Honey Bear's Info...
I am purebred and good with kids.
Honey Bear's Story...
Time is of the essence for Honey Bear. Her owners have come to realize that they are just not the right family for this sweet girl. They have loved and cared for her for so long, but are not comfortable that they can keep her away from the only thing that causes Honey Bear's only fault, which are small dogs. Honey Bear would be a wonderful companion in a home as an only dog (or a large male dog) with adults who would be mindful of her aggression to small dogs. An ideal candidate would also have a mid to large size yard for her to roam. We are posting Honey Bear on our site in the hopes we can help her owners find that perfect home.
Some things about this beautiful girl from her owner. Honey Bear is obviously beautiful, you can see from her photos, she's also AKC registered, 100 pounds, with a very powerful and muscled frame. She has been well cared for and is spayed and micro chipped. Honey Bear is sweet, friendly and extremely affectionate with humans of all sizes. She is housebroken and crate trained, although has spent most of the time loose in the house. Honey Bear has been in our family since she was a puppy. She has received basic training and knows how to sit, down, wait and stay. She is good on the leash, but still needs to be reminded to heel. She is anxious to meet guests and has a bad habit of jumping up.
Until Honey Bear was about two, she interacted well with both small and large dogs. Since that time, Honey Bear has become increasingly aggressive toward small dogs. I attempted to change this behavior with a trainer. Although the trainer was able to eliminate this aggressive behavior towards small dogs in training sessions, we have been unable to rely on this training on our own.
We live in a tight community with a small yard, but we walk at least two times a day for 30 minutes. Because we live in an area where almost every house at least one dog and owners regularly walk their dogs, it has become increasingly difficult to get her out of the house for exercise. I am able to keep her under control when approaching small dogs during our walks with a leash called "gentle leader," however you have to exercise great care while avoiding issues with other dogs in our neighborhood. We have had a couple minor incidents and one more serious incident with small neighborhood dogs; despite our trying to do all we can to avoid them.
Despite Honey Bears aggressive history with small dogs, I am confident that she would be an excellent pet under the right circumstances. My wife and I have lived with Honey Bear her entire life and, with the exception of the handful of incidents with small dogs described above, she has proved to be nothing other than a sweet and loving animal. She is well behaved in our house, has shown no signs of aggressive behavior towards us, our children and guests which frequent our house on a daily basis. I regularly board her in a kennel and with her vet, who know to keep her away from small dogs. Neither the kennel nor the vet has ever had a problem with her. The attendants at both venues love her and are excited when I bring leave her with them.
Approx age: 5 yrs
Good with: large dogs only, kids
Adoption Fee: negotiable