Jun 7, 2023

Main characteristics of a Pitbull

  • Size → Medium
  • Weight → between 16 and 30 kg
  • Height → between 45 and 55 cm.
  • Life expectancy → from 12 to 14 years
  • FCI classification → Not recognized


England, 19th century, from crosses between bulldogs and terriers. They were originally bred for bloody sports, such as dog fighting. However, after these practices were banned, Pitbulls became pets and working dogs, used in jobs such as hunting, protection, and grazing. Some British immigrants brought the breed to the United States and became popular as farm dogs and pets. Today, although they have a reputation as dangerous, Pitbulls remain a popular breed around the world thanks to their loyalty and affection towards their owners.


Despite the reputation as aggressive and dangerous, Pitbulls, when raised and socialized properly, are usually kind and affectionate to their family and other animals. They are excellent guard dogs, because they are loyal and very protective. However, due to their size and strength, it is important that Pitbull families educate and supervise them properly to avoid accidents. In general, Pitbulls are a brave and determined breed that requires a responsible family committed to their well-being.


It is recommended that Pitbulls perform at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, whether walking, running, playing or doing some type of canine sport, such as agility or frisbee. It is important to provide them with toys and activities to avoid boredom and destructive behavior. In general, any activity that allows Pitbulls to burn energy and stay physically active will be beneficial to their health and well-being.


Hygiene care includes bathing them regularly, brushing their fur at least once a week, and checking their ears and teeth for possible health problems. They should be fed with a balanced and high quality diet, taking into account their nutritional needs and controlling the amount of food to avoid overweight.

They may be prone to developing health problems such as hip dysplasia and skin diseases, so it is important to have regular veterinary check-ups.

They need socialization as soon as possible and proper training to ensure a healthy and balanced life.


Pitbull’s education must be firm and consistent, using positive reinforcement techniques and without using violence or physical punishment. It is important to socialize them from an early age so that they learn to interact properly with their environment.

Training should focus on fostering positive behaviors and useful skills, such as walking on a leash, sitting down and making it come when asked, while controlling aggressive or dominant tendencies.


Despite having the reputation as dangerous that we all know, Pitbulls are known for their strength and endurance, and are often used as therapy dogs to help people suffering from anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress.