American pit bull terrier


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American pit bull terrier

n.
A dog of a medium-sized to large breed developed in the United States from the Staffordshire bull terrier. Originally bred for fighting, it has a muscular body, broad head with powerful jaws, short coat, and black, blue, or red nose.

American pit bull terrier

n
(Breeds) another name for pit bull terrier

Amer′ican Staf′fordshire ter′rier


n.
one of an American breed of strong, muscular terriers, orig. developed for dogfighting, having a short, stiff coat, broad head, neck, and chest, and wide-set forelegs. Also called American pit bull terrier , pit bull terrier.
[1965–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.American pit bull terrier - American breed of muscular terriers with a short close-lying stiff coatAmerican pit bull terrier - American breed of muscular terriers with a short close-lying stiff coat
bull terrier, bullterrier - a powerful short-haired terrier originated in England by crossing the bulldog with terriers
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The city imposes a ban on several other breeds, including the American Staffordshire terrier, American pit bull terrier, pit bull terrier and Staffordshire bull terrier.
Cummings first decided to write the book after reading some alarming statistics; The American Pit Bull Terrier is amongst the most popular breed of dog in the nation, but studies estimate as many as one million are euthanized every year.
A variety of breeds, or mixes of breeds, are referred to as pit bulls: the American pit bull terrier, the American Staffordshire terrier, the Staffordshire bull terrier, bull terrier.
American Pit Bull Terrier Club of Australia president Colin Muir said the issue was not about a particular breed but the wider problem of responsible ownership of dogs.
A dog, believed to be an American Pit Bull terrier which was being walked in the Doxey area, was also seized under the Dangerous Dogs Act and inquiries are ongoing to ascertain its exact breed.
Dog attacks in Great Britain actually have increased since breed- specific laws against the American pit bull terrier were introduced (Collier, 2006, and DogBiteLaw.
Four-year-old Leo was confirmed by DNA tests as an American pit bull terrier.
Her uncle, 24-year-old Kiel Simpson, pleaded guilty at Liverpool Magistrates' Court yesterday to owning a dog banned under the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act, namely an American pit bull terrier.
Her uncle, 24-year-old Kiel Simpson, pleaded guilty at Liverpool Magistrates' Court to owning a dog banned under the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act, an American pit bull terrier.
Her uncle, 23-year-old Kiel Simpson, pleaded guilty at Liverpool Magistrates' Court today to owning a dog banned under the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act, namely an American pit bull terrier.
The prestigious Kennel Club and the RSPCA say there is no such breed and claim the term "Irish" is commonly used as a codename to disguise the fact they are crossbred with the feared and banned American Pit Bull Terrier.
According to the American Kennel Club, the term ``pit bull'' has become a catch-all reference to several breeds of dogs, including the American pit bull terrier, the American Staffordshire terrier and the English bull terrier.

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