Pit bulls are among the most lovable dogs in the world. Of course, they also aware of their troubled reputation due to years of misleading information and bad press, they’re among the most misunderstood and troubled pets.
PITBULL’S WERE PART OF BULL & BEAR BAITING!
Bull and terrier breeds were born throughout the early 19th-century England for the popular spectator sports of bull- and bear-baiting. When those sports were deemed inhumane and became illegal 1835, dog fighting sprung up in its place — and thus was the trait for dog aggression bred into the genetic line.
UNWILLING TO BITE HUMANS
Another part of this breed’s genetic makeup is an unwillingness to bite humans. Handlers reaching into the dog fighting rings wanted to be able to separate dogs without getting hurt themselves. Quite soon the breed developed a reputation as a strong, protective dog, but one also known for being gentle and family-friendly.
THEY MEAN BUSINESS
Pit bulls are tenacious: When they put their mind to something, they often achieve it. For that reason, they make great sporting dogs. Pitties tend to excel on agility or flyball courses where they can show off their strength and speed. Pitbull’s people-pleasing nature, make them imminently trainable.
MOST AFFECTIONATE, HIGHER THAN RETRIEVERS!
The most common misconception about pit bulls is that they all have the capacity for aggression towards people, but temperament studies show that pitties rank high among the most affectionate, least aggressive dogs. In annual testing conducted by the American Temperament Test Society, pit bulls passed with a rating of 86.4%, higher than popular breeds such as golden retrievers, corgis, and beagles.
SMOOTH & GLOSSY COATS
Pit Bull Terriers wear a single coat that is glossy, lays close to the body and is slightly harsh in texture. Pitbulls come in all colors and patterns with no preference given to any one shade. Grooming a Pit Bull Terrier is easy – they only need to be bathed and shampooed as needed, with a weekly brushing routine with the occasional wipe down with a damp cloth to keep the coat looking glossy and healthy and will keep flyaway hair to a minimum.
Dog Breed Group: Terrier Dogs
Height: 1 foot, 5 inches to 1 foot, 7 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight: 30 – 85 pounds
Life Span: 12 – 16 years
ADAPTS WELL TO APARTMENT LIVING ★★
SENSITIVITY LEVEL ★★★★
TOLERATES BEING ALONE ★
AFFECTIONATE WITH FAMILY ★★★★★
DOG FRIENDLY ★
EASY TO GROOM ★★★★★
AMOUNT OF SHEDDING ★★★★
ENERGY LEVEL ★★★★