Are you a pit bull lover? Well, then, you can help spread appreciation and education for pit bulls on National Pit Bull Awareness Day (NPBAD), which is October 26, 2019.

American Pit Bull Terrier

The American Pit Bull Terrier is a purebred dog breed recognized by the United Kennel Club, Continental Kennel Club, and American Dog Breeders Association, but not the American Kennel Club. This terrier is a solidly-built, medium-sized, intelligent, short-haired dog, whose early ancestors came from the British Isles.

These dogs are muscular and powerful but can be naturally aggressive but only toward other animals, typically not humans. This dog is a loyal and affectionate family pet when properly trained.

This breed’s expected lifespan is between 8 to 15 years. Their temperament is described as stubborn, intelligent, affectionate, friendly, courageous, obedient, strong-willed, clownish, and loyal. Large adult males weigh between 35 to 65 pounds and 18 to 21 inches tall. Large adult females weigh from 30 to 60 lbs. and 17 to 20 inches tall. American Pit Bull Terriers originate from the United States and the United Kingdom. They come in a wide selection of colors: black, white, brindle, fawn, tan, blue, grey, brown, and red.

The American Pit Bull Terrier requires little more than routine grooming since it has a short, smooth coat. Trim their nails to keep their feet healthy and give baths for clean skin and coat.

This terrier requires regular exercise twice daily or more since it is an athletic dog with plenty of energy. If you do not provide a proper outlet for this breed’s energy, your dog may become hyperactive, destructive, or develop other behavioral problems.

National Pit Bull Awareness Month

October is the National Pit Bull Awareness Month is designed to change perceptions and stereotypes about bully breed dogs, commonly referred to as “pit bulls,” and their responsible owners. NPBAD was established to educate and foster positive communications and experiences in the communities in which we and our dogs live, and it is an initiative dedicated to restoring the image of the American Pit Bull Terrier.

NPBAD was started in 2007 by Jodi Preis of Bless the Bullys, a pit bull rescue and education group in Middle Tennessee. When Bless the Bullys introduced the idea of a nationwide pit bull awareness day, the response was overwhelming! NPBAD is the heart of the National Pit Bull Awareness Campaign, an effort to change minds and opinions about pit bulls, not just one day a year, but every day!

On October 26th, share your love of American Pit Bull Terriers with the world!

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