There are different kinds of dogs that you can see around us but if you are looking for a dog that has a great ability when it comes to athletics and intelligence you might be looking for pitbull dogs.Aside from being athletic, pitbull are known for its high energy, and because of its characteristics most of the dog enthusiasts prefer to have it as their pet. They can train the pitbull to do some tricks, which is why they are often included in dog shows or in competition.
Pitbull dogs are classified into three types these are the American Staffordshire terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, and the American pit bull terrier. Base from its history, it is said that the pitbull are a mix of two breeds, these are the bulldog and the terrier. Though all of these three types of pitbull shares similar characteristics they still have their own difference especially when it comes to the place where they originate.
The American Staffordshire terrier originated from United States wherein they were use by the farmers as well as the settlers of the country during the early years. Their main duty during that time was to guard homes, do some farm work, and just like any other type of dog they are a great companion. Its ability to become a good companion is enough reason why there are a lot of Americans who loves them for their pet. They usually last in this world 12-16 years if they are well taken care.
Similar to the American Staffordshire terrier, the Staffordshire bull terrier also have a medium-size built but they originated from England. They are known for their athletic ability and their courage wherein they are also use as a guard in homes. Though they can be valiant against those who are not familiar to them but they can also be very affectionate to those who are taking care of them. With the courage that a Staffordshire bull terrier have many use them in bull baiting especially during 19th century. Fortunately, the British government eliminated this type of bloodsport to protect the animal’s welfare.
Another breed of pitbull that originated in United States is the American Pit Bull Terrier. Even if they are just a result of an experiment done by those who are looking for a combination of the talents of the Terrier and the Bulldogs, they still emerged as one of the loving pets to the Americans. Just like the other type of pitbull, the American Pit Bull Terrier also has a medium-sized built but with a well-defined muscles.
These types of pitbull dogs are not just popular on the place where they originated but also in different part of the world. Taking care of them requires a lot of human attention especially if they are just few months old or they are not familiar with the environment. They can be tough against the enemies but they can also be affectionate especially to those who will love them. However, just like any other animals they can also acquire diseases that can seriously harm their life, to avoid this to happen always make sure to bring your pet to veterinarians at least once a month.