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American Pit Bull Terrier

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A female brindle American Pit Bull Terrier
A red-nose American Pitbull Terrier at four months of age sitting
American Pitbull terrier puppy
American Pitbull terrier
American Pitbull terrier (named Bernnie)
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a strong-willed, sturdy companion. It is a breed that is loyal to friends and family, and friendly to strangers. With guidance from its handlers, American Pit Bull Terriers are obedient and show a high desire to please. However, when left without direction they can become stubborn and may become aggressive. According to a study done by CDC , American Pit Bull Terriers account for the majority of fatalities in the US among all breeds. During the years 1979 - 1996, 60 people have been killed by American Pit Bull Terriers. The breed with the next highest fatalities is the Rottweiler with 29.

A well bred American Pit Bull Terrier should have a stable and dependable temperament. The American Temperament Testing Society shows a pass percentage of 84.3% for American Pit Bull Terrier, a 0.2% higher passing rate than the commonly considered 'family dogs' such as Golden Retrievers.

However, a firm, even hand and early obedience training are strongly recommended for this breed. They generally have a lot of energy and high prey drive.

They need exercise and stimulation in order to channel their energy properly and not become frustrated, bored, and destructive.

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Aidan hunt

"I have one at home her name is Mia "

misscollins aj

"i have one waitng for me at home! (3"

Aracely Perez

"I <3 PITBULLS!! "

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American Pit Bull Terrier Facts

The name of the domestic breed...
American Pit Bull Terrier
The area where the animal first came from...
North America
The domestic group such as cat or dog...
Average Size (L):
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal...
55cm (22in)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is...
36kg (80lbs)
Average Life Span:
The average time the animal lives for...
12 years
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
The animal group that the species belongs to...
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Black, White, Tan, Brown
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts...
Stubborn yet obedient
The level of house-training needed for the animal...
Distinctive Features:
Characteristics unique to the animal...
Small and sharply pointed ears

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