American Pit Bull Terrier

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American Pit Bull Terrier

The American Pit Bull Terrier is a solidly built medium size pure breed dog whose early ancestors came from the British Isles. The American Pit Bull Terrier is the same as the American Staffordshire Terrier but other people says that they are totally different breed because of their difference in size, the American Staffordshire Terrier is slightly smaller than pitbull terrier. The pit bull terrier was recognized by the United Kennel Club and American Dog Breeders Association (ADBA), but not the American Kennel Club (AKC).

Like the other types of terrier, Pit Bull Terrier needs to have enough physical exercise to match their high-level energy, they can be a lovely pet for those fur parents who enjoy active lives.

American Pit Bull Terrier

  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • American Pit Bull Terrier

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Terrier Dogs


17 to 21 Inches


30 to 65 Pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 Years

American Pit Bull Terrier Appearance

The American Pit Bull Terrier is a solidly built, short-haired dog, their coat is short, shiny, and stiff to the touch, it comes in a variety of color including red, blue, brown, grey, black and white, and brindle. Like other breeds of dogs, it is recommended to brush their fur occasionally. It is better to bathe and groom them as necessary and used the right shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft and smell good.

In summer they are not advisable to stay outdoor they are prone to heatstroke, make sure to give them enough clean cold water, and stay them in a cool place for their safety.

It is best to keep their dental hygiene and nail care properly, periodontal disease is very common to dog whatever their size, brush their teeth several times a week to help remove tartar and bacteria and maintain the good condition of their teeth. Trim their nails once or twice a month to prevent injury in your dogs, long nails can also cause arthritis or other health concern in dogs. Short, neatly trimmed nails keep the feet in good condition and prevent our dog’s legs from getting scratched when they excitedly jump up to greet us.

American Pit Bull Terrier Size

The Pit Bull Terrier is a medium-sized dog they are a little bigger than American Staffordshire Terrier.

Male18-21 inches35-65 pounds
Female17-20 inches30-60 pounds

American Pit Bull Terrier Personality

Pitbull terrier is a very affectionate dog, they love to be surrounded by people, but they are still best as a watchdog because of their keen instinct and confidence they may alert you to the presence of strangers by barking but don’t be too confident it might be because they are very excited to greet someone.

Early socialization can make them good to other animals in the house, they are also a good playmate to the children as long as we teach the children how to handle the dogs for the safety of the dogs and the children itself.

American Pit Bull Terrier Health

Pitbull terrier has an average life span of 12 to 15 years, they are generally healthy but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.

Ear InfectionsIt is a common canine health problem, and it can be caused by allergies, yeast, ear mites, bacteria, hair growth deep in the ear canal, and more.
Cherry EyeIt is a condition in which the gland under the third eyelid protrudes and looks rather like a cherry in the corner of the eye.
Periodontal Disease In DogsIt is an inflammation of some or all of a tooth’s deep supporting structures, it happens when food and bacteria build up along the gums and form plaque that when combined with saliva and minerals will transform into calculus or also known as tartar.
Dog bloat or gastric torsion (GDV)The stomach of a dog is filled with gas that causes of twisting of their stomach. If your dog experiencing this they need an immediate visit to the vet.

How much is American Pit Bull Terrier?

Look for a legit seller or breeder of the PitBull Terrier, the legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs.

In buying to a legit Breeder you can expect to pay $500 – $1000 American pit bull terrier puppies.

The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.

Nowadays hundreds of thousands of dogs are being abandoned that’s why instead of buying I suggest you adopt! Support those in need give them love and a home to stay for the rest of their life.

Note:  The expenses of Taking care of a Dogs does not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your Dog you must provide their necessary needs, like Visit Vet ones a year for their health check-up, Complete and follow up Vaccinations, Foods and provide Vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is Time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…

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