OUR STAY
Our pack consisted of my dogs (their number varied from 4 to 6) and the dogs of my friends that we met almost daily for several years. Most of my…

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Interesting Facts. Bull Terrier.Pit bull
BULLTER · Bull terriers are not directly related to pit bull terriers, although these breeds originated from some ancestors. · The average life expectancy of the Bull Terrier is 11-14…

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DOMINANT AGGRESSION
In relation to adults, dogs rarely show dominant aggression, because without objection they recognize the superiority of man. But with respect to children, dominant aggression, unfortunately, is not so rare.…

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Pit Bull Terrier Health

Pit bull terriers can not be called long-livers and healthy people. Inbreeding (closely related crossbreeding to consolidate breed qualities) leads to the transmission of genetic diseases by inheritance, therefore pit bulls have enough of them. To the credit of many breeders, they try to prevent sick individuals from breeding and carefully monitor genetic abnormalities. But if a puppy is acquired from a private person – on the market, on an ad on the Internet – it is not known which set of genes he inherited.
The most common pathology in pit bulls is congenital heart disease. It is possible to determine this ailment at a pet already at an early age: the baby is breathing heavily and gets tired quickly. Subsequently, he becomes apathetic, suffers from shortness of breath, prefers to lie down, his tongue is blue. At the slightest suspicion, you should immediately contact a veterinarian. If the treatment is started on time, the dog may well live to old age.
Vulnerable in the pitbull and organ of vision. So, quite often representatives of this breed are diagnosed with cataracts. Since they are oriented in space with the help of instinct and hearing, it is difficult to recognize pathology. However, if the owner notices that his pet constantly bumps into objects, misses during the game, you need to consult with a veterinarian. A cataract is treated, but subject to timely action.
Like other representatives of large breeds, pit bulls are prone to hip dysplasia. The disease is expressed in lameness, pain in the joints and, if left untreated, can lead to immobilization of the pet.
Among the diseases associated with keeping a dog are the following:
Obesity. This scourge of domestic dogs. It leads to the development of heart disease, diabetes, increases the load on the joints.
Allergy. Pit bulls can have allergic reactions to pollen, dust, products such as rice, beef, wheat, corn.
Hypothyroidism. Develops in individuals of middle age. The disease must be corrected with the help of drugs.
Like other dogs, the American Pit Bull Terrier is not immune from infectious diseases, so it is extremely important to follow the schedule of vaccinations, timely de-worming.

Differences of Pit Bull Terrier from American Staffordshire Terrier
Those who are familiar with the breed only from the side, confuse the American Pit Bull Terrier with the Staffordshire Terrier. Difficult to distinguish them, because these breeds - relatives…

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TAKING ADULT DOG
There are hundreds of books about puppy rearing. But to find the literature devoted to the adoption of an adult dog is almost impossible. The huge lack of objective information…

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Dry food
You should buy premium food, not economy, as there are many dyes and flavors in cheap food. Giving dry food can be soaked in broth or in natural form. If…

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Prussian system of collars
The foundations of service dog breeding and the training of service dogs in particular were laid on the basis of the Prussian system of training military and police dogs, founded…

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