Description: You can't get more handsome than Bernie! He's very healthy and strong and in great physical shape. He has a short coat -- predominately white with large black spots, and brown eye spots.
Personality: Bernie has tons of personality. He's very smart and happy. He loves to play with other dogs but he also loves to lounge in a comfy dog bed. He has a great sense of smell which can keep him busy for hours when he's outside in a natural setting. He can be head-strong and it can be difficult to gain his attention when he's on a scent. Bernie bays when he gets excited. He loves attention -- being petted and cuddled.
He loves other dogs and shows absolutely no aggression towards people or dogs. He is anxious if he hears gun shots or a loud car or truck. We are currently working with him on walking on a lead and basic commands.
Bernie needs to have a little space to run and because of his strong personality he will need a human who can be a leader as well as his companion. Bernie is NOT a hunting dog and as mentioned is very anxious when he hears gunshots.
Animal History: We found Bernie along the road last February. He was starving and only weighed 38 pounds. He now weighs 63 pounds. He sleeps and lives inside and spends most of his time happily outside in a fenced in area of 8 acres.
A rather large fenced in area will be essential for his well being.
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