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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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RESULTS: About one-third of the dogs who were identified as a pit-bull type breed by one or more shelter staff lacked any DNA evidence of bully breeds in his/her heritage.
UP to 100 pit-bull terriers and their owners will gather today in Dublin in a bid to reassure the public they aren't dangerous dogs.
But many pit-bull owners say that their dogs are sweet, loyal companions that have been unfairly singled out by the media and lawmakers.
shelters with a "Hooters for Neuters" bikini contest, also said he was shocked at news that his pit-bull trainer planned to open a brothel in Nevada.
Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from two Florida lawyers who were ordered disciplined by the Florida Supreme Court for their ads which included a drawing of a pit bull and a 1-800 PIT-BULL phone number.
Pit bulls and pit-bull mixes make up 25 percent of the dogs taken into the city's animal shelter, but the breed accounts for 41 percent of all euthanized dogs.
Of the 23 attacks, all but one involved pit bulls or pit-bull mixes.
In August, animal-control officers rounded up two dozen roaming dogs in Lake Los Angeles and in north and east Lancaster in a crackdown inspired by an upsurge in pit-bull attacks since spring.
Of this year's attacks, all but one involved pit bulls or pit-bull mixes.