Many people are surprised to learn that their rescue dog is a single-breed American Pit Bull Terrier. This is quite a common response, as we tend to believe all rescues are highly-mixed. In fact, single-breed dogs are surrendered to shelters and found as strays quite often, which you may be interested in reading more about here.
Additionally, because American Pit Bull Terriers (ABPTs) are among the most common breeds in the United States, we see rescues return as APBTs quite often! This also means that we are very confident in our ability to accurately identify the significant diversity within this breed.
This breed has quite a wide variety of "looks” and physical characteristics that may lead you to anticipate mixed ancestry. We’d suggest taking a look through the results of other APBTs we've tested here. Keep in mind that the APBT breed standard does not account for the significant phenotypic variation we see within the breed. In fact, many single-breed dogs do range far outside the breed standard- this does not make the dog in question any less of that breed.
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