❥How Can I Attach Muscles to My Pit Bull?❥
Out of all the emails I receive, this question is one of my 5 most hated questions. I hate this question with a passion for several reasons.
1. American Pit Bull Terriers don’t need extra muscle. Nature takes care of that. Proper exercise, good clean water, a solid and ready diet, athletic APBT.
2. In almost all cases the person requesting the question also asks: “Is a weighted vest going to harm my puppy?” uh yeah. The cubs are growing. Putting a heavy vest on a young dog would be like putting a 10-pound backpack on a 2-year-old. I’m not sure why so many people want to add muscle to an already athletic breed of dog. I guess it’s status or ego or whatever, but the truth of the matter is that your dog has to have predisposed genetics to be in good shape. The good news is that most APBTs have these genetics.
However, there are some dogs (cough, cough, Gotti, Razors Edge, cough, cough) that are very finished and will never be in top shape. When people see this monstrous fat, wide and short, they think that he is “fit and muscular”.
I’m here to tell people that they’re not even close to being in great shape.
So what does a well-built APBT look like? I’m glad you asked. Here is an example:
Enforcer owned by Cheryl Caragan and Ernie Sims III of the Philadelphia Eagles (now the Dallas Cowboys):
❥Enforcer is a great example of a true American Pit Bull Terrier.❥
Enforcer is barely 10 months old in that photo. I love that dog seriously. I’d stab my brother in the thigh for that dog. I’m kidding, of course. (No seriously, in the blink of an eye, be careful bro!)
Anyway, stabbing relatives to the side, putting muscle on your dog is not about making them lift weights or put heavy vests on them in the early ages. It takes planning, a lot of work, and, as I mentioned, genetics for a dog to have that condition. Read but solid. Built but properly provided. Athletic by nature. These are the physical traits of the American Pit Bull Terrier and nothing more than that is about doing it.
That’s my take on the situation anyway.