Peter Pickles is a young Akbash X and boy does this young lad have a great personality!
Peter Pickles is fitting in well in foster care and is pretty high energy, so he needs both physical and mental exercise daily to keep him from becoming bored and getting into trouble and barking to get your attention.
Peter Pickles would be in all his glory in a home with another patient and playful furry companion to play with that shares the same rough-and-tumble full-contact style play, or even a home that has neighbourhood dogs he could play with often.
Peter Pickles also does great with cats. He does chase the odd time, but only out of excitement never with aggression, does not chase for very long and can very easily be called off from the short chase. The resident cats are often found taking a nap close by to Peter Pickles.
Peter Pickles loves to get attention; lots of pets and belly rubs are his favourite. He is an oversized affectionate lap dog. During cuddle time Peter loves to lay as much of his body that will fit on your lap and he presses himself onto you. It’s like he’s trying to get as close as possible, he’s so sweet. He also loves hanging out with his people and furry friends outdoors. He does tend to get hot easily during the hot summer months, so extra care and vigilance is needed to ensure he does not get heat stroke.
Peter Pickles is pretty agile, so a decent fair sized fully fenced yard would be best for his needs. Once Peter Pickles settles a little more, there may be potential to do agility. He can be stubborn, so perhaps he would excel at doing agility at home for fun. In the right home, he has potential to excel at many things and learn a variety of neat jobs around the house.
While it is suspected that Peter Pickles is an Akbash mix, he does show some Akbash qualities:
Peter Pickles can be very cunning and has learned to open latches, and we can see the wheels turning in head constantly about how to get into things. He definitely keeps us on our toes and makes life interesting in a comical way. Peter Pickles takes his job seriously in patrolling the yard and is very aware of his surroundings and will sound the alarm when he feels necessary.
Peter Pickles can become mouthy when excited, like when we get home from work. This behaviour is not done out of aggression at all, it’s more like a style of play guardians breeds can have. He can also be more physical in terms of using his nose to get your attention or to try to get something he wants. This is why we are looking for a home with children over 10 years-old as our young Peter Pickles sometimes forgets his strength and can become rambunctious and can easily know over a young child unintentionally.
Peter Pickles has been socialized and did fantastic when meeting new people and children. Peter is well on his way to learning manners and with consistent training, he is coming along well. Peter Pickles needs his forever home to continue with his socialization to ensure he continues to be the great dog he is now. Even though we suspect he is an Akbash mix, Peter's breed is known to be protective of his family, yet if socialization is continued he will learn to distinguish that he does not need to protect from everyday environments, people, and everyday life.
He is fully crate trained, housetrained, up-to-date with vaccines, and is neutered.
If you feel Peter Pickles will enhance your life, please fill out the on-line adoption/foster application on the left. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
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