Difference between staffordshire bull terrier, the american bull dog and the pitbull?

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What is the difference between staffordshire bull terrier, the american bull dog and the pitbull?

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they are different breeds. i don’t actually know just give me best answer please.

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  1. fuzzypaws1234 says

    There is no such animal as a "pit bull" I am thinking you must be speaking about an American Pit Bull Terrier. The three breeds most likely shared common ancestors but through selective breeding they have all become different and distinct breeds. They do share some basic qualities loyalty being one of the primary attributes as well as non-human aggressive.
    Human aggression has never been allowed nor encouraged as a trait in either of these breeds. In fact in the show ring human aggression is grounds for disqualification. When looking to buy a dog this is always a good attribute to look for.
    The other differences are all cosmetic. They all look slightly different yet they are confused quite often by those that do not know the breeds as one breed. This is one reason that breed specific legislation does not and can not work.

  2. BYBers Sell Mutant P says

    "Pit bull" actually isn't a breed, it's a type. I'm assuming you mean American Pit Bull Terrier yes?

    Staffordshire Bull Terrier:

    14-16 inches tall, 24 to 38 lbs.

    American Bulldog:

    Males – 23 to 27 inches at the withers and weigh from 75 to 120 lbs. Females – 21 to 25 inches at the withers, 60 to 90 lbs

    American Pit Bull Terrier:

    Desirable weight for a mature male in good condition is between 35 and 60 pounds. Desirable weight for a mature female in good condition is between 30 and 50 pounds. Height is 18-22 inches.

    And finally the American Staffordshire Terrier(also a "pit bull):

    17 to 19 inches tall, 57-67 lbs

  3. Chef 24 says

    I have a staffie, There all bullies.

    The history of the pit bull-type dog reflects the history of its constituent breeds: the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.[1] There are an estimated 74.8 million owned dogs in the United States;[2] however, the number of pit bull-type dogs has not been reliably determined.[3] Animal shelters in the United States euthanized approximately 1.7 million dogs in 2008; approximately 980,000, or 58 percent of these were assessed as pit bull-type dogs.[4]

    [edit] American Pit Bull Terrier
    Main article: American Pit Bull Terrier

    American Pit Bull TerrierThe American Pit Bull Terrier is the product of interbreeding between terriers and a now-extinct breed of bulldogs to produce a dog that combined the gameness of the terrier with the strength and athleticism of the bulldog.[1] These dogs were initially bred in England, Ireland, and Scotland, and arrived in the United States with immigrants from these countries. In the United States, these dogs were used as catch dogs for semi-wild cattle and hogs, to hunt, to drive livestock, and as family companions;[1] however, some were selectively bred for their fighting prowess,[5] and starting in the early 20th century, they began to replace the bull terrier as the "dog of choice" for dog fighting in the United States.[6]

    The United Kennel Club (UKC) was the first registry to recognize the American Pit Bull Terrier. UKC founder C. Z. Bennett assigned UKC registration number 1 to his own dog, "Bennett’s Ring", as an American Pit Bull Terrier in 1898.[1]

    American pit bull terriers today successfully fill the role of companion dog, police dog,[7][8][9] and therapy dog;[10] however, American pit bull terriers in general have a higher tendency towards dog aggression[11] and constitute the majority of dogs used for illegal dog fighting in the United States.[12] In addition, law enforcement organizations report these dogs are used for other nefarious purposes, such as guarding illegal narcotics operations,[13][14] and are used as weapons in areas where guns and knives are heavily proscribed.[15]

    The fighting reputation of pit bull-type dogs led the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 1996 to relabel pit bull terriers as "St. Francis Terriers" (not to be confused with the "Terrier" mascot of St. Francis College in New York) so that they might be more readily adopted;[16] 60 temperament-screened dogs were adopted until the program was halted after several of the newly adopted dogs killed cats.[17] The New York City Center for Animal Care and Control tried a similar approach in 2004 by relabeling their pit bull terriers as "New Yorkies", but dropped the idea in the face of overwhelming public opposition.[18][19]

    [edit] American Staffordshire Terrier
    Main article: American Staffordshire Terrier

    American Staffordshire TerrierThe history of the American Staffordshire Terrier is rooted in its bulldog and terrier ancestry, for it was the interbreeding of the bulldog's courage and tenacity with the spirit and agility of a terrier that produced the "Bull-and-Terrier Dog", "Half and Half", and at times "Pit Dog" or "Pit Bullterrier" that later assumed the name in England of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

    The original bulldog, also known today as the Old English Bulldog, was bred in England for the sport of bull-baiting. The original bulldog breed is now extinct, but 19th century artwork depicts the bulldog as being agile and standing straight on front and back legs; some have full muzzles and long, tapering tails; and generally appear more like the present day American Staffordshire Terrier than the present-day English Bulldog. Game terrier breed(s) were bred to aggressively hunt down and kill vermin in a fight to the death; the terrier breed or breeds bred with bulldogs to produce the "Bull-and-Terrier" dog are not definitively known, but candidates include the English White Terrier, Black-and-Tan Terrier, and especially the Fox Terrier.

    These dogs began to find their way into America as early as 1870, where they became known as "Pit Dog", "Pit Bull Terrier", later "American Bull Terrier", and still later as "Yankee Terrier". In 1936, they were accepted by the American Kennel Club as "Staffordshire Terriers". The name of the breed was revised effective January 1, 1972 to American Staffordshire Terrier since breeders in the United States had developed a type which is heavier in weight than the Staffordshire Bull Terrier of England and the name was changed to distinguish them as separate breeds.[20]

    "Sergeant Stubby", a bull terrierA "bull terrier"[21] named "Sergeant Stubby" was an unofficial member and mascot of the 102nd Infantry Regiment (Connecticut National Guard), 26th Infantry ("Yankee") Division, during its deployment to Europe as part of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. He was "promoted" to the ho

  4. Rayven ~ Life's says

    its BULLDOG and American Pit Bull Terrier.

    And you mean besides the most obvious that they are completely different breeds?

    The Staff and the APBT share a similar breed origin in the UK from the bull and terrier or half and half dog. The APBT and the Am Staff are the result of immigrants bringing their dogs with them and breeding for a taller dog.

    Am bulls are the result of the same, though they are closer to what the original bulldog breeds were like. And again once immigrants came to the US the Am bull was kept as a larger and heavier dog for cattle work, hog hunting and to another degree dog fighting.

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