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Description: 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

Type: Terriers

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American Pit Bull Terrier Puppy - Blue
Age: 7 weeks, Owned By: McKelle Robinson

Height: 18 - 22 inches
Weight: 30 - 80 lbs.

Colors: All colors admissible.
Coat: Thick, short, shiny hair. They must not be more than 80% white.

Temperament: American 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.
With Children: The APBT does well in a family environment if they have good breeding.
With Pets: They have an instinctive hostility towards other animals especially dogs of the same sex.

Watch-dog: Very High.
Guard-dog: High. This breed is very good at guarding and being a watchdog.

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.
Training: Obedience training is highly recommended because of their strong personality.
Learning Rate: High. Obedience - Medium. Problem Solving - Medium.

Activity: Outdoors - Very High. Indoors - High.
Special Needs: Exercise, firm but positive training, a job or activity and socialization.
Living Environment: A home with a fenced yard is recommended. The American Pit Bull Terrier is not the ideal choice for the first time owner as ownership requires a commitment to supervision and a rigorous schedule of exercise.

Health Issues: Reasonably free of genetic weakness. Sometimes hey might have allergies, cataracts, or hip dysplasia.

Life Span: 12 years is average.
Litter Size:
5 - 10 puppies.

Country of Origin: United States
History: Their ancestors were brought to the Unites States in the mid 1800s by Boston-Irish immigrants. Originally bred from a variety of bulldogs and terriers, American breeders increased their weight and gave them a more powerful head. A forbearer to the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, they were originally bred to be a fighting dog. Bull baiting was banned in England in 1835 and these dogs are no longer been bred to fight. There is some complication in registries of this breed. The AKC considers the American Staffordshire Terrier as separate and distinct from the American Pit Bull Terrier, yet the UKC will register both as American Pit Bull Terriers (APBTs).

UKC Breed Category: Terriers
Group: Mastiff
Registries: ADBA, CKC, UKC

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