Description

The American Pit Bull Terrier is a breed that is known for having a fierce reputation. It has a head that is shaped like a brick, and the jaws are exceptionally powerful. This neck should be dense and well defined, and the chest of these dogs should be deep. Despite the fact that these dogs are compact and powerful, they have large amounts of agility. While the ears may be cropped, this decision is left up to the owner.

While some owners will dock the tail, this is not acceptable with the UKC. The eyes should have a circular shape, and virtually any color is allowed for the coat. The coat should be short and sleek, and the tail should taper.

Temperament

The American Pit Bull Terrier is a dog that has been the subject of controversy in the United States. Unfortunately, due to attacks by these dogs, some cities across the US have begun banning them. Despite this, many people feel that the owners are to blame instead of the dogs themselves.

The American Pit Bull Terrier is a breed that will work hard to please its owner. They should only be aggressive towards dogs and other animals instead of humans. In most cases, the people who purchase these dogs are inexperienced and do not know how to train or raise them. They should be socialized while they are puppies. If they are trained correctly, they will make a great companion for the family. However, they are guard dogs and will fight bravely for those they care for.

Health Problems

The American Pit Bull Terrier does not suffer from a wide variety of health problems. However, owners will want to watch for cataracts, hip dysplasia, or heart problems. These dogs have will have a maximum life expectancy of 12 years.

Exercise

These dogs have large amounts of stamina, and owners will need to give them all the exercise they need. When they are taken out in public places, they should be kept on the leash at all times. These dogs can live indoors if they are given the appropriate amount of exercise. It is not necessary for them to have a yard, and they enjoy living in warm environments.

Special Grooming Needs

This breed comes with a smooth coat that is simple to maintain. Owners will want to brush the coat with a strong brush, and the coats should be rubbed with a chamois to produce an impressive shine. The American Pit Bull Terrier will shed a standard amount of fur.