What’s all this talk about the Bully Pit? Is it a Bully? Is it a Pit Bull? Here’s a little info below, and a few questions answered about this term.
What is the Bully Pit?
Back in the 90’s with the emergence of the Razor’s Edge Bloodline, a collaboration of UKC/ADBA APBT breeders and AKC American Staffordshire Terrier breeders, this term started to be thrown around. You see, the AKC Staffordshire Terrier can be dual registered a UKC American Pit Bull Terrier or an ADBA APBT during that time. According to UKC, they are the same dog – different name, same lineage and ancestry – different name. Also a different breed standard for each kennel club. ADBA likes to see a lean, chiseled, and conditioned dog with high drive and high dog aggression and high prey drive. AKC and UKC like a dog with more weight, a thicker frame, and a larger head for the show ring. Razor’s Edge was a combination of all three of these breed types. So the term Bully Pit was one thrown around in reference to the more bullier, bulkier UKC American Pit Bull Terriers produced from this bloodline combination.