What is the real name for a pit bull?
Technically, the term "Pit Bull" can be another name for a mix or purebred American Staffordshire Terrier, or American Staffordshire Bull Terrier, etc.
Is it okay to call a pit bull an American Pit Bull Terrier if the dog is of unknown pedigree and possibly a mixed breed or are they simply Pit Bull Terriers?
boston pit <-What? (Crazy Ass!) American Pit Bull Terrier is the official name of one specific breed (APBT for short). The term "Pit Bull Terrier" is another incomplete variant of the full name. The term "Pit Bull" is a shortened version of the whole official name who many agree should only be used for an actual APBT. If you have a dog of two or more breeds, it is simply a mutt.
The history of the pit bull goes back in time before the breed was called pit bulls. Those dogs you see with the ugly mouse that can barely chew and who can barely run are not the real bulldogs. The real bull dogs were agile, strong and were used in bull baiting. Those are the dogs that the pit bulls came from. It has been so long that no one can say who breed pit…