PitBull is not a breed but a type of dog.
This is probably one of the most harmful myths about the American PitBull Terrier ( APBT ). The PitBull has a pure bred registration history longer than most other breeds in existence. Either something is or is not a PitBull. To call something a PitBull type only devalues the true pure bred American PitBull Terrier ( APBT ), works to create inaccurate and confusing statistics and supports efforts of breed specific legislation ( BSL ). If something is a mix - even a PitBull mix - it is still just a mix and not a "PitBull type". To single the PitBull breed out from every other breed in existence is simply biased and discriminatory and statistics and research that collect data in this way can in no way be considered as valid or fact.