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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Bully Breeds

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From the Canine Olympics to top dog shows, bully breeds are athletic competitors.
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If there were such a thing as the Canine Olympics, bully breeds might be the ones to beat. Their strong, muscular frames make them natural athletes, and as such, they excel in agility activities, including weight-pulling. Competitions usually take place on snow, dirt or train-tracklike rail systems, which are for pulls of more than 6,000 pounds. The bully breed weight-pulling record is about 8,000 pounds.

Bully breeds like the American pit bull terrier and the Boston terrier are also great candidates for the dog show circuit, because they're highly intelligent and quick learners. Also, Staffordshire bull terriers are popular entries in the terrier group of the U.S. National Dog Show held annually in Philadelphia and have won top honors there.

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