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12 Types of Pitbull Dog Breeds and Their Differences

June 25, 2022 5 min read

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Pitbull Breeds: A Guide to the 12 Different Types (with Pictures)

Did you know that there is no one breed of dog called a Pitbull? Instead, the word refers to a group of breeds that were developed for dogfighting and bullbaiting in the first place. Thankfully, both uncivilized games have since been banned, but Pitbulls remain a well-liked pet because to their amiable, vivacious, and devoted nature.
Which particular breed of Pitbull will fit you and your family the best if you're thinking about bringing one into your home? Discover the 16 various varieties of Pitbulls, their characteristics, and descriptions of each breed as you continue reading.

1. American Pitbull Terrier

American Pitbull Terrier

The American Pitbull Terrier (APBT) may be summed up in just three words: brave, devoted, and self-assured. They are very perceptive to their environment and may bark joyfully (or perhaps too excitedly) to let you know when someone is coming to visit. This breed, which is very clever, can easily pick up new tricks and orders. Males grow to a height of 18 to 19 inches, while females grow to a height of 17 to 18 inches. Their weight varies from 30 to 85 pounds.

 

2. Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a small, powerful, and agile dog that stands 6 to 8 inches shorter than an American Pitbull Terrier. They are excellent family dogs since they are between 24 and 37 pounds in weight and highly amiable, particularly around kids. They are clever, lively, and fiercely devoted to their owners, much like other dog breeds linked with pitbulls.

 

3. American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terrier

Although the two breeds have been developed independently for more than 50 years, American Staffordshire Terriers and American Pit Bull Terriers are sometimes confused. The American Staffordshire Terrier may grow to a height of 16 to 19 inches and weigh between 40 and 60 pounds, making it a fairly robust dog for its size. Although very clever, they have been known to get quickly bored and tug on leashes, chew, dig, and bark if not given the necessary care and training. The breed is joyful and sociable with people, but when not properly socialized, they have a propensity to become aggressive with other dogs.

 

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4. Red Nose Pitbull

Red Nose Pitbull

It's crucial to emphasize that the Red Nose Pitbull is a particular kind of Pitbull, not a distinct breed. They are considered an uncommon breed because of their red and copper-toned snout, hair, eyes, and nails (therefore, fetching a much higher price tag than other Pitbull varieties). These dogs are loyal, smart, and compassionate, much like the American Pitbull Terrier, particularly when socialized with humans and other dogs while they are young. They have long legs and a slender, muscular body, weighing between 55 and 66 pounds.

 

5. Blue Nose Pitbull

Blue Nose Pitbull

The Blue Nose is readily recognized as a variant of Pitbulls rather than a distinct breed because of its blue and grey-toned nose, hair, eyes, and nails. Like the more typical APBT, they are fun, animated, and clever. They weigh between 30 and 85 pounds and are between 1.5 and 2 feet tall. Due to a recessive trait that causes low amounts of melanin, Blue Noses are tragically more susceptible to a variety of health difficulties, such as heart problems, alopecia, a weaker immune system, hearing, and cataracts.

 

6. Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier

Due to its tall, egg-shaped head and triangular eyes, the Bull Terrier is readily distinguishable from other Pitbull breeds. They often stand up to 22 inches tall and weigh up to 77 pounds.
Due to their intelligence, independence, and high level of activity, they need 30 to 60 minutes of daily playtime, exercise, and mental stimulation otherwise they may turn disruptive. Early socialization is essential since this breed has a history of acting aggressively toward strangers and unfamiliar animals.

 

7. Monster Blue

Although the Monster Blue Pitbull is a less common breed, it nevertheless has many traits in common with other Pitbulls. They are distinguished by their very thick, muscular physique and are a hybrid between a Neapolitan Mastiff and a Dogue de Bordeaux. Given that these dogs have such powerful jaws, it is better to provide them toys that are difficult to readily break apart.

 

8. Chamuco

The American Pit Bull Terrier, American Bully, Mexican Bulldog, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pitbull Blue, American Staffordshire Terrier, and most likely the Boxer were said to have been crossed to create the uncommon Mexican breed known as the Chamuco. It has low, short tail that tapers at the end and high-set ears with dropped tips. It stands about 14 inches tall and weighs 25 to 40 pounds. It is a devoted, fearless, and guard dog.

 

9. Stuffawler

The Stuffawler is distinguished by its broad smile, powerful, muscular build, and short legs. Sadly, like many Pitbull breeds, it was initially created for combat and weights between 77 and 88 pounds. This adds to their image as being "aggressive," however a dog's disposition will mostly depend on how its owner treats it.

 

10. Colby

The Colby Pitbull is a powerful, large dog with a flat, wrinkled nose and a big, robust skull. One of the lighter types of Pitbull, the fully grown adult weighs between 30 and 50 pounds. They are a Pit Bull lineage rather than a specific breed. They like nothing more than running about with their owners and are very attentive, nimble, and lively. Although they are inherently friendly, they should be exposed to humans and other animals at an early age, just like any dogs.

 

11. Cobra

The Cobra is a different, very uncommon breed of Pitbull that resembles the Red Nose in looks but differs from it in having a flawlessly white coat of fur. Cobra Pitbulls may have either black or blue eyes, and some of them even have one of each hue.

 

12. Pynat

Unlike its contemporaries, the Pynat has a slim (but still rather muscular) physique, making it a readily recognizable breed of Pitbull. Pynats are alert, clever, and sociable dogs that were formerly employed for hunting. It also has a different coat, which is often tawny or brownish with streaks of a different hue.

 

Final Thoughts

Pitbulls are generally very clever dog breeds that make wonderful companions, especially when they get the proper training and socialization from a young age.
You will undoubtedly spend a lot of joyful years with your devoted, fun, and energetic new buddy, whether you choose to adopt an American Pitbull Terrier, which is a more popular breed, or a more uncommon breed like the Cobra, Pynat, or Monster Blue.

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