The term "pitties" refers to several different dog breeds, including the American Pit Bull Terrier, the Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier
the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. All of these dogs are related to the English Bulldog and were originally bred for bull-baiting, which is the practice of pinning larger animals
by biting them around the face or head, as in the case of bulls or bears. After the sport was banned in the middle of the 1800s,
people started breeding dogs to be more athletic by crossing them with smaller, more agile breeds like terriers. This caused the dogs to be more aggressive toward each other.
The vast majority of dog attacks that occur in the United States today are the result of assaults by pit bulls.
Those that cause the greatest harm are typically the ones that receive the least amount of love and are bred to be used as security dogs or in illegal dogfighting.