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Best Breed Ever! American pit bull terrier! “Pit bull” is not a breed, but a general term to describe: Staffordshire bull terrier, American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Bull terrier American pit bulls are a cross between bulldog and terrier Pit bulls are banned in the UK and New Zealand due to a particularly bad reputation for vicious and sometimes lethal attacks They were originally bred and trained to fight in pits against bulls, bears, rats and other dogs MYTH: Pit bulls have a locking jaw — they actually just have really really powerful jaw muscles (after the German shepherd and Rotweiller) According to the American Temperment Testing Society, American pit bulls can be less aggressive than Golden Retrievers and Beagles American pit bulls can be extremely loyal but must have lots of socialization and training as a puppy and through adulthood [ to counter aggressive tendencies ] Well-trained American pit bulls can be great with kids and were once known as a Nanny Dog Pit bulls were considered a symbol of bravery and represented the USA on posters for WWI Pit bulls live to 12 – 14 years – 84-98 dog years!

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