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So I'm still working on my research paper and getting a lot of information, but I have read on here and know that the UKC recognizes the American Pit bull terrier and the Staffordshire bull terrier, while the AKC recognizes the American Staffordshire terrier and the Staffordshire bull terrier.

So what's the difference between the two? (AKC and UKC)
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The UKC's standard for the APBT has become fairly close to the AKC standard for the Am. Staff. The Am. Staff has been bred exclusively for appearance, and look a lot different than the original APBT's of old did. The UKC standard is pretty similar in that the dogs are bred heavier and more muscular, strictly for appearance.

The ADBA, another registry which also registers APBT's, has a standard for the breed that's much, much closer to what the original APBT was. Function over form.

Here are comparison pics of ADBA APBT's, UKC APBT"s, and AKC Am. Staffs, provided by a moderator on the Pit Bull Forum (www.pitbullforum.com)

The difference between the ADBA standard APBT and the UKC standard APBT is pretty dramatic. All dogs pictured are titled.

ADBA American Pit Bull Terrier on the Left, UKC American Pit Bull Terrier in the center, and AKC American Staffordshire Terrier on the right.

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I love that. She showed us that on another forum. It's very interesting. (I thought there were more dogs on it though. I'm having a hard time finding the Am Staff I liked)
There were other comparison pix but I lost the others ^^;
You two beat me to posting those photos :(

Bahamutt rocked for posting those

Bahamutt is awesome! :D

I prefer the ADBA type APBT's. I'm not too fond of the UKC ones. They're okay, just too much like an Am. Staff for me.
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