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American Pit Bull Terrier Information

BREED GROUP:  Molossoids, Mastiffs, and Bulldog Breeds

WEIGHT:  35-60 lbs., in proportion to height

HEIGHT:  17-23 in.

COLOR(S):  Any coat color or pattern is permissible. Solid white, merle pattern, tan points, saddle markings, or creeping tan is undesired.

COAT:  Short, glossy, smooth, close, and stiff to touch.

OTHER NAME(S):  Pit Bull; Pit; American Pit Bull; Pit Bull Terrier

APPEARANCE:  Head: Brick-like, and broad between the cheeks. Eyes: Round, preferably black. Ears: Erect, docked lightly, and set high on skull. Muzzle: Medium size and well proportioned to head. Nose: Black and self-colored according to coat. Bite: Scissor or level. Neck: Thick, muscular and well defined. Top-line: Level. Chest: Deep, thick and well sprung. Body: Strong, muscular and slightly longer than it's height. Legs: Forelegs set wide apart and straight, with hind legs being well muscled. Feet: Medium size, well arched and compact. Tail: Short in comparison to the body, tapered to a point. Movement: Quick, yet well balanced movements. Temperament: Fearless, loyal, and willing to please.