The American Pitbull is often talked about with a negative image all over the world, such as a “frightened” face, a macho body, fighting dogs, and dangerous dog breeds. It is also called “the strongest dog in the world” and is often feared, but it is also true that some of them have enthusiastic fans. What kind of dog is such an American Pitbull actually? Introducing the history, characteristics, and unique personality of the birth of the American Pitbull, as well as how to grow it and its charm.
The sad history of the American Pit Bull Terrier
The American Pit Bull Terrier, commonly known as the “Pitbull,” has its ancestor dog, the Old English Bulldog, a competition-specific fighting dog called “Bull Baiting,” which fought against cows and bears in the United Kingdom. The Old English Bulldog is said to be the original breed of bulldog and is characterized by a sturdy muzzle that will not let go once it bites and a ferocious and tenacious personality.
This bull bay was popular in Britain in the early 19th century, but when the British Parliament banned dogfighting, the game of how many mice can be killed in the shortest time is illegal. It came to be. It is said that the place where the mouse was kept waiting was called “pit”, so it came to be called pitbull.
In addition, British breeders at the time, who sought agility and speed for fighting dogs, are said to have bred Pitbulls and terriers to breed the basic dogs of the American Pitbull Terrier.
Birth of the strongest fighting dog
The Pit Bull Terrier, which traveled to the United States with immigrants in the 1870s, was bred with Staffordshire Bull Terriers for fighting dogs and became known as the strongest dog in the world.
Due to its brave nature and high loyalty, the American Pit Bull Terrier, which gained immense popularity as a guard dog in the United States, was later called the “All American Dog” as an American mascot during World War II. The popularity has reached its peak.
The American Pit Bull Terrier, which gained immense popularity in the United States, appeared in advertisements and product logos, and as a partner dog of celebrities such as Helen Keller, President Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, Humphrey Bogard. It is also known to have been loved.
Became the first UKC registered breed
Despite the ban on dogfighting, there is a history of illegal dogfighting rampant and some humans breeding American Pit Bull Terriers of ferocious and aggressive nature.
As a result, the American Pit Bull Terrier, which has been labeled as a “criminal dog”, has been banned from breeding and possession in some states, and is still officially registered as a breed in the AKC (American Kennel Club). Not.
Ironically, the UKC (United Kennel Club) is also said to be the Kennel Club that was launched to register the American Pitbull, making it the first UKC registration.
Features of the American Pit Bull Terrier
The American Pit Bull Terrier, which has been bred as a fighting dog, has characteristics not found in other breeds.
American Pit Bull Terrier body shape
The American Pit Bull Terrier looks strong, but it features a well-developed chin, a large and wide forehead, and a nose that retracts from the chin so that you can breathe while biting. It has a muscular and solid body, and its thick legs that can be firmly stepped on are also unique to the American Pit Bull Terrier.
Males are about 45-53 cm tall and weigh about 16-27 kg, females are about 43-50 cm tall and weigh about 13-22 kg.
American Pit Bull Terrier with fighting qualities
The American Pit Bull Terrier was born with an ancestral dog bred for competition against large animals such as cows and bears and was further bred as a fighting dog. It has all the qualities of a fighting dog, such as excellent physical ability, high aggression, and tenacity, so it is also called the strongest dog breed in the world.
The character of American Pit Bull Terrier
American Pit Bull Terrier is banned in 15 countries around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, and the United States, in some cities and counties, and Ontario, Canada. Although the breed is legally regulated by many countries with an emphasis on aggression, it is also true that it has a strong personality of patience, loyalty, and obedience.
What is a little-known personality?
The American Pit Bull Terrier has a strong and strong image, but it is not well known that it is actually a babysitter (nanny dog). The American Pit Bull Terrier, which has a deep affection for the family, is also called a “nanny dog” because it is tolerant of its owner’s children, can be a good playmate, and can be a babysitter.
How to grow an American Pit Bull Terrier
The American Pit Bull Terrier, which has a strong image of being ferocious and aggressive, is not suitable for beginners. An owner who has considerable knowledge and experience in training and discipline can be said to be a good partner breed if it is properly raised.
Need a well-versed owner
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a breed of dog that has a strong loyalty to its owner and is highly trained. However, the aggression of the American Pit Bull Terrier is related to DNA, so there are individual differences in its properties.
Some children do not show aggression at all, while others switch to aggression for some reason. Once the aggression is switched on, it can lead to serious accidents such as bite accidents.
Therefore, it can be said that it is a dog breed that is difficult to keep unless you are familiar with dog training and dog ethology as well as the nature of the American Pit Bull Terrier.
You need to be disciplined since you were a puppy
The American Pit Bull Terrier has been bred to improve its qualifications as a fighting dog, but it is also a breed with very high obedience, training, and loyalty. It’s also intellectual, so depending on how you train, you’ll be the best partner dog.
The charm of the American Pit Bull Terrier
The American Pit Bull Terrier is one of the top 10 most popular dog breeds in the United States, even though it is not registered with the AKC. What is the appeal of the American Pit Bull Terrier that captures the hearts of Americans?
Energetic and faithful to the owner
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a highly athletic and energetic breed of dog. And I love playing with my owner and his family. Being able to master any kind of play is also a big attraction of the American Pit Bull Terrier because of its high intelligence.
Strong face and muscular appearance
The charm of the American Pit Bull Terrier is also its appearance itself. Not long ago, it was even called a “criminal dog,” but many people like the American Pit Bull Terrier’s unique atmosphere, just as the nose dog is booming.
In addition to its appearance, it is also an energetic dog breed that has many attractions such as being able to live well in an apartment complex and being easy to care for.
American Pit Bull Terrier who was destined for tragedy by human hands
Originally, the American Pit Bull Terrier was active as a guard dog, but it has a history of being bred into a ferocious breed due to repeated improvements due to human greed.
It is said that it is important to identify the nature of the American Pit Bull Terrier, but it is very difficult to determine the aggression that has been incorporated into the DNA. Even a very good child who is usually quiet and loyal to his owner can be difficult to stop and lead to a serious accident if the aggression is switched on for some reason.
By understanding the characteristics of the American Pit Bull Terrier, raising it with love, and treating it with the power to control it at any time, it can be said that it is a good partner breed.