Dog Breeds That Look Like Pitbulls but Aren’t 

There are quite a number of dog breeds that look like Pitbulls. Some of them have been crossbred with Pitbulls, which has led to them keeping some of their similarities.

However, each type of dog included in this list is its own distinct breed with its own unique features and characteristics.

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Leavitt Bulldog

The Leavitt Bulldog has a similar boxy frame to a Pitbull. It’s a muscular, medium-sized dog with notable strength and athleticism. 


Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is a large dog that measures between 20 and 25 inches and can weigh up to 90 pounds. Like a Pitbull, they have a large, square head, broad shoulders, and short legs in proportion to their body.




When compared side by side, you’ll notice a Pug and a Pitbull are quite different in terms of their appearance. However, they do have a few similarities, including a boxy build, muscular body, and square-like shape. 

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American Bully

The American Bully is a newer breed of dog that was created by crossbreeding the Pitbull Terrier with other dog breeds, mostly the bulldog type.


Dogo Argentino

They have the same muscular frame and facial structure as a Pitbull. However, these dogs are almost always pure white, whereas a Pitbull can come in a number of colors.

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