What is a Pit Bull with a Purple Ribbon?

The United Kennel Club says that for a pit bull to get a purple ribbon, all of its ancestors from the last three generations must have been registered with the UKC. To do this, the parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents’ family trees must be checked.

The American Staffordshire terrier is what the United Kennel Club says the pit bull is. But any kind of dog can be labelled with a purple ribbon. A dog with this pedigree has “PR,” then a comma, at the beginning of its name.

If both of a dog’s parents have purple ribbons, the dog’s offspring has a full “Seven Generation” pedigree. To do this, you need to know the family tree of 254 ancestors.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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