BREED: Am Staffordshire Terrier / Pointer mix
COLOR: White with Brindle Accents
AGE: Approximately 2 yrs old (as of Jan 2017)
WEIGHT: 68 lbs
TEMPMT: Playful, sweet, puppyish; good sleeping partner;
PETS: Prefers to be an only dog; No cats;
HUMANS: Fantastic with humans - great companion;
CHILDREN: Children over 12 only. Too bouncy for small children
VETTING: Up to Date on vax; neutered; healthy; micro chipped;
TRAINING: House trained; crate trained; obedience trained;
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BEWARE: THIS DOG STEALS HEARTS…
Hoss is the sweetest thing. And he is gorgeous, comical. He’s a snuggler, a lover and a charmer. He loves to walk, play and be a couch potato. He wiggles for joy when he sees you. He follows you around the house to help you with your chores. He is a great and loyal companion. He's great with humans but likely a bit too energetic yet for tiny children. However, on his outings he has been gentle with young children.
Although his is still youthful he does not destroy anything in the house (except his toys) and can be left home alone out of the crate.
Hoss is obedience trained, house trained and crate trained. Hoss is fully vetted, up to date on shots, neutered and micro chipped. Hoss is past his puppy destructive phase and can live inside the house without being crated. Hoss will do well as an only dog. He does well when encountering dogs on his walks but prefers not to share his human’s attentions whom he calls his own.
Hoss will be adopted to an inside forever home/family only. Must own home. 6-7ft fence required. Application, references, vet check and home check required. Hoss's adoption donation of $200 will be used to help other abandoned and abused pets.
If you’re interested in giving this sweetheart of a dog your heart, please contact SilverRescue@gmail.com for an application. Hoss Thanks You!
We believe Hoss to be an American Staffordshire Terrier / Pointer mix.
- He stands on point like a bird dog with his paw up and his tail pointed out in that bird dog signature way. They are amiable, loyal, kind, active, affectionate.
The pointer lineage is comprised of a blend of fox hound, gray hound, blood hound, setting spaniel and terrier. This pointer breed we know today was developed in 17 century England.
- The American Staffordshire side offers his human the loyalty and a superior need to please. Hoss is of the Sierra line staffordshires. They are typically white with brindle accents. Randomly, somewhere on their body they have a brindle spot - the signature to this line. This line is not well known and therefore not listed on the adoption listing guidelines. It was developed in Sierra Mtn. area in CA. About 20 years ago the breed was brought to East TN. Sierra Am Staffs are protective, loving, super loyal, snugglers, and primarily want to please their human. This breed is highly intelligent and trainable.
HIS BACKGROUND STORY:
Hoss was bouncing around a busy Nashville intersection, terrified and confused of fast uncaring cars, not knowing which way to turn to get out of his predicament. A Good Samaritan stopped traffic, opened the door of her car and thank the Lord, he jumped right in. She could not keep him and took him to a veterinary clinic. When his time was up there a kill shelter was his only option. That's when Silver Rescue took him in.
It was quickly evident that he had never lived in a house, that he had never had a proper dog toy. He had no clue what to do with a toy. He curiously cocked his head at the running shower or dishes being washed, or any house hold noises for that matter. But he soon learned to be happy, secure and comfortable.
Hoss was skin and bone at 40 lbs. Today he is filled out to a healthy weight at 68lbs. His veterinarian says he is at his permanent adult size but he could gain another couple of pounds. He good looks now - trim, muscular and sexy. He is a happy boy and he is ready for his own forever home with someone who will love him, take him for daily walks or even on hikes and let him live the life of a proper companion that he was born to be.
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