Is an American Pit Bull Terrier the Same as a Pitbull?

No, an American pit bull terrier is not the same as a pitbull.

American pit bull terriers are one of four so-called bully breeds that are grouped under the label of pit bull. The other three are:

  • Bull terrier
  • American Staffordshire terrier
  • Staffordshire bull terrier

While there are similarities between these breeds, each one has distinct characteristics and temperament.

So, if you’re thinking of buying or adopting an American pit bull terrier, ensure you research carefully, or you could inadvertently find yourself with a different breed.