The beautiful pits (and mixes) of HSSV model various nicknames and synonyms for this maligned breed
An Abundance of AmStaffs.
Pretty girl Ashes might be sticking out her tongue but she's not rude at all. This cuddly, snorty little shorty of a dog loves to cuddle. She also loves to play but being a little squat she tires after a few sprints. Either way she's still the queen of the shelter pitty play group.
AmStaff is short for American Stafforshire Terrier, a very distinct breed of dog (though registered Am Staffs can be dual registered as American Pit Bull Terrier with the UKC). For more information on the different breeds, look at their breed club websites.
A Bevy of Bullies.
One year old Boomerang, resplendent in her cold weather coat, rides nicely in a car and will play all day if given half a chance.
The term 'bully' comes from the word 'bull' in 'pit bull' not because they behave like bullies. Bull terriers and bull dogs will also be referred to as bullies.
A Plethora of Pibbles.
Porkchop has a very large head and a very large heart to go with it. He loves to give kisses, go to playgroup and go walking with volunteers. At eight months old he can be a bit of a rowdy teenager at times but he has beautiful housemanners and has lived with cats and toddlers.
Pibble is a blurring of the words 'pit' and 'bull'. It's an affectionate diminutive.
A Profusion of Pitties.
Shy boy Petey needs a quiet home and a lot of hugs. This sweet, sensitive dog loves to run and go hiking but will require a slow introduction before he's ready to jump into activities with his new people. Petey's a gentle soul with an athletic edge who likes to show off his tricks when he's comfortable.
'Pitty' is one of the most common nicknames for pit bulls.
A Smorgasbord of Staffies.
Strider is such a good listener. This eighteen month old gentleman is always in a good mood - he's also referred to as 'Sunny Boy Strider'. He's a champ at loose leash walking with his no pull harness and would love to demonstrate by going hiking with you.
The Staffordshire breeds are most commonly associated with pitty-type dogs. American Staffordshire Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers are often referred to as pit bulls though there is debate as to how accurate that is. Either way, the use of 'staffy' is a nickname for pit type dogs.
Call them what you will, but do call them home for dinner. All of our HSSV pits are excellent ambassadors for their breed and are waiting for their forever homes. Stop by or set up an appointment to meet them today!