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do you need to train weights etc for pitbull to get muscular

Discussion in 'Dog Debates' started by Easykaya, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. Easykaya

    Easykaya Puppy

    Im a first time APBT owner and I was just wondering if you need to train with weights ect for Pitbull to become muscular and bulky?
    or is regular play / walking etc with right diet enough to get a nice muscular Pitbull
  2. AGK

    AGK Scratch Kingz Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator

    They shouldn't be bulky. Bulk requires a lot of oxygen to the muscles and will make a dog run hot in extreme work. They should be lean like a olympic runner, not a bodybuilder.



    Too much bulk hinders performance and mobility. It's also a burden on most every part of the dogs system to be bulky, i.e joints, heart, tendons etc.

    Simple handwalking is all you need unless your competing at something. Most of the dogs natural shape is going to be genetic. You fine tune them with exercise. Flirtpole, springpole, tread/slat/carpet mills or just handwalking.
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  3. Easykaya

    Easykaya Puppy

    Thx so much for your reply. i'm happy to hear that simple play and walk will do the trick.
    also I wanted to ask. I feed my APBT pupy "Taste of the wild High Prairie Puppy Recipe"
    and im planning to give her "TOTW High Prairie Canine " when she grows up. 32% Crude Protein & 18% Crude Fat.
    is that enough? or do I need to add something for best result?
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  4. AGK

    AGK Scratch Kingz Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator

    I don't feel most dogs, unless they are working dogs, need that high of a protein content. Not great for the kidneys over a long period of time. Throw in that the FDA just made a link to heart disease from certian feeds and TOTW is on that list, as are 15 other grain free feeds, it's a at your own risk type thing. I fed it for 3 generations of dogs with no issue but once my dogs were blowing through that 50 dollar bag of food every 4 days I needed to make a switch to something more in my budget. I alternate from raw to kibble depending on what the dogs are doing. If It's sport, raw is the way to go. If It's convience than kibble takes the cake. Every dog is different and will react different to various feeds. The trick is to find the one that your dog best utilizes the nutrients from.
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  5. Easykaya

    Easykaya Puppy

    Thanks very much. I will do some more research on FDA vs TOTW Heart disease link. I wasn't aware of this .
    thanks very much:-bd
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  6. AGK

    AGK Scratch Kingz Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator

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  7. AGK

    AGK Scratch Kingz Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator

    Just keep in mind that the better you feed it the better It's overall health will be. No kibble out there can compete with a good proper RAW diet. Most don't want to feed it though as it's rather time consuming. There is so much involved when it comes to proper nutrition for an althlete. Kibble is basiclly the tip of the triangle.
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  8. Easykaya

    Easykaya Puppy

    Raw diet is way to expensive were I come from (curacao) unless I feed her pigeon but my wife doesn't like me shoot life animals :-?.
    Thing is that "Xena" has a Grain allergy ,that is how I end up wit TOTW and because I live on a Island we have limited options. but you 're right Raw is Best indeed. maybe I can make a deal with the butcher to get the leftovers for a cheaper price.
    BTW your Pitbull (on the picture) is very pretty. I would be very happy if mine turned out like that.
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  9. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    I knew a man who only fed old roy and had very good luck with it.
    Today we see many pit bulls that cannot eat much of anything. It is a result of poor breeding. Most people now days do not know there are reasons for selective breeding. Too many are bred because of their color or some other nonsense. Also way too many pet breeders who know nothing about dogs.
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  10. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Maybe you can give a soft boiled egg in addition to kibble or cooked calf or chicken liver?

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