American Pit Bull Terrier
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Home:High River, AB, Canada  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 4 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Gotcha Date:
May 22nd 2011

February 18th 2011

to go running with mom's bike, or wrestle with Axle.

car rides and nail trims.

Favorite Toy:
She LOVES her flirt pole the most, and loves chewing on plastic Nylabones.

Favorite Food:
She eats Acana Pacifica dog food, but loves any kind of treats.

Favorite Walk:
Going biking!

Best Tricks:
Aside from basic obedience, she can "sit pretty" (beg), balance treats on her nose, shake a paw, "spin", and use a treadmill.

Arrival Story:
I had been looking for an American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) or American Staffordshire Terrier (AST) for some time, had enquired at several rescues, etc, and wasn't able to find what I was looking for until I found an ad advertising pups for sale. We got her when she was 13 weeks old.

I was told that Chassis' parents were both AST/APBT crosses, but they weren't the most knowledgable back-yard-breeders. However there is nothing American Staffordshire Terrier looking about her, she perfectly resembles an old-style American Pit Bull Terrier (that's the kind with the lean, athletic look as opposed to the blocky, heavily muscled type that people these days are used to equating to "pit bulls".) So either she just didn't take her traits from the AST side of the family, or they didn't know what breed(s) their own dogs were. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~ Anyway, it doesn't really matter what breed(s) she is, what matters is that she is beautiful and has a wonderful personality! She has such a healthy shiny coat, lots of energy, loves to run. Extremely confident, friendly, and happy, with a tail that never stops. She is an independent girl, but is also affectionately and loves to cuddle. She is fabulous with our kids, and great pals with our rescue pit, Axle. We love her!

Forums Motto:
Warning - Pit bull may lick you to death

The Last Forum I Posted In:
When someone asks what kind of dog you have

* AST's and APBT's:
*It is debatable as to whether the APBT and AST are two separate breeds or merely different types of the same - AST's being the show type and the APBT's being the working type - most dog breeds have those different types, but they are usually known by the same name, unlike this breed.

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Chassis' Diary

Getting BIG!

October 21st 2011 12:44 am
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Chassis is getting BIG! She just turned 8 months old and although she is still gangly and leggy, she is 50 pounds already. So much for once being the "runt" of her litter! She is now bigger than her momma and is still filling out!


Growing Fast!

June 4th 2011 5:00 pm
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Chassis went to the vet yesterday for her puppy shots. She also turned 15 weeks yesterday and weighed in at 13.15 kg / 29 pounds. She is sure growing fast!


A Smart Little Cookie!

May 23rd 2011 2:04 pm
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Firstly I'm not going to bother trying to write this in first person as if I were my dog like many do - it's just easier to write normally - hehe.

Today was Chassis' 1st full day at her new home (she is 13 wks old) and I have begun clicker training with her. Boy is she a smart little cookie! She associated the click sound with the treat right away and in no time at all she learned to sit, down, and come. Obviously we'll continue going over this with each training session (I plan to try to do a minimum of 2 short training sessions per day) to solidify what she is learning and to eventually phase out the need for the clicker. But I am amazed at how quickly she learns and eager to please she is! You kinda never know what you're getting when you get a new dog/pup and whether they'll be quick or slow learners, it appears I have a quick learner on my hands! Yay!

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