weight is usually around 30 kg.Image: Pinterest
2. Pitbull villaliberty
It is a selection of dogs developed in Spain that part of american pitbull terrier. Unlike the original American Pit Bull Terrier, the Villaliberty has a less impulsive temperament. Thick in build, the villaliberty has a smooth-looking muzzle and is fairly tall. In addition, he usually hang the skin in some areas. Usually their eyes they are rather little ones.Image: NDTV
3. Pitbull johnsons
The johnsons are a larger dog than the pitbull and more physically similar to the bulldog. Because of this, there is a lot of controversy as to whether the johnsons dog is a bulldog cross or whether it belongs to the original pitbull. In this way, we cannot affirm that it is one of the types of pit bulls. In its adult state, it can weigh about 40 kg.Image: Pinterest
4. Pitbull cobra
Another type of pit bull not recognized as a breed is the cobra pit bull. In fact, it is believed to be a pitbull cross, and not a race of its own. It is very similar to the red nose, a false pitbull that we will see later. Its fur is completely white, unblemished, and his eyes are blue or black.
5. Pitbull blue nose
It is a variety of original pitbull, the american pitbull terrier, and is one of the most popular. It is characterized by its striking metallic gray color and a bluish-gray muzzle, which is why it is called the blue nose. In fact, it only differs from the American Pitbull by the color.
6. Pitbull red nose
Like the blue nose, the red nose is a variety of the American Pit Bull Terrier whose only difference from the original is the color. As its name implies, the red pitbull does not have a brown fur, a reddish snout and honey colored eyes.Image: Facebook
7. Pitbull monster
The montser is not listed as one of the pitbull breeds because it is a crossing between the american pitbull terrier and the Neapolitan mastiff. From this cross a strong dog is born and larger than the original pitbull. In addition to being muscular, he is usually somewhat more aggressive without a good education and socialization..Image: Facebook
8. Mexican Chamuco Pitbull
The Mexican chamuco dogs emerged in Mexico through the crossing pitbulls with other breeds, like boxers or american bullys. In general, they are rather dogs short, short-legged and robust. Many illegal breeders selectively breed for fighting dogs. Its snout is rounded and its jaw, very powerful.
What is the best pitbull dog?
Now that you have known the difference between the a.p.b.t and the different types of bull terrier, you are probably wondering which is the best breed or bloodline for these dogs., ¿sure? If we want to adopt a bull-type terrier, the most important thing is that we look for those characteristics that best adapt to our life style and needs.
Regardless of the differentiations, if you want to adopt a pitbull or any other bull-type terrier, you should keep the following in mind:
- These dogs need regular physical exercise, so it is ideal that they have a large home and a committed owner who provides their dog with the necessary exercise. They are also intelligent and ductile dogs, who like to work and please their human companion.
- It is essential that we socialize the dog from puppyhood, especially with other dogs. We should never encourage aggressive or reserved behavior towards other dogs.
- If they are going to live with small children, we must be clear that adult supervision is necessary when they share space with the dog. Not because they are aggressive dogs, but because they have a lot of strength.
- Bull terrier dogs can only go out for a walk under the responsibility of their owner and, in their absence, by another person who has the license and the relevant documentation.
Determined to adopt a pit bull or bull terrier?
If you have decided on one of the pitbull dog breeds as a companion animal, we recommend that you consult the current legislation on "potentially dangerous dogs ", however, do not think that they are aggressive dogs, because you would be surprised to see all the faculties of the American pit bull terrier, which is currently considered a excellent assistance, police or detector dog of narcotics.