What do pit bulls usually die from?
The Pit Bull is prone to various forms of heart disease and congenital heart defects, including valve malformations and irregularities in heart rhythm. Some of these problems are minor and can be left untreated in an otherwise healthy dog, while some may require surgery and the medication.
Is cancer common in pit bulls?
Mast cell tumors are a very common cutaneous tumor found in dogs. Certain breeds of dogs like Boxers, Boston Terriers, Bulldogs, Pit Bull Terriers, Weimaraners, and Rhodesian Ridgebacks are more likely to develop mast cell tumors.
What is the average lifespan for a pitbull?
American Pit Bull Terrier: 8 – 15 yearsAmerican Staffordshire Terrier: 12 – 16 years
Why do pit bulls turn aggressive?
Some pit bulls were selected and bred for their fighting ability. That means that they may be more likely than other breeds to fight with dogs. Research on pet dogs confirms that dog aggressive dogs are no more likely to direct aggression toward people than dogs that aren’t aggressive to other dogs.