The pitbull dogs are loved by some and hated by others, the pitbull breed is one of the most controversial breeds today. The bad press it receives is often overshadow his qualities. Homewever the negative press and of the many urban myths that surround them, these dogs captivated, intrigued and will captivate the hearts and imaginations of thousands of people worldwide.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Technical details of the pitbull terrier

Names: American Pitbull Terrier, Pit Bull, American pit bull terrier.
Classification FCI: The pitbull is not recognized by the FCI. It is recognized by UKC, ADBA and other organizations.The characteristics presented are the pitbull standard according to the United Kennel Club (UKC).
Origin: Great Britain.
Need for exercise: High
Life expectancy: about 12 years.
Number puppies: 5 to 10 puppies.
Weight: 15.9 to 27.2 kg (males), 13.6 to 22.7 kg (females).
Fur: Glossy, smooth and tight. Should be moderately stiff to the touch.
Color: Any color or combination of colors, except the blackbird (background mottled with patches of solid color.)
Head: Long and broad, powerful-looking but not disproportionate to the body. Front view is shaped like a triangle with a truncated end width. The top of the skull parallel to topline of muzzle. The stop is moderate.
Ears: Set high, have a rose or are semi-erect. The UKC accepts standard and natural ears amputated, but now there is a greater tendency not to amputate the ears.
Eyes: The pitbull’s eyes are medium size,  it is round to almond. The eyes are well separate and set forth below in the skull. Ones can to have any color except blue.
Body: The body of the pitbull is about medium height and powerful. The topline slopes gently downward from the shoulders to a straight back and muscular. The back is short and muscular. The chest is deep and moderately wide (the width must not exceed the depth).
Tail: The tail is course at base and thin at end. In operation, the dog carried horizontally. Occasionally it may take more up, but never curled over back.

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