Weimaraner vs American Pit Bull Terrier

Compare the Weimaraner to the American Pit Bull Terrier. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Weimaraners and American Pit Bull Terriers.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Weimaraner and American Pit Bull Terrier are okay choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the American Pit Bull Terrier is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - Both the Weimaraner and American Pit Bull Terrier are very low maintenance and easy to groom.
  • Barking - The American Pit Bull Terrier has an above-average tendency to bark, while the Weimaraner is an average barker.
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Weimaraner vs American Pit Bull Terrier
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Breed NameWeimaranerAmerican Pit Bull Terrier
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan11-13 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Height23-27 in.17-20 in.
Weight50-85 lb30-90 lb
IntelligenceHighAverage
History
Origin CountryGermanyUnited Kingdom
Origin Year1800 AD1898 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyGoodPoor
Stranger FriendlyGoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Jealous
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Aggressive
  • Loving
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoYes
Medium YardNoYes
Large YardNoYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹55°F to 85°F45°F to 85°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelVery HighMedium-High
Exercise RequiredVery HighMedium-High
Top Running Speed35 mph30 mph
StrengthHighVery High
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowLow
SheddingLowHigh
DanderLowMedium
Drool AmountMediumNone-Low

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameWeimaranerAmerican Pit Bull Terrier
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoYes
Family/PackYesNo
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesNo
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageAverage
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageBelow Average
ChasingHighAverage
Follow CommandsBelow AverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageHigh
GuardingBelow AverageAverage
HerdingBelow AverageAverage
HuntingHighBelow Average
ProtectionBelow AverageHigh
Remove VerminAverageAverage
SleddingBelow AverageAverage
WatchBelow AverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameWeimaranerAmerican Pit Bull Terrier
Lifespan
Lifespan11-13 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Common Health Issues
BloatYesNo
Demodectic MangeNoYes
DistichiasisYesNo
Drug SensitivityYesNo
EctropionYesNo
EntropionYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
HypothyroidismYesNo
Progressive Retinal AtrophyYesNo
Skin AllergiesNoYes
Von Willebrand's DiseaseYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameWeimaranerAmerican Pit Bull Terrier
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Single CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesNo
StraightNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
BlueYesYes
GrayYesNo
Silver GrayYesNo
BlackNoYes
Black & TanNoYes
Black & WhiteNoYes
Blue, White, & TanNoYes
ChocolateNoYes
Chocolate & TanNoYes
FawnNoYes
Fawn & WhiteNoYes
Light FawnNoYes
WhiteNoYes