About this American Pit Bull Terrier

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About The Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier

Originally bred from bull-and-terrier crosses brought to America from England and Ireland in the 1800s, they were popular in emerging cities for the sport of dog fighting. As the country grew, many dogs travelled with settlers to new homesteads where they were sometimes used as working dogs on farms. When bred for fighting, the breeder would look for strength, gameness, and lack of aggression towards people. Any fighting dog that showed aggression towards its owner or handler would be culled immediately. This created a line of strong dogs that, while being dog aggressive, would not turn on their owners.
The American PitBull Terrier is a breed of dog in the terrier group, one of several breeds loosely classified as pit bulls. Dogs of this breed are known for their strength, loyalty, and tenacity.
Males should weigh 35 to 65 pounds (16 to 29 kg), females 30 to 60 pounds (16 to 27 kg), with height being proportional. The coat is short, single layered, and stiff but glossy. Any color is accepted and dogs may either have patches or be solid. All eye colors are accepted except blue. Ears are rose or semipricked, and may be cropped, although uncropped is preferred. The tail is short and tapering. The body is solidly built and muscular, with a wide chest. The head is wedge shaped with some slight forehead wrinkles.
American Pit Bull Terriers can be very sweet, curious, intelligent, and clownish. They are noted for their outgoing, affectionate, eager to please disposition and their fondness for people, and when raised with a firm but fair hand can make a wonderful family pet. They can also be stubborn, pushy and prone to display aggression towards other dogs. They are not a good choice of dog for a novice dog owner.
Talents and Skills
American Pit Bull Terriers enjoy hunting, guarding, sledding, carting, weight pulling, agility, competitive obedience, and performing tricks.

Welcoming a American Pit Bull Terrier

Please spay or neuter your pet! There are already too many homeless, abused and neglected animals in the world.

Welcoming your first American Pit Bull Terrier can be overwhelming and PetsUnlimited.com is here to help. We've got American Pit Bull Terrier breed backgrounds to help you make an educated decision as to whether a American Pit Bull Terrier is right for you and your family. There are thousands of homeless pets that need your help, so consider adopting a pet that needs a loving home. If you choose to go through a breeder, the responsible American Pit Bull Terrier breeder will always have the best interest of the American Pit Bull Terrier in mind. This means they should give you the opportunity to visit their home and meet the American Pit Bull Terrier in person, as well as take back the American Pit Bull Terrier should you not be able to provide the level of care needed. ATTENTION: Be informed! Internet fraud is very real and rising every day. Be cautious and ask questions, ask to see pictures with the seller or adoption agency doing something you ask them to do, and never ever send cash or a money order. If something does not feel right, it probably isn't. Use the report this listing function to notify us of a potential problem with a user. Use the review feature to leave a review. Community policing is the best way to help deter scammers, puppy mills, and those who do not have the animals best interest in mind. Please spay or neuter your pet! There are already too many homeless, abused and neglected animals in the world.

American Pit Bull Terrier Breeders

Responsible breeding is something we all need to support. To help prevent American Pit Bull Terrier puppy mills and the inhumane treatment of American Pit Bull Terriers, there are a few simple things everyone can do on both sides of the transaction. If geography permits, meet in person where the American Pit Bull Terriers was born and raised. This provides an opportunity for the American Pit Bull Terrier breeder to demonstrate their standards. Remember, it is up to both the buyer and American Pit Bull Terrier breeder to be comfortable with each other to ensure that the American Pit Bull Terrier has been treated properly and will have a safe and secure home in the future.

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