The Pit Bull

The term pit bull is a generic term that is used to describe dogs with similar physical characteristics. A Pit Bull is considered one of several breeds including: the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and the Bull Terrier.

All pit bulls were created with similar cross-breeding between bulldogs and terriers, but each individual pit bull breed has a distinct history. In 1986 there were about one to two million pit bulls in the U.S., approximately 2% of the dogs in the country, and in 2004 there were at least 2 million pit bulls in the U.S. In 2009, an estimated 79 million dogs of all breeds, including pit bulls, were owned in the U.S.

Pitbulls come in many shapes and sizes and they can live comfortably in Colorado Springs, CO with the proper shelter. Their thin coats mean that they can’t spend too much time in the cold. However daily exercise will make for a very happy pit bull.