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Surname: American Pit Bull
Original origin: Great Britain, USA
FCI group: /
size: up to 55cm
size: up to 48cm
Mass () : up to 30kg
Mass () : up to 24kg
Life expectancy: 8 - 13 years
litter size: 5 - 7
coat color: white, black, brown
coat type: tight
coat length: short
Character / essence: self-confident, loyal, courageous
attitude: needs a lot of exercise and employment
American Pit Bull - introduction information
The history of American Pitt Bull Terriers goes back to the Middle Ages when similar dogs were bred in Europe for fighting bears and bulls. The direct ancestors of this powerful fighting dog originated in the United Kingdom from crosses between different Terrier breeds and bulldogs. After dog battles were officially banned there in the early 19th century, many of these terriers came to the United States. Through the local breeding there was the name American Pit Bull, which derives from the English word "pit" for "Arena". Through its history as a fighting dog, the American Pit Bull is still not recognized as an independent breed.
This medium-sized dog is of strong and extremely muscular stature and reaches a shoulder height of up to 55 centimeters and a body weight of up to 30 kilograms, the males are significantly heavier and larger. The dense and short fur of the American Pit Bulls may appear monochrome white, brown or black or be multi-colored spotted. Noteworthy are his wedge-shaped head with pronounced catch, the ears tipped forward and the widely spaced, lined with pigmented eyelids eyes.
Contrary to his reputation for being extremely dangerous and aggressive, the American Pit Bull actually has a good-natured, gentle and very playful nature, but he must be lovingly and consistently educated. In order not to represent a danger for conspecifics, he should be socialized already from the puppy age. He is an excellent companion dog, who integrates well into a family life with children and is considered by his strong protective instinct as a talented guard dog. He is of courageous and loyal character and is often used as a drug detection dog in the police and as a security dog. As a definite bundle of energy, the Pit Bull must always be employed. Long spills are as important as regular retrieves, because when an American Pit Bull is under-challenged or suffering from lack of exercise, he develops sometimes aggressive behavior patterns. Therefore, it should only be kept in a house with a large garden and ideally in a green environment. Since the American Pit Bull is on the racial list in many countries because of its past as a fighting dog and breeding and breeding are subject to the strictest conditions, the purchase of such a dog must be considered carefully. Only those who are an experienced dog owner and can invest the necessary time to keep a pit bull sufficiently busy should consider this.