There are three types of pit bull dogs: the American pit bull terrier, the Staffordshire bull terrier and the American Staffordshire terrier. The pit bull breed began in England as a cross between a bulldog and a terrier... More »

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 »

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A gator pit bull is a type of pit bull terrier said to have come from a certain bloodline that was believed to be associated with fighting dogs. The first gator pit bull dogs were not considered to be any larger or more ... More »

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 »

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A merle pit bull is actually an American pit bull terrier bred with a Catahoula leopard dog. These dogs have solid or piebald base coats with mottled patches of red, brindle or blue spots. They may also have blue or odd-... More »

There are many American pit bull terrier breeders in America, such as Caragan Kennels in Washington state. These breeders differentiate themselves from fad breeders and puppy mills. There are also a number of resources a... More »

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Blue nose pit bulls are American pit bulls with a blue nose or coat ranging from a light, silver-grey color to a deeper charcoal. The blue color is a recessive genetic trait that must be carried by both parents, making t... More »