The American Pit Bull Terrier is a strong and powerful dog that has a stocky, muscular body. The breed’s burly neck is thickly muscled and graduates into a well-sprung, deep chest. His athletic body is stout and he is extremely agile. American Pit Bull Terriers have a broad, brick-like head that features a commanding set of jaws. Their teeth close in a scissors bite. The tail should be tapered, and docked tails aren’t acceptable by the UKC or the ADBA. The breed’s ears are cropped, and their round eyes vary in color. American Pit Bull Terriers have a glossy, thick, short-haired coat that exists in a variety of colors.
Natural ears are allowed in shows, and are actually preferred according to the standard.
American Pit Bull Terriers are believed to possess more human-like qualities than any other breed. They have a natural propensity to be aggressive towards animals and other dogs, but they are not aggressive towards people or their families. If properly socialized and trained, an American Pit Bull Terrier will be kind and gentle with other animals, dogs, and pets. The breed is an excellent companion dog, as they are extremely affectionate, loyal, and kind-natured. They are a type of dog that aims to please, and they are almost always extraordinarily obedient. American Pit Bull Terriers are tenacious, loyal, and protective of their owners. If they feel as though their family is being threatened, they will fight to the death. They are very friendly, but aren’t recommended for most people. The breed requires a certain type of owner, and they shouldn’t be left unattended with unfamiliar children. American Pit Bull Terriers receive a bad name from breeders who choose to promote their fighting instincts.
This breed has a lot of energy and a lot of daily exercise is necessary to prevent unwanted behavior.
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a comparatively healthy breed. Some known concerns include hip dysplasia, cataracts, allergies, and congenital heart disease. American Pit Bull Terriers typically live for approximately 12 years. They average 5 to 10 puppies per litter.
As short-nosed dogs, breathing can sometimes become an issue in hot weather, they tend to overheat quicker than longer nosed breeds. Also, be sure to buy pups/dogs from kennels that OFA screen and CERF clear their dogs. APBT, just like any other breed, are prone to hip and eye problems. They are not immune to such genetic diseases.
The Pit Bull may suffer from allergies. Dog food with lots of preservatives, corn or potatoes may cause allergies.
American Pit Bull Terriers were originally a fighting dog. The breed was developed from the Bull and Terrier types of years past. American Pit Bull Terriers have an irrefutable history of pit-fighting. Some argue that the American Pit Bull Terrier is the original bulldog. Although American Pit Bull Terriers make very loving companions, this breed has gotten a bad wave of press from the media. It’s important for people to be aware that many of the news stories (like attacks involving “Pit Bulls”) are performed by ill-bred, mixed dogs that are a different breed altogether. The American Pit Bull Terrier is an excellent companion dog and excels in many different canine talents and abilities. Few breeders are able to list characteristics (besides bloodline) that distinguish the American Pit Bull Terrier from the American Staffordshire Terrier. For this reason, many dogs of these breeds are dual registered as Amstaffs with the AKC and Pit Bulls with the UKC.
American Pit Bull Terriers have a short coat that is easy to groom and maintain. A regular brushing and dry shampoo are all that is necessary. Rubbing the coat of this breed with a cloth will add a glossy sheen. This breed is an average shedder.
Exercise is very important Pit Bulls. It may be better not to own this breed unless you are planning to do some sort of challenging sport or exercise. Running, Jogging, hiking, swimming, agility, fly ball, weight pull, obedience, something. APBT are meant to work and they enjoy a good task.
American Pit Bull Terriers can live in a small household or apartment if they are sufficiently exercised. This breed is very active indoors and prefers warm temperature climates.
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