American Pit Bull Terrier

American Pit Bull Terrier
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Group: Working Dog

The American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) is typically a medium-sized, solidly built and lean dog with a very short and thin coat. The APBT is also known for it’s lean and solid muscular structure. The body of the APBT should be slightly longer than it’s tall, usually about the length of an average full grown man’s forearm. The Bitch can sometimes be a little longer in the main torso than the Studs. The length of the front leg (measured from point of elbow to the ground) should be about equal to one-half of the dog’s height at the withers.

The head is of medium length, with a broad, flat skull across the top just behind the brow. The muzzle (nose/mouth) of the APBT is usually wide and possess a strong jaw line that widens into the base of the lower head and upper neck. The ears of the APBT are typically set just aside the flat part of the skull and appear to be more on top of the head than towards the back of the head.

The APBT can be found in a diverse number of color and color patterns except merle. This breed should never appear lanky, boney or overly leggy.

Approved by UBKC – September 11, 2015