Featuring the brindle Pit Bull Terrier figurines, gifts and collectibles. The Pit Bull Terrier is a medium-sized, solidly built dog with short hair whose ancestors originated from England and Ireland. They are members of the molosser breed group. At first, the dogs were bred to bait bulls and bears. When this was deemed inhumane, rat-baiting and dog baiting became popular. The word "pit" was added to these dogs name as a result of being put in pits with rats and other dogs. Today, many countries have enacted some form of breed specific legislation on pit bull type dogs ranging from outright bans to restrictions and conditions on ownership.