Pit Bulls have often been called the “working man’s Dog” or “common man’s dog“. This is because throughout history these dogs have been the true American working man’s class dog. Pits are friendly, loyal, and extremely intelligent dogs. They are also a very hardy and low maintenance breed.
Welcome To The Working Man’s Dog – Pit Bulls!
We are small breeders of APBT having 1 or 2 litters a year. But much more importantly we are activist and educators of a truly misunderstood All American dog the American Pit Bull Terrier, Pit Bulls, American Staffordshire Terrier, and American Bully. No matter what name you call the breed they all originated from the American Pit Bull Terrier. Today they all get put into one group by the media and public “Pit Bulls” or “Pitbulls” and they are often followed by the label of “Dangerous Dog”
Over the past couple decades, since the mid to late 80’s, the American Pit Bull has come under attack from individuals all the way up to national governments.
Well the simple reason is due to ignorance.
Ignorance Of The Breed And Their History:
This has led to the APBT being labeled as a “Dangerous Dog” by small town governments all the way up to Great Britten. Those that know this wonderful breed and their rich history will tell you that this is the furthest thing from the truth. The Pit Bull has never been human aggressive. It is not in their nature. Back in the 1880’s through the early to mid 1900’s any Pit that showed the slightest aggression towards people would be labeled as a “man hater” and put down. Most of these “man haters” would be put down right on the spot no matter how good the dog or his lineage. After all these were dogs that had to fight one another in a small “pit” that had the dogs handlers in it along with a referee. If these dogs were in the least bit aggressive towards people the dog fights would have been deadly to these 3 men in the ring.
Ignorance Of Greedy Breeders:
Of late there seems to have been some folks breeding “Pit Bulls” with no consideration to their temperaments or the breed standard. In fact many of these unscrupulous breeders are intentionally breeding poor tempered dogs that have had other breeds bred into them to make them bigger and/or meaner. These are NOT American Pit Bull Terriers!
APBTs on average do not go over 50 pounds for females or 65 pounds for males. There is, however, a larger true APBT. These dogs are both taller averaging 21″ to 23″ in height as well as heavier, some as heavy as 150 pounds. These XL, XXL, and XXXL APBTs from reputable breeders have simply been breed up in size by breeding the largest APBTs to each others. They keep up the look and proportions of the smaller American Pit Bull Terriers. Make sure you are comfortable with the breeder and confident that they have not bred Mastiffs into the line to add the size as some of the XL, XXL, & XXXL breeders have done.