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American Pit Bull Terrier Puppies
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
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.
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.
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
American Pit Bull Terrier
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