Pit bull is a term commonly used to describe several breeds of dog in the molosser family.
A pit bull is a fearless dog that will take on any opponent. They will lock their jaws onto the prey until it's dead. Pit bulls have a reputation of mauling people to death and they are highly sought for dog fighting.
Weight: 55-65 lbs.
Origin: United States
Dogs most often make wonderful pets, however in certain circumstances, any type of dog can be dangerous. Even friendly dogs, can inflict great harm in the wrong circumstance.
The term can refer to dogs that were known as "bull terriers" prior to the development of the modern Bull terrier in the early 20th century.
Research has been conducted into human fatalities related to pit bull type dogs, due to a number of well-publicized incidents. These incidents resulted in breed-specific legislation being enacted in several jurisdictions. This, in turn, has led to an increase in rates of liability insurance, and in some instances has led to airlines placing restrictions on air travel for pit bulls, though in some instances restrictions are in place for the dogs' own well-being.