Q:

Is the American bulldog the same as the pit bull?

A:

Quick Answer

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
Is the American bulldog the same as the pit bull?
Credit: Image by Erin Vey Moment Getty Images

Full Answer

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.

Sources:

  1. aspca.org

Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What are good kennels for an American Pit Bull Terrier?

    A:

    Looking for a kennel for an American Pit Bull Terrier does not differ from kennels for any other breed. Asking friends and neighbors (especially ones that have boarded American Pit Bull Terriers before), local veterinarians, an animal shelter or searching reputable websites can help you find names of trusted kennels.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the difference between an American Staffordshire terrier vs. a pitbull?

    A:

    The American Staffordshire Terrier and the American Pit Bull Terrier are very similar, but the American Staffordshire Terrier can be considered a working dog, while the American Pit Bull Terrier can be considered a show dog. The American Staffordshire Terrier is recognized by the American Dog Breeder's Association and United Kennel Club, while the American Pit Bull Terrier is recognized by the American Kennel Club.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How can you tell if a pit bull is full-blooded?

    A:

    The ASPCA explains that the term "pit bull" applies to several dog breeds and mixes between them. However, most experts agree that the two breeds that best suit the "pit bull" label are the American Staffordshire Terrier and the American Pit Bull Terrier. Proving a dog's pedigree is only possible if its parents have papers from a reputable kennel club such as the American Kennel Club or United Kennel Club.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the height and weight of pit bull?

    A:

    The American Pit Bull Terrier is a medium-sized dog weighing 22 to 78 pounds and standing 14 to 24 inches tall. A closely related breed, the American Bully, weighs 70 to 120 pounds and stands 13 to 21 inches tall.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore