American Pit Bull Terrier Complete ProfileWritten by Dooziedog.com
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General Appearance: Solid, powerful and athletic. Colour: Any colour, colour pattern, or combination of colours is accepted, except for merle. Coat: Smooth, glossy, close, and moderately stiff to touch. Tail: Tapering and naturally extending from topline. Carried low when at rest and carried level with back when active. Ears: Set high and may be natural or cropped. If ears are natural, semi-prick or rose are preferred. Body: The body is slightly longer than tall, but bitches may be somewhat longer in body than dogs. The chest is deep and moderately wide with well sprung ribs extending well back. The back is firm and strong and topline inclines slightly downwards. The loin is muscular and short and croup slopes downwards.
American Pit Bull Terriers do not have a good reputation with their name, after being banned in some countries and having strict regulations in Great Britain and America. The American Pit Bull Terrier is as much a victim of press as it is of it's historic breeding to fight other dogs. Some unscrupulous owners continue to abuse natural strength and loyalty of these dogs by using abusive training techniques to produce fighting Pit Bulls. If this breed is trained properly from an early age they generally make highly companionable dogs.
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American Foxhound Complete ProfileWritten by Dooziedog.com
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History: The Foxhound evolved from English hounds that were brought to America in 1650. The cross-breeding of English and French Hounds helped produce today's lean and fast American Foxhound. These dogs have an excellent nose and worked as efficient and untiring hunters of wild animals. The American Foxhound is still primarily a hunting and field trial dog (in packs and alone), though they have had some success as a companion dog. Its talents are hunting, tracking, watchdogging and agility.
General Appearance: Alert, agile and lean. Colour: All colours are accepted. Coat: Close, hard and of medium length. Tail: Set moderately high and is carried gaily with a slight curve (should not be forward over back). Ears: Set low, hanging close to cheek and fairly broad at base with rounded tips. Body: The back is moderately long and muscular and broad loins are slightly arched. The chest is deep and narrow and well sprung ribs extend well back. The shoulders are muscular and sloping.
The American Foxhound is taller and lighter boned than English Foxhound. The American Foxhound was not bred to be a family companion, but if they are well socialized during puppyhood they can adapt to family life.
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