This family dog blends strength, sweetness, and intelligence.
Vital Stats
Height: 17 to 19 inches at shoulder
Weight: 30 to 85 pounds
Coat: short and shiny
Life span: 12 to 16 years

Summary
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a companion and family dog. Originally bred to “bait” bulls, the breed evolved into all-around farm dogs, and later moved into the house to become “nanny dogs” because they were so gentle around children.
Their tenacity, gameness, and courage make them popular competitors in the sports of weight pulling, agility, and obedience competition. Full American Pit Bull Terrier profile on DogTime.com

Affectionate with family:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
General health:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.2 out of 5 stars (3.2 / 5)