Living with a Pitbull Terrier
If you are looking for a loyal companion and a wonderful breed of dog, consider sharing your home with a Pitbull Terrier. They are excellent pets, they are more than friendly and have a good temperament in general.
Pitbull Terriers are very intelligent, loving, and very protective of their human families. Contrary to popular belief, these dogs are only bad if they are brought up to be that way.
Much of the negative press they have received is the result of illegal dog fighting practices. Caring owners and breeders continue to do their best to put an end to this bad publicity, as properly bred Pittbulls feel right at home in any family situation.
If there are children or other pets in the family, those who wish to bring one of these Terriers into the family should consider purchasing a puppy rather than an older dog. Puppies tend to be more tolerant and find it easier to adapt.
This breed is comfortable living indoors or outdoors, although most prefer a warmer climate due to their short coats. These terriers range in size … between 25 and 105 pounds, with the most common weight being in the 55 pound range. They will do well in an apartment setting, as long as they get proper exercise. Most Pitbull owners will tell you that their dog loves to take them for long walks.
These dogs are generally very healthy and easy to care for. However, the breed is prone to certain conditions such as allergies, hip dysplasia, congenital heart disease, and inherited cataracts.
When it comes to grooming a Pitbull Terrier, it is an easy task. Due to their short hair, brushing them is very easy. Shampoo when needed and pat dry with a towel or even chamois, to make her coat shine. These dogs move at a small to average rate.
They have a life expectancy of approximately twelve years. Those interested in the possibility of breeding their Pitbull Terrier will be happy to note that litters range from five to twelve puppies.
Living with a Pitbull Terrier is a very rewarding experience. Consider adopting a puppy today!