I'm going to part with this 15 week old pup to a good home. He is a great dog but does not meet my needs in the protection sport relm which was why I purchased him in the first place. I attribute this to the breeder being less than honest with his evaluation of the litter as a whole. He has a medium drive, at best, and I'm looking for a high drive dog.
I got him at 8 wks old. He is current on all his shots including rabbies vaccination with the 16 week shot to be given this next week 9/24.... (read more) He has been neutured, heart worm treatment, and is free of flies or ticks. He is still pre-teething and maybe won't start dropping the puppy teeth for adult teeth for another 2 weeks.
He has a loving disposition that would be great for any household. Great with small dogs as he has grown up thus far with a small Yorkie. Good with kids and very sociable. I have taken him in to work with me every Saturday where he will greet customers and then return to a toy or a nap. He is in inside dog. He is crated when not supervised and at night. He has some training by way a clicker and marking the good behavior. He is very food motivated but stay away from Salmon treats...he's stomach doesn't care for them. Sit, down, stand on an object, rotate into the heel position, and walking on a lead without pulling (only when not walking with the Yorkie). We also attend a sport club Monday's and Thursdays where he works on his prey drive with a helper. We do this at home as well with a flirt pole and rag as well as a puppy sleeve on a line. He loves to chase a ball.
If you're looking for a sport dog, my assesment is he may or may not have it. Once he matures a bit and after teething he may pop into it. For now he will work with me quite well with his prey drive and off lead. On lead and with the helper he's a littl lax. I haven't done anything regarding defense drive but I have seen some good qualities out of him. In his wire crate on the field as I'm changing out of a decoy jacket he will get amped up and bark to come out if I move playingly towards him. At night for potty breaks he perks right up and will bark at the stanger in the distance. In all though I'm looking for a bit more.
I think he's more suited for a fun household. He loves to curl up and get attention. He's a pup, but he's not full time wound up and destroying the house. Believe me, I'd be out on the street if that were the case. He's not a nonstop barker so your neighbors will thank you. He doesn't run off and even when taking him to our ranch he stays pretty close. He's got a high enviromental tolerance. Sudden noises don't spook him. He's alert and confident. I think anyone who is loving and continues with his training will love this dog.
If you're interested in him then send me a message and a little about yourself. Obviously I care for him and this is not about the money so in helping me place him in the right home please give me something to initially go on. Thanks.
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