American PitBull Terrier Temperament and Lifespan

Posted by Silvia Baker

The American PitBull Terrier loves people and sometimes seems to be a lap dog despite its big size and imposing appearance. He is confident and always keeps an eye on what is going on around him. This ability makes him an excellent watchdog. Besides, he is suspicious about strangers and can be very alert in their presence. Sometimes such alertness turns out to be just a desire to greet "their" guests. Their love of people sometimes interferes with their role as a guard dog, but if they see real threat to their master or property, these dogs demonstrate real courage and fearlessness. They will defend their family members with their lives to the end. Their life expectancy is about 12 to 16 years.

How Much Does an American PitBull Terrier Cost and Price Range

The Pit Bull is not a good choice for people who think that this dog is good at guarding property. If you want a guard dog, look for another breed better, otherwise you will be disappointed. A dog of this breed can be found in a shelter for a quite low price. However, dogs from shelters or pet stores can have certain health issues and health problems. That is why I would recommend you buying an American PitBull Terrier puppy from a reputable breeder. Its price ranges from $300 to $1500 depending on the quality. Show dogs are more expensive, while pet dogs are cheaper.

American PitBull Terrier Colors, Shedding, Full Size and Average Weight

The American PitBull Terrier has short coat, stiff and shiny. It comes in different colors including blue, red, brown, black, grey, white, and brindle. These dogs require little grooming, because their coat is short and easy to keep clean. Your are advised to brush your dog with a stiff brush and wipe him down with a cloth. Bathe him occasionally. This dog does not shed abundantly, so you do not have to worry for big amounts of hair in your house. Check your PitBull Terrier's ears weekly for redness or a bad odor. The height of this dog breed ranges from 18 to 19 inches for males, and from 17 to 18 inches for females. They usually weigh from 30 to 85 pounds.

American PitBull Terrier Breed Characteristics, Information and Facts

The American Pit Bull Terrier is a simply wonderful dog. As an owner you may face angry people who are misinformed about the kind heart of your pet. This breed is not for everyone. A good leader should be ready to invest time and money into socialization and training. He learns tricks and commands with ease. The American Pit Bull Terrier makes a great companion for kids. He is loyal and devoted to their family. He has a unique zest for life and may have a puppyish demeanor for several years. You are going to fall in love with this breed.