I’ll get straight to it. Pit Bulls are a legit
dog breed but they are known by their official
name of American Pit Bull Terrier.
Anything else is not a Pit Bull nor should it
be called a Pit Bull.
How did the whole “pit bull” thing spin out of
Good question so here is my answer…
Fanciers of the breed refer to their dogs using
a variety of terms. Most common are, Pit Bull,
Pit Bulldog, Pit Bull Terrier, or plain old, bulldog.
Where the whole thing got out of hand was when
people who did not know what a real Pit Bull
looked like started calling anything that resembled
the dogs, “pit bulls” and viola!, we are more confused
There are many breeds of dogs that are similar in
appearance and origin as the American Pit Bull Terrier
and this, once again, has led to the problem of misidentifying
other breeds as Pit Bulls.
A few breeds that are often mistaken for American Pit Bull
Terriers (aka Pit Bulls) are:
1. American Bulldogs.
2. Cane Corso’s.
3. Presa Canerio’s.
4. Dogo Argentino’s.
5. Mixed breed dogs of any of the above breeds.
7. Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
8. Bull Terriers.
The list goes on and on but the reality of it is this…
The only dog on planet earth that is a “Pit Bull” is
the American Pit Bull Terrier. This the only breed on
earth that has “Pit Bull” in it’s official name.
So why doesn’t the American Kennel Club recognize
Pit Bulls as a breed?
For starters, remember when we talked about how people
started calling anything that resembled an American Pit
Bull Terrier a “pit bull” well there is reason number one.
Another reason is they are quite uptight and think that
any dog not recognized by them is not a purebred dog. This
is the farthest thing from the truth but millions of people
buy into their ideology and promote incorrect information.
For proof one only needs to seek out the United Kennel Club
or the American Dog Breeders Association to see what a real
Pit Bull is and that American Pit Bull Terriers are in fact
a purebred dog.
American Pit Bull Terriers (real Pit Bulls) are loyal, strong,
and love a challenge. That is why they are working dogs that
excel at hard work that other breeds shrink from.
Their love of people is legendary and that is why they
are so easy to exploit and are being exploited daily
by thousands of ignorant, greedy, sadistic people that
use them for the wrong reasons.
So to sum up this article and put a final answer to
the question, Are Pit Bulls a legit breed or a mixed
The real Pit Bull or the American Pit Bull Terrier is
in fact a legit breed of dog that excels at almost
any task they are put to.