American Pit Bull Terrier

Checkered past aside, the muscular American Pit Bull Terrier is a loving family dog. Medium in size, they require socializing and obedience training.
American Pit Bull Terrier Information

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed

HEIGHT

22-110 Lbs.

WEIGHT

22-110 Lbs.

LIFE EXPECTANCY

8-15 Years

American Pit Bull Terrier Information

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.

Breed Identification

COLORS

Multicolored, Black And White

HAIR LENGTH

Short

Breed Care

GROOMING

Once a week

EXERCISE NEEDS

More than an hour per day

HEALTH CONDITIONS

Elbow Dysplasia, Myotonia, Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (Bloat), Deafness, Hip Dysplasia

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