Is there a difference between a pitbull and a staffordshire terrier?
People often ask what the difference is between the American Staffordshire Terrier and a "pit bull." First of all, there is no breed called a pit bull.
Generally speaking, the American Staffordshire Terrier is nearly the same breed as the American Pit Bull Terrier.
Today, the main difference is in appearance.
How to Tell if It's a Pitbull Breed
- Look at the size and ratios of the dog. Pitt bulls are two and one-half feet tall at the shoulder or shorter.
- Look at the dog's coat. The color is irrelevant.
- Examine the dog's head and neck. A pit bull's head is extremely wide from ear to ear, across the brow and from cheek to cheek.