Originally Posted by Firehazard
Why don't they just freakin make copies of Wilson's (the last owner of Plumbers Alligator) work; theres plenty of interviews or whatever and hand copies out with each pup.?? So people would know what the hell they have... American Pit Bull Terrier X American Staffordshire Terrier .. the "classic bully"
not really a function dog thus the American Bully Club when compared to the American Pit Bull Terrier in the ADBA
I don't know what UKC are doing the dogs are practically Am Staffs.
When you breed for looks, might as well call em' Am Staff's thats surely what they'll be... (Howard Heinzl)
Always wise in your posts, and though some of the newer people don't know how to interpret them, us who do understand can break it down so you don't have to. Stan, THE MAN! I love you buddy, and appreciate you gracing us with your knowledge each and every time you post. Gotta spread the love before I can rep again.
Originally Posted by PibbleLover1225
Basically, what Stan is saying is that the American Bully was bred with no real functional value. While there was a purpose for creating them, they lack function. Same as Am Staffs, basically. They're bred more for looks than function. The APBT
is the only truly functional breed of the 4 main breeds that people refer to as "pits" or "pit bulls".
Not to sound like I'm insulting the American Bully, but most of them floating around these days can't do much more than keep your spot on the couch warm. The purpose of the Am Staff is just to look pretty in the show ring, and make the handlers that participate in AKC events feel as though they have a real "pit bull". Same with the UKC and their version of the APBT
.. they're now bred more for looks than anything. UKC doesn't even have good competition outside the Conformation ring now days. Hell, if you want to title a dog in Weight Pull competition in the UKC, you pretty much are paying to earn a title. There's a cap or a limit to how far you can go with your dog in UKC. They closed the single registration a few years ago, so no more dual registered APBTs with UKC, unless they're 'PR
' which means absolutely nothing now, other than your dog has x-amount of generations that were registered with the UKC. PR
holds more meaning in the UKC if you have a true hound (Coon, Bloodhound, Blue Tick, etc.) now, as opposed to an APBT
' at the beginning of his/her registered name.
The ADBA is now the BEST registry, IMO, to have your APBT
registered with, as they still allow for clean, fun, competition and you're not essentially in the judges' pockets, or purchasing that title you put on your dog. The ADBA appreciates the true APBT
for what it was, what it is, and what it will be in responsible owners/breeder's hands.
Point blank, it all boils down to what the dog can do versus what you're wanting it to do. If you want your dog just to be a companion and certified couch cushion warmer, then it doesn't matter what you own. If you're looking for something versatile, you can go from the couch to the field to the weight pull track to the farm and back to the couch, then the APBT
is what you're looking for. If you want something to go in the ring and stand like a pretty statue, then the Am Staff or American Bully is what you really want.
Stick around a while, the more posts by Stan that you read, the better you'll come to understand them. Stan is an old-world style bulldog lover, and a wonderful mentor. He's taught me things that I would have never learned any where else. Okay, I'm done with my tangent now, lol.