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what two dogs make up the pitbull terrier

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what two breeds make a pitbull a pitbull? you know how you can mix a pitbull with a terrier and you get a pitbull terrier, what makes a pitbull a pitbull?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Vicky Lamb replied 11 years ago.
You have the history a bit mixed up. Pit Bulls and Pit Bull Terriers are the same breed (Pit Bull is just the short name). The Pit Bull Terrier is a breed descended from old bulldog types mixed with terrier type dogs. They were called bull-and-terriers, and pit terriers, and evolved into the modern day Pit Bull Terrier.

Here are three websites with a good history so you can learn what makes a pitbull a pitbull.