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.
A pit bull is a type of dog breed that is known for its sweet nature, strong body and high intelligence. The dog typically lives between 12 and 16 years and weighs approximately 30 to 85 pounds.
There are three main breeds of pit bulls and several smaller offshoots. Like "terrier," "pit bull" is a descriptive term that encompasses many different breeds, coat types, colors and sizes. The three main ones are often confused, and it is best to differentiate them musculature and coat size when u
There are three types of pit bull dogs: the American pit bull terrier, the Staffordshire bull terrier and the American Staffordshire terrier. The pit bull breed began in England as a cross between a bulldog and a terrier. Pit bulls are muscular with a broad head and sturdy build.
According to the ASPCA, the ancestors of pit bulls are from England. They were likely a breed of bulldog but are not related to the English bulldog, which is a much younger breed.
According to PetCareRx.com, the main staple of a pit bull's diet is protein. Pit bulls can be fed commercial brand dog foods, but it is important to make sure that the main ingredients are meat and that the foods contain minimal amounts of fillers.
Some apartment complexes and hotels that generally allow dogs forbid pit bulls from living there as a matter of individual policy. The United States military also labels pit bulls as a "dangerous breed" and has banned them from privatized housing on a number of U.S. military bases.
Pit bulls can make excellent, loyal family pets when trained properly. They are very active and keen to learn and be trained. Aggressive behaviour can be trained out of them.
The origin of pit bulls is a disputed topic. Some believe that the Molossus, an extinct Greco-Roman dog breed used as shepherds, guard dogs and later for fighting, hunting and war, was the ancestor of pit bulls. They eventually made their way into Britain where they became known as the Mastiff dog b
The American pit bull terrier is a purebred dog recognized by the United Kennel Club, the American Pit Bull Registry and several other organizations, but the American Kennel Club does not recognize it. It was developed by crossing the Old English terrier with the Old English bulldog.