The term "pit bull" refers to two breeds: the American Staffordshire Terrier and the American Pit Bull Terrier. These two breeds were originally bred from bulldogs but are now different, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.Know More
There are other dog breeds often confused for pit bulls, like the boxer, the bullmastiff, the cane corso and the presa canario. The pit bull originated in England and is a short-haired dog that grows to 35 to 65 pounds. Pit bulls can herd cattle and aid in hunting, and they are quite strong, can pull weights and often have an athletic build.Learn more about Dogs
A Boudreaux Pit Bull is a sub-breed of Pit Bill that was created by a man named Floyd Boudreaux.
He began raising the breed in the 1930s.Full Answer >
The main differences between these two breeds are height and weight, with the Old English bulldog being taller in stature and heavier in weight. As puppies, these two breeds are difficult to distinguish, but as they grow the English bulldog remains smaller and has a pudgy, wrinkled face.Full Answer >
The United Kennel Club, one of the leading authorities on dog breeds, considers the biggest American Pit Bull Terrier to weigh 60 pounds and to measure 21 inches tall at the shoulders. The club does not consider a dog larger than this to be a true American Pit Bull Terrier.Full Answer >
The weight range for an average American pit bull terrier varies greatly and can be between 25 and 85 pounds. Male pit bulls usually weigh between 35 and 65 pounds. Females are a little smaller, weighing in at between 30 and 60 pounds.Full Answer >