American Pitbull Terrier. Is The Pit Bull Terrier A Devil Dog Or A Friendly Companion?
The American Pit Bull Terrier has experienced a lot of criticism about the idea of owning them as pets. However, pit bull terriers make great pets. They are loyal, intelligent and protective.
If you are interested in buying a UKC- registered American PitBull Terrier, you will need to be very careful to train this powerful dog as soon as possible. Obedience Training at a young age will make your pitbull very loving and an excellent well ajusted obedient companion.
"The History of the American Pitbull Terrier started in the 1800's, after the arrival of its ancestors in this country by the Irish immigrants".
Pitbulls were bred from the bulldog and the terrier, to give the dog more weight and a bigger head. This type of breeding was to make the dog a better fighter. When dog fighting was banned in England, then breeding this dog was no longer necessary for the sport. Then there were some serious problems when recording the breed of the dog.
In those days the AKC decided that American Staffordshire Terriers were different from American Pit Bull terriers, however both dogs were registered as the American Pit Bull Terrier.
In the United States, more people were starting to make the Pitt Bull a valuable pet.
The pitbull terrier quickly became one of the most popular brands in the 1900's, and was used in advertisement and television shows.
One of the most recognizable Pit Bulls during this time was the dog in the popular television series Our Gang named Petie and another of those was the Pit Bull Jack who was the star of the series of books called Little House by author Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Later, in the 1900, the AKC was petitioned to allow PitBulls to be allowed to perform in dog shows and other events. They were allowed as long as they used the name Staffordshire Terriers, now people were allowed to dual register their dogs in the AKC and the UKC.
The dog "Petie" from Our Gang was the very first one to be registered in both clubs. The American Dog Breeders Association was formed in 1909 and help to register and promote the American Pit Bull Terrier.
Today the Pit Bull has become a great working dog, who has taken on jobs such as police dogs, livestock dogs and rescuers.
They are in every sport that is made for dogs, they are great companions for the young and the old alike. This fantastic working dog has made a place for itself in every situation.
American Pit bulls have a energetic and loyal temperament if they are trained in social situations early on. They do need to be exercised regularly. They are also susceptible to mange and heart murmurs if not properly cared for.
American Pitbull terriers make great pets if you take good care of them, and remember to buy your dog early so that he can be properly trained.
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