In 1835 Baiting became illegal in England,where bulldogs were used for companions, farm, stock work, fighting,baiting and hunting.
When baiting became illegal, the new blood sport of dog fighting... to make the dogs more effective in the pits, selective breeding made bulldogs more aggressive to animals, in which a bulldog is not typically aggressive with their own breed..Scrappy sporting terriers were crossed into some of the fighting bulldogs ti enhance agility and performance. The crosses were called bull and terriers, and pit terriers. It is considered general knowledge that there were the first pit bulls....
They came from the old bulldog... mixed with a terrier...This is how the APBT
got its name....
was imported to America after the civil war...In America to get away from the fighting stigma, the renamed the APBT
to the American Staffordshire Terrier..Some believe they are 2 Different breeds, but they are one of the same. If you disagree thats ok... we all have our own opinion...There has been alot of imbreeding over the years, but one fact is that the APBT
is a replica of the english bulldog, and that is where they originated from. They are loving, loyal, quick learners and easy to train... all the traits of the bulldog, and unremakable similarity... The terrier part is what makes them a little smaller in size.
according to ukc standards size ranges are as follows..
Males between 35 and 60 lbs Height 18-19 inches at shoulder
Females between 30 and 50 lbs height 17 to 18 inches at shoulder
The massive heads and broad wide bodies are not typical traits of the real APBT
... they interfere with the breeds work ability and breathing ability... People breed them how they want and think bigger is better, but it takes away from all the APBT
was originally bred for.
And another fact is they rate at 94% in temperament testing... which is way above other breeds...
Another fact is they do not have the most human bites in K-9 history, they are broadcasted as if they do ,but they do not, the akita tops them all!! Pit bulls actually have a low number of unprovoked human attacks, but they just seem to hit headlines when the do bite... With their side of the story untold
They retrain faster than other breed even after they have been abused and mistreated... I know this for a fact!! i took in 2 abused APBT
's, both the most adoring dogs i have ever had...anyway theres a lil history info for u... Thanks for reading, all replies welcome....