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American Pitbull Terrier

  • Between Children – 10/10
  • Trainability – 6/10
  • Exercise Need – 7/10
  • Energy Level – 7/10
  • Acting – 7/10
  • Between Other Dogs – 6/10
  • Between Other Animals – 6/10
  • Protectionism – 3/10
  • Average Life Time – 6/10

Although it is known as a tough dog breed, the American Pitbull Terrier has a very gentle and loving temperament.


The American Pitbull Terrier breed was produced in the early 19th century as a result of the need for a strong dog breed capable of combating bears and bulls. Pitbull Terriers, which were used in sports fights at that time, were preferred for different purposes with the banning of this sport in 1835.

Although it has a genetically aggressive instinct, it also has the instinct not to genetically bite people.

Today, it is possible to find that American Pitbull Terrier dogs are used for different purposes in many countries of the world.

Weight – Dimensions

American Pitbull Terrier dogs can weigh 30 kilograms and paint 46 centimeters.

Average Life Time

The average life expectancy is 14 years.


Despite their weight and size, American Pitbull Terrier dogs, which have a very loving character, like sitting on the owner’s lap, like a cat, very much like sitting. Interesting and curious about everything around it, this breed can also serve as a guard dog.

Contrary to popular belief, the reason for their barking against strangers is not the instinct to protect, but the will to greet as a result of their loving characters. American Pitbull Terrier dogs, who remain in the class as guard dogs because of their indescribable love for people, can even give their lives to protect their owners when needed.

As with any dog, this breed needs socialization with people from an early age. Although aggression is not seen in the later years, fear can be seen against people. Therefore, it is useful to accustom your dog to people as much as possible.


American Pitbull Terriers are pretty stubborn dogs. Therefore, their education can be a little difficult. The most important thing to train these dogs is that they have a strong bond with their owners.

This race, which needs an hour of exercise and plays a day, cannot stay outside in cold weather. Since they are resistant to cold, it is beneficial to feed them in the house.

Between Children

This breed is also known as the “babysitter dog”. Thanks to his very high love for people and his gentle behavior towards children, he can live with children of all ages.

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