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  1. American breed of muscular terriers with a short close-lying stiff coat

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Google previewSafire's Political Dictionary (2008)

by William Safire

(The United Kennel Club does recognize the American pit bull terrier, but the larger American Kennel Club recognizes a similar dog which it calls the American Staffordshire terrier.) The term pit bull comes from pit fighting, in which animals are ...

Google previewDictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (2013)

by Paul A. Rees

France Pug China Shih tzu Tibet/China Terriers Airedale terrier UK American pit bull terrier USA American Staffordshire terrier USA Belgian griffon Belgium ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

Breeds of dogs are listed below: Affenpinscher, Afghan hound, Airedale terrier, Akita inu, Alaskan malamute, American pit bull terrier, American staffordshire terrier, American water spaniel, Anatolianshepherd dog, Appenzeller, Australian cattle ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of K9 Terminology (2013)

by Edward M. Gilbert, Jr, Patricia H. Gilbert

The American Pit Bull Terrier breed as recognized by the United Kennel Club. Poi Dog. Hawaiian namefor a mixed breed. Term comes from havingtostiror mix the food poi constantly. PONS. An acronym for the Polish Lowland Sheepdog.

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

American Pit Bull Terrier A dog which was bred from the StAFFordShire bUll terrier and was often intended for fighting. it is banned in UK under the dangerous dogs Act 1989. American Quarter Horse A breed derived mainly from dams of ...

Google previewThe American Desk Encyclopedia (1998)

by Steve Luck

Examples include the American pit bull terrier, bull terrier, and Staffordshire bull terrier. Pit bulls have been bred for strength and aggression. The English bull ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 16: Sports and Recreation by Harvey H. Jackson III

Trahan to govern dog matches, and the American Pit Bull Terrier was bred specifically to excel under these rules. Contrary to popular belief, the Cajun Rules do not require a fight to the death or ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (2004)

Eleventh Edition by Merriam-Webster

American pit bull terrier n (1950) : any of a breed of dogs developed to combine the traits of terriers and bulldogs that have extremely powerful jaws and great strength and tenacity and that were orig. bred for dog fighting — called also pit bull ...

Google previewChabers 21st Century Dictionary

bandog /'bandog/ c- noun 1 a dog bred for exceptional ferocity, usually a cross between an American pit bull terrier and a mastiff, ...

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