Pitbulls Wikia

American Pitbull Terriers:

Height: 17-21 Inches

Weight: 20-55 lbs

Lifespan: 8-15 years

Size: Medium

Grooming: Low requirements

Energy Level: lots of energy

Ease of training: not bad

Affection towards owners: amazing!

Friendliness towards strangers: good

Possible Health Issues

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Knee Problems
  • Allergies
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Mange
  • Skin Infections
  • Ichthyosis
  • Nerve Disease
  • Cerebella Ataxia
  • Bladder Stones
  • Cleft Lip or Palate
  • Blindness
  • Parvo
  • Barbesiosis

The American Pit Bull Terrier was brought to the United States by immigrants from England, Ireland, and Scotland during the 19th century. In America, selective breeding increased their weight and enlarged their jaws, giving them a more powerful-looking head. Originally bred for bull baiting and as a farm dog, the American Pit Bull Terrier has become a popular companion.