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American Pit Bull Terrier Dog Breed Puppy Ads
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Breed Group: Terrier Group Height Male: 18-22 inches (46-56 cm)
Breed Size: Medium Height Female: 18-22 inches (46-56 cm)
Breed Origin: America Weight: 50 to 95 lbs
Appearance
The Pit Bull immediately strikes one as being a dog of power, passion, and undying willingness. The brick-like head, which is especially broad between the cheeks (to house the powerful jaws), is carried upon a thickly muscled, well-defined neck. The neck runs into a deep, thick, well-sprung chest. The American Pit Bull is a very muscular, stocky, yet agile dog which is extremely strong for his size. The ears are generally cropped, though this is optional. Docked tails are not accepted by the UKC or the ADBA. The eyes are round, and any color is acceptable. The teeth should form a scissors bite. Its coat is made up of thick, short, shiny hair. All colors are admissible. The tail tapers to a point.
 

Temperament
The American Pit Bull Terrier has a strong pleasure to please. The APBT has evoked more human emotional, rational, and irrational response than any other breed that exists today. By no means are these dogs people-haters or people-eaters. Their natural aggressive tendencies are toward other dogs and animals, not people. However if they are properly socialized they will not even be aggressive with them. These are truly quality companions for quality owners only! The American Pit Bull Terrier is a good-natured, amusing, extremely loyal and affectionate family pet, which is good with children and adults. Almost always obedient, it is always eager to please its master. It is an extremely courageous and intelligent guard dog that is very full of vitality. Highly protective of his owners and the owner's property, it will fight an enemy to the death. It is usually very friendly, but has an uncanny ability to know when it needs to protect and when everything is okay.

They are generally okay with other pets if they are raised with them from puppy hood. For the most part they are very friendly, but not recommended for most people, because most people do not understand how to properly raise and treat a dog. Problems arise when one does not understands dog psychology, seeing the dog as having human emotions, and ends up with a dog who thinks he is the boss of the house. For a smaller, not as powerful dog, people can get away with this, however, for a powerful breed, one really needs to understand and follow this concept of keeping a dog. An excellent guide to learning how to properly treat a dog is the Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan (recommended to all dog owners regardless of the breed they own). Excellent with children in the family, they have a high pain tolerance and will happily put up with rough child play. As with any breed, they should not be left alone with unfamiliar children. Originally used as fighting dogs, the powerful American Pit Bull may go for the throat of strange dogs.

 
History
The development of the American Pit Bull Terrier started sometime during the 19th century in the United Kingdom with the cross of "Bully" type dogs and Terriers with the aim of developing a dog who had the combination of a Terrier's gameness with the strength and athletics of the Bulldog. This resulted in today's American Pit Bull Terrier — a dog of strength, courage, and gentleness with loved ones. Early "Pit Bulls" were used for bull baiting and dog fighting. After being imported into the United States, farmers and ranchers took notice of the APBT and used them for protection, as hunters, to drive livestock and as family companions. Today, the American Pit Bull Terrier is seen competing in Obedience, Tracking, Agility, Weight Pulling, Conformation as well as working in Protection.
 
Health
A generally healthy breed, although some are prone to hip dysplasia, hereditary cataracts, allergies to grass and congenital heart disease.
 
 
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National American Pit Bull Terrier Association  
American Pit Bull Terrier Association of British Columbia  
 
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American Pit Bull Terrier


Scale ( 1 to 5 ): 1=Low 5=High
Guard Dog? 5
Watch Dog? 5
Exercise Needed? 5
Grooming? 1
Energy Level? 5
Shedding? 1
Ease to Train? 5
Good with children? 4
 
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