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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
American Pit Bull Terrier

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Weight
22-110 lbs
Height
18-22 inches
Color(s)
multicolored, black and white
Overview
Originating during the 19th century, the American Pit Bull Terrier was noted for having the gameness of a Terrier and the athletic abilities and strength of a Bulldog. This breeds versatile talents made them a favorite of farmers and ranchers for such uses as protection, livestock driving, family companions, and as catch dogs for hogs and semi-wild cattle.
Character
The American Pit Bull Terrier is solidly built, medium in size, muscular, and powerful. Frequently referred to as great warriors, this breed exhibits strength, courage, agility, and grace. They have an exceptionally gentle disposition with those they love.
Temperament
This breed is extremely loyal, deeply devoted, affectionate, intelligent, and good-natured. The American Pit Bull Terrier does best in a home with older considerate children. They will get along with other dogs they have been raised with but may exhibit aggression toward strange dogs and other small household pets. They are exceedingly protective of their family, home, and territory. American Pit Bull Terriers are not generally used for guarding due to their friendly nature. Aggressive behavior toward humans is an uncharacteristic trait in this breed. They are not recommended for the novice, apathetic, or sedentary owner.
Care
Regular grooming with a firm bristle brush will minimize loose hair. Bathing or dry shampooing should be done when necessary. The American Pit Bull Terrier is prone to hereditary cataracts, hip dysplasia, congenital heart disease, and allergies to grass. They prefer warmer climates.
Coat
The American Pit Bull Terrier has a glossy, short, smooth coat that is stiff to the touch. The coat comes in a variety of colors, combination of colors, or color patterns. This breed is an average shedder.
Training
The American Pit Bull Terrier is very obedient and eager to please. Intensive and extensive early socialization and obedience training are absolutely crucial for this breed. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training should be done with respect, praise, firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency. They display talents in such performance areas as agility, tracking, conformation, weight pull, and obedience.
Activity
This breed requires a high degree of exercise to keep them happy. They enjoy securely leashed walks, hiking, and mountain-biking. The American Pit Bull Terrier thrives on human interaction and benefits from family play sessions such as Frisbee and playing ball. They will do okay in an apartment dwelling provided they are given sufficient exercise, attention, and stimulation.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of American Pit Bull Terrier puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

1/29/2015 10:09:07 PM

1/29/2015 10:09:07 PM

Why does the state want to minimize American Pit Bull Terrier state weight? Why does the state want to minimize American Pit Bull Terrier state weight?

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Anonymous

Unfortunately, unless you actually say which state is trying to do that, no one will be able to help you. But please note that a standard on a dog breed, such as weight, can not be changed by a state law. It would have to be accepted by the AKC, UKC, and the CKC for the entire breed itself. However, a state-law can put a size limit on a dog allowed in certain area's, which would be considered something close to a breed-ban.
1/30/2015 8:44:07 AM

Anonymous asked:

12/3/2014 2:14:44 PM

12/3/2014 2:14:44 PM

I am a female - which would work better a male or female pitbull-terrier? Im thinking of adopting a pitbull puppy. However im very unsure on which gender would work best for me and my family members. My mom, younger brother and I, live in the same household.

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Anonymous

Every dog is different and will be different depending on age, gender, breeding, up-bringing and training. There have been studies done that suggest that single people most often choose a dog of opposite sex to them because of a basic need to be wanted. However, when a family chooses a pet, the reason for gender picking is widely unknown. In the American Pit Bull breed, there are differences in the gender's as to how they tend to react towards things. Female dogs tend to not get along with other female dogs, while male dogs can have aggression to other male dogs. But with the proper up-raising, training and having the dog spayed/neutered at the right age (6-8 months) the dog can easily get along with other dogs of the same sex.
12/5/2014 9:12:43 AM

Anonymous

There isn't much difference in aggression, energy-level, or affection when it comes to the different genders. The best thing to do is to go to a reputable, responsible and knowledgeable breeder that can choose a puppy for you based on your family's life-style. Please think about rescuing a puppy from a shelter or going to a qualified breeder. Do not get a dog off of the classified ad's, or go to a Back Yard Breeder for your puppy. This will only continue the bad raps and stereotypes this breed is facing.
12/5/2014 9:13:04 AM

Anonymous

You want to find a breeder who is knowledgeable about the breed. Dog aggression is a trait of the breed. Look for a breeder who's bloodlines do not carry this trait. Bravo if you rescue, but remember you can not know the traits of the bloodlines when you rescue.
1/10/2015 10:05:29 AM

Anonymous

Also, the American Pit Bull Terrier is never 110 lbs! That weight came from breeders mixing in larger dogs. Please refer to ADBA (American Dog Breeders Association) for the true stats of this breed.
1/24/2015 9:42:17 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/4/2014 5:59:34 PM

1/4/2014 5:59:34 PM

are pitbulls good with other dogs?

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Anonymous

the only way your pit is going to be nice to other dogs is if you spend time with your pit a few times a day
1/11/2014 7:53:00 PM

Anonymous

the better socialized a pitbull is, the better it will behave around other dogs.
1/14/2014 3:56:30 PM

Anonymous

The more time you can socialize pit bulls at an early age, the better success you will have
4/1/2014 10:48:29 PM

Anonymous

Pitbulls have been bred to "never back up", if another dog shows a dominant behavior or signs of aggression, a non socialized Pit Bull will most likely respond with more aggression. For that reason, socialization is important, it is easier to socialize the dog when it is young, once the pup has been vaccinated you should aleady start the socialization, take your dog out and show them the world and other dogs so they will learn the ways of the dog community. Any aggressive or dominant behavior should be avoided, try to contact a local dog behaviorist to help you with recognizing each behaviors and when you should step in. When it comes to older dogs, if not well socialized when younger it might have some negative behavior towards other dogs, but that is also something you can change with the correct actions.
8/22/2014 7:58:49 PM

Anonymous

Yes, Pit Bulls are good with other dogs, most breeds are. Its just that they need early socialization at a very young age.
8/26/2014 1:15:31 PM

Anonymous

Admin: The last statement is untrue ( 8/26/2014) socialization has nothing to do with dog aggression. You can socialize all you want.. if the breed has the DA gene, it will be dog aggressive.
1/10/2015 10:08:02 AM

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12/11/2013 5:46:10 PM

12/11/2013 5:46:10 PM

Help! My dog keeps hacking. What could be wrong? My American Pit Bull Terrier keeps on hacking like he's about to throw up, but nothing is coming out. What could be wrong? Is it anything to be worried about?

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Anonymous

I have found that if you use a collar and the dog pulls a lot, then the collar can do damage to the tracheal. I would recommend a harness, if damage is done then the hacking won't be as bad using the harness. Option 2: Some type of worms make it up to the back of the throat, Go buy safeguard cow dewormer, I use 1ml per 5lbs. This might send you in the right direction
12/13/2013 10:21:04 AM

Anonymous

You should take your dog to a reputable vet it could have heartworms.which are deadly if untreated. Heartworms are diagnosed by your vet with a simple blood test.
1/15/2015 6:48:19 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/24/2013 11:26:35 AM

11/24/2013 11:26:35 AM

What would a pit bull-labrador retriever be like?

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Anonymous

Pit/Lab mixes are actually very common. They vary in looks, ranging from looking more like a pit bull or more like a lab, but can be a nice blend. They are very active, high energy dogs but trainable. There are plenty in shelters, so just go look
1/2/2014 4:38:13 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/24/2013 11:24:33 AM

11/24/2013 11:24:33 AM

What would a pit bull-labrador retriever be like?

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Anonymous

Whenever you mix two or more breeds of dogs together, you can get a mix of temperament and disposition. You can get all the good from both breeds, all the bad, or a mixture of both. If you are looking at a specific dog, fostering the dog fist can give you a good idea as to how the dog will be with your lifestyle.
7/9/2014 12:43:18 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/12/2013 11:17:30 PM

11/12/2013 11:17:30 PM

American Pit bull adult female weight Average weight of a 5 yr old American Pit bull

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Anonymous

That would depend on the bloodline of the female, and or the class she fits into. a Classic pit bull female should be between 30 to 50 lbs. If you have a pit bull/american bully weight range can vary between 50 and 100 lbs.
12/14/2013 1:38:05 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/28/2013 5:15:16 PM

9/28/2013 5:15:16 PM

Can American Pit Bull Terrier puppies eat adult dog food Can I feed my American Pit Bull Terrier puppy adult dog food

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Anonymous

The short answer for that is yes. I would not recommend it because puppies have different dietary requirements than adults. They need more vitamins and higher calcium. I feed all of my puppies a raw diet, with a multi-vitamin and calcium supplement given daily.
12/14/2013 1:44:33 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/21/2013 10:39:11 AM

8/21/2013 10:39:11 AM

I bred my female American Pit Bull Terrier july 31 whats her due date?

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Anonymous

maybe around Sept. 24th-26th. Between those dates i suppose
8/23/2013 10:38:21 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/24/2013 2:41:22 PM

7/24/2013 2:41:22 PM

What does these red bumps on my American Pit Bull Terriers stomach and her sides mean My American Pit Bull Terrier is not losing fur but she scratching and currently is pregnant

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Anonymous

Chances are the little red bumps are the signs of allergies. The bully breeds are known to have skin allergies to many internal and external things. Best recommendation is to always have a veterinarian check them over so you know for sure.
8/11/2013 9:37:42 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/9/2013 3:33:27 PM

7/9/2013 3:33:27 PM

Are Bull Terriers same bloodline as Pit Bulls?

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Anonymous

No they are two different breeds
12/20/2013 9:01:56 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/28/2013 5:27:55 PM

4/28/2013 5:27:55 PM

American Pit Bull Terriers what is the bloodline

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Anonymous asked:

4/21/2013 6:17:28 PM

4/21/2013 6:17:28 PM

American Pit Bull Terrier Thinking about a American Pit Bull Terrier pup, but have a 6 yr old Bichon and 2 kids... would they be a good mix? Wondering if they will get along

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Anonymous asked:

3/15/2013 2:23:18 PM

3/15/2013 2:23:18 PM

what causes a pitt bull to chew his paws till they are raw and bleeding? he,s a very good dog we have asked his vet. but nothing works

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Anonymous

How long is your pitbull left home alone? He may be bored. Leave the radio on while you are gone. Provide sturdy chew toys for your dog. You may try puzzle toys to distract him from his paws. If this does not work, he most likely has allergies. Review what he has walked in. What might be an allergen? If you find the source, remove it. Try bitter apple spray on his paws. If this does not work, ask your vet about bitter orange spray. Do not apply any anti itch products until you know it is not poisonous. If the dog licks it off, he may poison himself.. I hope your dog recovers quickly.
9/25/2013 11:26:38 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/22/2013 6:48:41 AM

2/22/2013 6:48:41 AM

Is it legal to own a American Pit Bull Terrier in the u.k.?

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Anonymous

No, the UK currently bans APBTs and other Bully breeds
1/2/2014 4:35:23 PM

Anonymous

Its illegal to own a pit bull in the u.k without the proper paper work, such as it has to be insured, spayed and neutered, muzzled when in public, micro chipped, and has to be kept on a leash outside
4/20/2014 11:38:29 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/12/2013 11:58:15 AM

2/12/2013 11:58:15 AM

CAN I BOTTLE FEED MY PUP Can I bottle feed my American Pit Bull Terrier?

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Tumble_Love asked:

2/1/2013 11:55:50 AM

2/1/2013 11:55:50 AM

Is there such thing as a White Brindle American Pitbull Terrier?. I am asking because There was a guy walking around talking about " I have a White Brindle Pitbull for 5000 Dollars and She's rare!.".... To me , It sounds like he's really money greedy. I dunno. But I don't think that's possible but anything is possible.

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Anonymous

Thats not rare, pit bulls are allowed to be any color, white, brindle, red, blue, ect or any mix e.g, brindle and white, red and white. The most uncommon color wud be like solid blue, or solid black
4/20/2014 11:34:26 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/16/2013 7:19:32 PM

1/16/2013 7:19:32 PM

What are good chew toys for the American Pit Bull Terrier breed? We've had our puppy since she was 3 months. She's now 11 almost 1yr. She loves to chew and finding toys that are safe for her is hard. She's has very powerful jaws

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Anonymous

A good tug rope!. Tug ropes help clean and floss there teeth!. I used to own a male and he love them!!. A good tug rope. You may find one at your local pet store :3.
2/1/2013 11:40:37 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/10/2013 12:41:36 AM

1/10/2013 12:41:36 AM

HOW MANY HOURS PER DAY SHOULD A PUPPY BE CRATED I KEEP MY AMERICAN PIT BULL PUP IN A PORTABLE KENNEL, HOW MANY HOURS SHOULD HE BE SECURED

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Anonymous

My wife and I have had our pit since she was 2 months old. We tried crating her and it did not work. Once we started doing more research we realized it was necessary. These dogs need a lot of exercise. A crate will only make him/her more confined. While he/she is a puppy (12 mths>) expect that things will get chewed to crap. They are very strong. Once we stopped trying to get her to use the crate she has been excellent. No accidents, no chewing things, and no destroyed furniture. When we were trying to crate train all of the above happened. Also several trainers we spoke to here in our home town. Did not suggest even attempting to crate because of the activity level the dogs posses. Our pitbull will sit by the door when we leave and wait until we get back. They are very loving and intelligent dogs. Trust the dog and he/she will give you what you're looking for as a Pet.
1/19/2013 11:04:29 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/6/2012 5:56:18 PM

12/6/2012 5:56:18 PM

Training When can you begin training an American Pit Bull Terrier?

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Anonymous asked:

12/6/2012 10:51:56 AM

12/6/2012 10:51:56 AM

how long do american pit bull terrer live

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Anonymous

They can be expected to live to be around 13 years old.
12/6/2012 9:59:52 PM

Anonymous

I had an American Pit Bull Terrier that lived to be 20 years old. Great dog!
12/10/2012 8:32:44 PM

Anonymous

american pit bull terriers live to be 16 to 17
12/24/2012 3:26:54 PM

Anonymous

10 to 14 years depends
4/20/2014 11:41:09 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/3/2012 9:06:22 PM

11/3/2012 9:06:22 PM

i mated my bluenose pitbull in both her heat cycles the first time she blew up and now she isnt... i mated my bluenose pitbull in both her heat cycles the first time she blew up and now she isnt that big her belly is hanging but i also mated with two different pitbulls and dont have any milk but tits are hanging is she pregnant

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Anonymous

Did the male lock on to your female? She may have had a false pregnancy if you bred her to early. was it her first heat you bred on? Breeding on the first heat is not only dangerous to the female but the puppies too, make sure your female is in full season and old enough to breed, 3rd heat is best!! Vets will breed your dogs for you for a fee now-a-days...Good Luck
1/1/2013 6:13:48 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/24/2012 4:10:51 PM

10/24/2012 4:10:51 PM

do they have to be locked to breed?

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Anonymous

YEA, IF YOUR DOING A NATURAL BREEDING THEY HAVE TO BE LOCKED TOGETHER UNTIL THE FEMALE LETS GO OF THE MALE
12/13/2012 2:05:39 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/15/2012 6:55:49 AM

7/15/2012 6:55:49 AM

Why is my pitbull so light colored? All white paws white tip tail. Is she mixed?

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Anonymous

There are lots of Pit Bulls with light or white coloring. It doesn't sound unusual.
7/21/2012 3:01:35 AM

Anonymous

that's not uncommon in purebred pitbulls
7/21/2012 6:10:31 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/26/2012 12:15:09 AM

6/26/2012 12:15:09 AM

I have a pitbull that is about 6 weeks old that I found 3 weeks ago, he was wondering on the... I have a pitbull that is about 6 weeks old that I found 3 weeks ago, he was wondering on the street at night and looked like he was abandoned. I wasnt sure that he was a pitbull because of his lond nose and round ears, but the vet told me that he´s a pitbull. My question is: is it normal for him to bite my hands all the time, he doesnt do it aggressively, hes very playfull and when I try to pet him he just whants to bite my hands but sometimes he bites a bit harder then usual when he gets excited, is this a normal behavior on this type of breed, and can it be corrected or controlled?

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Anonymous

I also have a pitbull type who does this but in a friendly way but its bit scary at times because i think if he wants to play and i dont he will get aggressive but i didnt need to worry he stopped doing it after a while and he never once has shown aggression
6/26/2012 7:28:05 PM

Anonymous

For that age, that is very common for all dogs. Not just Pitt Bulls. Getting him in a Puppy Training class would be a good start. Dogs use their teeth like we use our hands and at 6 weeks old, dogs haven't realized that we aren't in the same category as their litter mates. On top of that, you have to be aware that young puppies will teething for quite a few months. The best course of action is NOT to encourage this behavior in any way, that includes playing "razzle" (rough housing with your puppy). If you puppy, pitt bull or not, lays teeth, you should say "ouch!" very loud and act like it hurt and walk away from him. Take 20 seconds of solidly ignoring him, don't even look at him. After those 20 seconds, try again. If he lays teeth again, rinse and repeat. This will teach him that laying teeth on human skin is never okay. I'm a professional dog trainer. Please know that this is NOT a "pitt bull" trait. This is a DOG trait. All puppies nip.
7/5/2012 8:05:18 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/15/2012 6:12:29 PM

6/15/2012 6:12:29 PM

I'm planning to buy a 2 month old pitbull.. I was just wondering if they are good with kids. I... I'm planning to buy a 2 month old pitbull.. I was just wondering if they are good with kids. I have a new born, 3yr old, and 7yr old. Be strait

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Anonymous

Pit bulls are very loving & loyal dogs. Its even better the the dog will grown w/ small children in the house. Its not the dog you would have to worry about. Its the kids & they way they may try to play with the dog. Its how you raise the dog will determine out come
6/18/2012 2:25:39 PM

Anonymous

most pitbulls love kids, going by a good bloodline ans history
7/21/2012 6:11:35 PM

Anonymous

My Pit takes naps with my 3 yr old nephew. My 10 year old nephew and him are baseball throwing buddies. I've had my dog since he was 6 months old and frankly have never worried about the little guys with my dog. He is protective of them and actually started barking when my youngest went into the garage and is not supposed to be there. Great dog!
9/2/2012 9:58:44 AM

Anonymous

the best friend a kid can ever make would be one
12/10/2012 8:35:51 PM

Anonymous

Both of my pitbulls are protective of the newborns in the family, if they fall down they begin licking them, and if they start crying and you're not there with them, the dogs come and get you. It's really amazing to watch, and its even better when they grow up with the kids. They're a wonderful breed
4/19/2013 3:37:34 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/4/2012 2:20:27 PM

6/4/2012 2:20:27 PM

I have an American pitbull terrier and I will probably put him with an American staffoshire. ... I have an American pitbull terrier and I will probably put him with an American staffoshire. Will the puppies be thorough bred?

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Anonymous

the blood lines of the pit bull terrier is the same as the staffoshire by mixing it will not wake up old blood not good
12/10/2012 8:42:20 PM

Anonymous

Most American Pit Bull Terriers are also dual registered as American Stafforshire Terriers, C.Z. Bennet and John P. Colby both registered their pure bred dogs with two registries claiming both breeds...History proves these dogs have been the same breed since we imported the original Bull and Terrier dogs from England and Ireland that created the American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Terriers, American Bully Breeds and staffordshire Bull Terriers we see today. I say if their both papered, and both dogs would compliment each other than breeding should continue!! Good luck
1/1/2013 6:20:02 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/2/2012 4:57:25 AM

6/2/2012 4:57:25 AM

i have a one month bully dog puppy female - how can i make her chest broad?

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Anonymous

The dog is only one month. just feed him a high quality dog food and exercise and it will come with time.
6/10/2012 4:48:04 PM

Anonymous

lol, i noticed my little guy's chest getting broad at about 3 months..now at 7 months he's a very short and stout little guy. just be patient.
12/13/2012 1:45:52 AM

Anonymous asked:

5/8/2012 2:27:51 PM

5/8/2012 2:27:51 PM

My American Pit Bull Terrier will not stop submissive peeing! help! he's 1 1/2 years old. He... My American Pit Bull Terrier will not stop submissive peeing! help! he's 1 1/2 years old. He does this when company comes over and when he thinks he's in trouble

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Anonymous

don't comfort him; just let him get over it himself is the main thing.
5/17/2012 2:09:45 PM

Anonymous

Is your American Pit Bull Terrier neutered? This may be the problem. Have you had him checked for a urinary tract infection? This may be the problem. Does he get nervous around loud sounds as well as people? This may be the problem. If any animal starts to do something they don't normally do first take them to the vet because most likely, they are trying to tell you something is wrong.
5/26/2012 4:47:34 PM

Anonymous

I have a pitbull to. They pee easily when they feel a bad emotion. so you need to watch how you act around him. Try a diaper. It sound funny but it will most likely help. It worked with my pit. after 3 months of him with the diaper on he stopped.
6/14/2012 6:00:03 AM

Anonymous asked:

5/7/2012 8:24:36 AM

5/7/2012 8:24:36 AM

The mother of a week old puppies vanished and I was wondering what to feed them? I've been... The mother of a week old puppies vanished and I was wondering what to feed them? I've been giving them goat milk by bottles. Could anyone give me any info? They are blue pit pups and they seem like survivors, very strong.

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Anonymous

it might get expensive but they sell cans like baby formula. that might be the best for the pupps
6/24/2012 10:56:31 PM

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