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I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
With his fine head, searching eyes, good heart and wonderful disposition, Biggin is just a great all-around dog.
Definitely a country boy, Biggin got his name when he was a young pup, and folks would say, “My, he’s a big ‘un.”
He is still a big boy, so the name stuck, and when he joined a rural animal control facility, they kept it as well.
Biggin comes from a rural part of West Virginia that has produced some exceptional dogs. It is an almost iconically hardscrabble place - isolated and remote, with one dead end road leading into it. The area exists as it has for decades, inhabited by families who are independent and set in their ways.
Dogs who live there are well-fed, and are part of a generalized community in which everyone just “gets along.” Biggin was not pampered, but he had his own lean-to house, and despite the fact that he lived on a very short chain for a very long time, he somehow kept both his wits and his lovely nature.
The local County Animal Control unit is routinely asked to come in and make “sweeps” of this region to round up dogs, and Biggin trotted off happily with Animal Control officers on the day they freed him from his chain, and marched straight into their hearts.
Because of his relaxed disposition, affectionate ways and incredibly huggable plumpness, Biggin soon assumed a position in the front office; that position was usually lying down, unless he could interest someone in letting him lay his big head on their lap and engage them in scratching his head. Biggin is fairly irresistible, and he made the most of his corporate assignment.
We were struck when we met Biggin not only by his soft, open expression, but by the happy twinkle in his eyes.
It’s hard to explain what makes Biggin so engaging, but much of it is just that he’s so darned nice.
We were very glad to bring Biggin into rescue care with Hedgesville Hounds. Biggin entered his foster home with enthusiasm and earnestness. He is extremely well mannered in the house - impeccable in his house training - and he seems to have a real insight into people - he is careful and deferential around the very old and delicate, and shameless around the able bodied in terms of showering them with kisses and other bids for love, food and petting.
He is an extremely tactile fellow who has found the greatest bliss he ever imagined in being allowed to sleep in his foster care provider’s bed. One of the many sadnesses about being a chain-dog is the deprivation of touch, and being included and patted on his big head are privileges to Biggin, and joys he will never take for granted.
Biggin will bring his reasonable outlook, good heart, and loving nature to his adoptive home, and he will bond deeply with his adopter(s).