apbts

anonymous asked:

I always thought that "pit bull" wasn't technically a breed- just a conglomeration of Staffies and bully-type dogs. How come things like "pure breed pit bull" are so common now?

The American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) is a breed of dog. Depending on their sex, they can range anywhere between 30-60 pounds. They are lean, muscular doggos.

The term “Pit Bull” was initially used in the 19th century to describe American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, American Bulldogs, and Staffordshire Bull Terriers - i.e; Bulldog/Terrier mixes used for baiting, fighting, and hunting. 

In today’s world where we treat these dogs strictly as pets, the term “Pit Bull” should really be phased out. It is very uncommon for one to find an actual purebred APBT in a shelter, but instead of being labeled a bully breed mix, they are just labeled “Pit Bulls.” 

Why does it matter? Well, unfortunately people’s classification of Pit Bulls has crept into more than just those 4 breeds. Now people believe that any block headed dog is a Pit Bull! This is damaging to many dogs that are either in shelters that euthanize Pits, or in cities that ban them. The widespread notion that stocky looking dogs are Pit Bulls is not limited to dog fanciers, this common ideology is shared by officials that make the ignorant decision to euthanize these dogs.

For example, only one of these dogs is an APBT, but most of these dogs are mistaken, and euthanized, as Pit Bulls:

Bully breeds are tough to handle. They are loveable dogs, but IMO they require an experienced owner. Since they are so readily available in shelters, and the push for everyone to rescue them is so strong, they often end up in the hands of owners looking for beginner, or easy breeds, which attributes to the higher incidence of “Pit Bull” related attacks. You can read more on why that is, here.

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A Place Beyond the Sun [9xRose AU]

[a fully illustrated fanfiction by ruebella-b]

Chapter One | Part One: After quite a bit of nagging from Jackie, Rose agrees to go shopping in the city but their day trip takes a turn when Rose notices an unusual call for help.

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Dexter, American Pit Bull Terrier by Petra B.
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17. Jänner 2010

This dog is so punk rock omfg I love it

Friends I need some help!!!

Castle Rock (my city) is considering lifting the BSL and are basically gathering people’s opinions this week, and so I’m going to write a letter to the city council about why they should lift it. Soooo… if you have any sources on why BSL is unnecessary/ineffective then pleeease send me some! I would love to help with lifting it in at least my little town. And please share/reblog to get this around to as many people as possible. Thanks everyone!

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Thank you SO much for anyone that has any advice/info or shares this, I appreciate it so much!