Dog breeds: Pit Bull temperament and personality

Dog breeds: pit bull

The beautiful and misunderstood pit bull

There is probably no other dog breed with such bad press as the pit bull.  Reports of several attacks of these dogs, especially on children, has added to the bad rep.  Being in possession of one is actually against the Law in some cities!

Characteristics, temperament and personality

The pit bull comes in a variety of dog breeds, including the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and American Bully.  The pit bull breed was initially created for fighting.  When dog fights were banned, the dogs were then used as catch dogs and family companions.

These dogs usually have a square-shaped head and a bulky body.  It is usually hard to identify the breed and set it apart from non-pit bulls. Therefore, they are usually confused with a breed of similar physical characteristics.

The pit bull is usually obedient, friendly, playful, brave, cute, and loves being pet.  They are also very stubborn.

How to take care of a pit bull

You must seek expert advice on how to properly train them.  They usually live twelve to fourteen years.  However, they are susceptible to parvovirus when puppies and allergies as adults.

You must be very dedicated to properly take care of one of these beautiful dogs.  They are usually very energetic, so they usually require a 30-45 minute walk every day.  As with any other pet, make sure you are up to date on his vaccinations, vaccines schedule, and regular veterinarian visits.

Risk of attack

Taking proper care of your dog means training him properly.  Hence, there is no connection between breed and dog violence.  You must train your pit bull to be peaceful from the time he is a puppy.

There is a myth that these dogs have “locking jaws”.  As we mentioned earlier, they are stubborn by nature, plus, they have very strong jaw muscles.

Get ideas on how to properly train your dog at Dogalize.  Be part of the community that believes that there are no violent breeds, only badly trained dogs.