In the early twentieth century, PitBulls were respected for their loyalty, determination, and bravery. The first decorated canine war hero was a PitBull named Sergeant Stubby. He was, until his death, a guest of every White House administration.
Pitbulls must be taught when young not to pull on the leash because they are amazingly strong as adults.
Pitbulls were originally bred in Britain, and later in other countries in Europe, to bait bulls and bears.
Pits score greater on temperament tests than other dogs - The APBT scored an overall temperament rating of 83.9 percent, compared to the 77 percent score of the general dog population, says the American Temperament Test Society in December 2004.
The Pit Bull was so popular in the early 1900's they were our mascot not only in World War One, but World War Two as well. They were featured on recruiting and propaganda posters during this time period.
- Pitbulls (American pit bull terriers) range from 30 - 60 pounds
- Pitbulls (American Staffordshire terriers) range from 55 - 65 pounds
- Pitbulls (Staffordshire bull terriers) range from 30 - 40 pounds
Myth - Their jaws have a locking mechanism. FACT - Because of their incredible strength, stamina and tenacity it may appear the jaws have locked onto the object of prey. They can however be pryed apart.