American Pit Bull Terrier Dog Breed United States of America, United Kingdom

American Pit Bull Terrier

Breed Fact

Country of Origin: United States of America, United Kingdom
Hypoallergenic: No
Height: 50 cm (Adult)
Weight: Male: 18–32 kg, Female: 16–25 kg
Color: Black, White, Red, Grey, Fawn, Brindle, Blue, Brown, Tan
Life Expectancy: 8 to 15 years
Temperament: Protective, Good-natured, Active, Intelligent, Affectionate
Litter Size: 1 - 10 puppies
Health Problems: A generally healthy breed, although some are prone to hip dysplasia, hereditary cataracts, allergies to grass and congenital heart disease.

The reputation of the Pitt Bull Terrier has suffered in recent years but it is now being breed as a companion breed again.

The Pit Bull immediately strikes one as being a dog of power, passion, and undying willingness. The brick-like head, which is especially broad between the cheeks (to house the powerful jaws), is carried upon a thickly muscled, well-defined neck. The neck runs into a deep, thick, well-sprung chest. The American Pit Bull is a very muscular, stocky, yet agile dog which is extremely strong for his size.

The ears are generally cropped, though this is optional. Docked tails are not accepted by the UKC or the ADBA. The eyes are round, and any color is acceptable. The teeth should form a scissors bite. Its coat is made up of thick, short, shiny hair. All colors are admissible. The tail tapers to a point.