|Uploaded:||February 6, 2008|
|Updated:||May 15, 2010|
The American Pitbull is probably one of most popular dogs owned in the United States as well as being one of the worst talked about dogs. Pitbulls are ancestors of the English bulldogs and terriers. Bulldogs were originally bred for bull baiting and vermin hunting. They were dogs that farmers used to bring in the bulls for breeding, slaughter or castration, and also to hunt down and kill vermin to prevent crops from being ruined by badgers or rats. After the parliament recognized what they were using these dogs for it was then passed as being a form of animal cruelty and banned bull baiting completely. After that died out, dog fighting was introduced which rapidly became a very popular sport. There was one problem; Bulldogs had absolutely no interest in dog fighting they were limp and oblivious to what was required from them to do. It was then decided to cross Bulldogs with the English black, white, and tan terriers and make sure that they were also bred with intelligence to stay focused during fights and yet docile toward their owners. These breed of dogs were known as the Staffordshire Bull Terriers. When the 1800’s rolled around, immigration to the United States became a common thing, and folks from Ireland and England brought an abundant amount of this particular breed along with them, mainly to Boston. Once being settled in their new country more breeding took place which made them larger, and stocker the outcome of this cross breeding process was the American Pitbull Terrier. When you go threw the tutorial and learn "how to draw a Pitbull", you will find that these dogs are beautiful. The shape of their body has a true masculine quality; you can actually see why this animal was used for fighting. They have a brick like head, with a thick strong neck, and a bold massive chest. Even though they are short and stocky, Pitbulls are extremely strong and agile for their size. This tutorial has easy to learn steps and instructions that will show you in detail how to draw a Pitbull. So get out your sketch book and a good pencil and give this dog some love.