- 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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