7 Interesting Facts About Pit Bulls

Looking for interesting facts about Pit Bulls? Well, you came to the right place, because we’re here to throw down some Pit Bull knowledge!

Here’s an interesting dog fact for you: Did you know a Pit Bull is not a specific dog breed? The term is usually used to refer to one or several different bully breeds, including the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier (also known as Amstaff dogs), English Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the Bull Terrier.

To get the scoop on these popular dogs, we spoke with Dee Hoult, a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant with Applause Your Paws in Miami, Florida; Franco Sicheri, a trainer and behaviorist with the Humane Society of Greater Miami North and a board member of the Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation; and Kern Matthews, owner of South Florida Pet Sitters and member of Honest to Dog Rescue.

If you’re interested in welcoming a Pit Bull into your family, here are 7 facts about Pit Bulls you should know. Also, you should be prepared for lots of Pit Bull kisses.

  1. Pit Bull isn’t a dog breed. The term is usually used to refer to bully breeds as a whole.
  2. Pit Bulls hail from Britain.
  3. In the early 1900s, they were seen as an All-American family dog, typified by Petey in the “Our Gang”/”Little Rascals” comedies.
  4. Pit Bulls help people by training as service, therapy or rescue dogs.
  5. Pit Bulls do not have locking jaws. Their jaws are the same as any other dog.
  6. Pit Bulls enjoy being active.
  7. Many Pit Bulls have big, goofy personalities.

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