1912: ‘Pit’ Bulldog Muzzle Ordinance, Chicago, IL

Interesting Local News Items
The Day Book
September 17, 1912
Library of Congress

David Rosen, 911 S. Wood st., and David Alschuler, grocer, 1138 S. Morgan st., arrested for not muzzling their bull dogs. $25 and costs.

The bulldog of the late 1800s and early 1900s is the same dog as today’s pit bull terrier. The only thing that has changed about this dog breed in the last century are the different names it goes by: bulldog, pit dog, bull pit, bull terrier — pit bull terrier. Modern dogfighters still call their fighting pit bulls “100% bulldog.” (See: Disguise breed name)
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