American Pit Bull Terrier

USD $500-$700 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



10-14 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 336
Origin United States
Other Names APBT, Pit, Pit Bull, Pitbull, Pitty
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $500-$700
How much does it cost to buy a American Pit Bull Terrier?
American Pit Bull Terrier are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $500 to $700 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most American Pit Bull Terriers can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Medium
Weight 22-78 pounds (10-35 kg)
Height 14-24 inches (35-60 cm)
Lifespan 10-14 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Fighting, Farming
Date of Origin 1898
Ancestry Bull and Terrier Mix Dogs

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Fine
Coat Colors Black, Blue, Brown, Gray, Red, Tan, White, Yellow
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Amber, Brown, Hazel
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Blue, Brown, Isabella
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Blue, Brindle, Brown, Cream, Fawn, Gray, Isabella, Pied, Red, Sable, Silver, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Sparse
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Aggressive, Brave, Caring, Clown-like, Clownish, Courageous, Daring, Friendly, Intelligent, Loyal, Obedient, Strong, Stubborn, Willed
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force High
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Yes

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Yes
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Demodectic Mange, Hip Dysplasia, Skin Allergies
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 12 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 2.5 cups
Daily Cost $1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost $25.00 - $30.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the American Pit Bull Terrier have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 5-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The American Pit Bull Terrier is a medium-sized, strong and muscular breed of dog. It has a short, smooth coat that can be any color or combination of colors. The most common colors are black, white, brown and brindle. The head is broad with a wide muzzle and small ears that are usually cropped. The eyes are round and dark in color. The tail is usually docked to about four inches in length.

The lifespan of the American Pit Bull Terrier is between 12 to 16 years when properly cared for. They typically weigh between 30 to 60 pounds and stand between 17 to 21 inches tall at the shoulder.

The American Pit Bull Terrier has an outgoing personality that makes them great family pets as well as loyal companions for their owners. They are intelligent dogs who love to please their owners and will do anything they can to make them happy. They have an eagerness to learn new things which makes them easy to train if done correctly with positive reinforcement methods such as treats or praise rather than punishment or negative reinforcement techniques such as scolding or hitting the dog when it does something wrong.

American Pit Bull Terriers are friendly with other dogs, cats, children, and other animals if they have been socialized properly from a young age so they understand how to interact with different types of animals safely without being aggressive towards them or trying to dominate them in any way.

The temperament of the American Pit Bull Terrier is generally described as confident, loyal, courageous, playful and affectionate towards its family members but wary around strangers until it gets used to them over time after being introduced properly by its owner first before allowing strangers near it on their own terms without feeling threatened by their presence in any way whatsoever..

The health of the American Pit Bull Terrier is generally good but like all breeds there can be some health issues such as hip dysplasia which can cause lameness in one or both hind legs due to malformation of the hip joint; allergies; eye problems; skin problems; heart disease; thyroid issues; epilepsy; cancer; bloat (gastric dilatation volvulus); luxating patella (dislocation of kneecap); hypothyroidism; deafness etc., so regular vet checkups should be done regularly throughout its life span for early detection & treatment if needed..

The adaptability level of the American Pit Bull Terrier is high due its intelligence & willingness learn new things quickly & easily making it suitable for many different types living environments from apartments/condos/townhouses/houses etc., provided it gets enough exercise & mental stimulation on daily basis through activities like walks/runs/playtime etc., so that it doesn’t become bored & destructive due lack activity..

Overall benefits having an American Pit Bull Terrier dog as pet include: loyalty & devotion towards its family members making great companion animal for those who want unconditional love from their pet without having worry about too much maintenance required taking care one since this breed doesn’t require much grooming apart from occasional brushing keep shedding under control plus they don’t need too much exercise either just enough keep fit healthy active lifestyle..


The American Pit Bull Terrier is a dog that has a long and complicated history. The breed was once on the brink of extinction but has since made a comeback and is now one of the most popular breeds in the United States. The ancestry of the American Pit Bull Terrier can be traced back to England where the breed was developed for bull-baiting. This cruel sport involved tying a bull to a post and then setting dogs on it. The dogs would bite and hold onto the bull until it was too exhausted to fight back. This sport was eventually outlawed in England but by that time, the American Pit Bull Terrier had already been exported to the United States where it became popular as a farm dog and family pet.

The American Pit Bull Terrier quickly became one of the most popular breeds in America. However, their popularity also made them targets of prejudice and discrimination. In the early 1900s, there were a series of highly publicized attacks involving Pit Bulls that led to calls for bans on the breed. These calls were successful in some parts of the country and as a result, the American Pit Bull Terrier came close to becoming extinct.

Fortunately, there were some people who recognized the value of this breed and worked hard to preserve it. Today, there are more American Pit Bull Terriers than ever before and they are once again considered to be one of America’s favorite dogs.

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