The American Pit Bull Terrier commonly abbreviated as APBT is a dog breed of the terrier group and one of numerous breeds classified as pit bulls.
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Appearance

The APBT is the midsized breed of the three different dog breeds commonly referred to as pit bulls (see Staffordshire Bull Terrier (SBT) and American Staffordshire Terrier (AST)). Male pit bulls generally weigh 35 to 65 pounds (16 to 29 kg), whereas female pit bulls generally weigh 30 to 60 pounds (16 to 27 kg). The height of male and female pit bulls is generally proportional. The cot of the pit bull is single layered, short and stiff but glossy. Except for merle, any color is accepted and dogs may either be solid or have patches. Except for blue, all eye colors are accepted. Ears are semipricked or rose and can be cropped, although uncropped is generally preferred. The tail of the pit bull is short and tapered. The body of the pit bull is muscular and solidly built with a wide chest. The head of the pit bull is wedge shaped with some slight forehead wrinkles; the muzzle of the pit bull is medium sized with teeth forming a concise scissor bite. There is no specific preferences for nose color in the APBT standard. Twelve years is the life expectancy of this breed of dog.

Temperament

When treated in a good environment the pit bull has a playful fun personality. Pit Bulls are very curious, sweet, intelligent and clownish. The pit bull is often noted for its affectionate, outgoing, eager to please disposition and their fondness for people. Pit bulls adore attention, often relishing in the company of humans. Pit Bulls are additionally very loyal to their masters, often giving their lives for their masters. When raised with a fair but fair hand a pit bull makes an exceptional family pet, however it should be noted that pit bulls can be stubborn and prone to display an aggression towards other dogs. The pit bull, should not be the first choice of dog for a new dog owner.

American Pit Bull Terrier Quick Facts:

General Appearance
The APBT is a medium sized breed with a solid build, sleek, short coat and with appropriate muscling.
Color
Any color and pattern is acceptable.
Weight
Females: 30-50lbs
Males: 35-60lbs. Larger and smaller dogs are accepted as long as they are not disproportionately large or small (so those 100lb brutes would definitely be disproportionate and inadmissible to a UKC show ring).
Height
17-23 inches (for dogs and bitches).
Ears
Both cropped and uncropped are accepted by the UKC and ADBA.

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6 years 44 weeks ago, 4:43 PM

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lookin to give a pitbull a very good home

6 years 14 weeks ago, 9:56 PM

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hey i was woundering what colors you have and if you have any females
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6 years 13 weeks ago, 9:25 PM

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i have 2 pitbulls and they are trying to tell me that they cant visit at my bf moms house bc they are a dangerous breed when they have been here for 7 months and they dont bother anyone isnt that a little load of crap

5 years 49 weeks ago, 3:09 PM

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I think it's a load of crap too. I have 4 pits. And I too love the breed. People should give them a chance and stop listening to the crap people say about them. They are wonderful dogs if treating with love and respect. Mine are great. Best and smartest dogs around.

5 years 35 weeks ago, 2:34 PM

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A pitbull just maled a baby. And it was put to sleep.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 2:39 PM

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Luckaly it was put down or it could take anther life.

5 years 33 weeks ago, 12:31 AM

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Well what was the baby doing next to a dog in the frist place and secound was it a pit or mix pit.

5 years 33 weeks ago, 1:30 AM

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Mix, and they were baby sitting the baby. It wasn't their baby

5 years 33 weeks ago, 6:22 AM

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So how can you say that it was a pitbull it was a mix not a true pitbull,and here you are saying pits are a dangerous breed

4 years 21 weeks ago, 4:32 PM

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if the dog was a mix you cant say it was a true pit aslo pitbuls are only dangerous when they are put in the wrong hands

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5 years 5 days ago, 3:35 AM

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I am new at this whole blog thing but your love of this breed is what prompted me to join. love all your pics...beautiful pits!!!!!!

5 years 35 weeks ago, 2:46 PM

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No it's NOT. Your friend's mom is right. I wouldn't let them into my house! NEVER. Pitbulls are way to dangerus to trust. People say "Oh, Pitbulls are good dogs" they are good dogs, but, you see every week how pitbulls attack and kill people. They keep attacking and every dog that attacks will be put down so, in a few centures the pitbulls will be gone of this earth and the commintny will be safe from they're rath.

And don't critize me for saying this ecause it's TRUE Pitbulls are just too dangerus.

5 years 33 weeks ago, 12:52 AM

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l have 15 pits and guess what, they all live together. they dont fight and they are not a dangerous dog at all. go tell the dog whisperer that pits are dangerous,why would they use pits as customs dogs, search and rescue, rehab for mentaly ill. and second, you sound like a nob, get your facts straight because you have no idea about the breed at all. pits are one of the best breeds of all time and how can you blame the breed, thats like saying all muslims are suicide bombers!!It's people like you that give the breed a bad name. How many pits have you owned? are you like all the rest of the people who think they know but dont have a clue,only listening to what you read or hear and never reading the positive articles.you make me sick. that crap that comes from your small mind. its people like you that need to be extinct from this place and people would be better off from your rath.

5 years 33 weeks ago, 2:00 AM

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Wow, I didn't know that some one could be this rude. So, what, you want me to die hu? Well I'll tell YOU somthin' MR, All you people who want people TO DIE and put it in public are just plain sick. So why don't you and your pitbulls stop arguin' with me!

Why harass a 11 year old about a pitbull? Cuz I GOT FACTS!

5 years 33 weeks ago, 6:24 AM

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what facts do you have you are 11 year old how has no clue play with your dolls and your bunnys and leave the pits only

5 years 33 weeks ago, 6:30 PM

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6 year olds play with dolls. Not me. I never had dolls ether. They are dumb. (dolls are dumb)

4 years 22 weeks ago, 5:23 AM

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You're crazy dude.

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 2:13 PM

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listen, bub! NO ONE talks to the the kiley/my best friend like that! pitbulls are also SPECIFICALLY bred to fight(by terrible people)! so don't you go thinking that YOU can go all "pitts are SOOOO perfect" they're not! so, watch ur attitude, i'm a teen, and i know more than you "old man" ps, you can put your actual name, doofus! pps, if you ARE 30, why can't you spell wrath?! stupid!

5 years 33 weeks ago, 10:23 PM

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didn't your mamma teach you any manners you little slut

5 years 33 weeks ago, 10:53 PM

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What?

5 years 33 weeks ago, 1:10 AM

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Leave her alone!

5 years 19 weeks ago, 4:13 AM

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if you want us to leave her alone then leave our dogs alone. They have done nothing to you. "Pitbulls" were not bred to fight they were bred to bring down bulls. Also pitbulls is a class of 3 breeds that people grouped together. If you want to be a know it all get your facts straight first k. Its stupid bitches like you that get our dogs in trouble. You spred lies about a perfect breed of dog. They are loyal so they do what they are told yes if you teach them to fight they will cause they want to please you but they are not bred to fight jackass.

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5 years 19 weeks ago, 2:46 PM

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That was a long time ago! I chaned my mind about pits along time ago.

4 years 22 weeks ago, 5:25 AM

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Don't judge breeds.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 2:35 PM

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NO PIT BULLS ARE NOT BREAD TO FIGHT THAT IS A LIE. PIT BULLS ARE BREAD TO BE A LOVING GAURDIAN OF HUMANS. RESEARCH THE DOG BEFORE YOU SIT AND MAKE YOURSELF LOOK IGNORANT IT IS PEOPLE THAT SHOW THEIR IGNIRANCE TOWARDS THE BREED THAT GET THE BREED AND ALL OTHER BULLY BREED IN TROUBLE.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 2:37 PM

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I have a pitbull named nikki and she wouldn't hurt a fly. And that's a lie, pitbulls weren't bred to fight.

animals have rights too ya know!!
5 years 27 weeks ago, 3:21 PM

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YOUR FULL OF SHIT

5 years 27 weeks ago, 3:22 PM

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How are ya?

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 3:23 PM

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GOOD MATE AND YOU

5 years 27 weeks ago, 3:29 PM

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It's good with me. And guess what? I got a new pup!! Pit pup! Can I stick around?

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 3:31 PM

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did you really what kind have you got a pic of the pupp

5 years 27 weeks ago, 3:35 PM

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He's a little chubby blue pit. His name is Mugsly

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 3:37 PM

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love to see it hay mate l am going to the usa in 2 months we have to meet

5 years 27 weeks ago, 3:42 PM

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what state are you going to?

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 3:45 PM

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my wife and l are going to la for two weeks we are going to buy some pits over there

5 years 27 weeks ago, 3:49 PM

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what are you gonna buy from a breeder? Right now I'm on Vactoin in colardo and I will be there for the next 5 weeks

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 4:00 PM

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yes l am going to see a breeder called the bully house

5 years 27 weeks ago, 4:04 PM

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Oh, that is a great breeder! My uncle bought all his pits from there

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 4:09 PM

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l got tank from them

5 years 27 weeks ago, 4:14 PM

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Really? I might try them because tank is handsome

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 2:41 PM

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pit bulls was never breed to fight they where breed to bring down game for the bucthers it was the dick head people how made them fight and till this day they make them fight for mony here in australia the breed is banned its a shame because they make the bestpets if you know what you are doing l would not own a pitbull if it was my first dog because they are a powerfull breed

4 years 6 weeks ago, 9:23 AM

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hey bitch calm the fuck down pitbulls can be perfect dogs if they are trained right so fuck you

5 years 33 weeks ago, 7:07 PM

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I agree with you Mrpitbull because I'm a Jr. Dog trainer, but, my sister isn't a moron. I am 13 (Almost 14) and I know pitbulls arn't mean or aggressive, and my sister knows alot, and you think she knows nothing about pitbulls, but she does know some things, like how they attack all the time, but, she thinks their aggresive, (I think 60% are mean) but, don't say she should be gone from this earth! So, I would thank you if you would stop telling her to "Go play with your dolls" or "You make me sick" or "Small minded people like you......" and also "Moron, Grow up!"

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 10:17 PM

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Your sister should grow up if she is only 11 what does she know?two if you have never had a breed of dog how can you have an opinion?two its people like your sister that gives these great dogs a bad name,and your sister should show so respec ok so you and your sister can shut the fuck up

5 years 33 weeks ago, 10:55 PM

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 1:30 AM

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I know a lot, and I know that I'm scared to come on petsdo. Im afraid that you'll harass me!

5 years 33 weeks ago, 1:40 AM

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THere are NO positive things about pitbulls! they even attack there masters!!!!!!! They are monsters, attack their master and their master's children!

5 years 33 weeks ago, 1:56 AM

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there you go shooting your stupid mouth off again you dumb fuck!! when you know what you are on about, then leave a comment. until that time go back to bieng children and leave the adult world alone cause you are going to be made fools of. now run along and play kiddies

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What do you have against me? Just tell me so I can google it and I"ll get back to you.

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