Called by the different names, American Pitbull terrier, American bully, pitties, pibbles, or bullies, Pitbulls are one of the most popular dog breeds across the globe. They have a bright and big smile which is easily liked by all. Though strictly protective of their favorite people, pitbulls are quite friendly too. Despite its bulky and strong look, a Pitbull loves to play all day, every day and loves interacting with adults and children.
If you are interested in adding Pitbull to your family, you will need to keep a few things in mind. Below we are sharing all that information you need to have about Pitbull dog puppies.
Everything you need to know about pitbulls:
The history of Pitbull
The Pitbulls have their origin from Britain after a bulldog and terrier were crossbred. Earlier they were used for dog fights in Britain but with the new animal welfare laws, this tradition changed. Pitbulls when brought to America were used as cattle herding dogs. They were also used as mascots during World War II.
Average size of Pitbulls
The size of a Pitbull puppy however depends on the type you have, but on an average they weigh around 30-90 pounds. Speaking about their height, a male Pitbull grows up to 19 inches whereas a female Pitbull grows up to 17 inches long.
How many puppies do Pitbull have
Usually a Pitbull produces two to five puppies. However, this number may increase to 10 depending upon the dog and the previous litter they had.
Different types of Pitbull dog puppy
The three main types of Pitbulls are: American Pitbull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and American Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
- American Pitbull Terrier- Comparatively taller in height, sometimes this Pitbull is referred to as Rednose or Bluenose Terrier because of its color that range from red-colored fur to a grayish-blue coat. However, a American Pitbull Terrier tends to have more health problems, such as a weak immune system and deafness.
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier– Originated in Staffordshire, England, these English pit bull puppies look similar to the American Pitbull Terrier but is a bit smaller. While short, they are extremely muscular and known for their patience.
- American Staffordshire Bull Terrier- This Pitbull is a bit larger than the Staffordshire Bull Terrier but tends to have different colorings, such as brown and white, when compared to the American Pitbull Terrier. The ears are usually pointed and are known for their alertness and athleticism.
Temperament of Pitbulls puppies
Due to the strong and bulky look, a Pitbull might be perceived as mean but the natural character of Pitbull is quite opposite. Pitbulls are outgoing and friendly with a strong desire to please their favorite human. When bored, they like to chew.
Grooming and health needs of Pitbulls
As the coat of Pitbull is short, so they need minimal grooming. Sometimes due to their short coat, their skin may get prone to allergies. Their nails should be trimmed regularly. Make sure to clean their ears and give them a bath once a month.
Pitbulls can suffer from hip dysplasia, kneecap dislocation and degenerative myelopathy.
Diet of Pitbull puppies
The diet of Pitbull needs to be followed strictly. Though Pitbulls don’t have a particular food habit, you may add rice, chicken, pumpkin, apples, green beans, sweet potatoes, carrots, beef, and blueberries in their diet.
Energy level of Pitbulls
Pitbulls are a very active breed, so they require a fair amount of exercise. They need to keep engaged throughout the day. The best way to do this is to make a fenced backyard where they can play the entire day. You can also play games with them which involves running.
Lifespan of Pitbulls
Pitbulls live between 12-14 years of age on an average.
When fed, loved, and trained well, Pitbulls are a great breed of dogs to add to your family. They are gentle, playful and loyal. However, before adopting a Pitbull puppy, you need to do proper research as there are several online scams posing as reputed breed mills. Make sure to check for the medical records and the locality to which they belong.
Hopefully, the above piece of information would help you know your Pitbull a little better.