Additional info: Atticus appears to be a German Shepherd /
hound / Lab mix. He is from Iran and we airlifted him to Los Angeles last year. He was adopted out but his family had to reluctantly return him because they have a toddler and Atticus was a little too big and played rough with him. The family emphasized that he is not a mean dog. He just wasn't a suitable choice for such a small child.
Because he does sometimes exhibit some fear aggression with strangers at first and because he can play rough with little ones (and steal their shoes and toys), we do not recommend him for a home with small kids.
Atticus is a full grown, long-legged beauty. He is very active, needs a lot of exercise and would make a great hiking partner. He would do best in a low-traffic home as he has had some issues with socializing with visitors to the home. He may bark or exhibit guarding behavior.
He walks well on a leash and knows the commands SIT, STAY, SHAKE, GO TO YOUR ROOM (CRATE), HEAL. He is very smart and learns quickly. He loves his belly rubs and does well at adoption events with lots of other dogs and people around. Atticus is a wonderful dog. He just needs to find the right fit for a forever home.
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