Hurley - Pit Bull Terrier (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Costa Mesa, CA

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Ad ID: ADN-24623
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Date Listed: 12/26/2015
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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Hurley

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Gray
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 12/26/2015
Location: Costa Mesa, CA 92628
Tags: American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Costa Mesa, CA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Hurley is a 4 year old neutered male blue American Pit Bull Terrier who loves to play fetch! Hurley has a long history with Stella's Hope as he was first adopted as an 8 week old puppy. He was returned by his family after several years. He has become over protective of their family. He went to Doggy Hydeaway and after several rounds of antibiotics and vet visits, they discovered he had allergies and was reacting out of pain. They found a vitamin supplement that has successfully kept his allergies under control for over 6 months and he has blossomed! He is a medium to high energy boy who will fetch till he drops, and also loves to take long walks, or run along side a bike or go jogging with his human. He is extremely loyal to his family but Hurley will require plenty of exercise to keep him balanced, as well as strong leadership from his human(s). He is crate trained, walks wonderfully on leash, and as long as his human is the leader, he is a willing follower. If the human does not provide proper leadership, Hurley will assume the role and guard to protect his human. He is very friendly with all humans but would be best around older teenagers rather than small children. Not sure about cats. Hurley is a 4 year old neutered male blue American Pit Bull Terrier who loves to play fetch! Hurley has a long history with Stella's Hope as he was first adopted as an 8 week old puppy. He was returned by his family after several years. He has become over protective of their family. He went to Doggy Hydeaway and after several rounds of antibiotics and vet visits, they discovered he had allergies and was reacting out of pain. They found a vitamin supplement that has successfully kept his allergies under control for over 6 months and he has blossomed! He is a medium to high energy boy who will fetch till he drops, and also loves to take long walks, or run along side a bike or go jogging with his human. He is extremely loyal to his family but Hurley will require plenty of exercise to keep him balanced, as well as strong leadership from his human(s). He is crate trained, walks wonderfully on leash, and as long as his human is the leader, he is a willing follower. If the human does not provide proper leadership, Hurley will assume the role and guard to protect his human. He is very friendly with all humans but would be best around older teenagers rather than small children. Not sure about cats.

American Pit Bull Terrier

A.K.A. : Pit Bull Terrier, Pitbull, Pit bull, Pit, Pit Terrier, Staffordshire Fighting Dog, Bull Baiter Dogs, Yankee Terrier, Rebel Terrier
Overview: The American Pit Bull was originally bred for dog fighting and gained a reputation as a vicious animal. Can be a loyal and affectionate pet when trained and socialized properly.
Breed Group: Terrier
Weight (lbs): 22-110 Most common: 35-55
Height (in): 18-22
Colors: Any color or combination of white, red, brown, black, gray
Coat: Its coat is thick, short and shiny.
Character: The American Pit Bull is intelligent, loyal and affectionate. If not properly trained, can be dominant and aggressive.
Temperament: The temperament of the American Pit Bull depends largely on the training and socialization the animal receives. In the hands of an experienced trainer, they can be socialized to be good pets. May not do well with other pets or strangers.
Care: This breed is easy to groom. They need to be bathed regularly and brushed occasionally.
Training: American Pit Bulls should be owned and trained by people experienced with this breed or other aggressive breeds.
Activity: American Pit Bulls need regular exercise, both in fenced yards and walks with a leash.
Country of Origin: USA
Health Issue: hip dysplasia, heart disease and cataracts
Life Expectancy: 10-13

More About American Pit Bull Terrier Breed
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