The american pit bull terrier is probably more misunderstood than any other popular breed. If you’re interested in making a real American pit bull terrier your next pet, here are five things that you should know.
5. The real American Pit Bull Terrier weighs between 35-60lbs. If you have a pit bull that weighs in excess of 70lbs, it is very likely that your pit bull has been mixed a larger breed or bred away from the standard of the real american pit bull terrier.
4. The real american pit bull terrier is a working dog. Great jobs for this breed is catch work, rather on a farm managing livestock or controlling large game during a hunt.
3. The real American Pit Bull Terrier is dog and animal aggressive. Initially used to bait bulls and later in dogfighting, the real american pit bull terrier should never be left unsupervised with other dogs or animals. That includes larger animals too, this breed is fearless and as previously stated were used to bait bulls.
2. The real american pit bull terrier, unprovoked, should not ever exhibit any aggression towards human beings. For this reason the american pit bull terrier is not a great guard or watch dog.
The real american pit bull terrier needs a highly competent and engaged owner. The breed has a high drive and will require a tremendous amount of excersice as well as socialization to be a good canine citizen. A daily run of five miles would be a good start for the real american pit bull terrier. In addition pulling exercises like tug of war and spring pole are great. Becareful with climbing and jumping exercise, you don’t want to train your American Pit bull the skills he will later use to escape your yard.
There you have five good things anyone considering owning a real american pit bull terrier should know.