One of the most fearless dogs that exists today, Pitbull is also known for their great affection towards their family. He gets friendly with people pretty quickly despite having an aggressive look.
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Although Pitbulls have immense strength and tenacity, they do make good family companions. The only factor that makes them a dangerous breed is improper training and lack of socialisation. In general, they are affectionate dogs who tend to become friendly to everyone they meet and also possessing a strong desire to please their family. Also, Pitbulls are keen and aware of their surroundings and will even alert you to the presence of strangers, though they would be doing so just to meet them. If you have a Pitbull puppy with you, socialise them at a young age so that they become a well-rounded dog when they grow up.
American Pitbull Terrier has a short coat which is shiny and stiff to the touch. It basically comes in colours like red, blue, brown, grey, black, white etc. Also, Pitbulls require only a little grooming owing to their shorter coat and need an occasional bath to keep themselves clean. While you don't have to groom them for tangling and matting of their hair, a little bit of brushing is needed to eliminate dead hair and flaky skin cells. This will ensure that they shed the least during their normal shedding season. Note that the majority of the coat problems of Pitbull stems from a poor diet and hence, you should feed them a diet preferably rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. These are essential fatty acids that keep excellent skin and a glossy coat in them. All in all, only a little bit of grooming is need to keep their coat in hygienic condition.
Pitbulls are heavy eaters due to their muscular body and high activity levels. Due to this, they should be given a power-packed diet consisting of protein and fats. Protein helps preserve good muscle mass in them and fats provides them with energy to support their activities. Their diet should consist of 22% protein and fat content should be around 5%. They also need traces of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids to support good skin and coat health. When it comes to their feeding portions, puppies and adults have different requirements. Pitbull puppies are best fed 3-5 times a day wheras adult dogs should only be fed twice a day. Just keep in mind that no dogs should be allowed to eat for 30 minutes after sterenous activity as they tend to choke down their food, creating issues in their digestive and their general health. Always remember Pitbull is a dug vulnerable to obesity, and you should always follow the feeding guidelines of the food while feeding them.
Though PItbulls experience less shedding, there is a need to groom them on a regular basis. However, their grooming needs are not as demanding as that of thick coated breeds. A weekly brushing is recommended for Pitbulls to eliminate the dead hair which gets accumulated in their coat and to preserve the natural oil of their skin. The best brush for Pitbulls would be slicker brush that effectively removes the dead hair. When it comes to bathing, it is not at all a difficult task. They only need bathing if they get dirty while playing outside or when they start getting too smelly. As a thumb of rule, you can bathe them once in a month. Most importantly, their ears should be checked weekly for redness or a bad odour, which would suggest infection in them. While checking your dog's ears, you can remove the dirt (if any) by wiping them out with a cotton ball dampened with a pH balanced dog ear cleaner.
As you would expect for an athletic dog, the American Pit Bull Terrier needs intense and daily exercise, not to build muscle (as many owners like to do), but to expend the huge amount of energy it has. In addition to walks and runs, which also serve as a very good time to spend next to your furry friend, jokes are more than welcome. Catching the ball, hiding objects for him to look for, agility... all this will ensure that your animal is happy and maintains a balanced personality. This contact with the outdoors is also a great time for socializing with strangers and with other animals, remembering that this must be done since the pet is still just a puppy, in order to obtain better results in this coexistence with others.
The reputation of evil does not match at all with this race that is very attached to its human parents and super loving, even with strangers, believe me! Although the full name of the breed is American Pit Bull Terrier, it is better known here in Brazil simply as "pit bull". The ancestors of these dogs emerged in the UK in the 19th century. The crossing of two breeds (Bulldogs and the Old English Terrier) gave rise to a breed that became known as Bull-and-terrier. They wanted to create a breed that was very strong, agile and resistant and the Bull-and-terrier was all of that, in addition to having a great attachment to humans.