The only breed recognized as a pitbull by the United Kennel Club is the American Pitbull Terrier. The Staffordshire Terrier is a recognized breed that closely resembles a pitbull and was used for bull baiting just like the pitbull.
The original pitbull breed came about in the 1800s when people mated bulldog breeds and terrier breeds together. The result was what is now called an American Pitbull Terrier. The Staffordshire Terrier is also a combination of bulldog and terrier breeds. Because of the pitbull's aggressive reputation, the American Kennel Club will only recognize the Staffordshire Terrier breed and not the American Pitbull Terrier.Learn More
The two main types of Labrador retrievers are the American Labrador and English Labrador. They vary slightly in their appearance and body type, with American Labradors being taller, while English Labradors are thicker and heavier.Full Answer >
There are two recognized types of corgi. One is the Pembroke Welsh corgi, and the other is the Cardigan Welsh corgi. Both dogs were bred in Wales to drive cattle. The Cardigan is a much older breed than the Pembroke, having been brought to Wales by the Celts as early as 1200 B.C. The Pembroke has only been around since the 12th century.Full Answer >
There is only one breed of collie; however, the collie breed has 10 different color variations and four markings as well as two different types of coats. The two different types of coats refer to the outer coat, which can be either smooth or rough.Full Answer >
The six main types of Great Danes are black, blue, harlequin, mantle, fawn and brindle. Harlequin Great Danes are white with black patches, and mantle Great Danes are black and white with solid black torsos.Full Answer >