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Staffordshire terrier vs. pitbull: which is better to own?

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Which breed is better to own depends greatly on the individual owner's preference; according to Pit Bull Rescue Central, there is essentially no difference between a Staffordshire terrier and a pit bull. However, American Staffordshire terriers have been more consistently bred for a specific appearance and temperament since the mid-1930s.

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American pit bull terriers are bred for a wide variety of purposes, therefore the breed tends to be somewhat variable in both appearance and temperament depending upon the direct line of ancestry. Some of these dogs are dual-registered as American Kennel Club American Staffordshire terriers and United Kennel Cub American Pit Bull terriers.

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