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American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Bull Terrier dogs are collectively called Pit Bulls. These Pit Bull type dogs differ in their appearance. Several breeds of the Pit Bull mix are created by breeding done between two different breeds. American Pit Bull Terrier dogs don't shed much due to their short fur coats. They have characteristics such as stubbornness, obedience, playfulness, aggressiveness, affectionate, courage. These characteristics make them excellent dogs. Pit Bulls were used in England for bull baiting and Pit Bull fights, dog fighting events. A dog bite of an American Staffordshire Bull Terrier can do severe harm. Fighting Pit Bulls has now been banned. The American Kennel Club at first disregarded the acceptance of Pit Bull breeds hence the United Kennel Club was formed especially for their acceptance.

As American Pit Bull Terriers of the United Kennel Club were gaining in demand all over the world, the American Kennel Club was pressured into the acceptance of these breeds. Several states have enacted breed specific legislation on Pit Bull type dogs due to the attacks on humans from their breeds. Here are some of the most fascinating facts about the American Pit Bull Terrier dog that will certainly intrigue you.

Afterwards, do check our other articles on English Bulldog and Catahoula Bulldog.

Fun Pit Bull Facts For Kids


What do they prey on?

Small animals and birds

What do they eat?

Omnivores

Average litter size?

7-10 puppies

How much do they weigh?

25-60 lb (11.33-27.21 kg)

How long are they?

N/A

How tall are they?

Males: 18-21 in (45.72-53.34 cm)Females: 17-20 in (43.1-50.8 cm)‍


What do they look like?

Brown, white, buff, black, gray, colored coat

Skin Type

Fur coat

What were their main threats?

Health Problems Like Hip Dysplasia And Weight Management

What is their conservation status?

Least Concern

Where you'll find them?

Plains, Farms, Mountains

Locations

All Over The World

Kingdom

Animalia

Genus

Canis

Class

Mammalia

Family

Canidae

Pit Bull Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Pit Bull?

American Pit Bull Terrier is a dog breed like the American Staffordshire Terrier. They have a very lively personality. Their behavior with children is very good. Many gyms are named the Pit Bull gyms in appreciation of the muscular build of these dogs.

What class of animal does a Pit Bull belong to?

American Pit Bull Terrier dog belongs to the mammals class of animals. This dog species was developed initially in England for bull baiting. Several breeds of dogs collectively make the Pitt Bull types breed.

How many Pit Bulls are there in the world?

There are a total of approximately 4.5 million American Pit Bull Terrier dogs alone in the United States. The global population data for American Pit Bull Terrier dogs is currently unavailable but it is safe to assume that considerable population of these dogs is present cohabiting with humans.

Where does a Pit Bull live?

American Pit Bull Terrier dog breed can thrive in plains as well as mountains. Dogs of this breed do very well with their human companions. But as they have high energy level, regular exercise is extremely important for the overall health of these dogs.

What is a Pit Bull's habitat?

Pit Bull breed is one of the domesticated, specially bred dog breeds. Dogs of this breed live in the houses of their owners. They do not have any special habitat requirements. Pitt Bull dog breed should have around the clock access to clean drinking water and food on a timely basis. An American Bulldog Pitbull mix is a high jumper hence should not be kept without a leash in houses with short fences.

Who do Pit Bulls live with?

The Pit Bulls usually live with people. They are also known to live with dogs from other species.

How long does a Pit Bull live?

A Pit Bull has a lifespan of 8-15 years. These breeds have an average life expectancy as compared to all the other breeds of dogs.

How do they reproduce?

Pit Bulls are usually mated by their owners or breeders. A female goes into her heat cycle twice every year. This heat cycle can be recognized by the red discharge from her vagina. Females cannot mate for two weeks from the day the red vaginal discharge starts. Males and females should be checked for underlying health issues before mating. Males mount the females and the mating process can last from 10-30 minutes. The incubation period is 63 days. Postnatal care of the mother is important.

What is their conservation status?

The conservation status of the Pit Bull is Least Concern as the population of these pet dogs is stable across the world.

Pit Bull Fun Facts

What do Pit Bulls look like?

Pit Bulls have different appearances according to the different breeds. The common features between these breeds are their short fur coats. They have a muscular body having the build of an athlete. Their faces are square in shape along with their noses. These dogs have almond shaped eyes. Their ears are somewhat rose shaped. Some breeders prefer to crop the Pit Bull ears. The tails of these dogs are straight and long.

Pit bull personality is extremely endearing and friendly towards humans.

How cute are they?

The Pit Bull is very cute just like Valley Bulldog who is a very muscular and strong dog, but still it manages to look cute. Pit Bulls have a very appealing appearance. Their strong build makes them very attractive. It is one of the dog breeds that is absolutely loved by children.

How do they communicate?

Like most dogs, the Pit Bulls use their vocals and body gestures in order to communicate with humans and animals. They try to express themselves through barking. Jumping, running, wagging their tail are a few gestures that they use to communicate their thoughts.

How big is a Pit Bull?

A Pit Bull is a medium sized dog. Males of this breed are bigger than the females. The height of the males ranges between 18-21 in (45.72-53.34 cm) and that of females between 17-20 in  (43.1-50.8 cm).

How fast can a Pit Bull run?

A Pit Bull can run at the speed of 25-30 mph (40.2-48.2 kph). It is an extremely fast running dog breed.

How much does a Pit Bull weigh?

A Pit Bull has a muscled body which adds to its body weight. They weigh in the range of 25-60 lb (11.33-27.21 kg).

What are the male and female names of the species?

The males of the Pit Bull species are called dogs and the females of the Pit Bull species are called bitches.

What would you call a baby Pit Bull?

A Pit Bull dog's baby is called a Pit Bull puppy.

What do they eat?

The Pit Bulls are an omnivorous dog species. They feed on beef, chicken, eggs, fish, pork, lamb. They also eat a number of fruits and vegetables (not all, some are poisonous) such as berries, oranges, apples, kiwis, spinach, carrots, broccoli, kale.

Are they slobbery?

Yes, the Pit Bulls are slobbery. Their drooling tendencies are similar to the other dogs. They just drool when their taste buds light up.

Would they make a good pet?

Pit Bulls make amazing pets. They are very good family dogs who have great personalities and characteristics. These pets are very good with children and are capable of babysitting them. They require proper training from an early age to be obedient and not show aggression. With proper training, they make amazing family dogs and pets.

Did you know...

A Pit Bull bite and a Pitt Bull attack can be very dangerous for humans during Pitt Bull fights.

A purebred Pitt Bull puppy cost ranges between $5,000-$1,000. The cost for a Pitt Bull mix breed dog can be slightly higher as compared to a pure Pitt Bull breed. If you decide to adopt these pet dogs from shelters, the cost will be quite lower.

Where does Pit Bull come from?

The Pit Bull comes from the United Kingdom. They were originally bred and developed in this nation. fighting Pitt Bull as well as baiting was a popular sport in the UK, till it got banned.

How long is a Pit Bull pregnant?

The gestation period for the Pit Bull females is the same as all the dog species. Hence, a Pit Bull is pregnant for around 63-70 days.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! For more relatable content, check out these Victorian Bulldog facts and Boxer Bulldog facts for kids.

You can even occupy yourself at home by coloring in one of our free printable Pit Bull coloring pages.

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