Getting involved in dog sports...

American Pit Bull Terriers are a breed that requires physical and mental stimulation.

Canines have worked alongside humans for thousands of years serving as mans best friend. American Pit Bull Terriers in
particular have been bred over hundreds of years for multiple purposes, most notably sporting venues.
Their storied history is what has created the loyal and hardy dogs we know and love today.
Over the years, we have realized how much we need to promote the history of the American Pit Bull Terrier.
Dog Sports give dog an opportunity to burn their energy, mentally and physically, while showing the public what
these dogs are all about!
Visit the links below to get more information on the activities that would be of interest to you and your dog.
Support YOUR BREED, the local clubs need your help!!
You can also get involved by becoming a member of and supporting your local APBT clubs, at minimum just being a "Paid Member" helps
support your local APBT club!!
Conformation

There are currently 3 legitimate
registries that offer sanctioned
Conformation shows for the APBT in
the United States;
the ADBA, AADRI, and the UKC.
Below are general illustrations of the
standard APBT Conformation.
Please keep in mind that no dog is
perfect, all dogs have faults, but it is
helpful to know your dogs faults,
especially if you intend on breeding.
I have listed a conformation website
below that explains which faults are
considered minor and which faults
can disqualify your dog.
Conformation Shows are a
constructive way to have
experienced, knowledgeable, and
qualified Judges have a look at your
dog, most are willing to give you
advice and feedback on your dog, or
your handling skills.
The fundamentals of having a dog
with overall good conformation,
is simply put;
"Form Follows Function"
*** Many of the local ADBA Clubs also
hold Fun Shows, which are
ALL FOR
FUN
, no points involved! These
events are great opportunities to
bring you and your puppy/dog out to
experience the show environment.
The ADBA, UKC, and AADRI offer
opportunities for kids to show off
their handling skills as well.
ADBA & AADRI Standard
WEIGHT PULL
There are many different
registries that offer the sport of
weight pull. The UKC, ADBA,
AADR, IWPA, IRON DOG, and
APA.
Weight Pulling is a great way to
showcase the working qualities of
our breed, and allow the dogs to
fulfill their desire to work.
Below I have provided links to
registries that host weight pull
events, training information,
harness suppliers,
and other weight pull training
equipment and information.
WEIGHT PULL HARNESS SUPPLIERS
* This site has tons of information about APBT conformation
*** Get Involved! Join & Support your Local APBT Clubs! ***
WEIGHT PULL REGISTRIES
Weight Pull Information Galore
This website is ran by Todd Tripp, he has been a great addition to Florida Weight Pulls!
IRON DOG
"IRON DOG is a registry that was created to test the "Strength, Endurance, Power, Speed, and Courage, of the dogs competing."
IRON DOG is always a blast!
All you need is an athletic dog, with drive, and a desire to please it's owner.
IRON DOG his OPEN to ALL BREEDS!!
*UPF*
Real Deal Chocolates American Pit Bull Terriers
Hog Hunting Supplies
treadmill racing
lure coursing

  • Vertical Wall Climb

  • Lure Course

  • Treadmill Race

  • Sprint Race

  • Weight Pull

  • Barn Hunt

  • Agility

  • Catch Dog

  • Tracking

  • Ring Sport
agility
vertical wall climb
hog hunting
weight pulling
International
Registries: