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July 3, 2010 at 11:15 pm #15485
The AKC does not, but the UKC does. The AKC just won’t call anything a breed with a “pit” in the name. The American Staffordshire Terrier was the APBT just under a different alias at the time of inception, and even now after seperate breeding can be pretty close to the APBT.
The APBT still retains it’s “working dog” roots, while amstaffs are better at showing, which follows the emphases of the separate clubs.