In England during the early part of the 19th century, breeds of bull and terrier were created for the sport of bull and bear baiting. These pursuits became illegal in 1835 as inhumane with dog-fighting taking its place. Both aggressiveness and the trait of not willing to bite humans were both part of their genetic makeup. In no time, these dogs were known as strong, protective, gentle and family friendly. Immigrants brought their "bull dogs" with them to America where they became all-around farm dogs. They hunted wild game, guarded property from animal intruders and provided companionship. They were given the name of American Pit Bull Terrier in 1898 by the UKC of Britain. The AKC recognized the breed under the new name of the American Staffordshire Terrier in 1936.
While pitbulls are not usually aggressive toward humans, they are often animal aggressive. This means that you should not leave your pit bull alone with other animals. Instead, always supervise even if the dogs have played together for years. Also, if your blue nose
has not been socialized with other dogs
it is not a good idea to drop by the dog park one day. You have no idea how he will react to being around so many other dogs. Once your pit bull gets riled up over another dog, it is very difficult to call him off (unless, of course, he’s had the proper training).
• They are stubborn, so obedience training is recommendet
Even if your blue nose pit seems to be the most well-behaved dog you’ve ever seen, it is a good idea to put him through obedience training anyway.