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First off, what is a Pocket Pitbull? A Pocket Pitbull is a cross between an American Pitbull terrier and a Patterdale Terrier. However, do not let the name fool you, these are not small dogs but more of a smaller version of the parent breed.
This adorable, loving breed is known by many names. Pocket Pitbull, Pocket Pit, Mini Pit and Miniature Pitbull. This hybrid is slightly different in the UK and USA due to government legislation, but they are very similar dogs.
A Pocket Pitbull, when trained and socialised properly is a wonderful family pet, finely attuned to his human’s emotions and mood.
Pocket Pitbull Appearance and Size
They are Medium rather than small dogs. they have short and shiny coats and display a lot of the physical appearance of Pitbulls. These dogs can weigh around 11 to 22 lbs when fully grown and stands at 12 to 16 inches in height. Because it is a crossbreed, expect there to be some variation.
Pocket Pitbull Chatacteristics
Due to the mix of the breed, Pocket Pitbulls hold on to a lot of the Patterdale energy and inquisitiveness. They are smart but can also be stubborn so need an experienced dog owner and thanks to their bulky build, they are strong and have a tendency to pull when lead walking. Pocket Pitbulls are popular with owners who want a tough looking dog but one with the friendly loyal side and smaller in size.
Are Pocket Pitbulls viscious?
As with any dogs, a lot of this is to do with their upbringing. Many have sadly been trained to fight and then neglected. If a pocket pit is brought up with humans and other dogs from a puppy and properly trained/well exercised it is unlikely that it will be aggressive. However, never leave a dog alone with children as any dog can snap at any time.
Pocket Pitbull Health
They are prone to a few Pitbull health issues including hypothyroidism and hip dysplasia.