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I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
He has regularly played with other dogs since he was a puppy, both big and small, and interacts with them well. He is not a fan of cats. Whether in dog parks, or on play dates, he likes having friends who can run and play with him. He also enjoys having time to roam around and explore, and also will take long, restful naps.
Francis also regularly worked with a trainer from the time he was 8 weeks old until he was about 1.5 years old. The trainer followed a verbal command method, which worked well with Francis. He has learned a variety of commands and responds well to these verbal cues.
As previously mentioned, Francis truly is a very friendly, warm dog who maintains that disposition 99% of the time. He is very much like a big teddy bear, however on rare occasions, he forgets his size and can exhibit unpredictable behavior with strangers, but more so with children. We have a few instances (less than 5) where Francis jumped up on a child he did not know, accidentally knocking the child to the ground since he is such a large dog. He did not hurt the child, but obviously the child was caught off guard and a little scared. In one instance, Francis also reacted to a child who was standing over him with her hand on top of his head, by turning and putting his mouth on her harm, but not biting down. While we know that Francis would never intend to hurt anyone, he does not understand his size, and when you combine his size with the possibility of unpredictable behavior, it makes it challenging for him to be in a household that has many children and/or strangers coming in and out on a regular basis.
As stated earlier, Francis truly is a wonderful and amazing dog. He is fun, active, energetic and loyal beyond belief. We just know that for him, a different home would be a better fit for him – one where he can be comfortable, embrace his size, and truly thrive.