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American Pit Bull Terrier

Other Names : Pit, Pit Bull, Pit Bull Terrier

American Pit Bull Height : 18 - 22 inches

American Pit Bull Weight : 30 - 100 lbs.

American Pit Bull Colors : All Colors are permitted

Country of Origin: United States.


Coat: Short, smooth coat. This breed is an average sheeder.

Character: This dog is loyal, tough on itself, and tenacious. It makes a good watchdog, has lots of stamina, and can be domineering over other dogs.

Temperament: Must be socialized with other dogs at an early age. Are good with children in the family but must be watched carefully with unfamiliar children.

Care: Remove dead and loose hairs periodically with a rubber brush.

Training: This breed can be willful and needs to consistency in training.

Activity: This breed requires plenty of exercise.

Description : The American Pit Bull Terrier is classed by the AKC as the American Staffordshire Terrier, but as the American Pit Bull Terrier by the UKC. These dogs can make excellent, loving and protective companions. They have received much unfair press of late. They are known for their intelligence and loyalty to their owners.



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