The American Pit Bull Terrier is a solidly built, muscular, and powerful breed. A medium-sized breed, American Pit Bull Terriers are 6 to 8 inches larger than the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Sadly, the history of the American Pit Bull Terrier — extensively used and bred for dogfighting and blood sports since the early 19th century — helped to give them the active genes they have today.
The American Pit Bull Terrier was bred from the Old English Terrier and the Old English Bulldogs. The outcome was the terrier’s fearlessness and the athleticism and strength of the Bulldog.
American Pit Bull Terriers make great companions and love children. With a history of misuse in dog fighting and as attack dogs, adopted adult American Pit Bull Terriers should be carefully watched around children.
American Pit Bull Terrier Training
The American Pit Bull Terrier is very obedient and eager to please. They require socializing and obedience training.
American Pit Bull Terrier Grooming
The American Pit Bull Terrier has a glossy, short, smooth coat that is stiff to the touch. This breed is an average shedder.