American Pit Bull Terrier facts

  • The American Pit Bull Terrier early ancestors came from England, Scotland and Ireland.
  • Nicknames Pit Bull
  • Country of origin United States
  • Weight: Male 14 to 32 kg (30 to 70 lb) - Female 14 to 32 kg (30 to 70 lb)
  • Height: Male 36 to 61 cm (14 to 24 in) - Female 36 to 61 cm (14 to 24 in)
  • Life span 12 to 14 years
  • The American Pit Bull Terrier is a member of the molosser breed group.
  • The Pit Bull Terrier was bred first to bait bulls and bears.
  • In the United States, farmers and ranchers used their American Pit Bull Terriers for protection, as catch dogs for semi-wild cattle and hogs, to hunt, and to drive livestock.
  • The American Pit Bull Terrier is a breed that is loyal to friends and family.
  • This dog breed is generally friendly towards strangers.
  • The American Temperament Testing Society shows a pass percentage of 86 percent for American Pit Bull Terriers as opposed to the Golden Retriever with a temperament of 84.9 percent
  • The American Pitt Bull Terrier, just like any other breed of dogs, is susceptible to cataracts, hip dysplasia and some tumors.
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