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]
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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 little boy was grabbed by an American pit bull terrier which then tried to drag Anton into its owner's house.
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The United Kennel Club (UKC), established in 1898, recognized its first breed, the American Pit Bull Terrier, in 1898.
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.
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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.
I adore my American pit bull terrier, Norman, and I love to take him fishing on my Ranger 619VS Fisherman, but there's one thing he does that drives me crazy.

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