The most misunderstood and scorned dog breeds in the entire world, Pitbull is one of the most famous names for a dog type. Initially, pitbull puppies were developed from terriers and bulldogs as hunting and fighting dogs. In England, they were part of blood sports such as bear-baiting and bull-baiting.
Britain officially banned Pitbulls in 1835, blood sports lovers turned their attention to dogfighting. However, at the beginning of 20th century, Pitbulls were predominantly used as friendly companions, for catching hogs and semi-wild animals, manage livestock, and to hunt.
In essence, dog breeders were keen to mix terrier’s “insane” bravery with bulldog’s abnormal strength. There is also a misconception among the general public that Pitbull puppies are easy to handle when compared to an adult Pitbull, but it is not possible to guess the behavior of a Pitbull dog until they mature.
Overall, Pitbulls are just like normal dogs but with a little bit more aggression in their genes due to cross breeding.
The minimum lifespan of a Pitbull (APBT) is anywhere from 8 to 15 years. By the time they reach 2 years, Pitbulls usually attain full maturity. Height wise they reach the maximum within one year of birth and weight wise within their second birthday.
|Pitbull Breed Type||Height||Weight|
|American Pitbull Terrier - Male||around 18 to 21 inches||35 to 60 lbs|
|American Pitbull Terrier - Female||around 17 to 20 inches||30 to 50 lbs|
|Staffordshire Bull Terrier - Male||around 14 to 16 inches||29 - 37 lbs|
|Staffordshire Bull Terrier - Female||around 13 to 15 inches||24 - 34 lbs|
|American Staffordshire Terrier - Male||around 18 to 19 inches||62 - 88 lbs|
|American Staffordshire Terrier - Female||around 17 to 18 inches||62 - 88 lbs|
|American Bully - Male||around 17 to 20 inches||70 - 120 lbs|
|American Bully - Female||around 16 to 19inches||70 - 120 lbs|
One of the most feared traits of a Pitbull is its determination. Mix that determination trait with Pitbulls enormous power and strength, the result is an absolute terror. And for this reason, many believe Pitbulls are nothing but harm.
There are reports to prove that the jaws of a Pitbull are not locking type, and since they were initially bred as ferocious hunting dogs, that trait is thoroughly ingrained in their genes.
◊ A powerful “Alpha Dog”
The real personalities of these dogs are not clear till they reach the age of three or more. The minute they cross one, Pitbulls are eager to test their control. Bear in mind, they are bred to behave like an alpha dog and nothing else.
So, keeping this mind, it is very important to handle the dog in the most appropriate manner.
Pitbulls were used as hunting and catching dogs, to grab wild animals by holding on to its heads and faces; aggression is an inborn trait of any Pitbull dog breed.
There are certain Pitbull dogs that do not allow any another pet in their vicinity, but experts argue that socialization holds the key.
◊ Loyal, adorable, and kind
Not many believe that Pitbulls are caring, loving dogs who can perform heroic activities just to save their owners and their family members at times of unforeseen difficulties.
They are adorable pets if taken care properly with adequate attention.
◊ Robust and Active
An athletic dog to the core, Pitbulls need a lot of activities and exercises to keep them out of boredom and also in shape. Avoid owning a Pitbull if you live in an apartment complex since big places like farms are ideal for a Pitbull to unleash their notoriety.
Therefore, Pitbulls can also behave like sweethearts and at the same time, they have the ability to strike terror too.
Pitbull Puppies – Interesting Facts
Some of the interesting things that most of us don’t know about Pitbulls:
None of them is AKC certified breed – The dog breed “Pitbull” is not registered with AKC. The UKC does include APBT (American Pitbull Terrier) as a dog breed and permits registration.
Originally from Europe – The Pitbulls were originally from Europe and some mention it as England and Ireland. However, the American Pitbull types are much bigger than the normal Staffordshire Terrier.
Pleasing personality – A very well socialized puppy will behave obediently with the family members earning the only good name. Socializing does matter.
Any coat color – Except albinism and merle, it is not common for Pitbulls to appear in different color ranging from brindle, fawn, blue, and red.
Greek ancestors – Pitbulls belong to a special dog category known as “Molosser”. This breed is reported to have descended from Greece and that breed is referred to as “Moloss”.
Used for WWII American Propaganda – Just like Doxies were associated with Germany, the Pitbulls were considered as part of American patriotism and bravery.
Kids- friendly – In the 1950s, they were very good companions for kids earning them the nickname “Nanny Dogs”.
Lock-jaw rumor – Like other dog breeds, Pitbulls do have normal jaws and there is no locking mechanism. Maybe, since the will of the Pitbull is so strong the general public tends to perceive it as something else.
In spite of getting more attention than any other dog breed, the stigma associated with this dog breed never ceases to stop.
Pitbull Dog Food
Your Pitbulls are highly prone to obesity. So never feed him with fatty foods, potatoes, wheat, and other grains instead feed him with high protein and meat-oriented food.
Foods Your Pitbulls Can Eat:
Foods You Cannot Feed To Your Pitbull:
How many of you are aware that there are different types of breeds in Pitbulls? Here, we are generally going to discuss some of the most common and popular breeds among pitbulls puppies.
1. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
They belong to the terrier and bull baiting dogs which were earlier bred in the 17th century; this pitbull variety was most popular in Staffordshire, hence this name. They are not more than 16 inches in height.
Razor pitbulls were later developed by breeding fresh breeds and American Pitbull Terrier.
Unfortunately, they are yet to receive recognition as separate breeds by UKC (United Kennel Association) or AKC (American Kennel Association).
2. American Bully
Descendents of American Pitbull Terrier, American Bully is a rare combination of English bulldog and American bulldog. They are around 16 to 20 inches tall and UKC gave due recognition in 2013.
3. American Bulldog
Mainly used for hunting and catching wild animals, American Bulldog were generally used as bull baiters in the beginning. The English breed type vanished without a trace when the dog sport was banned.
The American breed survived as excellent working dogs. They are not more than 27 inches height with a minimum height of 20 inches.
4. American Staffordshire Terrier
Recognized by the AKC in the ’70s, American Staffordshire terrier is similar in configuration and appearance to Pitbull Terrier (American type). Are Staffs and APBT (American Pitbull Terrier) share similar traits. Height varies from 17 – 19 inches.
5. American Pitbull Terrier (APBT)
Also known as APBT, originally from England, these APBT were primarily used as family pets, for hunting purposes, and also for managing live stocks. Not more than 21 inches in height with weight anywhere between 25 – 65 pounds.
Therefore, it is these types of Pitbull dog types or breeds that are admitted as Pitbulls popularly around the world.
How many of you are aware that there are different types of breeds in Pitbulls? Here, we are generally going to discuss some of the most common and popular breeds among Pitbulls puppies.
Pitbull puppies are some of the loveliest and cutest pets to bring home anytime. At the outset, they look like harmless sweet dewdrops.
It is paramount that Pitbull puppies must be adequately trained to socialize at a very young age otherwise they can turn really aggressive towards other animals after they mature.
Early socialization including exposure to different experiences, sounds, sights, and people can ensure that the Pitbull puppies become a well-behaved dog once they turn adults.
Remember, to always keep the dog on a leash to avoid unruly aggression outdoors. It is better to avoid a Pitbull puppy if you are pressed for time since these dogs need unalloyed attention and care.
Blue Nose Pitbull Puppies
At first sight, this dog looks strong but it’s really friendly and gentle. Mostly, blue nose pitbull puppies have a muscular frame, strong jaw, and a large head.
However, when blue nose Pitbulls are brought up in the right manner, they are the most loyal, considerate, and kind dog in the world.
Pitbull Dog Names
They are jawbreakers. Agreed!
What about different Pitbull mixes? Are you aware that they are one of the best companion dogs?
- Chow Chow x Pit Bull = Bull Chow
- Beagle x Pit Bull = Bugle
- Dachshund x Pit Bull = Pachbund
- Basset Hound x Pit Bull = Pisset
- Labrador x Pit Bull =Bullador or Pitador
- Corgi x Pit Bull = Porgi
- Bull Mastiff x Pit Bull = Bull Pistiff
- German Shepherd x Pit Bull = Perman Bepherd
- Terrier x Pit Bull = Terribull
- Shar Pei x Pit Bull = Sharpull
- Husky x Pit Bull = Pusky Bull
- Chihuahua x Pit Bull = Phibuabua
- Boston Terrier x Pit Bull = Poston Berrier
- St Bernard x Pit Bull = St Bullnard
- Pug x Pit Bull = Pugit
- Golden Retriever x Pit Bull = Golden Bull
Pitbull Health Issues
If you are planning to buy/adopt this dog breed, please be aware of the common health problems that can affect your dog
1. Heart disease
Aortic Stenosis is one of the most common types of heart problem that can affect a dog. It is often congenital in nature, meaning it is a birth defect.
An abnormal thinning of blood vessels between the aorta and left ventricle, it can be detected by organizing an electrocardiogram and an x-ray.
Not a major health issue to worry about but still, hypothyroidism can cause a considerable amount of anxiety among dog owners.
Occurs mainly due to thyroid gland dysfunction, can result in untoward reproductive problems, poor coat issues, and abnormal or unnecessary weight gain or loss. Continuous treatment can help to control this health problem to a great extent.
3. Common Allergies
Allergies are most common amongst Amstaffs an APBT (American Pitbull Terrier). They can be further classified as-
◊ Food allergy
These types of allergies can cause trouble and itching, meaning the dogs will continue to chew and dig until they bleed in some cases. This can, in turn, lead to major health problems. Corn, wheat, rice, and beef can cause food allergies.
◊ Skin allergy
4. Hip Dysplasia (HD)
A kind of a malformation; socket and hip joint do not sit properly in certain dogs. Hip dysplasia can not only be painful, and hence it is advisable for Pitbull lovers to scan the breeds that are ready for breeding not late than 2 years of age.
The best possible remedy is to immediately contact a vet and treat the dog with the necessary medications and adopt the required diet control.
Bear in mind, prevention is better than cure and this applies to dogs too.
Pitbulls are not like other dog varieties since their upkeep is quite expensive. Some may disagree with the fact that a good quality healthy Pitbull puppies can cost anywhere between US$ 3000 and US$ 5000.
Keep in mind, the price of Pitbull puppies is based on several factors such as parents, kennel, genetics or bloodlines etc.
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