What is the American Pit Bull Terrier Like?
Tuesday 27 November 2012
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a medium-sized, thick-muscled American breed. It is the more severe variation of the English Staffordshire Bull Terrier. His skull is wide and his eyes are dark brown. He has a short and muscled back, a deep chest and a tight groin. Muscular limbs and strong bones are also characteristic to the breed. The American Pit Bull Terrier’s coat is short, thick and shiny. It is bred in all recognised colours but mixed with white.
What is the nature of the Pit Bull Terrier?
The American Pit Bull Terrier is an incredibly brave and determined dog. If it happens to get in a fight, it will grapple for life and death, but can also change into a calm, submissive dog quickly. The American Pit Bull Terrier - just like the English breed - was a fighting dog in the second half of the last century.
However, a fighting dog would not hurt humans, or even strangers, and he truly adores children. It is a different story for other dogs though. As soon as he is allowed to and his strength permits, he will attack every similar dog being driven by an overwhelming urge. This is the result of human refined breeding over the centuries...
Despite all his good features, today’s situation of the pit bull is not a rosy one. As America's old pet, the most respected national breed sadly has a bad reputation for being rather brutal. Although most of them live their lives as working or hobby dogs, most people think of them as vicious beasts. This reputation mainly comes from the late 1970s when many power-hungry people used these dogs for their own aggressive endeavours. The dog were kept in order to threaten or terrorise others. As a result, this wonderful breed got the mark of a ferocious animal thanks to a select bunch of wrong-doers.
Profile: guarding and watching dog
Height: 46-56 cm
Weight: 30-45 kg
Birth number: 4-8 puppies
Life expectancy: 10-14 years