American Pit Bull Terrier

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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
22-110 lbs
18-22 inches
multicolored, black and white
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How much do American Pit Bull Terrier puppies cost?

The cost to buy an American Pit Bull Terrier varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much American Pit Bull Terrier puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all American Pit Bull Terriers sold is $900.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an American Pit Bull Terrier with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $3,600 upwards to $10,000 or even more for an American Pit Bull Terrier with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all American Pit Bull Terriers sold is $1,100.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $900.00
Average Price: $1,100.00
Top Quality: $3,600.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 7662 American Pit Bull Terrier puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning an American Pit Bull Terrier puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an American Pit Bull Terriers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular American Pit Bull Terrier Names for 2018

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 7662 American Pit Bull Terrier dogs.
  • 1. Princess
  • 2. Bella
  • 3. Pit Bull
  • 4. Tank
  • 5. Blue
  • 6. Shadow
  • 7. Cassie
  • 8. Titan
  • 9. Buddy
  • 10. Diesel
  • 11. Troy
  • 12. Big Boy
  • 13. Pit
  • 14. Diamond
  • 15. Cookie
  • 16. Paws
  • 17. Rocky
  • 18. Finster
  • 19. Best Blues
  • 20. Boss

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Member Since: December 2015
Location: Brasilia, Brazil
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ONLY THE BEST ! The American Pit Bull Terrier is magical. Courage, honor, endurance, athleticism, loving,companionship, relentless are a few of the words that describe what we breed TODAY. Just like in thoroughbred horse racing, there are levels. There are way to measure quality, and excellence !! I love the best American Pit Bull Terrier. For over two decades we have travel to over 56 cities to show what we breed. Participating in conformation shows, weight pulling shows. I am a certified international judge of the breed, I have judged in Indonesia, United States, Peru, Ecuador, Spain , Czech Republic, Brasil, Colombia and many other countries. I also give seminars around the world about the true American Pit Bull Terrier. We have developed what is today recognized by the most relevant people in the breed as the best genetic gene pool of the American Pit Bull Terrier. Visit our website so you can discover and learn about the real Dogs of Velvet and Steel. They have taken our lives into a path that is wonderful, I have enjoyed the best of the very best APBT. I have not sold any pups for over a decade, and TODAY we decided to let the best people have the opportunity to own some of the best AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIERS in the world. These are the Bugatti , the Ferrari, The Rolls Roys of the APBT. We are looking for the best people to own our dogs and keep them as private pets. We don't sell many dogs so there will only be a few for those few who want to be above the rest. You can contact me at Phone 281-226-0370 , Email Web Once you see our web page you will say WOW !! EXCLUSIVE PITBULLS LIKE NO OTHER !! We have a private yard ,that is watch 24 hours top survalience

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Anonymous asked:
How can i verify if my dog is a real pit bull terrier? Is there a genetic test?

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You can try DNA testing which is not always accurate. Linage is really the only way. Without a registered pedigree, it is hard to tell what your dog is 100%.

Anonymous asked:
How do you get a Pitbull to look full of muscle?



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.


I have rescued 18 pit bulls and the owners who purposely deform their bodies then abandon them because of all the foods,supplements, and their owners bizarre need to make them deformed to look tough is animal abuse. Unfortunately it lies on the lower end.


Genetics is key, next to exercise and a good quality food. You do not need supplements if you are feeding a good food. Extra vitamins are harmful in the long run. Do your research. Please note that CKC (unless they mean Canada Kennel Club) is NOT a reliable registry and AKC doesn't recognize the American Pit Bull Terrier breed. Depending on the style of 'pit bull' you are looking for, UKC and ADBA have good standards.

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.



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.


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.


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!


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.


American Pit Bull Terriers have a high prey drive. Some will do well with cats, and some won't. This breed was bred to be Dog aggressive, NOT humane aggressive. The 'true' breed loves humans, it has nothing to do with how you raise them, or soft training vs hard training. Correct training is key!


I have rescued and rehabed 8 pit bulls and have been unsuccessful with cats. Maybe it is because of their pasts? They are pack animals like all dogs and critical when rehabing they gently, lovingly, and understand they are at the very bottom of pack. They all quickly learned this and are very smart. To the above they were not dogs whose direct breeding was to make them Dog Agressive. They don't like being aggressive with other dogs. Have you ever attended a pit on pit arranged fight? Horrifying! And I strongly disagree with your statements They respond best to soft, positive,!and clear training. Many trainers are clear about this approach because as noted it is when they are afraid as they are the most sensitive dog I know and will bite when pushed like this so please be careful.

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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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Updated: 12/11/2018