This page was created for information on the Pitbull Dog, including but not limited to: The American Pitbull Terrier, Pitbull breeds, Pitbull colors, Pitbull puppies for sale from Pitbull breeders, and Pitbull origins and history of the Pit Bull. We also have information on the ADBA American Pit Bull Terrier and the UKC American Pit Bull Terrier. The Pitbull Dog remains one of the most sought after and highly appreciated breeds in the world.
The Pitbull Dog: The American Pitbull TerrierThis breed of dog is over 150 years old, at least as it’s own recognized breed. Regardless of the APBT’s past (and sadly also present) career sport in dog fighting, the “pit” in the name Pit Bull is not derived from the dog fighting ring. The name actually comes from the past sports of bull baiting and ratting. Today, most Pitbulls are family dogs although they do excel in many (humane) sports and jobs. It is not uncommon to see Pit Bulls as police or military K9, service animals, show dogs, hunting dogs, or competing in agility or weight pull competitions. This breed can do anything they are trained to do. Part of what is loved so much about this breed is their eagerness, willingness, intellect, and ability to please their handler or master and their drive to do so.
The origins of the Pitbull are somewhat hazy. However, most theorists claim the origins of these dogs date back to the early Molossian dogs of Greece. Later it is said that the these dogs arrived in America with their immigrant owners who came here from from Ireland and England. In the beginning these dogs were used for multiple tasks and sports, including herding livestock and dog fighting. The UKC recognized the Pitbull dog, named “The American Pit Bull Terrier” in 1898. We will go into further detail on the Pitbull’s history on our page Pitbull Origins.
There are several different (some similar) standards for the Pitbull Breeds. We will go more into the differences noted in the standards such as weight, height, and temperament that is recognized in each Pitbull breeds standard.
The Pitbull comes in a wide variety of coat and nose colors. Most are acceptable, however some colors are not readily accepted by some kennel clubs, while other Pitbull colors are. We will talk about that more further on in this website.
Adorable, intelligent, noble, goofy, blue noses, black noses, red noses, floppy ears, cropped ears, bat ears, blue, red, fawn, tricolor, merle, brindle – everyone is fascinated with Pitbull puppies! Our website will put those looking for a Pitbull puppy in touch with some of the best and most reputable and renowned Pitbull breeders in the United States and Canada. This will make it easier for you to find the perfect Pitbull dog for your family with a good breeder.