Thinking about purchasing an American Pit Bull Terrier? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the American Pit Bull Terrier breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis.
Fundamental requirements for a being a good American Pit Bull Terrier owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the American Pit Bull Terrier and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an American Pit Bull Terrier Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new American Pit Bull Terrier and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
American Pit Bull Terrier Breed Profile
The American Pit Bull Terrier is classified by the AKC as the American Staffordshire Terrier, but as the American Pit Bull Terrier by the UKC. The American Pit Bull Terrier is a medium-sized, solid, and muscular dog that is slightly longer than it is tall. The large, broad, powerful head is shaped like a wedge and the muzzle is broad and deep, shorter than the length of the skull. The lower jaw is well developed and strong and the nose is large and can be many colors. The eyes are any color except blue and are set low. American Pits Bull Terriers have muscular hindquarters and and a deep chest. Known for their intelligence and loyalty, American Pit Bull Terriers make excellent, loving and protective companion despite the unfair press they receive. Choose from a responsible breeder and make sure the puppy is properly socialized and handled. A minimum of training will produce a tranquil, good, obedient, companion dog.
Other Names: American Pit Bull, Pit Bull Terrier
Height: 18 - 22
Colors: All colors
Pit Bull Terriers are courageous, full of vitality, strong, confident,
stoic, and fun loving. The American Pit Bull Terrier is friendly toward people
but it tends to be aggressive to other dogs especially others of the same sex.
They have been said to have a "zest for life." They are quite friendly, towards
children and adults.
Watch-dog: Very High.
American Pit Bull Terrier Care
and Exercise: The American Pit bull Terrier requires regular
brushing with a bristle brush or rubbing down their coat with a chamois. This
will keep the coat shiny and clean. Bathe them only when necessary. They need
a substantial amount of vigorous exercise and they need to be on-leash when
doing so. This breed enjoys running along side a bicycle.
Activity: Outdoors - Very
High. Indoors - High.
American Pit Bull Terrier Health Issues: Reasonably free of genetic weakness. Sometimes hey might have allergies, cataracts, or hip dysplasia.
Life Span: 12 years is average.
Country of Origin:
UKC Breed Category: Terriers
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Monday, August 19, 2013