American Pit Bull Terrier Dog
Category: Terrier Dogs
Facts about American Pit Bull Terrier Dogs, "Scientific name for American Pit Bull Terrier Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". An American Pit Bull Terrier Dog is a breed of dog whose early forerunners are native to Ireland and England. This dog breed belongs to the Molosser breed group, a group that contains dogs of the same common forerunner. The American Pit Bull Terrier Dog breed and the American Staffordshire terrier were developed from the identical lineage, but they were called by different names by the two kennel clubs of America. The American Pit Bull Terrier was the name offered to this dog breed by the United Kennel Club.
The American Pit Bull Terrier Dog was bred initially to bait bears and bulls. When bull-baiting and bear-baiting were deemed atrocious, dog-baiting and rat-baiting turned out to be more popular. The American Pit Bull Terrier Dog breed was exploited in both sports, and its popularity in being put in hollows with rats, or other dog breeds led to "pit" being appended to its name. The New South Wales State in Australia places limitations on the American Pit Bull Terrier Dog breed, including compulsory sterilization. The American Pit Bull Terrier Dog breed is prohibited in the Canadian province of Ontario, the United Kingdom, and in some cities and counties in the United States.
The American Pit Bull Terrier dog breed is an average-sized dog with the height difference that ranges from 6 inches to 8 inches (15 cm to 20 cm), and has the weight difference between 25 lbs and 35 lbs (11 kg and 16 kg) when compared to other dog breeds. It is a solidly built dog, with short hairs and it has soft well-defined muscle structure. The eyes of the dog are round to almond in shape, and the ears are small to average in length. The American Pit Bull Terrier Dog breed is characteristically half perforate or rose in the carriage, and may be harvested. It has a slight thick tail that tapers to a point.
The coat of American Pit Bull Terrier dog breed is shiny, and rigid to the touch. The coat color of the American Pit Bull Terrier Dog breed can vary extensively, and they cannot be recognized with merle coloring. Color patterns that are usual in the breed are, brindled, spotted, solid, and with white color markings on their paws, their muzzle and on the tip of their tail.
American Pit Bull Terrier Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
An American Pit Bull Terrier Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. American Pit Bull Terrier Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. American Pit Bull Terrier Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The essential traits of the American Pit Bull Terrier dog are confidence, strength, and enthusiasm for life. This dog breed is enthusiastic to satisfy and overflowing with eagerness. They make outstanding family pets and have always been renowned for their love of kids. As most of the American Pit Bull Terrier Dogs will show some level of dog violence and due to its powerful physique, this dog breed needs an owner who will cautiously socialize to train the dog with obedience. The breed’s natural nimbleness of the American Pit Bull Terrier dog makes the dog breed it one among the most competent canine climbers, so superior fencing is a must for this dog breed. The American Pit Bull Terrier Dog breed is not the best option for a guard dog because they are very friendly, even with unfamiliar people. Violent behavior toward humans is unusual of this dog breed and highly uninvited. The American Pit Bull Terrier Dog breed performs well in performance events, owing to its high level of cleverness and its eagerness to work.
The average lifespan of the American Pit Bull Terrier dog ranges from 8 years to 15 years.
The American Staffordshire Terrier was officially recognized by the (AKC) American Kennel Club in 1936.
The number one heath problems amongst American Pit Bull Terrier Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that American Pit Bull Terrier Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult dogs they have 42 teeth. Female dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. American Pit Bull Terrier Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female American Pit Bull Terrier Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
A American Pit Bull Terrier Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 H to 20,000 Hz.
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix. American Pit Bull Terrier Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people.
American Pit Bull Terrier Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A American Pit Bull Terrier Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a American Pit Bull Terrier Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A American Pit Bull Terrier Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants).
all Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
American Pit Bull Terrier Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 and they will pant a lot
A Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.