The average life span of a pitbull can be between 13 to 15 years. The american pit bull terrier apbt is a purebred dog breed recognized by the united kennel club ukc and the american dog breeders association adba but not the american kennel club akc.
The smaller ones like great dane s that are below 30lbs can also live longer with a life span of 8 to 9 years.
American pitbull lifespan. In rare cases they have lived over 20 years and i have seen some of the bigger pitbulls live less than 5 years old. What is the average lifespan of a pitbull. The american pit bull terrier which encompasses both the blue nose pit and red nose pit is an incredibly hardy healthy dog with a decently long lifespan that leans toward the high side.
Their age varies on average from anywhere to 8 16 years. It is a medium sized intelligent short haired dog of a solid build whose early ancestors came from the british isles when compared with the english staffordshire bull terrier the american pit bull. The american bully breed was recognized by the united kennel club on july 15 2013.
The larger ones such as the apbt s or bullies live for 14 to 16 years. More in companion dog group. If you are interested in extending your.
The american bully breed developed as a natural extension of the american pit bull terrier. The united kennel club was the first registry to recognize the american pit bull terrier. The pitbulls lifespan varies on a wide variety of environmental factors and genetics.
The lifespan of a pitbull depends on a number of factors. I have seen many breeds come in and out of the doors of the vet practice and pits were one of the healthier breeds to walk through the doors. Sometime during the nineteenth century dog fanciers in england ireland and scotland began to experiment with crosses between bulldogs and terriers looking for a dog that combined the gameness of the terrier with the strength and athleticism of the bulldog.