There are a rising number of dog attacks in the United States a great majority of them are being blamed on Pit Bulls. There are in fact over 20 breeds that are commonly mistaken for Pit Bulls. Following are pictures of Pit Bulls and breeds commonly mistaken for them.

The American Pit Bull Terrier

The American Pit Bull Terrier


Rottweiler

Rottweiler


rhodesian ridgeback

rhodesian ridgeback


Presa Canario

Presa Canario


Patterdale Terrier

Patterdale Terrier


Olde English Bulldogge

Olde English Bulldogge


Jack Russel terriers

Jack Russel terriers


Hungarian Vizsla

Hungarian Vizsla


Fila Brasiliero

Fila Brasiliero


Cane Corso

Cane Corso


Ca De Bou

Ca De Bou


A "Bully" dog
Bull Mastiff

Bull Mastiff


Boxer

Boxer


Black Mouth Cur

Black Mouth Cur


The Argentine Dog or Dogos Argentino
American Bulldog

American Bulldog


Alapaha blueblood Bulldog
The Alaunt

The Alaunt


The Bull Terrier

The Bull Terrier


American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terrier


Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier


I am in no way trying to say that any dog breed pictured here is aggressive or responsible for the dog attacks on humans i am simply showing the many different dog breeds that are easily confused for Pit Bulls, Be it the size or shape of the head or the shape and stance of the body. Animal control officers are not trained in VISUAL breed identification, and to the untrained eye a lot of these dogs appear similar to Pit Bulls.
I have owned a few of these breeds and I have never had a “bad” experience with them, and I know for a fact that some of these breeds are far more aggressive the the common Pit Bull is.

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