American Canine Association

Breeds

Breed Name: Pit Bulldog


History

The Pit Bulldog is a mixed breed that is fairly new. Its the American Pitt Bull Terrier crossed with American Bulldog bloodlines. This breed is known as a "designer breed" and is generally 50%/50% per each litter. It is important to talk with your chosen breeder to find out if the puppy you are interested in is 75%/ 25% or 50%/50% because some breeders may choose to breed an excellent Pit Bulldog to a perfect American Bulldog or vise versa, making the puppies primarily American Bulldog. These things can change the look, personality and traits in the puppies.

Appearance

The Pit Bulldog is generally a large breed dog with males and females measuring 20-28 inches in height and weighing 35-100 pounds in weight. This breed is built very muscular, strong, broad and active. Their head is large, square and forms into a broad rectangular muzzle. The space between their ears is broad, as their two ears are naturally triangular and folded alongside of their face unless they are cropped. Their two eyes are almond in shape, and generally a light hazel to black in color, sometimes blue or bi color eyes are possible. Their tail is medium in length and tapers to a point. Their single layer coat is short, harsh to the touch and held tight to the skin. Available in all colors and color combination.

Temperament

Each puppy is his or her own individual when you are dealing with "designer" or mixed breeds. This is especially true when speaking of the bloodlines being crossed and if they are 50%/50% or 75%/25%. We are only able to encourage you to research both breeds involved and know that both positive and negative traits of each bloodline may be present in your puppy. In general, Pit Bulldogs are strong minded, protective and loyal dogs who are very active and require a very good amount of physical and mental exercise every day in order to remain calm and happy while indoors. This breed cannot be left alone for long hours, locked up or not included. Early socialization and obedience classes are recommended. A firm and confident owner who is able to remain pack leader at all times is required. This breed can be dog aggressive and isn't suited to be around non-canine pets. This breed can do excellent with children they are able to grow up around.

Grooming

This breed does shed. Daily brushing and bathing when needed.

Special Notes

Please fully educate yourself about the Pit Bulldog breed and the two bloodlines that make up this breed to ensure you understand the heritage of this breed and possible traits your puppy may carry. A properly fenced in yard or properly fitting harness and leash is required at all times while outdoors. Do not add a new dog to your household unless you are able to provide a life long physical and financially commitment. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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