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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He once broke four ribs after being knocked off his bicycle by a pitbull terrier and he regularly gets around London on hire bikes.
I was disgusted to read the story about poor Molly-Mae Wotherspoon, who was mauled to death by her family's American pitbull terrier (Mirror, Sept 16).
Pullen, 48, was found guilty of possessing a dangerous dog - a pitbull terrier named Sam - and two counts of owning of a dog dangerously out of control in a public place.
A PITBULL terrier which mauled a six-year-old girl, leaving her with life changing injuries, was previously given the all-clear by police who said it was not a banned breed after it killed a cat.
Some of the municipality prohibited list of dogs includes the American pitbull terrier, American bulldog, Staffordshire bull terrier, Tosa and Doberman.
They got out unharmed and the brother went back into the house to successfully rescue the family's three dogs, two spaniels and a pitbull terrier.
They managed to get themselves out of the property unharmed, the brother then went back into the house to successfully rescue the family's three dogs, two spaniels and a pitbull terrier.
Michael Alleyne Snr - the father of a son with the same name who knifed 16-year-old Ben to death - suffered a broken ankle during the search of his home after officers had to Taser his pitbull terrier.
The animal-loving singer had set up a website called CB Breeds this week to showcase the two-month-old American pitbull terrier puppies, which were born to dogs he keeps at his family home in Virginia.
A PITBULL terrier that savaged a pet cat must be destroyed, a court has ruled.
Green, who is unemployed, denies having custody of a fighting dog - alleged to be a Pitbull terrier.
Bernann McKinney from Hollywood, California, smiles as she holds up a clone of her late beloved pitbull terrier, at the Seoul National University animal hospital in Seoul yesterday.