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The Four Most Common Pit Bull Dog Breeds

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Pit bulls (sometimes spelled as a compound word pitbulls) are a type of dog distinguished by a stocky frame, muscular build, and short face. They were initially bred by combining bulldogs and terriers together. Initially used for blood sports such as bear and bull-baiting, they later became used as companion animals and catch dogs in hunting as the blood sports became illegal. Sadly, they have also been used in illegal dog fighting as well.

The pit bull isn’t one specific breed. In fact, the term is sometimes used to label pit-bull mixes. That said, there are generally considered to be four major breeds of a pit bull: the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the American Bully, and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

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