Since the beginning of human existence, we have shared this world with animals. One of these animals is the wolf. Over time, man figured out how to domesticate these wolves and selectively breed their physical & mental attributes to protect, serve, and companion us humans. All dog breeds originate from the wolf.

Centuries later humans continue to selectively breed dogs for specific working functions. Australian cattle dogs work with farmers. German Shepard's and Belgium Malinois dogs work with military. Alaskan Husky's work sled pulling. Labradors work with hunters for retrieval.

American Pit Bull Terriers

Humans continue to work with dogs for obvious beneficial reasons. The American Pit Bull Terrier is no different, but has one of the most complex history of any breed. Originally bred for extreme combat prey drive to excel in the box, "dog fighting". Those "game" dog breeders have selectively bred these bulldog-terrier crossed dogs for fighting over the past few centuries. They created a breed like no other. The APBT developed into the deepest willed dogs of any breed. The breed's determination, drive, and pure genetic will power to never give up is like no other breed. Although the sport of dog fighting is still legal in many countries, it is not accepted here in the USA or at Delaware Red Pitbulls.

With the characteristics of the original combat APBT, also preserves characteristics that are much more useful in today's times but for different functions such as dog sports. Here at DRP, we develop and preserve a breed that to some is still classified APBT, but has evolved into something even more special that's similar to the original APBT standard but better suited for more humane function. The American dog breeding association registry has renamed this "out of standard" breed to the  "American Working Red Dog" due to it being bred out of traditional APBT standard. Not to be mistaken with cross breeding, just a different desired selection of breeding stock.

The United Kennel Club registry continues to classify this breed APBT. These are recent history changes in recent times. The popular so called worlds biggest pitbull "HULK" triggered these red flags and changes.  The hulk is a mixed breed dog so far out of standard, that calling him a Pitbull was a disgrace to the real pitbull. A designer dog with no true function and severe lack if endurance was unfair to the APBT. The registrations said enough is enough and took a stand. About 2 decades ago, DRP instantly fell in love with the possibilities of this non-traditional standard breeding without cross breeding. A heavy structuresld APBT with above adverage athletic ability and versatility 2nd to none. The best of both worlds.