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American Pitbull

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Dog Breed Group
Other 
Origin of Breed
United States, fighting dog. 
Life Expectancy
12 Years 
Color
All colors. 
Coat
Thick, short, shiny hair. 
Exercise Needs
Needs a substantial amount of vigorous exercise which needs to be on-leash. Enjoys running along side a bicycle. 
Temperament
This breed is eager to please and brimming over with enthusiasm. Because most APBTs exhibit some potential level of dog aggressi 
Good with Children
The American Pit Bull Terrier makes an excellent family companions and have always been noted for their love of children. 
Grooming Needs
Regular brushing with a bristle brush or rubbing down his coat with a chamois will keep the coat shiny and clean. Bath only when 
Average Size - Male (in)
18 - 22 
Average Size - Female (in)
18 - 22 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
30 - 80 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
30 - 80 
Health Issues
Reasonably free of genetic weakness.v
Living Conditions
A home with a fenced yard is recommended. 

Breed Description

Sometime during the nineteenth century, dog fanciers in England, Ireland, and Scotland began to experiment with crosses between Bulldogs and Terriers, looking for a dog that combined the gameness of the terrier with the strength and athleticism of the Bulldog. The result was a dog that embodied all of the virtues attributed to great warriors: strength, indomitable courage, and gentleness with loved ones. Immigrants brought these bull and terrier crosses to the United States. The American Pit Bull Terrier's many talents did not go unnoticed by farmers and ranchers who used their APBTs for protection, as catch dogs for semi-wild cattle and hogs, to hunt, to drive livestock, and as family companions. Today, the American Pit Bull Terrier continues to demonstrate its versatility, competing successfully in Obedience, Tracking, Agility, Protection, and Weight Pulls, as well as Conformation. The American Pit Bull Terrier is a medium-sized, solidly built, short-coated dog with smooth, well-defined musculature. This breed is both powerful and athletic.

Breed Infobits

The essential characteristics of the American Pit Bull Terrier are strength, confidence, and zest for life.

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