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The modern pit bull terrier is a dog that traces its lineage back to bull-baiting dogs of England that were used to hunt bears and other large animals. Although they have a loving disposition, the strong jaws of pit bull... More »

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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. More »

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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... More »

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A miniature pit bull, more often referred to as a pocket pit bull, is a small breed of dog that is a mix between an American pit bull terrier and a Patterdale terrier. The dog is smaller than a classic pit bull, growing ... More »

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The weight range for an average American pit bull terrier varies greatly and can be between 25 and 85 pounds. Male pit bulls usually weigh between 35 and 65 pounds. Females are a little smaller, weighing in at between 30... More »

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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 b... More »

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A merle pit bull is actually an American pit bull terrier bred with a Catahoula leopard dog. These dogs have solid or piebald base coats with mottled patches of red, brindle or blue spots. They may also have blue or odd-... More »

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