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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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.
For example, so-called bully breeds, which can include American pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers, face disproportionately longer stays in shelters.
But he also knows that the bully breeds have never been my favorite, and he must have worried that my judgment has been compromised by depression.
In order to be considered to be a recipient, the rescue group's philosophy must align with The Monmouth County Underdogs' mission of enriching the lives of dogs by practicing positive, reward based training techniques as well as not discriminating against bully breeds.