Myth #4: Pit bulls are a “bully breed,” which means they’re more dangerous than other dogs.
There are several breeds of dogs often referred to as bully breeds, including pit bulls, bulldogs, mastiffs, Staffordshire bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, boxers and bull terriers. The term does not refer to their behavior – it means they have bulldog origins and are descendants of English baiting dogs. Just like any other animal, “bully breed” dogs are shaped by their environment, and if not provided proper socialization and training, can be encouraged to show hostility.
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