The Truth About the Bully Breeds
Most Common Bully Breeds American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Boxer, Boston terrier, Bulldog. You might be surprised to learn that some of America’s most beloved dogs are considered bullies. From large-and-in-charge boxers to small and stout Boston terriers, there are a variety of dogs that fall under the category of “bully breeds.” Many of these dogs have unfair reputations for being dangerously aggressive — especially pit bull breeds like the Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier and American pit bull terrier — but they actually make for very loyal and loving pets. So how did these canines get the title “bully breed” in the first place? Let’s start at the beginning. http://www.animalplanet.com/pets/about-bully-breeds/
Example of Eugenics: Dogo Argentino
Date of Origin: 1920 Argentina
Developed By: Antonio Nores Martinez
Breed Info: Bred to be a fearless hunter, tracking & catch dog.
The breed was developed over 25 years.
Breeds Combined: Cordoba Fighting Dog, Bulldog, Bull Terrier, Mastiff. The end result is a fearless and brutal hunter.
What it Lacked: Tracking and natural ability. Not useful in a pack setting.
Breeds Added: Pointer (tracking), Great Dane (size), Irish Wolfhound (natural instinct), Great Pyrenees (color) & Boxer (human acceptance).
Arrived in the USA: 1990, South Texas via Argentina