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How long do pit bulls live?

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An American Pit Bull Terrier can live anywhere from eight to 15 years. This is about the same as the average lifespan of American and European dogs, about 12.8 years.

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How long do pit bulls live?
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Providing the best possible care for a pit bull is important and directly impacts its lifespan. Pit bulls are a member of the Molosser breed group. Twelve countries in Europe, as well as Australia, Canada, Ecuador, Malaysia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore and Venezuela have enacted some form of breed-specific legislation on pit bulls, ranging from outright bans to restrictions and conditions on ownership. The breed is banned in the United Kingdom.

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