Pit bull Dog Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane replica. The Pit bull dog skull replica measures 8.5 inches. Made in USA. Canis familiaris is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

Pit bull is a term used in the United States for a type of dog descended from bulldogs and terriers, while in other countries such as the United Kingdom the term is used as an abbreviation of the American Pitbull Terrier breed.

The term was first used in 1927 within the United States the pit bull is usually considered a heterogeneous grouping that includes the breeds American Pitbull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bully, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and occasionally the American Bulldog, along with any crossbred dog that shares certain physical characteristics with these breeds.

In other countries including Britain the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not considered a pit bull. Most pit bull–type dogs descend from the British Bull and terrier, a 19th century dog-fighting type developed from crosses between the Old English Bulldog and the Old English Terrier.

It is believed all dogs that are now classified as pit bulls descend from the British bull and terrier, which were first imported into North America from the 1870s. The bull-and-terrier was a type of dog developed in the United Kingdom in the early 19th century for the blood sports of dog fighting and rat baiting, it was created by crossing the ferocious, thickly muscled Old English Bulldog with the agile, lithe, feisty Black and Tan Terrier.

The aggressive Old English Bulldog, which were bred for bear and bull baiting, was often also pitted against its own kind in organised dog fights, but it was found that lighter, faster dogs were better suited to dog fighting than the heavier Bulldog. To produce a lighter, faster more agile dog which retained the courage and tenacity of the Bulldog, outcrosses from local terriers were tried, and ultimately found to be successful.

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Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Genus: Canis

Family: Canide

Species: Familiaris

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 5 in