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Met a pit tonight

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Retri, Nov 12, 2012.


  1. Retri

    Retri PetForums Senior

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    Went round a mates house who has been telling me how he thinks his 'staffy' might actually be a pit x, I know they are out there and in pics I had seen of him he looks a little diferent to a staff in terms of face and ears, but when I got there I was greeted by an excitable little boy, that imo is a small staffy, hes not even knee high and in the flesh looks no different to most staffys about, I can only assume someone at some point has suggestd there is pit in there snd the owner has run with it.

    I have never met a true pit, but I am under the impeession they are biggr than staffs and much wider?

    The only thing that seems to back up the pit thing is his bark, ive not hesrd a staff that sounds like him and its more like a rottie bark

    What are the chances of this dog havibg pit in there?
     
  2. pogo

    pogo PetForums VIP

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    The chances are very small to non existent, especially if he's a small staff.

    Alot of staffs have big/rottie barks harvey included. Staffs make just about every sounds/bark going!

    eta- yes pits are taller then staffs and look nothing like them.
     
  3. metaldog

    metaldog PetForums VIP

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    it's difficult to tell without a photo.

    A PBT has a different shaped head to a staffy and they are quite a lot bigger, a PBT is about the size of a Labrador where as a staffy is about the size of a cocker/springer.

    There's lots of PBT's where I live and you can easily tell them apart from the staffies :)
     
  4. Retri

    Retri PetForums Senior

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    I did think that, in pictures I saw he looked about lab size and seemed to have a squarer head, but as soon as I saw him in the fkesh I was pretty sure hes just a staff
     
  5. ouesi

    ouesi Guest

    Are we talking american pitbull terriers?

    ETA - when I think pitbull I think of a smaller dog than a lab. I suppose a large APBT could about equal a small lab, but its a stretch.
     
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  6. MLB

    MLB Guest

    A pit-bull is a type of dog rather than a breed of dog and can very in looks. The American pitbull terrier is actually a lean dog and should not be stocky.For example i'd say Daddy & Junior (ceaser's dogs) are types of pitbull but I wouldn't say they were American pitbull terriers. They look more like American Staffordshire terriers, which I think is the show type pit. Mabe wrong but that is what I thought.
     
  7. ouesi

    ouesi Guest

    You can (and many do) dual register their dogs as APBT and AmStaffs - one is a UKC breed and one is the AKC recognized version. There’s really not much difference in the show dog version between AmStaffs and APBT.

    Like any breed though, those not breeding responsibly can produce all sorts of different messes that may or may not conform to the written breed standard.
     
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