Wendy: What is the difference between American Bulldog and American Pitbull?
Just want to know the difference between an American Bulldog and an American Pitbull. And if you have an American Bulldog do you have to worry about the same problems that you have with Pitbulls?
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Answer by Just the facts
NEITHER are real/recognized breeds!!!
The so-called Am.Bulldiog is a MUTT/MONGREL -made by crooks from pit types,boxers & bulldogs & lord knows whar other junk.
There *IS* a real breed called Am.Pit Bull TERRIER-UKC
& an Am.Staffordshire Terrier =AKC
& a Staffordshire Bull Terrier=AKC
There 's NO Am. Pitbull-that's ignorance or CROOKS talking.
Answer by Susie
I keep hearing that they are different breeds, but that's not what my research has found. Their origins and history are identical. The American Pit Bull Terrier is a recognized breed among the different breeders associations while the American Bulldog is either not recognized or said to have gone extinct in the 60's or 70's.
Some say the bulldog is slim and the pit is stocky while others say the bulldog is stocky and the pit is slim. Pits are supposed to have smaller ears, but if they are uncropped the ears are big and floppy. Pits are supposed to be 21 inches and under while bulldogs are supposed to be 22 inches and over, but breeders and owners have reported both breeds from 18 to 28 inches tall. Both have the exact same temperament, and neither are aggressive to people or other pets unless they are trained to be or poorly bred which causes temperament problems in all breeds. Pits who have attacked people were either trained to attack strangers or sicked on the person they attacked. It has been suggested, and is very possible, that breeders adopted the bulldog name from the extinct breed in order to sell puppies when pits were widely avoided and even made illegal in some areas.
Fun Fact: Most dog attacks that occur are small or toy breeds. They outnumber all medium and large breed attacks combined. You just don't hear about them as often because Pit Bull Attack sells more copies than Chihuahua Attack.
Answer by kascade7
American Bull dogs are gorgeous, my brother in law used to have one. They are much larger and stockier-when Hannibal was a 9 month old puppy this guy let his pit bull run at him and hannibal grabbed his head in his jaw and threw the pit bull. I like pit bulls too though, but they seem to be much smaller. I also like the coat of the American bull dog better, they tend to have a reddish color or black with white fur, while pit bulls tend to be brindle colored.
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