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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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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.

Does your American Pit Bull Terrier bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new American Pit Bull Terrier puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
22-110 lbs
Height
18-22 inches
Color(s)
multicolored, black and white
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Member Since: July 2006
Location: Humboldt County, California
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Anonymous asked:
How do you get a Pitbull to look full of muscle?

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If you are referring to the low-set, extremely muscular looking 'pit bull', then you are actually wanting a mal-formed dog. These dogs have been bred to have extra wide-set shoulders and be lower to the ground then the actual American Pit Bull Terrier. If you want a great looking dog, get a pup from a reputable, responsible breeder that breeds AKC, CKC or UKC dogs -- work with your dog, exercise your dog and keep him/her at a proper weight and she/he will be muscular. However, please do not get a dog just for looks. The American Pit Bull Terrier deserves responsible and loving owners, not people who want the dog for looks.

Anonymous asked:
Never owned a Pitbull/Terrier mix breed dog. I see one in Cleveland kennel that I absolutely love, but we have cats and not sure if they are good dogs with cats. He has been there for over 2 months and showing signs of giving up. Would this be a good dog to adopt even though we have cats? They know nothing about his background, he came in as a stray.

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Like any dog breed, you must do your research. The American Pitbull Terrier is a beautiful breed of dog that is loving, loyal and devoted to their owners. They are big babies that love attention, snuggles and are all around happy dogs. However, this breed does have it's down-falls like any other breed. Some lines of this breed are known to be prone to dog-on-dog aggression and/or have a high prey drive. Both which would be difficult to live with as you have cats and another dog in your home. However, not all Pitties are like that. Since the dog is still in the shelter, I am assuming that shelter themselves have done some work with him to see if he is good with dogs. What I would suggest is to get up a 'post-adoption' meeting with the dog and your dog. See if they get along, and if they do, great! Some shelters will do a cat test if you ask them, while others can not. If that is the case with your local shelter, then I would suggest asking if you could foster-to-adopt.

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Meaning that you will take him into your home, see how he does and if he does well, adopt him. Now, this can be a little daunting on someone whom has not done this before, but you need to set the dog up for success. First off, have a room set up for the cats strictly with 1 - 2 baby gates in the doorway so your cats can get away from the dog if needed. Make sure to have plenty of cat towers for your cats to water/ponder the dog from afar. Next is to have supervised time with the dog and cats in the same room, with the dog on leash of course. But make sure to exercise the dog for at least 30 minutes to an hour before doing this to make the best of the scenario.

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Get lots of yummy, soft treats and every time the dog looks/noticed the cat's and reacts the way you want him too; ie: calm, doesn't go towards them, just wags his tail, or ignores them -- then praise him and give him a treat. After a while you will be able to see if the dog is good with cats or if further training is needed or if the dog can not be trusted around cats at all. Good luck!

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I have a 9 month old I've raised since 6 weeks. He is a 90 lb teddy bear. He goes out front every morning without a leash to greet elementary aged kids who catch the bus in front of our house. He is awesome with kids and elderly people yet on guard against any threat. You can't be soft with them while raising them. Dicipline is important and one HAS to spend time with them.

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

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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.

Anonymous asked:
Which dog breed would work better a male or female Pitbull-Terrier? I'm thinking of adopting a Pitbull puppy. However, I'm 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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Every dog is different and will be different depending on age, gender, breeding, up-bringing and training. There have been studies 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.

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.

Anonymous

You want to find a dog 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. If you rescue you won't know the traits of the bloodlines when you rescue.

Anonymous

The American Pit Bull Terrier never reaches 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.

Anonymous

I have rescued actual fighting APBT's, even some of them are fine with other dogs. I have one that changes his level of playing with another dog, mainly meaning size, the smaller the dog, the more gentle he plays and mind you this dog used to fight! I believe that how these dogs react rests entirely on the owners capabilities to read a dog and act accordingly.

Anonymous asked:
Are Pitbulls good with other dogs?

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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 and socialize him/her.

Anonymous

The better socialized a Pitbull is, the better it will behave around other dogs.

Anonymous

The more time you can socialize Pitbulls at an early age, the better success you will have.

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 already 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 behavior 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.

Anonymous

Pit Bulls are good with other dogs, most breeds are. Its just that they need early socialization at a very young age.

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.

Anonymous

I recently had 3 pit bulls in the same household. (My oldest made it to 18 years somehow but we recently put him down) None of them has been aggressive towards other dogs, but I have owned them all since they were very young (straight from the breeder) and raised them that way. I had another pit several years ago that was rescued from a dog fighting ring at 1 yr old that was used as a bait dog who was also not dog aggressive but hated cats. It depends on how you raise them and early socialization is important. The most aggressive dog I have ever owned was a Yorkie who used to bully my oldest pit bull and bite everyone's ankles. We got rid of the Yorkie and kept the pit.

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