Pit Bull

General Characteristics:

Packing more muscles per pound of body weight than any other breed, pit bulls are fun- loving companions - gentle and patient with all their family members. Pit bulls can be stubborn and fearless, and as with any large dog, should be supervised when with children. Pit bulls must have a vigorous exercise period every day. Although they are tough dogs, they are not cold weather dogs and should be protected accordingly.  Early socialization with other animals and people is recommended. Pit bulls are heavy shedders. 

Avg. Weight Male:
13 -36 kg
Avg. Weight Female:
13 - 36 kg
Average Lifespan:
12 – 14 years

Genetic Predisposition:

A genetic predisposition means that an individual may have a tendency to develop certain diseases as a consequence of inherited defects in the genes. Although some disorders occur because of spontaneous mutation of genes, many genetic disorders are inherited. These conditions are seen quite often in canines, mostly but not exclusively, in purebreds. Having said that, this breed has an increased risk for the following conditions which may or may not manifest:

Demodectic Mange Skin Problems Joint Problems Hypothyroidism Luxating Patella

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