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Should our breed's name be changed?

Discussion in 'Dog Discussion' started by ABK, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. jeeperino

    jeeperino CH Dog

    I say forget the whole thing and call em powder puffs or something like that. The whole pit bull or even APBT name turns most people off right away. I cant count how many times ive said "american pit bull terrier" and gotten a blank look from almost everybody, all they hear is "pit bull".

    How about an "American Terrier" ??
  2. Dreamer

    Dreamer Big Dog

    It's that Spud's dog that has the wrong breed name!

    Hinks STARTED with the old bull and terrier dogs and "perfected" them into the showy all-white dog by crossing in Dalmations and some think Pointer. This breed was invented about the time dog shows were becoming popular and these "perfected" bull and terriers got the name BULL TERRIER -- unfortunately. They are not a bull terrier. Their breed name should be Hinks Terrier!

    The Staffordshire Bull Terrier should be the English Bull Terrier (the bull and terrier as England developed it; although I can understand the Staffordshire part, as that part of England was so important to it's development); and the bull and terrier as developed in America is the American Bull Terrier. And that name is really not all that much a change for our breed -- it was used a lot in early years...and I have some Bloodlines mags from the 60s that use it a lot.

    I think the confusion is with the dog that gets called "Bull Terrier". I think it's very unfortunate Hinks dog got that name.

  3. masta of game

    masta of game Banned

    I agree we should change the "name".. we have to manupilate them, lets forget about the pride and lets do it for the survival of our breed.. we need to play politics, because thats what it is now, it politics..and PETA/hsus are playing it very well.. adapt to changes or disappear. i choose adapting.

    I go for american terrier.

    when someone " a person " is in danger he changes how he looks and uses different name/ID... , dogs cant do that and if they had the ability they would have change their name long time so they could survive.. so lets do it for them.. lets help them.

    9 out of 10 of the people who i ask about the breed have negative image.. they are brain washed. theyalways say oww arent they dangerous.. nooo they have lock jaws F#$% that im tsickig to my boxers.. apbt they turn on u.. bla bla bla..

    some guys who never even seen an apbt already made etheir mind about the breed , dangerous dogs.

    we need to act quick..
  4. masta of game

    masta of game Banned

    or maybe not lol

    im really noty sure what we should do
  5. cutt

    cutt CH Dog

    forget about the pride,lol are you serious..? forgetting about the pride will not increase survival rate of the breed.. trying to play politics is what5 PETA, HSUS and all these othe bs organizations is doin. someone who chnges appearence or changes their name because of danger...to me is a cowardly move like tuckin there tail , running and hiding. Im sorry but to me that is not the A.B.P.T. We do not need to change name because once your labeled by uncle scam, your labeled..
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 10, 2008
  6. ghost 1

    ghost 1 CH Dog

    i've tried for many years to make certain my dogs don't offend or mess with anyone,, and personally i don't think it really matters,,, i had a neighbor the other day tell me 99 percent aren't worth killin,,,and i told him what i thought about the whole deal,,, tried to educate,,, he didn't want to hear it,,,so i told him how it was,,, i backed out of the dog thing alot,,, and now i'm contemplating opening my yard back up,,,i know for all the wrong reasons,,,but its my dogs i've had for a long time ,, 20 plus years,,, and like i told him,,, they have tried to take them and now i have major dirt on the animal control,,,i could have his job,,, tape recordings,,,but anyhow,,, i told my neighbor that they know better than provoke me,,,, my neighbor hasn't been next door maybe 6 months,,and i grew up with him,,, he's a ol country guy but for some reason has a hatred pf theses dogs,,,(i just found out) so phuck em,,, them my pit bulls,,,
  7. mr torres

    mr torres Pup

    i call my dogs bulldog that's what thay was call 100 years ago and that what i call them now !!!
  8. I think our breed should get his true name....
    Our dogs are the Real one Bulldogs...:cool:

  9. Groaners

    Groaners Pup

    I say stick with American Pit Bull Terrier! I think the PIT should stay as should the rest of the title...it says a lot about the breed.. I also like American Gamedog, and Bull dog. :D
  10. Flipside

    Flipside CH Dog

    What about "American Heritage Terrier"? Personally like "American Terrier" myself or "American Gamedog"!

  11. bahamutt99

    bahamutt99 CH Dog

    Heh. That's pretty cool. Has a pioneer feel to it. :)
  12. Titch_Pitbull

    Titch_Pitbull Top Dog


    i can already imagine it
  13. Titch_Pitbull

    Titch_Pitbull Top Dog

    its not the name of the breed thats hurting it. Its irresponsible owners / wanna be dog fighters / the media.

    nobody cares about the name and it would take generations to implement a name change. its about the apperance of the dog and peoples obession with it.

    I like the American Game Dog / American Terrier
  14. Flipside

    Flipside CH Dog

    Thanks...."Sporting Bull Terrier" is cool too!
  15. Mr.lee

    Mr.lee Big Dog

    a change in name will put a different inpack on the breed...like if you went to court and said your name was gangster G or would you say your just Tom....
  16. ABK

    ABK Rest In Peace

    Like it or not, your name impacts your image & your image impacts how people don't know you receive you. If folks think you mean them harm, they will be more inclined to want to eliminate you, as it is human nature to eliminate what you fear.

    As for holding onto your pride even if it costs you benefit, there is a saying for that type behaviour. It is called "cutting off your nose to spite your face." Would we like to call them American Game Dogs, American Sporting Dogs or American Pit Bull Terriers? Sure. But is it beneficial in today's day in age? No.

    JMHO ...
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 11, 2008
  17. Bobby Rooster

    Bobby Rooster CH Dog

    Old American Bull-Hounds
  18. masta of game

    masta of game Banned

    we should do a poll

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