Can I really put it in my pocket?
This is the typical question that comes to mind when anyone hears the name, Pocket Pitbull. However, the usual Pitbulls are not that big a dog.
But, yes, they are hulky…
Though they are not that tall, they are one of the most muscular dog breeds. They are superb guard dogs. Your doggo does not even need to do anything to make the opposing party run away; their look is enough.
Although Pitbulls are considered one of the most aggressive dogs, they never fail to amaze us with their cute face and gaze. The best part is that, if you can train them well, they can be really good house dogs and one of your well-behaved family members.
Now, come to our showstopper, the Pocket Pitbull.
Yes, you can put your Pocket Pitbull puppy in your Pocket.
No, you can not carry a fully grown Pocket Pitbull like a cute chihuahua, but again you do not need to carry them in your Pocket cause they are going to protect them in case of danger. If you are thinking about getting this breed of dog, I must say, you are choosing a great family member.
But, in case you are a first-time pet owner, I will advise you not to go for this breed. They are active dogs and need proper training and exercise. Also, due to crossbreeding, they usually suffer from some health problems.
Here, in this article, I will guide you with all the necessary details that you need to know while welcoming your new family member.
Pocket Pitbull Overview: Can you Actually Carry It In Pocket?
Before we start with the details of Pocket Pitbull, I think you want to have some basic and short information that one usually considers while getting a pet. So, here those crucial are.
|Real Name||Pocket Pitbull|
|Nick Names||Miniature Pitbull|
|Lifespan||11 – 13 years|
|Weight||11 – 22 pounds|
|Height||12 – 16 inches|
|Color||Black, blue, red, blue and tan, black brindle, chocolate, fawn, black and tan, seal and buckskin, and white|
|Coat||Short and thick coat|
The History Of Pocket Pitbull
Of course, Pocket Pitbulls are the offspring of American Pitbull.
But do you know what the other parent of this breed is? It is a small Patterdale terrier. So, basically, this teacup micro Bully is the result of crossbreeding an American Staffordshire Terrier or American Pitbull Terrier and a small Patterdale Terrier.
The main intention behind breeding Pocket Pitbull was to pick all the best qualities from both of the parents and was fingers crossed, hoping to minimize undesirable traits. So, this breed has the nature of both its parents.
They are friendly and active, just like American Pitbull, and get the small and compact size of a small Patterdale Terrier. Because they are hybrid dogs, the miniature Pitbull is not recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club or the AKC or American Kennel Club.
They are also not recognized by the International Designer Canine Registry or the National Hybrid Registry. But they are recognized by the United Kennel Club, England.
You might not know that this is a relatively new breed, but still, there are a lot of people who are completely in love with this dog. So, you can go hide and adopt one.
The first generation of the Pocket Pitbull, was a mistake, and they started to breed on purpose in the last 20 years. The exact origin of Pocket Pitbull is still unknown. But there is enough information about the origin of their parents.
I can give you an insight into that.
Patterdale Terriers are from the Lake District area of the northern part of England. Lake District has a very rocky and hilly landscape, so resilient and tough dogs were required in order to guard livestock in the area.
It is estimated that the Patterdale Terrier first came to the United States around the 1960s.
Now coming to the Pitbull Terrier was first created in early 19th century England, particularly for the popular sports of bear and bull baiting.
Although they were thought of as really aggressive fighting dogs, they are also known for being too gentle with humans. That is why they are considered excellent family dogs. In later years, the Pitbull Terriers accompanied the immigrants to the United States.
There, Pitbull Terriers started their new career as all-around farm dogs. Their jobs typically involve guarding the property against animal intruders, hunting, and providing companionship. In the 1930s, the AKC recognized these dogs as the American Staffordshire Terrier.
Later in 1989, Britain’s equivalent of the American Kennel Club named these bull dogs the American Pitbull Terrier. Here, I also want to mention that AKC wanted to distinguish this particular dog from the ones who are popular for fighting, and that is why they have not registered an American Pitbull Terrier till today.
The Pocket Pitbull Guide
As of now, we know that Pocket Pitbull Bully is not recognized by AKC, and obviously they are crossbreed dogs. So, it is not that easy to get their characteristics.
To be honest, when it comes to Pocket Bully Pitbull, they have got the characteristics of both of their parents. Yes, they do look more similar to Pitbull parents rather than their Patterdale Terrier parents.
A teacup Pitbull puppy is generally born in litter sizes of 2 to 5. However, in case the dam is a Pitbull, and it is not at all her first litter, then the size might increase, and the litter can be around 5 to 9 puppies.
Compared to an average Pitbull puppy, the price of Pocket bullies is much higher.
Well, bullies usually take around 2 years to 3 years to get fully mature. On the other hand, Patterdale Terriers mature around 14 months to 16 months. And a micro Pitbull takes around 2 and 3 years to fully grow.
As I have already mentioned, these dogs typically look a lot like the normal Pitbull, although the look sometimes varies a little. They are really compact in size and small with a muscular bodies. They have very wide and low chests with short but muscular legs.
Their bulky neck and the large head is something that is not similar to other dogs.
This dog breed is basically a brachycephalic breed. That is why their face is flattened, and as a result, they might suffer from some breathing issues. They also have wide-set floppy ears that move really cutely and a medium-thin tail to wag.
The micro Bully dog can grow as high as 9 to 11 inches high and usually weigh something between 11 lbs to 22 lbs.
As the Pocket Pit is crossbred, it is a little difficult to predict its coat. Here again, I would like to tell you about the coat of its parents.
The Pitbull has a short, smooth coat with absolutely no undercoat. On the other hand, Patterdale Terriers have a wiry, coarse coat with a dense undercoat. It actually helps them to protect themselves from the elements.
Being crossbred of these two breeds, the teacup mini Pitbull usually has a shorter coat. But this is obviously not the case all the time. Now, come to coat color, the range is pretty wide. Here they are.
- Blue and tan.
- Black brindle.
- Seal and buckskin.
You also can get Pocket Pitbull blue nose. They either have markings or are solid in color.
These tiny versions of pitties are extremely talented and full of energy. They are confident and independent. That means, without training this particular breed of dog can be really difficult to handle.
Your Pocket pittie is going to recognize you as their leader and can be really obedient. But in order to get an obedient Pocket Pitbull you have to train and socialize them well. Here are the training options that you can use for your Pocket Pitbull.
- Clicker training.
- Reward-based training.
- Praising them.
Pocket pitties mostly have shorter coats, and usually, they do not require much grooming. The shorter coat is itself really easy to manage. You just need to brush their coat on a regular basis, which will take only a few minutes.
Although your miniature pittie doggo is not going to need much grooming, you should trim their nails and clean their ears and teeth at regular intervals.
5. Food And Diet
Just like humans, food also plays a crucial role when it comes to the growth and development of your dog. When you are getting Pocket pitties, you can opt for the following types of foods.
Raw Dog Food
Raw dog foods typically include raw turkey, chicken, organ meat, pork, lamb, salmon, eggs, kelp, fresh fruits, and vegetables. The best part about raw foods is that they are intact in terms of nutrients, unlike processed or cooked food. But when you are buying raw dog foods, you must ensure that you are getting certified ones.
Homemade Dog Food
You can make your dog homemade food using vegetables, meat, and fruits. It is always best to give your homemade dog foods because you will have full control over the ingredients.
Premium Dog Food
You can always opt for premium dog foods for your dog pitties. They contain an appropriate number of minerals, vitamins, and protein, along with other nutrients that your Pocket pittie need to stay healthy and active.
Just like many other dog breeds, Pocket Pitbulls are also predisposed to some particular health issues. Some of them are hereditary or can be the result of improper care. The usual health concerns of Pocket bullies you should know about are here.
- Hip dysplasia.
- Eye problems.
- Heart disease.
Apart from these health concerns, Pitbulls are considered harder canines.
Put It In Pocket!
In this article, I have covered almost every detail you should know about while getting a Pocket Pittie. Stil, in case you have any questions, you can let me know in the comment section. I will try to come up with a solution as soon as possible.
Finally, I would suggest you not take Pocket Pitbulls in case you have no or really little experience with having a pet. Also, if you are ready to devote your time, attention, and love to them, you can bring home a new member.
Also, don’t even think about skipping the training and exercise part.
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