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Several breeds are similar in appearance to the American Pit Bull Terrier. Their mixed-breed offspring can also closely resemble an APBT. In some places with breed-specific legislation, the law may include these breeds under the category of “pit bull.” Many of these breeds can trace some of their ancestry to the now-extinct old-style English bulldog.
Perra Boxer
White boxers are especially confused with pit bull types
Boxer—The Boxer was developed in Germany from the old English bulldog and the Bullenbeisser (German version of the old English bulldog). Both of these were used for hunting and bull baiting in the 18th and 19th century. The Boxer is distinguished from the APBT primarily by its brachycephalic (extremely short or “pug”) nose. Individual dogs and mixes whose muzzles are not so foreshortened are easily seen as pit bulls. Although the Boxer and the pit bull share a strikingly similar history, the Boxer is not commonly legislated against and does not carry the negative stereotype. Although Boxers are usually imagined as brown with a black mask, they are also very common in brindle and white. Their fur is short.
The (English) Bull Terrier is another English bull-and-terrier cross. Early versions of the bull terrier were similar to and contributed to the American Pit Bull Terrier / American Staffordshire Terrier. However, the bull terrier underwent dramatic changes from the 1850s through 1917. Breeder James Hicks mixed this early bull terrier with a variety of breeds, including Dalmatian, Borzoi, Collie, Greyhound, and Foxhound. By 1917, Hicks had produced a dog more like the Bull Terrier we know today, a dog with a very egg-shaped head (lacking a “stop,” a noticeable point where a dog’s nose begins), naturally upright ears, and small triangular eyes. The modern Bull Terrier, with its mixed heritage and changed appearance, is significantly removed from the bull terrier that was once associated with

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