Just being anal, but I was talking about the breed, not the type. The breed is spelled with capital letters, the type with small case; and Pit is spelled with one t, as in a dog fighting pit from which its name is derived.As I say...just being anal! We all understand the type of dog under discussion...for some reason???
Nonetheless neither the AKC nor the UKC "recognize" a "Breed" called a "Pitt Bull!" You can dual register an American Staffordshire Terrier as an APBT on the UKC but the AKC won't recognize those dogs!
And if you tell a registered American Staffordshire Terrier, his dog is a Pitt Bull or an APBT you best be ready for a fight!
It's pretty simple for me, when "Joe Lucero, Diane Jessup, Cesar Milan, and many other Pit Bull authorities, breeders and other experts" change the policy of the AKC and UKC and recognize the "PITT BULL" as a "Breed" then so will I!
For the record my Gunther BullMastiff/APBT/Lab aka American Band Dawg! Plenty of those out there also..."looks like a Pitt to me"...and so it goes....
The UKC does register the American "Pit Bull" Terrier which is a Pit Bull same as a Shepherd is a German "Shepherd", one is nothing but a shortened version of the name. One can call Richard "****" or John "Jack" but at the end of the day they still are Richard or John but also **** or Jack.
Nobody is changing anything. It has been this way for over a hundred years with any confusion being a recent matter.