Appearance: The muscular Pit Bull has a brick like shape and powerful jaws. Its short, glossy coat comes in the colours and markings.

Grooming needs: The Pit Bull's short coat needs to be brushed once a week with a rubber brush.

Exercise needs: This active dog needs a few long walks and some playtime daily.

Origins: The American Pit Bull Terrier, a cross between Staffordshire Bull Terrier and an extinct fighting bulldog, was bred in the 19th century for dogfighting. (Dogfighting is now illegal!!!!)

Hight: 18-22in

Wight: 30-70lbs

Life span: 11-13 years

American pitbull terrier