10 Things That Will Make You Want To Adopt An American Pit Bull Terrier
There's a lot to know about these unique dogs!
Photographer Sophie Gamand's photo project used pastel colors and flower crowns to soften the reputations of pit bulls.
World War I propaganda posters showed each country represented by a different dog. The U.S. was represented by the American Bull Terrier.Â
The American Staffordshire terrier, the American bulldog, and the Staffordshire bull terrier are all different breeds that fall under the category of pit bull. They got this name because they were all bred to fight in the bull pits in England.
If they're properly trained, pit bulls can be super friendly and loyal pets.Â
The bulldogs was bred with the white English terrier in Great Britain. They were used for bull and bear baiting as early as 1200. This means they were put in a ring and meant to fight these animals for entertainment.Â
Some states and even entire countries have banned them because of their violent beginnings. However, many advocacy groups are working to reverse those bans.
In the 90s, San Francisco wanted to rename them St. Francis terriers. The New York City Animal Care and Control Â wanted to start calling them New Yorkies in 2004.Â
He once had a kennel of 20 pit bulls when he lived in Claremont, California.
However, the Staffordshire terrier is recognized by the AKC.Â