Training Tips from Mary and What A Good Dog, Inc.
Mary Remer, who lives in Villanova, Pa., and is first vice president of the Bull
Terrier Club of America, speaks definitively about the two breeds.
"Historically," she says, "there's always been a difference in the breeds. They
are unrelated, and the physical attributes are dissimilar." The difference is
most evident in their heads. The bull terrier has a Roman nose that lends its
head the shape of an egg; the pit bull has a wider but compact snout. The bull
terrier's head is more slender than the muscular head of the pit bull, whose jaw
also is more powerful. The ears of a bull terrier stand up; a pit bull may have