Dog fighting was made illegal in this country in 1835 but RSPCA chief inspector with the special operations unit Michael Howard Butcher told the court it had a resurgence in the 1980s with the influx of pit bull terriers
EVADING laws controlling dangerous dogs by selling animals with fighting ancestry going back to the original pit bull terriers
Mr Watkins told the court: "It is the prosecution case that the defendant had possession or control of six pit bull terrier
type dogs, and that there is clear evidence that he knew a lot about the dogs.
Danger animals THERE are four breeds included in the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991: * (American) Pit Bull Terrier
(main type of dog found in UK).
Staff at Fir Tree Animal Sanctuary in Melling say the worst affected are Staffordshire Bull Terriers due to their similarities to the illegal pit bull terrier
Dog attacks in Great Britain actually have increased since breed- specific laws against the American pit bull terrier
were introduced (Collier, 2006, and DogBiteLaw.
FOUR people, including two policemen, were attacked and bitten by a pit bull terrier
He was jailed at the end of September after he lost his appeal against convictions of causing unnecessary suffering, assisting at a dogfight and possessing a pit bull terrier
Ellie was killed by her uncle Kiel Simpson's pit bull terrier
on New Year's Eve after Simpson, who had smoked 10 joints and drunk two bottles of wine, let it in.
A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy was in hospital last night after being bitten 25 times by a pit bull terrier
The dog was returned to its owner on August 10 after being seized on June 22 on suspicion it was a banned pit bull terrier
A COUPLE have started a campaign to save their dog who was seized over claims it is a banned breed pit bull terrier
A PIT Bull terrier
type dog that viciously attacked another dog has avoided a death sentence.
Just six months later, five-year-old Ellie Lawrenson was savaged to death by an illegal pit bull terrier
in St Helens on New Year's Day, 2007.
Two men walking a brown pit bull terrier
stole the victim's mobile phone and cash at around 10.