Pitbull dogs hail from the Old English bulldog breed. Today there are numerous breeds of pitbull dogs, including the American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier. While pitbulls were considered to be a good family pet for a number of years, several attacks have made the subject of keeping pitbulls as domestic pets rather controversial.
Pitbulls dogs may not currently be considered as ideal pets, they are known to be excellent watch dogs. As protection dogs, there are few dogs that can compare to the pitbull dog.
As adults, pitbulls rank in the medium size dog breeds, with males weighing in between 50 and 80 pounds. This breed of dog requires very little grooming due to its short coat. While many pitbulls are noted for their affectionate nature and master loyalty, the fact that some pitbulls have attacked cannot be missed. For best results and to eliminate the possibility of danger, it’s best for pitbull puppies to receive training from a young age. This will help to ensure that your pitbull becomes an affectionate member of the family. Look for pitbull dogs whose parents reflect an easy-going nature.
Ideal weight: 15-30 kg
Average height: 45-55 cm
Life expectancy: around 12 years