AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER
USA / SIZE [46-56cm] /WEIGHT [23-46kg]
Origins: It was re-selected in America from the Bull&Terrier, a breed raised in Great Britain for fighting in the infamous and bloody "pit".
Myth: it is an unstoppable war machine, born for “dancing in the ring”. It has an indestructible physique. There have been specimens hit by cars and get up as if nothing had happened.
Characteristics: despite of its fame it is not a brawler dog but, on the contrary, very sociable. If well trained it becomes friendly with strangers and patient with children; in fact, it needs an expert owner.
Attitudes: It must live at home close to the people it loves, because it suffers from loneliness. It has a strong personality and tends to become dominant if the owner is too uncertain.