Is American Pit Bull Terrier Illegal?

Pit Bulls have been the subject of a media-driven negative image in America, and in some cases are banned. There is no law that bans the possession or ownership of a Pit Bull in any state.

Pit bulls were originally bred in England by crossing Old English Terriers with Old English Bulldogs to create a dog who would display bulldog characteristics on shorter legs with more agility and swiftness than the parent breeds possessed. They make excellent house pets, get along well with children and other dogs (though not all breeds do!), and make good guardians for single people or families living alone who want protection from intruders or wild animals such as bears…

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