A pocket Pitbull is a smaller version of one of the popular Pitbull breeds. They are smart, loyal, short coated dogs, with affectionate, protective temperaments. Little but sturdy dogs, they are usually under 17 inches in height and weigh less than 22 lbs. Pocket Pitbulls can come from American Pitbull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Old English Bulldogs or English Bull Terriers, or mixes like the Pitbull Patterdale Terrier. Today we’re going to look at how pocket Pitbull puppies are bred, and help you to decide whether this is the perfect new dog for you.
Pocket dogs are bred by outcrossing with smaller dogs like the Patterdale Terrier, deliberately introducing dwarfism to a breeding line, or selectively breeding from runts over several generations. The size of a pocket Pitbull depends upon the method used. But so does the health they’ll enjoy, too. So which is the best way of achieving a pocket Pitbull? And what else should we know about this tiny pup?
Pocket Pitbulls are becoming increasingly popular. They appeal to Pitbull fans who want a smaller dog that’s easier to care for. They are also known as Mini or Miniature Pitbull dogs.
In fact, these dogs are part of a growing trend towards creating littler versions of many popular breeds. This article will weigh up the pros and cons of the pocket Pitbull. We’ll take a closer look at the miniaturization phenomenon that’s been sweeping the canine world and answer questions like:
This is due to the fact they are a relatively new breed, but don’t let this put you off — there are many people out there who love this dog!
The Pocket Pitbull, sometimes called the Miniature Pitbull or Pocket Bully, is the smaller version of the American Pitbull Terrier.
As they are a hybrid dog, the Pocket Pitbull is not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC), or the American Canine Hybrid Club, The National Hybrid Registry or the International Designer Canine Registry.
Fortunately, they do not have great care needs and, although they may do better with owners who have pervious experience of looking after a dog, they can also be a great first pet.
The Pocket Pitbull is a brachycephalic breed, which means their face is flattened. This can cause some breathing issues. They have wide-set floppy ears and a medium-length thin tail.
Get your Mini Pitbull from a reputable breeder
Unfortunately, there are always irresponsible breeders out there, and you have to be really careful when there’s a lot of profit involved as there is with this breed.
If you can, try to get a referral from someone you know such as a friend or your vet.
If you can’t find someone this way, it’s worth having a look on AKC Marketplace. Here you can search for the breed you want and read in detail about the breeder as well as view photos of the puppies.
Don’t judge a dog by its name
Don’t let the name fool you; Pocket Pitbulls aren’t actually tiny bundles you could fit in your pocket (they have nothing on Teacup Chihuahuas), they’re just a smaller version of the parent breed, the American Pitbull Terrier.
Mini Pitbulls inherit their short stature from their Patterdale parent. As mentioned above they usually grow to between 12 – 16 inches (30.5 – 40.5 cm) tall. If they grow any taller than this, they are simply considered a Pitbull mix.
Their small size makes them a great choice for an individual or a family who would like to get a Pitbull but are put off by their size.
Bear in mind, though; Miniature Pitbulls are still muscular and strong. They can weigh between 11 – 22 pounds (5 – 10 kg), so don’t kid yourself thinking this dog will be light as air and easy to train to walk on the leash.
What is a small Pitbull called?
This canine, also known as the Pitterdale Terrier, the Miniature Pit Bull, and even just the simplified Pocket Pit is being developed as a smaller version of the American Pit Bull Terrier, as it is recognized by the United Kennel Club in England.
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