When people search for pitbull pictures on the internet they are not sure what type of pit bulls they are looking for. As I said before the term pitbull usually groups 3 different types of breeds being the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
The terms such as red nose or blue nose refer to the color of the pitbull and not to the type of pitbull ok?
Now lets start with the American Pitbull Terrier. There are two main associations in the USA that define its standards:
The ADBA (The American Dog Breeders Association) and the UKC (United Kennel Club).
What´s interesting is that the two associations have different standards as to how an American Pit bull terrier should look like.
The ADBA favours a skinnier, more agile pitbull such as this picture.
Red Nose American Pitbull Terrier
The longer legs allow the pit to sprint faster than other pitbulls which favour the bulkier look.
And if you look at old time pit bull pictures such as the Colby dogs you will see that their pits are not as bulky as you would find around nowdays.
The UKC favors a bulky type of pitbull with a big/wide chest and shorter legs such as the pictures shown below.
American Pitbull Terrier UKC standard
American Pitbull Terrier, UKC Standard
I have no preference as to which one looks better, it´s just a matter of opinions, however it is interesting to notice the evolution of the breed and that it can look quite different depending on which standard you consider.
Next is the American Staffordshire terrier which is taller and heavier than the American pitbull terrier as you can notice in this picture.
American Staffordshire Terrier
Last but not least lets see some pictures of the Staffordshire Bull terrier which is also considered a pitbull.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers posing for the camera