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American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Fort Wayne, IN, USA

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Organization Name: Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Gender: Male Male
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CLAY MATTHEWS

Age: Adult
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 01/07/2017
Location: Fort Wayne, IN 46808
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Tags: American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Fort Wayne, IN, USA
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Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Hiiii! I''m Clay Matthews and I''m a handsome happy man! Weight: 69# Arrival: I came in as a stray on 12/15/16 Cues: I know how to come when called! Toys: After I feel comfortable with you I enjoy playing Recommendations: I would do best in a home with children 5 and older, pending an interaction. I am a foster to adopt due to being heartworm positive. I am currently undergoing treatment. If you have any questions, please ask one of our friendly adoption counselors!

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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      Age: Adult
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      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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