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Alright, soooo.....

I live in the Bronx NY, and here they really break it down when it comes to pit's it's come to my attention that there is two kinds of pits. The american staffordshire terrier and the staffordshire terrier

What was the staffordshire terrier bred with that it has longer legs and a slimmer body?

And which do you guys prefer more?
 

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There is one kind of Pit Bull which is American Pit Bull Terrier ( ADBA and UKC dogs vary in body type). However there are several other breeds who stem from and/or resemble APBTs.

AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER
UKC Breed Standard
United Kennel Club: American Pit Bull Terrier (Revised November 1, 2008)
ADBA
American Dog Breeders Association
NKC Breed Standard
apbt/astb standard
AADR Breed Standard- This registry will except the registration of non papered dogs, however they do also have legitimately registered dogs and do hold events.
ALL AMERICAN DOG REGISTRY,LLC

The APBT comes in two different "styles"
UKC Standard Show/ working dogs- Some UKC Style dogs also do well when conditioned for the ADBA


ADBA Standard Dogs- These dogs are more to the original Game style dog.




AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER

AKC Standard- This standard calls for a defiantly black nose however blue nosed dogs are excepted.
American Kennel Club - American Staffordshire Terrier
NKC Standard
apbt/astb standard



AMERICAN BULLY
This is a newer breed stemming from the APBT. You will still often find them UKC and or ADBA registered as APBTS or Amstaffs, however they do know have their own registry.This breed since it is newer often lacks consistency. You will see some very well bred and proportioned and others with serious faults and lack of body type.
They also come in 3 variations, Smaller ones referred to as Pocket Bullies, Standard size Bullies and XXL bullies.
ABKC
American Bully Kennel Club - 2008
AADR
ALL AMERICAN DOG REGISTRY,LLC



STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER
AKC Breed Standard
American Kennel Club - Staffordshire Bull Terrier
UKC Breed Standard
United Kennel Club: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
NKC Breed Standard
Staffordshire Bull Terrier



The APBT is the ONLY Pit Bull however each of these breeds gets referred to as pitbulls and in the eyes of the media and BSL each of these breeds are classified and share the same fate as pitbulls.

Each breed has bloodlines, however you can not tell a bloodline by the look of a dog, you must have papers from a registry to know what bloodlines you have.

These dogs come in several colors and some can have either black, red, or blue noses, however this has nothing to do with breed, quality, pureness, or bloodline.

Some bloodlines like OFRN for example do produce red nosed dogs, but that doesn't mean a red nosed dog is of the OFRN bloodline.
 

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If your dog is papered with a registry such as ADBA or UKC then that is the only way you will know what you have. If a dog doesn't have papers then no one knows what it really is thus a dog is just a mutt or mixed breed dog, whatever you want to call it..
 

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As said, you really cant tell just by looking at them (specially a pup) just take a look at the hundreds of pics on any forum! some dont even look like they are from the bull breed ..

There are only two bull breeds with the word "Staffordshire" in their name .... the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and the American Staffordshire Terrier.
 

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So how do i know which breed my dog is? I really want to know, I'm a first time owner so help me out!





What you have there is a "pitbull type" dog. If you had papers you would be more in tune to an exact type, but until then.... no matter. What you have is a big responsibility for many years to come.

There are many many resourses and lots of information you can search for here to help prepare yourself for the future. Also to give you any advice you may need about anything dog :) food, health, conditioning...etc

Welcome to GP,
 
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