I'm curious. I hear a lot of people saying the APBT and the AmStaff are different breeds. Others say they are the same breed. The AKC also calls the AmStaff a Pit Bull. So, I'm confused? Are they seperate or different breeds? Also, if someone could give me the history of these dogs too. I'll be honest. I've always had a bit of a fear of pit bulls. I suppose it is just how the media portrays them. Please forgive me, but I am a bit ignorant on the subject of pit bulls. I hear horror stories and conflicting reports...so I'm just trying to learn.