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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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The family pit bull terrier attacked the child and bit her in the face causing major trauma.
D'Amour told CBS that the pit bull "wouldn't let go and I thank God the other guy who stopped me, he came and helped me, we tried to separate the two dogs and we just couldn't and this guy's a big guy he was punching the living hell out of the pit bull and it wouldn't let go so then I pulled my weapon out and 1 shot the dog.
shelter workers were much less likely to identify a dog with a "bully appearance" as a pit bull than were U.
Media hysteria and scapegoating of the urban poor combined to make the pit bull an easy target.
Curtin said the organization previously held a pit bull- specific program in 2014, during which it raised $10,000 and fixed 150 pit bulls.
As I was walking along Monmouth Road, I got so far down when I noticed this pit bull dog walking behind me.
In 2012, Miami-Dade County became the first municipality to place their longstanding pit bull ban on a countywide ballot during a primary election (August).
I had adopted a pit bull named Angel six years ago, her ears had been cut off and she had endured years of abuse," says Corry of her motivation to debunk negative Pibble stereotypes.
Pit bull advocates hail the changes as recognition that breed-specific laws discriminate against dogs that are not inherently aggressive or dangerous, unless they are made to be that way by irresponsible owners.
Evans admitted one count of having one pit bull terrier type dog named Mason on the basis that he was looking after the family pet for his mother, but that was rejected by DJ Charles who was satisfied that the dog was his and that it was used for fighting.
The dog, a combination of a pit bull and another breed, was placed in a 10-day quarantine.
Pit bull terriers along with three other breeds of dog are banned under UK law.