Pocket Pittie?

What is a Pocket Pittie? I know what an American Pit Bull Terrier is and many, many rescues claim that a lot of their dogs (most and all females) are solid Pocket Pitties. They call them "tiny" but they are anywhere between 37-40 pounds and that's a good size for an American Pit Bull Terrier.

Asked by Member 930032 on Oct 26th 2011 in American Pit Bull Terrier
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Bruno CGC

"Pocket Pittie" is just a nickname for smaller pitbulls. Rescues use it to make their dogs sound cuter and to distinguish them from the many pitbulls that are bred to be HUGE, called "Giant Pitbulls" or "XXL Pitbulls" (which would be in the 70-lb range, like a Labrador.)

If you're talking about BREEDERS, not shelters or rescues, the term "Pocket Pittie" means a very extreme, bully-type dog that is bred to be small. It's not the same as the original Pitbull, which is a lightweight, slender dog. The "Pocket Pitbulls" from breeders often resemble English Bulldogs, their legs are so short and wide-set.

Just Google "Pocket Pitbull" for more info and pictures.

Bruno CGC answered on Oct 28th.

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Gray Dawn Treader

Don't tell me something like the "teacup" craze has gone to the Pitties now...*facepalm*
Sounds like another marketing scheme, and by people who are ignorant enough to believe that Pitties are humungous dogs.

Gray Dawn Treader answered on 10/27/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


I would stay clear of this seller. Many times their breed smaller dogs to smaller dogs. some of these may be runts of the litter and may not be in the best of health. This can turn out small unhealthy puppies.

Kazba answered on 10/28/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer