September 11, 2015 | Posted in Breeds and Stars

PitBullPuppiesAlthough Pit Bulls are thought of as a menacing breed, they can be wonderful pets. Pit Bull is a catch all term used to describe a number of different dog breeds with the same characteristics.  An alternate name for the dogs that fit under the umbrella term “pit bull” is bully.  The breeds included under the pit bull umbrella are usually , a purebred American Pit Bull Terrier,  American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, mixed breed Bull Terrier, English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Boston Terrier, Dogo Argentino, Cane Corso or American Bulldog. The behavioral traits that arise when owners mistrain or neglect these breeds of dog have made some areas create laws against owning these types of dogs. The breeds considered dangerous vary among areas with anti-breed laws.

Famous Pit Bulls include Petey from ‘The Little Rascals’ and Champion from ‘Parks and Recreation’. Celebrities that have been known to own one of the bully breeds are Dr. Phil, Linda Blair, Jon Stewart and Jessica Alba. Notable figures in history that have owned or advocated for bully breeds are Hellen Keller and Teddy Roosevelt.