pit bull

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pit bull

n.
1. A dog of any of various breeds having a muscular body, broad powerful head, and short coat, especially an American pit bull terrier, an American Staffordshire terrier, or a Staffordshire bull terrier. Also called pit bull terrier.
2. Slang One who behaves in a markedly aggressive or ruthless manner.
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Jordan Ward, 21, will give youngsters a frank account of the ups and downs of life with pit bull terriers Ty and Keelo.
com)-- Pit bull terriers are among the most popular dogs, but they are also the most at risk of ending up in the shelter system.
Following the incident, police said that early indications were that the two dogs seized from the address were America pit bull terriers and tests were continuing to establish their exact maKe-up.
Dog fighting was made illegal in this country in 1835 but RSPCA chief inspector Michael Howard Butcher told the court it had a resurgence in the 1980s with the influx of pit bull terriers.
Emma Seed, of Hampton Street, South Bank, faces charges of animal cruelty relating to her pit bull terriers.
August's "Primp Your Pit" promotion will provide low-cost spay/neuter surgeries to pit bull terriers
Even more dangerous are irresponsible owners and those trying to dodge dangerous dogs laws by passing banned pit bull terriers off as Staffordshire terrier crosses.
Barbara Dunn, Fife JAWS OF DEATH J Pit bull terriers demonstrate their strength on a wooden stake
Ryan Kieran whipped the illegal American pit bull terriers into a bloodthirsty frenzy before climbing a tree and flinging six-month-old pet Daisy 15ft to her death.
Mr Sutton said two videos showing dog fights and a magazine about pit bull terriers was also found at Nasir's home.
In countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia, where American pit bull terriers have been banned, research for the Journal of Veterinary Behavior says that there is no evidence that these breed- specific laws significantly reduce the number of dog attacks.
Responding to a Freedom of Information Act request, Merseyside Police revealed they had seized 31 illegal pit bull terriers and other breeds of fighting dogs, in Liverpool between October 2008 and February 2009.