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American Pit Bull Terrier traits

Pittie, APBT, Pibble
Terrier
18-22 inches
31-80 pounds
10-14 years

American Pit Bull Terrier characteristics

Lifespan

5 yr 20 yrs

Grooming needs

Occasionally Frequently

Good with kids

Needs lots of supervision Ready to play

Good with cats

Likely to chase Hey, new pal!

Training aptitude

Headstrong Eager to please

Full-grown size

Teeny tiny Supersize

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Special Needs Primo American Pit Bull Terrier Male, Puppy West Hollywood, CA

Size

(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)

Details

Good with dogs,
Good with cats,
Needs special attention,
Needs experienced adopter,
House-trained,
Spayed or Neutered,
Shots are up-to-date,

Story

We found Primo on the street in Los Angeles in bad shape. His face was cut up, his body was urine stained and extremely underweight. But from the start he was extremely sweet and friendly. While being checked at the vet, we found numerous pieces of debris in his stomach including metal shards. After several procedures and lots of love, he has filled in and turned into the adorable, healthy boy he is now. We don't know his exact age, but we estimate he's 1-2 years old. He likely missed his puppy years and very much likes to play and cuddle. Primo has a very unique way of walking, he hops around possibly due to being confined as a puppy, but he has no obvious injuries that explain it. He is very affectionate with people he trusts and plays well with other dogs and even cats. We have been fostering and rehabbing him, but unfortunately don't have room for him with our other dogs long term. We are looking for another foster or adopter who can give him lots of attention and love.

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Bella American Pit Bull Terrier Female, 7 yrs 1 mo Los Angeles, CA

Size

(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)

Details

Good with kids,
Not good with dogs,
Not good with cats,
House-trained,
Spayed or Neutered,
Shots are up-to-date,

Story

Meet Bella!A 7-year-old American Pitbull Terrier hailing from San Tan Valley, Arizona. Bella is looking for her next loving family, ready to accompany them on long walks, indulge in playtime, and engage in backyard running sessions. She thrives on being with her "people" and cherishes their company!When it comes to obedience, Bella is quite the scholar! She readily responds to commands such as sit, stay, come, dinner, treat, and many other words commonly used in daily conversations. Her eagerness to please makes training sessions a breeze!Bella is the epitome of a loving and loyal companion. However, it's essential to note that she cannot coexist with other dogs or cats. She has displayed aggression on two separate occasions, resulting in physical altercations with family dogs within the household. Therefore, caution must be exercised when introducing her to other canines.Despite her aversion to other animals, Bella has never shown aggression towards people. She is playful, devoted, and maintains a medium energy level. Her friendly disposition extends to strangers, and she is particularly good with children!Rest assured, Bella's vaccinations are up to date, and she has been spayed and microchipped for added security. If you're interested in learning more about Bella or considering her for adoption, feel free to reach out to us directly at adopt@joyfulpets.com. We'd be happy to provide you with further information about this wonderful companion!

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Skipper American Pit Bull Terrier Male, 2 yrs 7 mos Los Angeles, CA

Size

(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)

Details

Good with kids,
Good with dogs,
House-trained,
Spayed or Neutered,
Shots are up-to-date,

Story

Meet Skipper!A 2.5-year-old Pitbull hailing from Albuquerque, NM, with a willingness to travel for a new home. His journey began uniquely, being rescued from the Bahamas as a young pup and brought to the US in search of his forever family. This adventurous start seems to have instilled in him a love for exploration and companionship!His interests span a wide range of activities, from swimming and digging to running and playing fetch. However, Skipper's favorite pastime might be cuddling up with his favorite humans, relishing in their affection! He enjoys a variety of toys, from bones to stuffed toys to rope toys, which keep him happily occupied, especially during his favorite activities like digging and swimming.Although he hasn't received formal obedience training, Skipper is quite clever and has learned a repertoire of commands, showcasing his intelligence. While generally easygoing, Skipper can be a bit timid around new people initially, but he warms up quickly with patience and love, revealing his affectionate nature.When left alone for short periods, Skipper finds solace in his toys, particularly his bones, or enjoys watching the world go by if he's outdoors. Indoors, he retreats to his kennel, where he either chews on his bone or takes a nap. Skipper's ideal home would be one filled with love, safety, and happiness!He's up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed/neutered, house-trained, and microchipped. Additionally, he gets along well with other dogs and young children, making him an excellent companion for families. With his medium energy level, Skipper thrives in a setting with a fenced-in yard where he can freely explore and play.If you're interested in providing Skipper with the loving home he deserves, please email adopt@joyfulpets.com for more information on adopting him!

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Zipper American Pit Bull Terrier Female, 3 yrs Los Angeles, CA

Size

(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)

Details

Good with kids,
Needs experienced adopter,
House-trained,
Spayed or Neutered,
Shots are up-to-date,

Story

Meet Zipper!A lovable three-year-old American Pitbull Terrier from San Tan Valley, AZ, who sports a sleek gray and white coat that perfectly matches her charming personality. Zipper is the embodiment of a cuddly companion, with a love for snuggling that knows no bounds!Zipper’s zest for life is evident in her favorite pastimes: she thrives on playful walks and interactive training sessions. Her toy box is a true testament to her playful spirit, filled with an eclectic mix of tiny squeakers and hilariously oversized playthings that she adores. Trained to know several commands like 'sit', 'wait', 'lay down', and 'paw', she’s as smart as she is sweet.Though Zipper is wonderfully social with humans and shows great gentleness with children, she prefers to be the sole pet in the home. Zipper has experienced some challenges with dog reactivity, but with three months of training and medication, she's shown significant improvement. To continue her progress, it's important for her new family to work with a behaviorist or trainer. Zipper's loving and loyal nature will flourish with the right support!Zipper's most endearing trait? Once she's snug and settled, she’s an endless fountain of kisses, showing her affection without reserve. She's seeking a patient, loving family who understands that she needs a little time to adjust to new environments. With her medium energy level and flexible routine, she’s ready to fit right into her forever home.This charming girl is also in excellent health, weighing a healthy 75 pounds, and comes fully prepared for adoption with up-to-date vaccinations, spaying, microchipping, and crate training all completed.Does Zipper sound like the perfect addition to your family? Imagine the snuggles and fun waiting just for you! Why not let those endless kisses be for you?To inquire about adopting Zipper, please contact adopt@joyfulpets.com! Could Zipper be your new best friend?

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Apollo Pit Bull Terrier Male, 8 mos Los Angeles, CA

Size

(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)

Details

House-trained,
Spayed or Neutered,

Story

Meet Apollo!A joyful and energetic pup ready to find his forever home in Irvine, CA. Apollo is a stunning blue and white Pitbull who is around 8-months-old. This handsome boy is a bundle of energy and happiness, always ready to bring joy and laughter into your life!Apollo has a true passion for life and loves his tennis balls and zoomies. He's still teething, but he adores his toys and can spend hours chewing on them. One of Apollo's favorite pastimes is going for walks, where he can explore the world around him. He's also a big fan of mango snacks, peanut butter, and playtime, making him a delight to be around!When it's time to wind down, Apollo is the perfect cuddle buddy! He loves to snuggle up and be close to you, offering warmth and affection. Apollo has been recently neutered and has received most of his vaccines, ensuring he's on the path to a healthy life. Additionally, he's crate trained, making it easier for him to adjust to a new home environment.Apollo is friendly to strangers and enjoys meeting new people. However, he would do best in a loving, patient, and quiet home where he can receive the training and attention he needs. Apollo is still learning and needs someone who can provide him with the guidance and structure to thrive. A fenced-in yard would be ideal for him, giving him the space to roam and play safely.This lovable pup is searching for a companion who can match his energy. If you're looking for a loyal and playful friend, Apollo might be the perfect addition to your family!For more information about Apollo, please email us at adopt@joyfulpets.com. Apollo can't wait to meet his forever family and start his new adventure with you!

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Jake Pit Bull Terrier Male, 8 yrs 1 mo los angeles, CA

Size

(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)

Details

Good with kids,
Good with dogs,
House-trained,
Spayed or Neutered,
Shots are up-to-date,

Story

Handsome Jake isjust an amazing dog! He listens well and will make someone a GREATcompanion. He has goodenergy and a positive outlook on life despite spending over three monthstrapped atthe Baldwin Park Animal Shelter. He's very food motivated and knows basic comands. He is also good around other dogs and he's learning to walk on the leash. Just wait until you see this good looking boy's HUGE SMILE!!!##1376874##

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Special Needs Primo American Pit Bull Terrier Male, Puppy West Hollywood, CA

Size

(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)

Details

Good with dogs,
Good with cats,
Needs special attention,
Needs experienced adopter,
House-trained,
Spayed or Neutered,
Shots are up-to-date,

Story

We found Primo on the street in Los Angeles in bad shape. His face was cut up, his body was urine stained and extremely underweight. But from the start he was extremely sweet and friendly. While being checked at the vet, we found numerous pieces of debris in his stomach including metal shards. After several procedures and lots of love, he has filled in and turned into the adorable, healthy boy he is now. We don't know his exact age, but we estimate he's 1-2 years old. He likely missed his puppy years and very much likes to play and cuddle. Primo has a very unique way of walking, he hops around possibly due to being confined as a puppy, but he has no obvious injuries that explain it. He is very affectionate with people he trusts and plays well with other dogs and even cats. We have been fostering and rehabbing him, but unfortunately don't have room for him with our other dogs long term. We are looking for another foster or adopter who can give him lots of attention and love.

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Bella American Pit Bull Terrier Female, 7 yrs 1 mo Los Angeles, CA

Size

(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)

Details

Good with kids,
Not good with dogs,
Not good with cats,
House-trained,
Spayed or Neutered,
Shots are up-to-date,

Story

Meet Bella!A 7-year-old American Pitbull Terrier hailing from San Tan Valley, Arizona. Bella is looking for her next loving family, ready to accompany them on long walks, indulge in playtime, and engage in backyard running sessions. She thrives on being with her "people" and cherishes their company!When it comes to obedience, Bella is quite the scholar! She readily responds to commands such as sit, stay, come, dinner, treat, and many other words commonly used in daily conversations. Her eagerness to please makes training sessions a breeze!Bella is the epitome of a loving and loyal companion. However, it's essential to note that she cannot coexist with other dogs or cats. She has displayed aggression on two separate occasions, resulting in physical altercations with family dogs within the household. Therefore, caution must be exercised when introducing her to other canines.Despite her aversion to other animals, Bella has never shown aggression towards people. She is playful, devoted, and maintains a medium energy level. Her friendly disposition extends to strangers, and she is particularly good with children!Rest assured, Bella's vaccinations are up to date, and she has been spayed and microchipped for added security. If you're interested in learning more about Bella or considering her for adoption, feel free to reach out to us directly at adopt@joyfulpets.com. We'd be happy to provide you with further information about this wonderful companion!

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Skipper American Pit Bull Terrier Male, 2 yrs 7 mos Los Angeles, CA

Size

(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)

Details

Good with kids,
Good with dogs,
House-trained,
Spayed or Neutered,
Shots are up-to-date,

Story

Meet Skipper!A 2.5-year-old Pitbull hailing from Albuquerque, NM, with a willingness to travel for a new home. His journey began uniquely, being rescued from the Bahamas as a young pup and brought to the US in search of his forever family. This adventurous start seems to have instilled in him a love for exploration and companionship!His interests span a wide range of activities, from swimming and digging to running and playing fetch. However, Skipper's favorite pastime might be cuddling up with his favorite humans, relishing in their affection! He enjoys a variety of toys, from bones to stuffed toys to rope toys, which keep him happily occupied, especially during his favorite activities like digging and swimming.Although he hasn't received formal obedience training, Skipper is quite clever and has learned a repertoire of commands, showcasing his intelligence. While generally easygoing, Skipper can be a bit timid around new people initially, but he warms up quickly with patience and love, revealing his affectionate nature.When left alone for short periods, Skipper finds solace in his toys, particularly his bones, or enjoys watching the world go by if he's outdoors. Indoors, he retreats to his kennel, where he either chews on his bone or takes a nap. Skipper's ideal home would be one filled with love, safety, and happiness!He's up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed/neutered, house-trained, and microchipped. Additionally, he gets along well with other dogs and young children, making him an excellent companion for families. With his medium energy level, Skipper thrives in a setting with a fenced-in yard where he can freely explore and play.If you're interested in providing Skipper with the loving home he deserves, please email adopt@joyfulpets.com for more information on adopting him!

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Zipper American Pit Bull Terrier Female, 3 yrs Los Angeles, CA

Size

(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)

Details

Good with kids,
Needs experienced adopter,
House-trained,
Spayed or Neutered,
Shots are up-to-date,

Story

Meet Zipper!A lovable three-year-old American Pitbull Terrier from San Tan Valley, AZ, who sports a sleek gray and white coat that perfectly matches her charming personality. Zipper is the embodiment of a cuddly companion, with a love for snuggling that knows no bounds!Zipper’s zest for life is evident in her favorite pastimes: she thrives on playful walks and interactive training sessions. Her toy box is a true testament to her playful spirit, filled with an eclectic mix of tiny squeakers and hilariously oversized playthings that she adores. Trained to know several commands like 'sit', 'wait', 'lay down', and 'paw', she’s as smart as she is sweet.Though Zipper is wonderfully social with humans and shows great gentleness with children, she prefers to be the sole pet in the home. Zipper has experienced some challenges with dog reactivity, but with three months of training and medication, she's shown significant improvement. To continue her progress, it's important for her new family to work with a behaviorist or trainer. Zipper's loving and loyal nature will flourish with the right support!Zipper's most endearing trait? Once she's snug and settled, she’s an endless fountain of kisses, showing her affection without reserve. She's seeking a patient, loving family who understands that she needs a little time to adjust to new environments. With her medium energy level and flexible routine, she’s ready to fit right into her forever home.This charming girl is also in excellent health, weighing a healthy 75 pounds, and comes fully prepared for adoption with up-to-date vaccinations, spaying, microchipping, and crate training all completed.Does Zipper sound like the perfect addition to your family? Imagine the snuggles and fun waiting just for you! Why not let those endless kisses be for you?To inquire about adopting Zipper, please contact adopt@joyfulpets.com! Could Zipper be your new best friend?

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Apollo Pit Bull Terrier Male, 8 mos Los Angeles, CA

Size

(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)

Details

House-trained,
Spayed or Neutered,

Story

Meet Apollo!A joyful and energetic pup ready to find his forever home in Irvine, CA. Apollo is a stunning blue and white Pitbull who is around 8-months-old. This handsome boy is a bundle of energy and happiness, always ready to bring joy and laughter into your life!Apollo has a true passion for life and loves his tennis balls and zoomies. He's still teething, but he adores his toys and can spend hours chewing on them. One of Apollo's favorite pastimes is going for walks, where he can explore the world around him. He's also a big fan of mango snacks, peanut butter, and playtime, making him a delight to be around!When it's time to wind down, Apollo is the perfect cuddle buddy! He loves to snuggle up and be close to you, offering warmth and affection. Apollo has been recently neutered and has received most of his vaccines, ensuring he's on the path to a healthy life. Additionally, he's crate trained, making it easier for him to adjust to a new home environment.Apollo is friendly to strangers and enjoys meeting new people. However, he would do best in a loving, patient, and quiet home where he can receive the training and attention he needs. Apollo is still learning and needs someone who can provide him with the guidance and structure to thrive. A fenced-in yard would be ideal for him, giving him the space to roam and play safely.This lovable pup is searching for a companion who can match his energy. If you're looking for a loyal and playful friend, Apollo might be the perfect addition to your family!For more information about Apollo, please email us at adopt@joyfulpets.com. Apollo can't wait to meet his forever family and start his new adventure with you!

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Jake Pit Bull Terrier Male, 8 yrs 1 mo los angeles, CA

Size

(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)

Details

Good with kids,
Good with dogs,
House-trained,
Spayed or Neutered,
Shots are up-to-date,

Story

Handsome Jake isjust an amazing dog! He listens well and will make someone a GREATcompanion. He has goodenergy and a positive outlook on life despite spending over three monthstrapped atthe Baldwin Park Animal Shelter. He's very food motivated and knows basic comands. He is also good around other dogs and he's learning to walk on the leash. Just wait until you see this good looking boy's HUGE SMILE!!!##1376874##

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American Pit Bull Terrier Basics

Learn about about American Pit Bull Terrier basics like where American Pit Bull Terrier come from, how many different types of American Pit Bull Terrier you can find, and what other breeds mix with American Pit Bull Terrier.

Yes, the American Staffordshire Terrier is considered a type of Pit Bull. While there are variations in appearance and temperament among Pit Bull breeds, the American Staffordshire Terrier is one of the breeds closely related to the American Pit Bull Terrier. The American Staffordshire Terrier, the American Pit Bull Terrier, and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier share common ancestry and were originally bred for similar purposes.

Breeds that are commonly mixed with American Pit Bull Terriers include Labrador Retrievers, Boxers, Bulldogs, American Staffordshire Terriers, German Shepherds, Huskies, and Cattle Dogs. Characteristics of a Pit Bull mix can vary widely depending on the specific breeds involved, the individual dog's genetics, and its upbringing. A few common Pit Bull mixes include:


  • Pitsky (Pit Bull + Husky)

  • German Pit (German Shepherd + Pit Bull)

  • Pitador (APBT + Labrador Retriever)

  • Golden Bull (Golden Retriever + APBT)

  • Shar Pull (Shar Pei + APBT)


American Pit Bull Terriers are considered a single breed, but there are several distinct bloodlines or types within the breed. Five notable types include the American Pit Bull Terrier, Red Nose and Blue Nose Pit Bull, Colby Pit Bull, and the Gotti Pit Bull. These strains are not separate breeds, but rather variations within the American Pit Bull Terrier breed, and their traits can vary based on breeding practices and individual genetics.

American Pitbull Terriers originate from the British Isles in the 19th century, where bull breeds were bred with terrier breeds to create both the American Pit Bull and the American Staffordshire Terrier. Originally bred for bull-baiting and dogfighting, their purpose evolved over time, and they became versatile working dogs on farms and beloved family pets.

American Pit Bull Terrier Appearance

Learn about about the American Pit Bull Terrier general appearance like their size, colors, and grooming needs.

American Pit Bull Terriers come in a variety of coat colors and patterns, including solid colors such as brindle and black, two-tone colors such as blue, fawn, chocolate, and lilac with white markings, and multi-colored patterns such as black and tan, red and white, blue and white, and brindle and white. Some Pit Bulls may also exhibit the merle pattern, characterized by marbled or dappled coloring.

American Pit Bull Terriers are a medium-sized breed, most weighing between 31 to 80 pounds and standing around 18 to 22 inches tall at the shoulder. The size of an American Pit Bull Terrier mix can vary depending on the specific breeds involved in the mix and the individual dog’s genetics.

American Pit Bull Terriers are moderate shedders. They have short, sleek coats that don't require extensive grooming, but shedding is a natural process for them. The amount of shedding can vary depending on the dog, and factors like season, health, and genetics can play a role. Regular brushing (a few times a week) can help minimize shedding by removing loose fur and distributing natural oils through the coat.


American Pit Bull Terrier Temperament

Learn about about the American Pit Bull Terrier temperament and how well they fit into your lifestyle, home environment, and family.

American Pit Bull Terriers are intelligent and eager to please, which can make them quite trainable, but they can also be strong-willed and stubborn at times. With consistent, positive reinforcement training methods, patience, and early socialization, they can be well-behaved and obedient companions. At the same time, it’s essential to understand that individual temperament can vary, and some Pit Bulls may require more time and effort in training. The key is to establish a firm yet loving bond with your American Pit Bull Terrier and make training sessions fun and engaging, which will likely lead to a well-trained and happy pup.

American Pit Bull Terriers are not known as excessive barkers. Though they have a moderate tendency to bark, they tend to be alert and protective dogs, so they may bark to alert family members to potential intruders or unusual sounds. However, their barking behavior can vary from one individual Pit Bull to another, and it’s influenced by factors like their environment, socialization, and training.

Yes, American Pit Bull Terriers can be excellent family dogs. They’re known for their affection, loyalty, and protective nature, making them fantastic family companions. They’re extremely people-oriented and love to please their family members. Just keep in mind that each Pit Bull has a unique personality, so early training, socialization, and responsible pet parenting are key to ensuring they grow up to be the best furry family members possible.

American Pit Bull Terriers are known to be good with kids given their affectionate and gentle nature. Their loyalty and protective instincts make them great companions, and many Pit Bulls are known for forming strong bonds with kids. However, it’s crucial to provide early socialization and proper training to ensure they interact safely with children and to teach both the dog and children how to respect boundaries.


As with any breed, it is recommended that your child is always supervised when interacting with your American Pit Bull Terrier to keep both the child and dog safe.


Yes, American Pit Bull Terriers and cats can get along, but it really depends on each individual animal’s personality. With some love, patience, and proper introductions, they can be pals in no time. Just keep in mind that Pit Bulls have a natural hunting instinct, so it’s vital to supervise their initial interactions and give them time to adjust to each other’s presence.

American Pit Bull Terrier Health

Learn about about the American Pit Bull Terrier health outlook and what diseases they may be prone to at various stages of their life.

Yes, American Pit Bull Terriers require grooming, but because they have short, sleek coats, they are relatively low-maintenance. They require regular brushing to reduce shedding, occasional baths with dog-specific shampoo, nail trimming every two to four weeks, ear cleaning, and dental care. Grooming frequency can vary based on your American Pit Bull Terrier’s specific needs and sensitivities, so it’s best to consult with a veterinarian or professional groomer.

Common health issues that American Pit Bull Terriers can be prone to include:


  • Hip dysplasia: This is a genetic condition where the hip joint doesn't develop properly, leading to pain and mobility issues.

  • Allergies: Pit Bulls can be prone to skin allergies and food sensitivities, resulting in itching, rashes, and ear infections.

  • Skin problems: They may develop skin conditions like demodectic mange, hot spots, or dermatitis due to their short coat and sensitivity.

  • Heart disease: Certain cardiac conditions, such as dilated cardiomyopathy, can affect Pit Bulls. Regular vet check-ups are crucial for early detection and management.


It's important to note that not all Pit Bulls will experience these issues, and responsible breeding practices can help minimize the risk. Regular veterinary care, a balanced diet, exercise, and grooming can contribute to their overall health and well-being.


Adopting an American Pit Bull Terrier

Learn about about acquiring a American Pit Bull Terrier –the pros and cons of adopting versus going through a breeder, and associated costs.

The cost of an American Pit Bull Terrier can vary quite a bit depending on several factors. Prices can range from $500 to $2,500 or more, depending on the dog's lineage, pedigree, and the breeder's reputation. If you're considering adopting from a shelter or rescue, fees are much lower, typically in the range of $100 to $300. Remember that the initial cost is just the beginning; you'll also need to budget for ongoing expenses like food, grooming, vet care, and more.

The best way to adopt an American Pit Bull Terrier would be through a rescue that specializes in American Pit Bull Terriers. A great place to start would be by starting a breed search on Adopt a Pet. The search will show you all the available American Pit Bull Terriers in your area.


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FAQs

How much is a American Pit Bull Terrier worth? ›

Buying Price: $500 - $2,000

Purchasing an American Pitbull Terrier puppy typically costs between $500 and $2,000, contingent upon the breeder's reputation and the puppy's pedigree.

What is the cheapest pitbull? ›

The two cheapest Pitbull breeds are Razor Edge and Blue Nose Pitbull. They cost between $2,000-$5,500 and $1,000-$1,500, respectively. Apart from the dog's lineage, its breed also determines its price.

What two dogs make an American pitbull? ›

Most pit bull-type dogs descend from the British bull and terrier, a 19th-century dog-fighting type developed from crosses between the Old English Bulldog and the Old English Terrier.

How to get a pitbull? ›

Pit Bulls are one of the most commonly euthanized breeds in the U.S. If you're going to buy, avoid pet stores and online retailers, which usually source their puppies from inhumane puppy mills. It's a good idea to ask for a referral from your veterinarian to a responsible breeder.

Is there a difference between a pitbull and a pit bull terrier? ›

Not only do American Pit Bull Terriers need better public relations, but there is also a lot of confusion between the actual breed and the dog “type.” Pit Bull is a description for a type of dog, but American Pit Bull Terriers are a breed.

How to identify a pitbull puppy? ›

A pit bull is a strong and sturdy dog, with the most defining characteristic being their wide faces. They have a wide, flat head and powerful jaw, with small to medium ears, and a short thin tail. They have a short, fine coat. Other than that, pit bulls don't have a defined set of colors related to their breed.

What does a purebred pitbull look like? ›

The head is of medium length, with a broad, flat skull, and a wide, deep muzzle. Ears are small to medium in size, high set, and may be natural or cropped. The relatively short tail is set low, thick at the base and tapers to a point. The American Pit Bull Terrier comes in all colors and color patterns except merle.

What dog has the strongest bite? ›

Kangal: The dog breed with the strongest bite force is the Kangal. The Kangal is a Turkish breed known for its powerful bite force around 743 psi, and it has the highest estimated bite force among dogs. American Pit Bull Terrier: The Pit Bull has a bite force of about 235 psi.

What to know before owning a pitbull? ›

Pit Bulls are Agile, Athletic and FUN.

Many are forever lost or stolen once they are out. A Pit Bull running loose is likely to get into the kind of trouble that gives this breed a bad rap. Owners should provide a very secure set-up, supervise all play when the dog is outdoors and keep him indoors when no one's home.

What states are pitbulls legal? ›

States Without Any Breed Bans
  • Alaska.
  • Arizona.
  • Connecticut.
  • Hawaii.
  • Maine.
  • Maryland.
  • Massachusetts.
  • Minnesota.

What is the #1 most expensive dog? ›

What is the most expensive dog breed in the world? The most expensive dog ever sold was a red Tibetan Mastiff named Big Splash going for $1.5 million.

Is American Pitbull a good dog? ›

Its a well known fact - Well managed, responsibly owned Pit Bulls are some of the best family dogs. The American Canine Temperament Test Society lists this breed as having one of the most stable temperaments of any of the purebreds, right up there with golden retrievers.

Why are pitbulls so expensive? ›

Breeder. The average price of a Pitbull can vary drastically because there are so many types. The price of a Pitbull from a breeder will depend on the kind of Pitbull and its lineage, location, and breeder. Also, resist the urge to search for the cheapest breeder you can.

Is an American bull terrier considered a pitbull? ›

Bull Terriers are Bull-and-Terrier type dogs, but they were never used consistently for dog fighting, so they are not pit bulls. The Dogue de Bourdeux might be considered both a Bulldog breed and a fighting breed, but the Dogue de Bourdeux has Mastiff, not Terrier, in its ancestry.

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