Q: How to tell the difference between American Pit Bull Terrier and American Bull Dog?
I have a dog that I always thought was an APBT but a few people have suggested that she might be an American Bull Dog. I have seen pictures of both that look so much like her! How can I tell the difference??
here is a picture of the american bull dog
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and here is the American Pit Bull Terrier
Photo by blgrssby
do you not see the similarities as well?
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Answer by Crazy_beautiiful.01
Alright, they look completely different so you should be able to tell the difference easily. However, here is a short discription of both breeds.
American Pit Bull Terrier:
Medium length, deep through, broad skull, very pronounced cheek muscles, distinct stop; and ears are set high. Ears - Cropped or uncropped, the latter preferred. Uncropped ears should be short and held rose or half prick. Full drop to be penalized. Eyes - Dark and round, low down in skull and set far apart. No pink eyelids. Muzzle - Medium length, rounded on upper side to fall away abruptly below eyes. Jaws well defined. Underjaw to be strong and have biting power. Lips close and even, no looseness. Upper teeth to meet tightly outside lower teeth in front.
The perfect Bulldog must be of medium size and smooth coat; with heavy, thick-set, low-swung body, massive short-faced head, wide shoulders and sturdy limbs. The general appearance and attitude should suggest great stability, vigor and strength. The disposition should be equable and kind, resolute and courageous (not vicious or aggressive), and demeanor should be pacific and dignified. These attributes should be countenanced by the expression and behavior.
Okay, now, this is something that people often get confused about. Do you know what a real APBT should look like?
THIS, is not what they are supposed to look like, people are overfeeding them just so they can fight, this one weighs over 100 pounds.
Answer by Joanne
pit bull =
hight is 18in - 22in
weight 50lb - 80lb
hight 19in - 28in
weight 65lb - 130lb
so the bulldog is usualy bigger and heaver. also the face lookes more simler to a normal bulldog than as pit.
Answer by Rosko M
Size and face - American Pit Bull longer, stronger, mean looking whereas American Bull Dog has round face and rounder body. There is another dog resembling American pit - think English but it is HUGE, awesome.
Be extremely carefulw ith American pits - often used in fighting - have seen In Houston 5th Ward pit bulls - young - chained to 25-50 pound dumbells and dragging around for strength.
Get a Fox Terrier - you will love.
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