This article is from the American Pit Bull Terriers Breed FAQ, by Michael Bur with numerous contributions by others.
This FAQ contains information that may seem disturbing or distasteful
to some readers because it refers at various points to the subject of
pit fighting. A prospective owner might reasonably ask, "I definitely
don't want my next dog for fighting purposes, so why should I even have
to think about all that?" The answer is that if you are considering
this breed as your next pet, it would be irresponsible NOT to know
about this aspect of the APBT's breeding history. To comprehend both
the admirable qualities and the potential drawbacks of this breed it
is important, particularly for first-time dog owners, to understand
the specific qualities for which it was selectively bred. Ignorance
is always dangerous, and in this case it is particularly so.
The authors want to stress that the presentation of this material is
for academic and historical purposes. We in no way condone the activity
of dog fighting as it is a felony in most parts of the United States.
Now, let's talk bulldawgs!