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Raising a Puppy: Mia the Blue-Nose American Bully Pit—45 weeks old

A day in the life with Mia the American Bully (Bully Pit) puppy. 45 weeks old, 65 pounds, 18 1/2 inches from the ground to the highest point of the shoulders (the withers).

A happy-looking, wide chested, blue nose American Bully Pit dog is sitting in grass looking forward. Her right ear is up and her left ear is flopped over. Her mouth is open and tongue is out.

45 weeks old (10 1/2 months)

Out and About

A blue nose American Bully Pit and a brown brindle Boxer are sitting on a hardwood floor in a pet store. There is a blonde haired girl standing behind the Bully Pit holding her leash.

Mia being a good girl at a pet store with her big brother Bruno the Boxer

A blonde haired girl is standing on a brick sidewalk with a blue nose American Bully Pit dog and a brown brindle Boxer. The dogs have there mouths open and tongues out.

Amie walking Mia and Bruno around town.

Close up front side view - A happy-looking blue nose American Bully Pit dog is standing on a brick sidewalk looking to the left. Her mouth is open and tongue is out.

Pretty-girl Mia

Back side view of a blue nose American Bully Pit dog laying on a brick sidewalk next to black outdoor chairs. she is looking out of the metal fence in front of her.

Mia people watching as the humans eat lunch in town.

Playdate at the Gym

Mia continues to go to Crossfit West Chester with Amie. She absolutely loves it. When she sees Amie pick up her leash and say "Do you want to go to crossfit?" Mia woooo woooos, turning in circles with her head low and her tail wagging and runs to the truck.

A girl is petting the side of a black and white Frenchie Staffie. Behind her is a blue nose American Bully Pit. They are standing on a rubber surface.

Notice that neither of these dog's tails are up and their ears are slightly back. Their mouths are relaxed and parted open with their tongues hanging out. That is body language from one dog to another meaning they come in peace. No one means any harm and no one wants to dominate the other.

A black and white Frenchie Staffie is laying on his back and rolling around. A blue nose American Bully Pit is looking down at the dog.

Mia watches Duncan roll around like a silly boy.

A blue nose American Bully Pit is standing on a rubber mat and looking at a black and white Frenchie Staffie dog that is laying down.

Hey there, do you want to play?

A black and white Frenchie Staffie is laying on her left side on a rubber mat. A blue nose American Bully Pit is crawling over to the Frenchie Staffie. They are in a crossfit gym.

Another Playdate at the Gym

A black and white Frenchie Staffie is standing on a rubber mat and a blue nose American Bully Pit is standing adjacent to him. The dogs are about to play.

Yay! Duncan is at the gym again. Another playdate!

A blue nose American Bully Pit is standing on a rubber mat and she is playfully nipping at a black and white Frenchie Staffie that is in front of her.
A black and white Frenchie Staffie is running across a rubber mat. There is a blue nose American Bully Pit that is playfully nipping at the Frenchie.
Action shot in mid-play - A black and white Frenchie Staffie dog is jumping at a blue nose American Bully Pit. They are outside on a rubber mat.

Cuddle Time

A blonde haired girl is petting the stomach of a blue nose American Bully Pit dog that is laying in a dog bed. Next to her is a blue nose gray colored pit bull dog. Walking away from the blonde haired girl is a brown brindle Boxer.

The dogs are not allowed up on the beds or other furniture, so the humans get on the floor for some pack cuddle time.

Morning Dangers

A hole on the belly of a squeaky toy. A person is holding a punctured squeaker in there hand.

Mia loves cloth toys with squeakers in them. The problem is she also loves to purposely work really hard at getting the squeaker out. She knows where it is and she knows just where to start ripping the cloth to get to it. Therefore we try and give her bigger, heavier toys she cannot destroy such as bones and horns to chew on.

Every morning as each person gets up Mia runs to get them a toy so she can dance around them. The person usually does not have shoes on and Mia sometimes drops that toy and picks it back up as she dances around their bare feet. This dog runs a high risk of breaking someone's toe!

Puppy No-Nos

A blue nose American Bully Pit is standing on top a line of leaves on a black top surface.

Mia! That is my green bean plant you are chewing on and I'm pretty sure it didn't grow there in the driveway! You pulled it out of the garden!