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About The ADBA

Promoting the Positive Aspects of the American Pit Bull Terriermatthew

It is our belief that we have been handed a great legacy. From the originators of the breed in England and Ireland to the earliest Americans who brought the dogs here and called them Staffordshire Terrier, then Yankee Terriers and finally settled on the name, American Pit Bull Terriers. The ADBA does not condone any illegal activity, but will never deny the history of our breed. Hundred of years of breeding and selection have developed the dogs of today. Without the past, we could not have our present and certainly not our future. We salute the contributors to our breed. The many breeders, competitors, trainers, handlers and fanciers whose love for the breed developed one of the finest canine athletes ever known to man.

This is a true athlete, the American Pit Bull Terrier. Within this athletic package, we have been given the spirit, loyalty, dedication, and heart of the dog that we love today. It is the never give up, always give 110% attitude, the gameness, that keeps us connected to the breed. The ADBA is here to stay.

It is our responsibility to protect and preserve the APBT in its original form. We do this in a number of ways: Register the dogs and guarantee purebred status. This is dependent on the honesty of our breeders and the paperwork they submit to the office; Holding conformation shows judged according to the ADBA standard, that is based on the original purpose of the breed. No other registry can say that.

The ADBA believes in responsible ownership of all breeds and has promoted responsible ownership through the GAZETTE and information provided to all owners and breeders. It is our goal to answer questions about the breed and to promote the positive aspects of the American Pit Bull Terrier.

Over the years, the American Dog Breeders Association, Inc. has held fast to traditional values. Although current trends reflect innovations within the breed, we are firm in our resolve to stay the course of fundamentals. Some things do not need to change. To those who pledge to preserve the unique qualities of the APBT, we dedicate and re-affirm that our tradition of class continues.

Our association continues to grow in the USA and internationally. The American Dog Breeders Association Inc. is the largest registration office of the American Pit Bull Terrier. The ADBA registered American Pit Bull Terrier is the #1 breed of dog exhibited in the USA today, through conformation dog shows, weight pull, and Top Dog Athletic events.

Since 2006, in it’s commitment to being a leader in the preservation of the rights of dog owners and breeders, the American Dog Breeders Association Inc. has opened it’s registry to other purebred dogs.

It is not the intent or purpose of the American Dog Breeders Association Inc., the APBT Gazette, its advertisers, or ADBA Sanctioned Clubs to condone or promote any illegal activity, including dog fighting.