The American Temperament Test Society provides temperament testing around the country for dog breeds and provides a passing score for the entire breed based on the percentage of passed over failed within total number of that particular breed tested. As of December, 2001, the American Pit Bull Terrier has a current passing rate of 82.7%; American Staffordshire Terrier passes at 82.2%; and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier passes at 81.6%.
Pit Bull type dogs make wonderful, loving, and very loyal companions. It is important however, to understand the breed's nature, to provide a structured environment, and to establish a positive leadership role. In order to do so, PitBull owners must understand the original purpose of the breed and respect its limit and potential. To learn more click here.
PBRC is a virtual shelter for Pit Bulls and AmStaffs. Just like Pet Finder, the goal of PBRC is to use the powerful communication tool - the internet - to save the lives of animals. PBRC was created to help find good homes for Pit Bulls in need. While we do not list all of the available dogs here on Pet Finder, you can go to PBRC for the state closest to you.
PBRC strongly believes in giving Pit Bull dogs the chance to have a happy life. In order to encourage good and responsible placements, we have a team of volunteers located across the U.S. and Canada who provide information and education to caretakers and potential owners.
Note that PBRC is NOT a dog shelter. We offer "web exposure" for Pit Bull type dogs who need a home. PBRC volunteers act as "middlemen" between caretakers and potential adopters. The purpose of our organization is to bring together, people who want to adopt these dogs, with those who have a dog to be placed while providing essential information.
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PBRC welcomes any Pit Bull type dogs (APBTs, AmStaffs, StaffyBull, Pit Bull mixes, and occasionally other bully breeds). Individual dogs have their own page, and shelter dogs are listed in group of 4. The location and caretaker's contact information is displayed in each page.
All the dogs featured in the web site are in independent foster care, private rescue organizations, or public animal shelters. PBRC is not responsible for the dogs listed in the site or their placement. Please make sure to read the Disclaimer and Recommendations before viewing the list of available prospects. We also recommend that you read the Breed Info before adoption a Pit Bull dog.