Isn’t It A Pitty?

Though often used as a breed descriptor, “Pit Bull” is not, in fact, a recognized breed. Rather, it’s a catch-all for “bully breed” types of dogs, often mixes, known for their trademark broad heads, stocky and muscular build, and wide smiles. Sadly, the name “Pit Bull” often conjures negative associations, even though these dogs are, by and large, extremely people-friendly. Get to know these four pedigreed breeds often lumped together as Pit Bulls.

 


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Cane Corso:
Intelligent, Intensely Loyal, Eager to Please

100+ pounds

Majestic

Fearless protector

Smart

Trainable (but can be assertive and willful)

 


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Staffordshire Bull Terrier:
Clever, Brave, Family-oriented

24 – 38 pounds

Steady

Sweet-natured

Patient with children

Devoted to family

 


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Dogo Argentino:
Loyal, Courageous, Athletic

80 – 100 pounds

Powerful: Developed to chase
and catch dangerous game

High energy

Very trainable

Affectionate with family

Tip: The Dogo Argentino is instantly identifiable by his short, complete white coat.

 


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American Staffordshire Terrier:
Good-natured, Confident, Highly Trainable

40 – 70 pounds

Good-natured

Smart

Confident

Extremely affectionate with family

 

►Looking for your breed match? Find more breed profiles at moderndogmagazine.com/breeds

 

This article originally appeared in the award-winning Modern Dog magazine. Subscribe today!

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