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What is a pocket pitbull?

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A pocket pit bull is a cross between an American pit bull terrier and a Patterdale terrier. It tends to look like a traditional pit bull but with a significantly smaller stature.

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To be classified as a pocket pit bull, this type of male dog must measure under 17 inches, while a female has to be under 16 inches. They will typically weigh between 35 and 60 pounds. This breed has a short, thick coat and often have an athletic, muscular body type. Although temperaments differ between individual dogs, the pocket pit bull is generally considered courageous, loyal and protective. Due to being a mixed breed, the pocket pit bull can't be registered with the American Kennel Club.

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