Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques
Posted October 2, 2014
I have nothing to say but good things about this dog, ideally the dog i've been waiting to get all my life. I got Thad when he was about 3-4months old, and throughout the years though I've had garbage gotten into, plastic things eaten and as well sadly a couple shoes and one pair of pretty expensive head phones eaten up, Thaddeus is an amazing dog and breaks the status quo against Pit Bulls. Though I'd like to say initially, I would NOT recommend you to get a Pit Bull if you haven't owned a dog before, especially if you haven't owned a bigger dog. Standing he is about 4ft tall and 70-80lbs yet very muscular. He is as close to the title "mans best friend" as a dog can be. Since a pup i've taught him how to shake with each individual paw as well as high-five with each individual paw and sit. He also is able to distinguish between different toys in the yard(i.e. i tell him to get his ball, or tell him to get his football, etc). He LOVES car rides, whenever i mention one his tail flails everywhere and he almost prances to the door. Yet I would say a LOT of this is because of the attention he's been given. Not to boast but I care about my animals and it expressly shows/i have surprised MANY people with how friendly my dog is because they can be initially scared since he is a Pit. You have to be disciplined as a person, and be disciplined as a dog owner if you want to own a Pit. They will be stubborn at times and if you don't show them who's the boss they will overrun you(hence me suggesting NOT a first time dog owners type of breed). Yet on the flip side Thad is a huge cuddler, sometimes in an annoying sense, when you just get home and want to sit and relax he will come up, dig his nose under your arm and try to rest his head on you. One of the most loyal dogs you will ever come across. He is now neutered, but he is also still a very great guard as well as watch dog. He is attentive and even in wrestling if I'm messing around with friends he will try to come to my defense, and will bark if an unknown intruder is banging on the door. He will also bark if neglected attention for a long time or left in a place without any toy or anything to distract him(only slight emotional downfall about having such a dependent and loyal breed of dog). Hopefully this helps and if you choose the great responsibility of owning a Pit Bull, treat him/her right and love them well!