Domingo - American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Kanab, UT

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Organization Name: Best Friends Animal Society
Location: Kanab, UT 84741
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(435) 644-2001


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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Gender: Male Male
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Domingo

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 11/29/2016
Location: Kanab, UT 84741
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Coat Length Short
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs No
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Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Domingo spent part of his life in a dog-training program in a prison. He is very smart, and knows over two dozen visual and verbal cues. Extremely obedient, Domingo loves to perform for his people. He is a high-energy guy, and cannot live with cats or small dogs. His caregivers are working on introducing him to a few dogs his size, and he may be able to live with one in the future. Domingo was born in 2010. He has some anxiety and an old leg injury from chasing balls. A handsome, friendly guy, Domingo can't wait to start a new life with a person of his very own. Don't live near us? You're in luck! Domingo has a very generous supporter willing to pay to have him flown to his new home, anywhere in the US or Canada. As part of our Single* pets adoption special, Domingo also qualifies for free adoption! *Single pets do best as the only pet in the home.

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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