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What Can You Expect
From a Pit Bull?

One of the most amazing things about this breed is their ability to adapt to almost any situation. They serve in a wide variety of professional fields as well as making outstanding companions.

Their attitude, courage, and never say die approach to life makes them exceptional dogs for such fields as search and rescue, therapy dogs, guide dogs, and police and military drug and bomb sniffers.

So what can you expect from an American Pit Bull Terrier? Let's take a look below.

Common Traits and things to expect from the breed are:

  • High levels of exercise EVERY DAY

  • A wonderful family dog

  • A very "people loving" dog

  • A dog that can be destructive to furniture or other objects if left alone

  • An easy to train dog that can make a wonderful partner in agility, jogging, or other activities

  • May not get along with other dogs, especially of the same sex

  • A dog that you cannot leave unattended with other dogs, no matter how well they get along

  • A pet that you may be unable to take to off-leash dog parks

  • A poor guard dog; it is not a breed trait to be defensive of car, home, etc.

  • A social dog; most pit bulls greet strangers like long lost friends

  • A healthy dog that is not especially prone to many genetic diseases

  • A 12 + year commitment

  • A dog that you may be unable to travel with due to breed specific restrictions

  • Criticism from friends/family members that are misinformed about the breed

  • A dog that requires high quality food to maintain health

  • Vet bills for regular check ups, spay/neuter, vaccinations, and flea and other parasite treatments

  • A dog that is safe with people. Human aggression, severe shyness, and instability are not traits typically found in Pit bulls.

As a whole the breed is one of the most stable and safe dogs around today. Far to many news stories are blown out of proportion (go figure huh?) to sell newspapers and get people to tune into the 6 o'clock news.

While we do understand that yes, some of these dogs do indeed bite and attack people. They are not representatives of an entire breed of canine. In other words, while 20 dogs out of 5,000 will bite, that doesn't mean the other 4,980 will.

We have broken down this topic into several sections so you can get the information you're looking for quickly. They are as follows:

Pit Bulls and Other Dogs - Get the skinny on dog aggression

Pit Bulls and other animals - Will the Pit Bull seek out and destroy everything it sees?

Pit Bulls and Human aggression - The low down on the horrible truth!

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So You Want a Pit Bull?
Thinking about getting an American Pit Bull Terrier? Read this first.

Training articles and tips to a well trained Pit Bull
Training articles and tips to building a strong bond and having a well trained companion

Having a healthy Pit Bull is having a happy Pit Bull.
Health related articles, tips, and information for a healthier pet.

Ten Facts about Pit Bulls
Did you know a Pit Bull drug dog has the largest recorded drug find in Texas history?

Therapy Dogs - Pit Bulls As Therapy Dogs
Pit Bulls make excellent therapy dogs. One example is Hershey. A therapy dog who happens to be a Pit Bull living in Canada. Read Hershey's story here.

Drug and Bomb Detection Dogs - Pit Bulls As Detection Dogs that Sniff out Bombs and Drugs
Pit Bulls make excellent detection dogs due to their drive. This is the story of Neville. A dog that was doomed by Canadian breed specific legislation but beat the odds. Read Neville's story today.

Pit Bull rescue resources and organizations
Rescue is an excellent option for finding the right dog for you and your family.

Support Pit Bull Rescues
Rescues and the people who operate them do great work for our breed. Learn how to show your support by reading this page.

Wonderful pictures of Pit Bulls and their owners
Our photo gallery is by far one of the most enjoyed sections of Pit bull lovers.

Pitbull Wallpapers, Screen Savers and Desktop Backgrounds.
I could never find a cool Pitbull wallpaper or screen saver so I decided to make my own. You can download and use these on your computer for free.

Tough toys for your Pit Bull
These dogs can destroy even the most "tough" of the toys. We have found some that stand the test of time.

American Pit Bull Terrier books.
It's not easy sifting through the junk online. Find books.

The Top Ten Reasons Why You Can't Trust Vicious Pit Bulls
Ten reasons why you should fear the Pit Bull

Blue Pitbull - Pitbull Puppies and other Destructive Forces
Yet another blue pitbull or pitbull puppy for sale. If you're interested in buying an American Pit Bull Terrier, read this page.

Fighting Pit Bull - Dog Fighting and the American Pit Bull Terrier
In this article you'll learn a bit about the history of Pit Bulls and dog fighting.

Dog Names
Finding the perfect name for your Pit Bull

Pitbull Attacks: Deadly Pit Bull Attacks and Why They Happen
Pitbull attacks are on the rise in the United States. Following is an examination of why these attacks happen and some ideas on preventing them.

Dog Boarding - Pit Bull Boarding Tips
Choosing the right boarding facility can be tough. Follow the tips in this article to decrease your boarding headache.

Pit Bulls in Denver
Pit Bulls in Denver are being seized and killed because of breed specific legislation. Read more here .

Stop the Banning of Pit Bulls
Download petitions to fight breed specific legislation at this page.

Pit Bull Puppies - The Curse of Cute
Read about Pit Bull puppies and the impact they have on over population.

Two Pit Bulls = Bad Idea
Before you go out and get two Pit Bull puppies or add another Pit Bull to your life read this article.

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