American Pit Bull Terrier

The Life of Animals | American Pit Bull Terrier | The American Pit Bull diverges in appearance from the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, having Fewer bulldog traits in the face and body. The American Pit Bull is a medium sized, having a short smooth coat and well-defined muscle structure, but never Should Appear bulky or muscle-bound.

Being intelligent, athletic dogs American Pit Bull Terriers excel in many dog sports, including weight pulling, dog agility, flyball, lure coursing, and advanced obedience competition. Some APBTs have been known to do well in Schutzhund as well Out of the 66 dogs WHO have earned UKC "superdog" status (by gaining championship titles in conformation, obedience, agility, and weightpull), 23 have been American Pit Bull Terriers, and another 13 were the resource persons Staffordshire Bull Terriers, a close relative of the APBT The American Pit Bull Terrier is a working dog, and is Suitable for a wide range of working disciplines due to Their intelligence, high energy, and endurance. In the United States They have been used as search and rescue dogs, police dogs performing Narcotics and Explosives Detection, Border Patrol dogs, hearing dogs to Provide services to the Deaf, as well as general service dogs.

The average life expectancy of an American Pit Bull Terrier is about twelve to fourteen years Them making one of the longer living large breeds. The breed tends to have a higher than average incidence of hip dysplasia. 

American Pit Bull Terriers with dilute coat colors have a higher occurrence of skin allergies. They are very prone to due to Demodex Mange Their short coat. There are two different types of Demodex Mange, namely Localized and Generalized Demodex. The Localized symptoms are usually lost in small patches of hair on the head and feet of the puppies. A simple skin scraping test Will allow the vet to diagnose if the dog has demodex mange. Since Demodex Mange lives in the hair follicles of the dog, Ivermectin Will kill these mites at the source.

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