“Pit bull” is not actually a breed but rather a term which encompasses several breeds (American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier). “Pit bull” has become a slang term to describe a certain look- generally blocky head, broad shoulder, medium, muscular build. A person’s classification of what is a “pit bull” and what is not can vary from the next. So what does this mean? Not much aside from the fact that there is no such thing as a “purebred pit bull”, but these dogs are rather various breeds within one category.