There are three main breeds of pit bulls and several smaller offshoots. Like "terrier," "pit bull" is a descriptive term that encompasses many different breeds, coat types, colors and sizes. The three main ones are often... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

Tan pit bulls can be purchased from breeders in the United States. Pit bulls are bred in a number of colors, including black, brown, brindle and white. The various colors exist because the dogs are bred for performance r... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

A miniature pit bull, more often referred to as a pocket pit bull, is a small breed of dog that is a mix between an American pit bull terrier and a Patterdale terrier. The dog is smaller than a classic pit bull, growing ... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs
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Although pit bulls, German shepherds, chow chows, Rottweilers and dobermans frequently are considered the most aggressive breeds of dogs, any dog of any breed can be aggressive. Research shows that training and socializa... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

Some dog bite statistics include the fact that pit bulls and related breeds lead the pack in most dog attacks in the United States and Canada, and that chow chows, despite being rather uncommon, are implicated in a dispr... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

While pit bulls have a reputation as fierce, aggressive dogs, historically they were known to be gentle and good with children. However, early socialization and training are crucial for pit bulls. To minimize risk of inj... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

Ear cropping is often done on pit bulls for cosmetic purposes. The pit bull is one of several breeds of dog whose ears are cropped to create ears that are more elegant for show ring purposes. More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs