Pitbull Terrier Breed Overview
The Pit Bull Terrier is a loyal, strong and energetic dog with muscular profile and short hair. The term Pit Bull is used in order to describe different types of breeds that are related and that have a similar physical appearance.
These breeds are:
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- The American Bull Dog
- The American Staffordshire Terrier
- The Bull Terrier
- The American Pit Bull Terrier
They were bred by a combination of a variety of terriers and English Bulldogs. People first started to breed them in England, particularly in Birmingham for blood sports such as dog fighting and bull baiting until that became illegal. This particular breed is widely known for aggressive behaviour and has a poor reputation because of numerous attacks on a human.
PitBull Terrier can reach up to 48 cm in height and 34 kg in weight.
Their life expectancy is approximately 15 years.
Suitability for Children – Low
Tendency to Bark – High
Energy – High
Suitability as a Guard Dog – High
Grooming Requirements – Once a Week
Amount of hair shed – Moderate
Food Cost – $15 to $20
Average Monthly Pet insurance Premium – $58