Jester is 80-pounds of muscle and cuddles. He is social, goofy, wiggly, and affectionate, and has superhero strength he is not even remotely aware he possesses.
Jester loves people. He is so excited to have visitors at the kennel, and he always wiggles his greetings. But when he wants some pets, he nuzzles into you as gently as a kitten. He loves getting back scratches, and he is not picky about who gives them. He'll take them wherever he can.
It is during walks that Jester's strength becomes apparent. He was found as a stray, so he hasn't had much training. A people pleaser at heart, his manners are improving and he has learned sit. But if he decides to take off after a smell or potential new friend, you better hang on tight. He will give you a work out for sure.
We think the best home for Jester would be with some folks who are comfortable with larger dogs, and perhaps have some prior experience with dog training. He's a good student, but his size gives his occasional blunders more impact. He will need someone who can keep a steady hand and cool head to show him the way. He still needs to be trained to walk nicer on leash and could use continued basic obedience training. He would also love a fenced-in yard. He has more energy than he could expend on a typical walk, but he's also really good about entertaining himself. Give him a toy and some space, and he'll run himself ragged.
Jester really has the joy of being a dog down pat. Every person a new friend, every smell an exciting mystery, every glimpse of the leash could bring a new adventure. He's a lot of dog to handle, but he will also bring a proportionate amount of love and laughter into your life. If you're a bit on the beefy side, please come and meet Jester. He would be so happy to meet you.
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