Above all, the American Pit Bull Terrier must be a real athlete. His body was invited to show speed, strength, flexibility and endurance. Must be balanced at all levels. When a characteristic display of extravagance has resulted reduces another important element. Its ideal form is worthy of admiration.

I. Introduction

  • For real understanding of the pattern of a breed is necessary to know the history of this breed.
  • The purpose of each judge is the impartial selection of quality broodstock based on the type of each breed.
  • The liability of a judge is to choose these dogs meet the standard as much as possible, putting aside his personal preferences.

II. Overview [20 points]

A. Response in Standard

  • Should show American Pit Bull Terrier from the other side of the track
  • Powerful and 3 dimensions. Do not give the impression of weak or vulnerable.
  • Shows square front with heavy bones and rugged and lightweight rubber back.
  • Should show athletic, not bulky. The muscles should be smooth but well toned.
  • The general picture of an adult dog should be that of a lean, toned animal in which seem slightly ribs and spine (not shown hips) with muscles strong and toned. Clean glossy coat with short nails. The general picture of a puppy should be that of a well-fed puppy and indistinguishable hand, vertebrae or hips.The coat should be glossy with short nails.

B. Balance

  • Equal angulation front and rear panel – best judged on the tripod.
  • Height ratio by weight – the tallest dog in a given weight.
  • Head size in proportion to the body. Neck long enough so that when the dog’s head is in a normal position, this may seem over the top of the back.

C. Presentation

  • The dog is socialized and shows interest that takes place around him.
  • Although some degree of aggression towards other dogs is a breed characteristic, the event of uncontrolled behavior will deprive the judges the ability to accurately judge the morphology of a dog.

D. Health

  • The vitality of the spirit, the gloss coat and the sharpness of his eye dog, bear witness to the good health of each dog.
  • Colors or color combinations that are known to be associated with health problems will be considered a serious defect. Major Defects: Chromatic pattern Merle, albinism (white dog with blue or pink eyes, pink nose, pink lips, no pigment on the soles, eyelids, etc.)

III. Behavior [10 points]

  • Confident and alert.
  • Interestingly the happenings around him. There seems to be threatened by anything around him.
  • Gentle with his loved ones. Defects: Phobia or contraction.

IV. Back [30 points]

A. Loin

  • Sufficient width and length so that the dog is squared. Too small height, removes flexibility. Too far flanks forcing the dog carries greater weight and reduces the flexibility and speed.

B. Hips

  • Long and sloping with adequate width. This can be appreciated from the base of the tail, which must be positioned low.
  • Ideal slope of force would 30 degrees with the ground.

C. Proportions of the hind legs

  • The femur must be of such a length so that the knee joint is proportional to 1/3 of the posterior system.
  • The fibula is the largest bone of the posterior system.
  • The length of the metatarsal is moderate, with muscles tangential equally on each side of the bone so that the hocks move parallel to each other without deviating inward or outward. The metatarsal bones, hocks and the bottom of the leg is light, elastic and smooth.
  • Posterior angulation – The ratio between the length of the bone and muscle tangential to these bones, causes an inclination knee which results in large inclination of hocks. The above contribution to the natural elasticity desired in the rear end.
  • The connection has muscle length and depth, which extends after the hinge. This makes the muscles look smooth but accented. (No lath). Defects: Near or at hip level, straight knees, dislocated hocks, hocks that flip out (cow), lath muscles.

V. Front system [20 points]

A. Thorax

  • Deep and elliptical, with protruding chest bone or chest. From the side, the base of the thoracic cavity should be at least reaches the elbow joint.
  • Good side opened at the top, narrowing downwards and extending as flanks.

B. Shoulders

  • Wider than the thoracic cavity at the 8th rib. The shoulder with good angle of 45 degrees or less angle with the ground, is wide and flat to allow adequate muscle development for a heavy and powerful front system.
  • The arm has a 45 degree angle and is long enough so that the elbow reaches the lowest point of the thoracic cavity. The elbows resting on the trunk.
  • The ulna is slightly longer than the arm and is compact. The ulna has twice the thickness of the metatarsal.

C. Legs

  • Small and compact, located high in the soleus.
  • Feet thick and slick
  • The front legs is normal that there psefdonycha with no hind legs.

Faults: Chest ‘Barrel’, Narrow Chest, Prominent Elbows, Hocks Curved, Flat feet, thin soles, Psefdonycha hind legs, Thin Bones.

VI. Head and Neck [15 points]

A. Neck

  • Very muscular at the base of the skull
  • Long in length

B. Head

  • Balanced size head relative to the rest of the body.
  • The width of the head corresponds to 2/3 of the width of the shoulders
  • Wedge when viewed from above, while showing round when viewed from the front.
  • Cheeks 25% wider than the neck, at the base of the skull.
  • The length from the nose to the stop, must be equal to the length from the stop to the back of the skull.
  • The bridge of the snout is well constructed. The width of the skull under the eyes should be wider than the base of the ears.
  • The head should be deep from the top of the skull to the base of the jaw.
  • Muzzle straight shaped brick.
  • Tight lips.
  • The cutters of the teeth should be found with the upper jaw in front of the bottom, a scissor bite. The canines must be wide at the base and tapering gradually. The denture should have good image (white color) and be strong without missing teeth.
  • The eyes are small and deep. Elliptical when viewed from the front. Triangular when viewed from the side.
  • Ears – There is no preference for cut or natural ears, apart from the emergence of the overall picture of each dog.

Faults: Short neck, bulging cheeks, poor construction snout, lips Long, Incomplete canines, Overshot or undershot to the point that canines do not implement tightly together.

VII. Tail and Coat [5 points]

A. Hair

  • Skin thick and loose around the neck and chest, tight to the rest of the body, with vertical folds around the neck even workout animals.
  • Short, rough and polished, indicating good health.
  • Any color or combination of colors other than the colors that are known to be genetically linked to health problems.

B. Queue

  • Thick at the base which tapers gradually to a spike. Moderate length which extends to the hock.
  • Shaped pump handle when the animal is at rest.

Serious Faults : Merle color pattern or albinism. (White dog, blue or pink eyes, lack of pigment)

Faults: Longer hair, Longer hair on tail or elsewhere, tail or any tail shape is not straight.

Disadvantage: Aggression in humans, cryptorchidism, neutered dogs.