American Pit Bull’s are very dependable, loyal easy-going dogs, although very muscular and powerful. They are very good-natured and excellent around children.
Unfortunately this breed has been used by people wanting to fight dogs and have a status symbol so their other qualities often go overlooked.
A well trained and bred pit bull is loving and gentle with people. Their nature makes them gentle around children and very friendly with people. This makes them a pretty rubbish watchdog but if necessary, they will defend their family to the death.
They require moderate daily exercise and keep their puppy-like ways well into adulthood.
These dogs have been bred to fight so caution is advised around other animals and dogs. You may want to muzzle them when in public to settle usually strong opinions surrounding this breed.
They are very intelligent can be easily trained to learn commands and tricks
They to shed regularly but moderate, their hair is short so it does get stuck in clothes etc. Brushing will reduce shedding as well as make the coat softer and cleaner.
Unfortuntely this breed has been banned in the UK.
American Pit Bull Stats
Petey from The Little Rascals/Our Gang shorts of the 1920s was a pit bull. Petey’s real name was Pal and he was owned and trained by Harry Lucenary. The black ring around his eye was added by makeup and was sometimes put on the canine mascot’s left eye.
- Weight -14kg – 30kg
- Size – 15cm – 20cm
- They live for 12-16 years