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American Pit Bull Terrier
This family dog blends strength, sweetness, and intelligence.
Height: 17 to 19 inches at shoulder
Weight: 30 to 85 pounds
Coat: short and shiny
Life span: 12 to 16 years
Breed Group: Terriers
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a companion and family dog. Originally bred to "bait" bulls, the breed evolved into all-around farm dogs, and later moved into the house to become "nanny dogs" because they were so gentle around children. Their tenacity, gameness, and courage make them popular competitors in the sports of weight pulling, agility, and obedience competition.
American Pit Bull Terrier profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
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Vigor
  
  
  
  
  
Wanderlust
  
  
  
  
  
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Affectionate with family
  
  
  
  
  
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Good for novice owners