The hybrid called the Greybull Pit is a new breed of dog that does not have a detailed history. Each of the hybrid’s two parent breeds have long histories, however. In the early 19th Century, Bull and Terrier breeds were developed in England for the sports of bull and bear baiting. As these sports became illegal in 1835, a sport was sought to take their place; this lead to dog-fighting and aggression being bred into the dogs. The dogs were also bred so as to not bite people, leading to the breeds becoming known for being strong and protective as well as gentle. Bull and Terrier breeds arrived in the United States with those who immigrated and began to be put to work on farms, taking responsibility for hunting wild game and protecting the land from animals. Breeding efforts became focused on increasing the dog’s size. These dogs were named the American Pit Bull Terrier by the UKC in 1898. In the early 1930’s the breed became recognized by the American Kennel Club by the name American Staffordshire Terrier so as to separate the current form from his past as a fighter. Seen in Egyptian art and the Bible, the Greyhound is an ancient breed, having arrived in Europe during the Dark Ages. Dogs of the breed have always had significant speed as well as excellent hunting skills. The popularity of the Greyhound grew in England as a result of coursing, a sport that involves chasing prey, and racing. The breed arrived in North and South America when brought along with British colonists and Spanish explorers, gaining recognition by the American Kennel Club in 1885.