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 not appear to be dog aggressive, although appropriate introductions with any dog would be strongly recommended.
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
Age: 1.5 years
Size/Weight: 53 pounds
Ok with children: Okay with older children due to size
Ok with dogs: appears to be, but proper introductions/supervision are recommended
Ok with cats: unknown
Special Needs: None
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