Pit bulls are one of the most misunderstood dog breeds in the world. These are a few of the misconceptions that exist about pit bulls.
Some believe that pit bulls have locking jaws. This is not true. But because of the pit bulls tenacious and determined personality, when they bite down on something they are often determined not to release it.
Another myth about pit bulls is that they are all vicious. This unfortunate stereotype comes from the actions of a few bad people who use pit bulls as fighting dogs. In general, the pit bull is a dog that loves people. If well-trained and socialized from a young age, he can be a wonderful family dog.
There is much misinformation about pit bull type dogs, and there are also campaigns to outlaw them. In many cities, like Denver and Miami, pit bulls may be prohibited, and sometimes it is not easy to get a homeowner’s insurance policy if you own a pit bull. Some communities that allow pit bulls have very specific ordinances about how a fence must be constructed in your yard. So check local ordinances carefully to make sure it is legal to own a pit bull in your community.
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What Are the Different Types of Pit Bulls?
When you say the term “pit bull,” most people believe that it refers to a single breed of dog. But there are actually several types of pit bulls. The three most common types of pit bulls are the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Here are some facts about the three different types of pit bulls.
American Pit Bull Terrier
The American Pit Bull Terrier typically weighs between 30 to 60 pounds and stands 17 to 21 inches high. This dog’s coat is short and smooth. The coat can be a variety of colors including red, brown, black, fawn, brindle and white.
The American Pit Bull Terrier is very muscular. This powerful dog can be a challenge to walk on a leash if not properly trained.
At one time the American Pit Bull Terrier was an iconic breed. They were used in advertising, and they were American military mascots. But once dog fighters began to exploit the breed, their reputation changed.
The American Pit Bull Terrier has a reputation for being aggressive because of his history as a fighting dog. But with the right people who understand his personality, the pit bull can be a good family companion. A pit bull requires a lot of love. With a loving owner and the right socialization, training, and love, the American Pit Bull Terrier can be a docile and affectionate family pet.
Pit Bulls are known for digging, pulling and chewing – destructive behaviors that you will have to deal with as an owner. Give your American Pit Bull Terrier plenty of chew toys and a place where he is allowed to dig in the yard. And keep your prized belongings out of reach to protect them.
American Staffordshire Terrier
The American Staffordshire Terrier is closely related to the American Pit Bull Terrier. The American Staffordshire Terrier is the larger of the two breeds, but they have a similar personality and activity level.
The American Staffordshire Terrier typically weighs between 50 and 60 pounds and stands about 17 to 19 inches high. This dog’s coat is thick but short and can be found in a variety of colors and patterns. The dog’s body is muscular with a square build.
Although he may look intimidating, when it comes to people this breed is more of a lover than a fighter. This breed is very friendly and devoted to its owner, and he generally likes people. With the right owners and the right socialization, training, and love, he can be a docile, trustworthy and affectionate family dog. This dog loves to be the center of attention and will often follow you around from room to room.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier typically weighs between 28 to 38 pounds and stands about 14 to 16 inches high. This dog’s coat is smooth and short. The coat can be found in a variety of colors including fawn, white, black, blue and brindle. This breed is known for its broad head.
Despite his pit bull reputation, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier loves people. In fact, in his native Britain, he is nicknamed “the children’s nursemaid” and the “nanny dog”. This breed makes an excellent playmate for children, but you should always supervise their interaction, as with any dog.