American Pit Bull Terrier Complete Profile

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Size: Medium Height: 46 - 56 cm (18 - 22 inches) Weight: 14 - 36 kg (30 - 80 lb) Life Span: 12 years Grooming: Easy Exercise: Demanding Feeding: Medium Temperament: Confident & exuberant Country of Origin: United States AKC Group: Not registered Other Names: Pit Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull

Temperament: The American Pit Bull Terrier is confident, eager, enthusiastic, loyal, courageous, gentle and loving. American Pit Bull Terriers usually display some level of aggression toward other dogs and have tremendous strength. Therefore these dogs need a firm owner who can provide proper training and socialization. American Pit Bull Terriers are known for their love of children and it is uncharacteristic for them to show any aggression towards humans. They are not good guard dogs as they are generally friendly with strangers. If American Pit Bull Terriers have early contact with household pets they should get along without any problems. American Pit Bull Terriers can make excellent, loving and protective companions with early obedience training and socialization.

Grooming: Periodic grooming with a firm bristle brush (particularly whenrepparttar coat is shedding) is sufficient forrepparttar 147978 American Pit Bull Terrier. Rubbingrepparttar 147979 coat with a piece of toweling or chamois will bring outrepparttar 147980 natural shine.

Exercise: American Pit Bull Terriers need a considerable amount of daily exercise. These dogs should be kept on a leash unless within a controlled environment to prevent any aggessive interactions with other dogs. American Pit Bull Terriers enjoy running alongside a bike, which is a good activity for them to burn energy.

History: The American Pit Bull Terrier evolved fromrepparttar 147981 Staffordshire Bull Terrier and other fighting dogs includingrepparttar 147982 extinct fighting Bulldog. Their ancestors were brought torepparttar 147983 Unites States inrepparttar 147984 mid - 1800's by Boston-Irish immigrants. They were originally bred to be fighting dogs until bull baiting was banned in England in 1835. There are differences inrepparttar 147985 classification of this breed between different countries. The American Kennel Club considersrepparttar 147986 American Staffordshire Terrier as a separate and distinct breed fromrepparttar 147987 American Pit Bull Terrier, yetrepparttar 147988 United Kennel Club registers both breeds as American Pit Bull Terriers (APBTs).

American Foxhound Complete Profile

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Size: Large Height: 53 - 64 cm (21 - 25 inches) Weight: 30 - 34 kg (65 - 75 lb) Life Span: 12 years Grooming: Minimal Exercise: Demanding Feeding: Demanding Temperament: Active & eager Country of Origin: United States AKC Group: Hound

Temperament: The American Foxhound is affectionate, eager, active, energetic and brave. American Foxhounds generally get along well with children and other dogs but are likely to chase any non-canine pets with their natural hunting instincts. American Foxhounds vary widely with how they treat strangers, some are overly protective while others happily greet all visitors. It is important to remember that this breed is a natural pack-hunting hound and is not always an ideal family companion. American Foxhounds tend to be difficult to house train and are most suited for active families or those who enjoy hunting.

Grooming: Grooming is simple and easy with this short-coated breed. American Foxhounds are average shedders and should be brushed and combed occasionally to keeprepparttar coat in good condition.

Exercise: The American Foxhound needs a substantial amount of daily exercise. If this breeds exercise needs are not met then they can become restless and destructive. American Foxhounds should be kept on a lead when out walking as they are likely to run off if they pick up an interesting scent. They tend to be reasonably active indoors and are not suited for urban living. Ideally American Foxhounds would haverepparttar 147977 opportunity to hunt or track with their owner.

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