The American red nose pitbull is one of the most popular and most iconic dogs in the US. This pitbull actually comes from the long line of mastiff’s dating back to as early as 4000 BC. Over time, however, they were selectively bred which gives us the modern dog we are familiar with today. There temperament is questionable. They where bred for attack purposes and they have jowls capable of crushing bones but they are not naturally aggressive. They are considered very obedient animals and very loyal.

They can grow to be 18 to 22 inches for both sexes and they can weight upward of 65 pounds. It’s important to walk this type of dog often. They are typically healthy dogs but some red nose pitbulls can have a wide array of medical problems ranging from heart disease, joint problems, allergies, as well as cataracts.

Like with all dogs a healthy diet and active lifestyle is key. This type of breed is high-energy and needs room to run and play. If you live in small or cramped living quarters this may not be the right dog for you.

It is important that you do not play rough with them as they have a tendency to be aggressive and they could mistake play for something else. They are a controversial issue due to their aggressive behavior. They are energetic dogs that need lots of space to run and go crazy. It’s important to train your pitbull at a young age to obey and follow rules. They do have a bad reputation as an aggressive fighting dog because they are often used illegally for fighting. It is basically dependent on how you train your dog. If you get your dog as a puppy it’s easier to teach the non-aggressive behavior. However, once your dog gets older it becomes harder. It’s not impossible to train your dog it just might take more time and patience. It’s important to establish a loving and non-aggressive environment for your pitbull. If you have kids this type of dog is not out of the question. As stated before, it’s important to establish boundaries for your dog. Teach them while they’re young what good behavior is and what’s acceptable.

It’s important to remember that what makes these dogs aggressive is both ignorance and incompetent and irresponsible pet owners. If you are looking or a new puppy and are considering this type of dog then perhaps you should speak with a professional. They may be able to give you more information on where to purchase a well-mannered, and well-raised dog from a responsible seller or breeder.

They really are no more aggressive than other types of dogs. They have actually been used as service dogs and actually helped during 9-11 as SARS dogs. They are very versatile dogs that deserve love and attention and a place to run. They are great dogs if you raise and train them properly. Don’t rule them out based on the bad information you have heard about them. Look into the facts and determine if this type of dog is right for you.