WHAT ARE MINIATURE PITBULLS?
Miniature Pocket Pitbulls, also known as Miniature Pitbulls or Pocket Bullies, are a mini American Terrier. This dog is not purebred but shares many characteristics with the American Pitbull Terrier.
A full-grown Miniature Pitbull weighs between 11-22 pounds, compared to their purebred parents’ weight of 30-60 pounds, but they retain all of the Pitbull’s desirable characteristics and are known as a clever, loyal, and playful breed. If you’re interested in learning more about this friendly and loving dog and determining whether they’re the right fit for you, continue reading below.
WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF MINIATURE POCKET PITBULL?
The Mini Pitbull is a cross between a small Patterdale Terrier and either an American Pitbull Terrier or an American Staffordshire Terrier. These pups were initially bred to cherry-pick the best characteristics from each parent breed in the hope of minimising undesirable traits. Breeders desire the active and friendly characteristics of the American Staffordshire Terrier in a small and compact dog comparable to the small Patterdale Terrier.
Mini Pitbulls are not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC), the American Canine Hybrid Club, the National Hybrid Registry, or the International Designer Canine Registry due to their hybrid status. It is because they are a new breed, but don’t let this deter you — there are many people who adore this dog!
WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF THE BREED?
We have no way of knowing when the Mini Pitbull breed was invented. It is likely that the first generation of these pups were produced accidentally and that they began being purposefully bred within the last two decades. We know very little about them or their origins because they are a new hybrid breed.
However, we can examine their parent breeds to get a sense of their origins. Patterdale Terriers originated in Northern England’s Lake District. Due to the rocky and hilly landscape of the Lake District, tough and resilient dogs were required to guard livestock in the area. It is difficult to pinpoint when the Patterdale Terrier first arrived in the United States, but it is believed to have been in the 1960s.
In 1898, the UKC, the British equivalent of the AKC, coined the term “American Pitbull Terrier” to refer to these bulldogs. In the early 1930s, the AKC recognized these dogs as the American Staffordshire Terrier. They desired to distinguish this dog from those that had a reputation for fighting. Thus, the American Pitbull Terrier is not registered with the AKC as of today.
WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF POCKET PITBULLS?
Because the Mini Pitbull Breed is a hybrid one that is not registered with a kennel club, determining their characteristics can be challenging due to the lack of a breed standard. However, we can make educated guesses based on prior litters. These dogs inherit characteristics from both parents but generally resemble their Pitbull parent more than their Patterdale Terrier parent.
Typically, a Miniature Pitbull has between two and five litters. If the dam is a Pitbull and this is not her first litter, the litter size may be larger, ranging between 5 and 9 puppies. A Miniature Pitbull puppy can cost between $1,500 and $2,500, compared to a standard Pitbull puppy, which can cost as little as $500.
HOE IS IT’S APPEARANCE?
American Pitbulls typically mature between two and three years, whereas the Patterdale Terrier matures between 14 and 16 months. As a result, your Pocket Pitbull may take approximately two to three years to mature.
As previously stated, these dogs typically resemble their Pitbull parent, although this can vary. They are a small, compact dog with a muscular build and a low, broad chest. Their legs are short and muscular as well, as is their neck and head. Pocket Pitbulls are brachycephalic, which means their faces are flattened. This may result in some breathing difficulties. They have large, floppy ears and a thin, medium-length tail.
A full-grown Miniature Pitbull weighs between 11 and 22 pounds and stands between 9 and 11 inches tall.
WHAT IS IT’S COAT?
Because the Miniature Pitbull is a crossbreed, it is difficult to predict its coat. Patterdale Terriers have a coarse, wiry coat that is protected by a dense undercoat. The Pitbull, on the other hand, has a smooth, short coat with no undercoat. Generally, it has a shorter coat, but this is not always the case.
WHAT IS IT’S COLOUR?
The Mini Pitbull is available in a wide variety of colours. This includes the following colours: red, blue and tan,fawn etc. Additionally, they can be solid in colour or have markings.
HOW IS IT’S TEMPERAMENT?
Miniature Pitbulls are frequently misunderstood as being extremely aggressive dogs. This, however, is not the case. These dogs are compassionate and loving, and thrive in an environment where they are pampered and showered with affection by their humans. Pocket Pitbulls have a natural guarding instinct, which makes them excellent guard dogs and watchdogs and demonstrates their family loyalty. The Miniature Pitbulls are known to bark, but this can be corrected when trained from a young age.
The Pitbull Mix is a very easy breed to train due to their high intelligence. However, their intelligence necessitates constant entertainment. Mental stimulation is critical for the Pocket Pitbull, as they are much more likely to become bored and exhibit destructive behaviours without it. Occasionally, the Pocket Pitbull will inherit the Patterdale Terrier’s prey drive, but fortunately, this can be trained out of them.
WHAT IS THE LIFESPAN OF A MINIATURE PITBULL?
A Pocket Pitbull has an average lifespan of 11 to 13 years.
HOW IS THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH FAMILY?
Miniature Pitbulls make wonderful family dogs. You’ll still get a sweet dog with the Pocket Pitbull’s loving and caring nature — just in a smaller package!
The Miniature Pitbulls adore children and have been dubbed “nanny dogs” due to their gentle demeanour around small children. However, due to their laid-back demeanour around children, you may wish to wait until your children are slightly older before introducing the Pitbull Mix, as they can become overexcited and boisterous.
HOW BIG DOES MINIATURE PITBULL GET?
It is a small-sized dog breed of about 12-16 inches tall and weighs between 11-22 pounds.
HOW MUCH DOES A MINIATURE PITBULL COST?
You can easily purchase a Pitbull puppy in India at INR 9000 to INR 80000 depending upon the breed of the dog i.e. its pedigree scrutiny.