Welcome to my journey! I'm looking for a dog that my boyfriend and I can adopt one day, and I hope to help you find your own dog along the way.
I'm living on campus at my college, and my dog, Cady, is at home with my family. I only get to see her a few times a month when I go home, and so I thought I would write this post in honor of her. I bought Cady on the side of the road when she was 8 weeks old. A lady was giving away these puppies that had their shots, and only asked for donations for her expenses. My dad bought Cady for me for $20. She was the runt of the bunch, and of course a mutt. But she is the happiest and most lovable dog I could ask for.
I'm not sure what breeds Cady has mixed in, but her body structure and coloring has always seemed to me to be like a Pit Bull Terrier.
Here is some General Information about the Pit Bull Terrier:
- Loving, Protective, Intelligent, Eager to Please
- Needs a Strong Caretaker (one willing to train)
- Medium-sized dog
- Short, shiny coat
- Cropped ears
- 18-22 inches tall at the shoulders
- Average of 30-60 lbs.
- Life expectancy: About 12 years
- May be prone to hip dysplasia, hereditary cataracts, allergies to grass, and congenital heart disease
- Daily exercise, long daily walks
- Bathe as needed
- Brush regularly with dense bristle brush
- Apply chamois to make coat shine
- Average shedder
- Apartments are okay with daily exercise
- Better for dog to be in an active environment
- Multiple dogs may be an issue if other dogs are small (can be seen as prey)
- Good for children
So, while Pit Bull Terriers have a bad representation as being an aggressive dog, all the sites I’ve seen have described this dog as a loving and loyal animal. If trained well by a strong leader, a pit bull terrier is as obedient and affectionate as any other breed.
(Thanks to Wikipedia, Dog Breed Info Center, and Bulldogbreeds for their information!)