My name is Sergeant Major!

Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Gilbert, Arizona - Sergeant Major
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Facts about Sergeant Major

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
This fantastic looking boy is Sergeant Major. Sergeant Major is an American Pit Bull Terrier (which the Irish name is the “old family dog”). He is approximately 18 months old. Sergeant Major was left at a boarding facility in Phoenix - he has been there since January of 2016. After being unable to reach his owners for several months, he has been deemed abandoned and relinquished to the kennels who are working through Valley Dogs find him a new home.

Sergeant Major has recently been neutered and is current with his vaccinations.

He is an absolute goof who loves human attention, activity and exercise, belly rubs and rolling on his back in the grass with his tongue lolling out of his head in a big ole happy, goofy smile. After adequate exercise, he is happy to lie at your feet and just hang out with his best friend – you! He does appear to be dog aggressive, but that isn't necessarily the case since we haven't seen him outside of the kennel environment.

The UKC gives this description of the characteristics of the American Pit Bull Terrier:

The essential characteristics of the American Pit Bull Terrier are strength, confidence, and zest for life. This breed is eager to please and brimming over with enthusiasm. APBTs make excellent family companions and have always been noted for their love of children. Because most APBTs exhibit some level of dog aggression and because of its powerful physique, the APBT requires an owner who will carefully socialize and obedience train the dog. The breed’s natural agility makes it one of the most capable canine climbers so good fencing is a must for this breed. The APBT is not the best choice for a guard dog since they are extremely friendly, even with strangers. Aggressive behavior toward humans is uncharacteristic of the breed and highly undesirable. This breed does very well in performance events because of its high level of intelligence and its willingness to work.

Sergeant Major is an agile dog, and has been seen “bouncing” easily five plus feet in the air, so a secure yard with a high fence will be a must for this boy.

His temperament seems to indicate he would do well with children, however; due to his size a household with children over the age of 8 is recommended.

Is an American Pit Bull Terrier the right dog for you? Here as some links describing the needs and characteristics of the APBT, and the differences between an APBT and an American Bully.

If Sergeant Major sounds like a match for you, please contact us and we will coordinate a meet and greet with him.

Breed: Pit Bull

Sex: Male

Age: 1.5 years

Size/Weight: 53 pounds

Ok with children: Okay with older children due to size

Ok with dogs: Most likely not

Ok with cats: unknown

Special Needs: None

Contact for More Information: Brittany

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