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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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).
Ascariz asked Leiman, of a neighbor's surveillance video that shows the pit bull busting through the fence of Lozano's home and racing straight for Ascariz and her dog, Hachi.
Nor was it reported what happened to the pit bull dogs which has attacked him.
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.
She is also charged with not taking an injured pit bull to a vet and thereby causing it unnecessary suffering.
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.
The popular Pit Bull 14, which fuses 1-inch IPS through 4-inch DIPS pipe size ranges and other Pit Bulls are designed to butt fuse lengths or coils of pipe, as well as tees, ells and other fittings.
He entered his animals' pen to see what damage the pit bull did and discovered two other pit bulls tormenting his animals.
An owner might let his pit bull run around, and it might attack some children.
THE dog which killed little Ellie Lawrenson was one of the finest, strongest pit bull terriers a police dog handler had ever seen.