American Pit Bull Terrier Breed Standard And Character

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American Pit Bull Terriers:
American-made versatility
Happy to help
Pursues excitement

Should I get an American Pit Bull Terrier?

Terrific for a person who:

Wants a dog tough enough for rugged trails, sweet enough to greet fellow hikers.
Has a deep commitment to working a dog hard, and loving him even deeper.
Values friendliness to people far above guard or watch dog traits.

Think twice if you’re a person who:

Feels sensitive about conceptions and misconceptions about his breed of choice.
Wants your dog to gets all of his exercise at the dog park.
Values guard and watchdog duties very highly (many APBTs greet mailmen!).

American Pit Bull Terrier Care

Easy to care (wash and go) short coat. Regular brushing maintains the coat.

The Standard Look:

A medium-sized, solidly built dog, the American Pit Bull should appear strong and sleek with well-defined features. The head is large and broad, a unique feature of the breed. There are no specific requirements for height and weight, but they can range from 30 to 60 pounds with the body being slightly longer than tall. Ears may be cropped or natural. The short, close, stiff coat may be any color.

Possible health concerns

Hip dysplasia, hereditary cataracts, congenital heart disease.