The American Pitbull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier originated in the United States. The dog breed "pitbull" that seems so popular with identifying mixed breeds that look like this picture, does not exist.
Bronwen Dickey’s search for answers takes her from nineteenth-century New York dogfighting pits to early twentieth‑century movie sets, from the battlefields of Gettysburg to struggling urban neighborhoods. In this illuminating story of how a popular breed became demonized--and what role humans have played in the transformation. #pitbull #dogs