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[–] dias17se 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Historically speaking, where did pitbulls came from and what was their purpose ?

[–] the_hidden_metric 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Literally bred for fighting bulls in pits. They were created by breeding bulldogs and terriers and were selected for traits that made them suitable for blood sports like bull-bating and bear-baiting.

[–] IGiveZeroFucks 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Sounds like a lovely dog to have around the family!

[–] Rellik88 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

They are a mix old Old English Bulldog, and Terrier. They are an American breed bred for GAMENESS, and animal aggressiveness. Not human aggressiveness. Game breed dog have a high drive to win. They where breed for dog fighting and bull baiting. Both professional sports in the 1700's. Pits that where human aggressive where put down, and are against the breed standard.

[–] Professor_de_la_Paz 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

They're originally bred from English bull dogs, which were used to bite tethered bulls for entertainment. They're actually a group of breeds, mostly Staffordshire Terriers, American Pit Bull Terriers, American Bullies, and American Staffordshire Terriers.