4y 48lb Cheddar is our newest Bull Terrier and super nice! He does NOT like to be crated so no crate training for this guy. Other than that he is purrfect--loves everyone and plays nicely:)
Cheddar's finder had him in her house for two days before he was brought to the ACC. He was reported to be friendly with her large dog and her cats. He would let the cats rub up against him. During intake, Cheddar was barking at smaller dogs with ears back and trying to run towards them. He allowed for collaring. He was very excited, jumping a lot. He attempted to play with and chew on his rope leash.
09/30/2016 WEB MEMO A volunteer writes: Cheddar is not at the back of his kennel. He, at times, gives a little bark and bounces on his four... Me! Me! Me! All right, we are going out. When I see an athtletic looking pooch (even small--Cheddar weights only 48 lbs.) and a Bull Terrier, I think to myself: be prepared, he might pull, or he might not be fond of other dogs. But I got it all wrong with Mr Cheddar. He is a dream on the leash, well mannered, a perfect 'sitter' and a very friendly and sociable character. And that tail of his...wagging non stop. He owns a lovely smile and great ears that required 1001 photos to get them up and running. Cheddar rather likes the 'seal' look. Cheddar seems very much housetrained. He does mark his territory but is very proper with all other dogs met, big or small, males or females. He looked, puzzled, at two of his peers barking aggressively at him. 'Cool it, guys' he seemed to say. I was also told that he was very well-behaved in playgroup with another pooch. Cheddar loves treats to the point that he tried to 'steal' from my goodies bag. He is a teensy weensy impatient when I do not get them fast enough out of my pocket. Cheddar is not skinny, though, and just the perfect weight as well as very healthy looking. He is really cute, too, in his marble cake coat . Cheddar is at the Manhattan Care Center, waiting for you. Come and meet him soon. He so wants to be your friend.
09/28/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION - AVERAGE
KNOWN HISTORY: History from finder who had him for two days Unaltered, Stray Previously lived with: Adults/large dog/cats Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Friendly Behavior toward cats: Friendly FG/RG: Unknown Bite history: Unknown Housetrained: Unknown Energy level/descriptors: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 9/28/16 Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Summary: Cheddar was social/friendly towards handlers throughout the assessment; Cheddar displayed no concerns. PLAYGROUP: 9/27/16 When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Cheddar approaches and greets politely. He then begins to engage in rough play. He arrived into our care as a stray so there is no available history of previous interaction with other dogs and it is unknown how his behavior around dogs will translate into a home setting. The behavior team recommends slow introduction with any resident dogs in a future home. Summary MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 9/26/16 During his initial medical examination, Cheddar appeared friendly and readily allowed all handling. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an Average amount of dog experience)
09/27/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Cheddar approaches and greets politely. He then begins to engage in rough play. He arrived into our care as a stray, so there is no available history of previous interaction with other dogs, and it is unknown how his behavior around dogs will translate into a home setting. The behavior team recommends slow introduction with any resident dogs in a future home. 10/3: Cheddar continues to offer polite greeting, and engages briefly in play. He responds to correction from other dogs who are uncomfortable.
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