american pit bull history

Pit bulldog American History
Rescueapitbull has always been fascinated with history even though I’m terrible at it. The old saying goes
“You don’t know where you’re going till you know where you’ve been”
So this is an attempt to piece together the history of the pit bulldog in America so here it goes.
And by the way feel free to contact us with your comments /suggestions or just to bitch!
United Kennel Club was formed in the late 1800’s to register and regulate dog fighting in the USA. They were first to recognize the breed.
American Kennel Club was formed in the late 1800’s a few years before the UKC to validate breeding stock.
American Dog Breeders wasformed in theearly 1900’s to try and over see the breeding methods and preserve breed types.

How did we get from Pit bulldog to Pit bull Terrier?
From what I can gather the in the middle 1930’s (?) when the pit bull was an American war icon and they were at the height of popularity in America because of there fun loving and forgiving temperament with small children thanks to the lil’ Rascals and Pete the pet. The story goes kids didn’t even know what Pete was but they wanted him.
The AKC probably said hey we have to get in on the action but wait with what breed are we going to put them in. I can’t figure out if anyone knows for sure why they ended up with the Terriers when the United Kennel Club and the American Dog Breeders were already registering Pit bulls.
It sounds like nobody wanted the name pit bull in the AKC and after little debate they decided on Staffordshire Terrier.
How did we end up with the American Pit bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire terrier and the Staffordshire bull terrier?

This is what I came up with it’s all who you ask the United Kennel Club or the American Kennel Club. For now I have made up my mind. The American Pit bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire terrier is the same dog. Then the AKC said that there’s another Pit bull being bred that’s so close to the AMST that we need make another breed and that’s how we got the Staffordshire bull terrier. This might be one of those if you want to know the truth follow the money.


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