The black Pitbull is a medium-sized breed of dog, known as American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT), which has black fur, but it isn’t a breed of its own. Pitbull is a friendly, stocky, short-haired dog with a solid physique, whose early ancestors came from the British Isles. Pitbull’s are the second most popular dog breed in the United States after the Labrador Retriever.
Compared to the English Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) is 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) in height and weighs 25 to 35 pounds (11 to 16 kg) larger with a margin.
The American Pitbull is recognized by the American Dog Breeders Association (ADBA) and the United Kennel Club (UKC), but not by the American Kennel Club (AKC). Despite the fact that the black Pitbull is one of the most loyal and courageous dogs, many pet owners have drawn criticism of him due to the negative traits associated with it.
What Is a Black Pitbull?
A black Pitbull is a common descendant of powerful dog breeds that are descended from bulldogs and terriers such as the American Pitbull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier with a solid black color fur. These dog breeds include American Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bulldog, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The black Pitbull’s main characteristics and temperament are almost identical to their siblings despite the difference in color.
History and Origin
Until the mid-19th century, the now-extinct Old English Terrier and Bulldogs were bred together to produce a dog that combined the terrier’s gameness with the bulldog’s strength and athleticism. This breed of dog, which was raised in the British Isles, has come to be known as the bull and terrier. These dogs came to the United States at the end of the 19th century, where they became the direct ancestors of the American Pit Bull Terrier.
Bull-and-terriers have been used in bloodsports like bear-baiting, bull-baiting, and dogfighters in the United Kingdom. In 1835, these bloodsports were officially abolished, when Great Britain introduced animal welfare acts. For decades later, dogfighting took place clandestinely in small areas of Britain. These dogs came to America between 1845 to 1860, where the practice of dogfighting was continuous.
Pitbull successfully performs the role of companion dogs, athletic sport dogs (weight pulling, French ring sport), police dogs, working dogs, and therapy dogs. Pitbull’s are also the majority of dogs used for illegal dogfighting
in the United States. Additionally, law enforcement organizations report that these dogs are used for other nefarious purposes, such as: guarding illegal drug operations, being used against the police, and as attack dogs.
In the early 20th century in America, Pitbull’s were used as catching dogs for semi-wild hogs and cattle, for hunting hogs, and driving livestock, and as family companions. On Feb 10, 1898, this breed of dog was recognized by the United Kennel Club (UKC), named as American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT).
The size of the American Pit Bull Terrier varies: males are typically around 18 to 21 inches (45 to 53 cm) in height and around 35 to 60 pounds (15 to 27 kg) in weight, whereas, females are typically around 17 to 20 inches (43 to 50 cm) in height and 30 to 50 pounds (13 to 22 kg) in weight.
They generally have a short coat designed for thin and obviously cooler climates. Its coat is single-layered and sheds quite abundantly, whereas, the fur is usually stiff and soft to the touch. Often, they do not require special care, except for the removal of excess hair that they shed out.
They are very muscular dogs mainly coming from their bulldog ancestry. Many of them have been described as quite stout, although their terrier parentage also gives them quite a bit of agility.
Black and white Pitbull’s don’t look similar and shouldn’t be confused with lighter blue fawn Pitbull. The largest Pitbull can grow to a height of 21 inches and weigh up to 80 pounds.
|Personality||Friendly and outgoing|
|Life Span||12–16 years|
|Height||13–19 inches tall at the shoulder|
|Weight||35–60 pounds (male), 30–50 pounds (female)|
|Coat||Smooth, thin, single|
|Colors||The solid black color with white patches on the chest|
|Exercise Requirements||20–40 minutes/day|
|Good with Kids||With supervision and love towards children|
|Good with other Dogs||Yes|
|Tendency to bark||Low|
|Tendency to dig||Low|
|Breed Group||Terrier Dogs|
Labrador Retrievers Stats
|Ease of Training||★★★★☆|
|Tolerate Being Alone||★☆☆☆☆|
|Very Good With Kids||★★★★★|
Pitbulls are good with kids.
- The Pitbull came to the United States at the end of the 19th century.
- In 1898, American Pitbull was recognized by the United Kennel Club (UKC).
- The American Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bulldog, and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier are Pitbull’s dog breeds.
- The American Pitbull is recognized by the American Dog Breeders Association (ADBA) and the United Kennel Club (UKC), but not by the American Kennel Club (AKC).